You love Dad, the top guy in your life. And yes, you love the father (or stepfather) of your children. And you love your brother, who procreated to give you some adorable nieces and nephews.
Heck, maybe mom has always been all the dad you ever needed.
No matter who they are, you love them so much, you've decided to give them a gift they'll actually appreciate this Father's Day: food, beer, and the opportunity to enjoy both without lifting a finger.
If you're tired of the same old boring gifts, but not sure what to do or where to bring that special father figure in your life come Sunday, June 19, here are ten events happening this Father's Day in South Florida that will let dad sit back and relax — and you won't have to do too much, either.
10. Treat Dad to a Full Moon Beer Pairing Dinner at Shooters Waterfront
3033 NE 32nd Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-566-2855, or visit shooterswaterfront.com.
Enjoy a cold beer — or, more precisely, five — with Dad at Shooters Waterfront’s monthly event. The restaurant will present a five-course beer pairing menu for $49 per person. While star- and sky-gazing from Fort Lauderdale’s Intracoastal Waterway, sous chef Brian
9. Half-Priced Beer and Kids Eat Free at Big Time Restaurants
This Father's Day, the Big Time Restaurant Group eateries will be treating dads to half-priced draft and bottled beer all day (and night). The offer is good with the purchase of an entree. If you have kids, the deal gets even sweeter. Those under the age of 10 can eat free from the kid's menu when accompanying dad on his special day. Participating restaurants include Louie Bossi's Ristorante and Big City Tavern in Fort Lauderdale; Grease Burger, Beer & Whiskey
8. Win a Car for Dad at Seminole
5550 NW 40th St., Coconut Creek. Call 954-977-6700, or visit seminolecoconutcreekcasino.com.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will be honoring dads by offering a number of dining options as well as the opportunity to win a 2016 BMW Z4 Roadster or up to $1,000 in Free Play. On the dining front, the casino's
7. Glennfiddich Scotch Whiskey Tasting at Total Wine
11221 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens. Call 561-622-7340, or visit totalwine.com.
Here's something you don't get to taste every day: Glenfiddich's 18-year-old Scotch
6. Give Dad a Day Off the Grill at Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern
402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Call 561-395-1662, or visit racksboca.com.
If you miss the gluttonous brunch feast once served at Fat Rooster in Delray Beach, you're in luck. On Sunday, June 19 — this Father's Day — Racks Downtown Eatery + Tavern in Boca Raton will begin serving a reinvented Sunday brunch with a pop-up — Fat Rooster Southern-style. Menu items feature Southern Organics biscuits, the restaurant's once-famous chicken 'n’ waffles, and Southern-style hash browns. There are also bottomless mimosas and bloody
5. Cigar, Whiskey, and Shave Night at Burt & Max's
9089 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. Call 561-638-6380, or visit burtandmaxs.com.
There's probably no better way to thank dad on Father's Day than with a nice cigar and a beautiful whiskey. You can do both if you head to Burt & Max’s in Delray Beach, which is hosting one of its special cigar and whiskey nights on Wednesday, June 15. While it’s not geared to just the fathers out there, all gentlemen (or women, if they so please) are welcome to join. Think of it as a pre-celebration to surprise Dad — especially if you're looking to avoid the crowds during the weekend festivities. The event is $30 per person ($35 at the door) and takes place June 15, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Ticket prices include a Man Cave's Gentlemen's master cut or master hot shave on site; a cigar from Casa Magna by
4. Pig Roast with Nacho Bizness at LauderAle Brewing Co.
3305 SE 14th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-653-9711, or visit
A pig roast is never something to miss. A pig roast combined with amazing craft beer is even better. This Father's Day, head out for an afternoon of beer
3. Drink & Be Dapper Gentlemen's Brunch at Mellow Mushroom
525 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-712-9527, or visit mellowmushroom.com.
Mellow Mushroom Fort Lauderdale is teaming up with local businesses the Barber's Bar and ManKind, as well as Goose Island Beer Co., for a special Father's Day "Drink & Be Dapper" gentlemen's brunch taking place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. The event will feature $4 Goose Island beers and "
2. All-You-Can-Eat Brunch at Accomplice Ciderworks
1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach. Call 561-568-7242, or visit accomplicebrewery.com.
So, your dad doesn't like beer. No problem. Instead, head over for a fun, food-filled Father's Day
1. The Dapper Market
100 SW Third Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-449-1025, or visit dappermarket.com.
Imagine a place where you could shop for every manly product you ever dreamed about. Well, that place is real, and it's called the Dapper Market. Saturday, June 18 will mark the launch of this brand new event at the Revolution Live complex in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Dapper Market will feature vendors and local businesses showcasing and selling their artisan boutique products,
Nicole Danna is a food writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in food and drink news in South Florida, follow her @SoFloNicole or find her latest food pics on the BPB New Times Food & Drink Instagram.
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