Another striped tie and cheesy card? This Father’s Day (June 18), give Dad what he really wants: time spent with you. Of course, we don’t think he’ll object to the addition of a great meal, too. Here are eight great Denver deals to show him just how much you care.
8100 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village
Let Del Frisco’s do the grilling this Father’s Day with its $59 “Prime Pair,” a pre-fixe, dads-only menu that includes an 8-ounce filet, Manhattan-cut New York Strip or seared salmon filet paired with the restaurant’s signature crab cake, plus a salad and side. Tip: Be sure to spoil him with a blood orange Manhattan made with smooth Redemption Rye. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made by calling 303-796-0100.
501 E. 17th Ave.
Does your dad love Ping-Pong? At this fun uptown spot he’ll enjoy an hour of patio table tennis on the house and score a free pair of Ace socks when you take him out for dinner this Father’s Day. While he’s winning (you know you’re letting him win, right), treat him to the new-for-summer Paper Plane cocktail with Wild Turkey Bourbon 81, Averna Amaro, aperol and lemon or the popular appetizer Tiger Wings. Call 303-800-7705 to make reservations.
2715 17th St.
Impress your oenophile dad with a glass of the new and exclusive Centenario Cabernet Sauvignon made with Chilean Carmenere grapes for notes of smoke and spice, or, if suds are more his thing, split a pitcher of draft beer for just $5 until 5 p.m. Pair either one with a cheese or bruschetta board and catch up on everything going on in your lives.
500 16th St.
The Perfect Burger at this burger joint features an Angus beef patty topped with Gruyère cheese, bacon-onion jam, pickled red onions, red leaf lettuce and roasted garlic aioli. Pair it with the exclusive 5280 Lager, brewed in collaboration with local Resolute Brewing Company, or the Dad’s Smores Shaketini: a “boozy, chocolatey dessert shake with house-made toasted marshmallow ice cream, shaved chocolate, graham crackers, vodka and toasted marshmallow on top.” Oh, my.
If your dad just wants to have some good ‘ol fun, Punch Bowl Social is hosting a family-friendly game day full of Ping-Pong, pinball and foosball, as well as a chance for dads to win a prize by bowling a strike or scoring a bulls-eye on the dart board. Treat your pop to a build-your-own bloody mary, $2 old man cans and $5 old fashioned cocktails all day long. Call 303-765-2695 for reservations.
1822 Blake St.
Taking Dad to the Rockies game? Stop by Vesta on the way home for a 4 p.m. early happy hour, where he’ll receive a free craft beer on tap (we recommed following it up with the Well Respected Man, a cocktail with Peach St. bourbon, Contratto rosso vermouth, a splash of Campati and Lustau Palo cortado sherry).
100 St. Paul St.
Meat lovers, how does this sound? An 18-ounce bone-in dry-aged strip steak offered all weekend long starting on June 16. Pair it with the Gentleman’s Mule, a Father’s Day twist on the classic mule made with a “manly” helping of bourbon, fresh squeezed orange juice, ginger beer and fresh mint. Prefer an earlier meal? Del Frisco’s is serving its dinner menu all day long on Father’s Day and is expanding its brunch menu to both Saturday and Sunday so Dad can have whatever he wants, whenever he wants.
3390 E. First Ave.
Don’t leave Dad hanging on Father’s Day morning—take him out for a yummy breakfast and a complimentary bloody mary or bloody maria on the new street-side patio at the Cherry Creek location of Olive & Finch. The special lasts from 7-11 a.m. on Father’s Day, and the chefs recommend the D.F. hash: two cage-free eggs, tender sous-vide pulled pork and spicy green chilies with chimichurri, swiss cheese, potatoes and onions; fresh seasonal fruit and a buttermilk biscuit or beignet on the side.