Father’s Day in Denver: Treat Dad to Beer, Beef & Beyond


Courtesy Julep

We get it: Shopping for Dad is can be really hard. Do you get him something practical or goofy? And does he really need—or want—another watch, tie, wallet or coffee mug? But here’s a hint: The thing that all dads want is time with their kids. So, tell your pop to save the date (June 17) and take advantage of one of these  Father’s Day specials in Denver. 

Food & Drink Specials

Denver BBQ Festival
1701 Bryant St.
Skip the typical restaurant scene and take your dad to this new fest, located at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Entrance to the event is free June 16–17; just pay for the barbecue and beer you want to try. Masterclasses are also available, so you and your old man can learn to grill the perfect burnt ends, prime rib, pork shoulder or spare ribs.

Thirsty Lion
201 Columbine St.
If your dad is notoriously indecisive, head to this Cherry Creek North pub for half-off beer flights—so he doesn’t have to choose just one of the 52 beers on tap. Add an order of pork belly tacos or cedar plank roasted salmon and make it a meal.

3258 Larimer St.
If your dad is more of a whiskey guy, Julep is the place to be. In honor of dad’s special day, the restaurant is releasing select whiskeys to pair with its featured dry-aged ribeye: 1792 Barrel Select, Eagle Rare, Single Barrel, Stagg JR, EH Taylor Small Batch and Elmer T Lee. Heads up: Reservations are required for ribeye orders.

Del Frisco’s Grille
100 St Paul St.
Does Dad prefer wine? This Cherry Creek North hotspot recommends a glass of Catena Malbec to complement its Father’s Day star: a $60, 45-day, dry-aged bone-out strip.

Olive & Finch
3390 E. First Ave.
If you have little ones joining for the day, this Cherry Creek location has Plinko, Jenga, cornhole and Connect Four to keep the whole family entertained. Go for the pan-seared bistro filet steak and side of green chili and corn succotash; stay for the scratch-made cookies and cakes.

Ocean Prime
1465 Larimer St.
Dads with a more refined palate (let’s call them fathers) will appreciate Ocean Prime’s dry-aged ribeye topped with goat cheese brulee and chimichurri. This $65 meal is available for lunch or dinner. Reservations encouraged.

Citizen Rail
1899 16th St.
Prefer to cook at home? Citizen Rail is offering $30 dry-aged steaks to go this Father’s Day. The deal includes the 18-ounce steak, a seasoning packet (Allepo, Tasmanian pepper berries and tellicherry peppercorn) and bourbon soaked smoking chips. Orders must be made by June 14.

523 E. 17th Ave
All day, Dad can get $7 Rock & Rye cocktails (a blend of herbs and citrus zest infused with Rittenhouse Bonded Rye Whiskey over ice) and a special slice of fried apple pie. Perfect for the sweetest guy you know.

1822 Blake St.
For all he’s done for you, your dad deserves a free glass of Bierstadt lager. While you’re there, enjoy a rack of baby back pork ribs or Colorado elk zucca. The LoDo spot is also offering a complimentary peanut butter cup with peanut butter chocolate ice cream pearls to finish off the meal. 

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
8100 Orchard Road
Another one for the wine guy: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse boasts a wine list with more than 1,000 labels, so he can pair his favorite wine with the featured prime rib or 45-day dry-aged ribeye. Reservations strongly recommended.

Can’t be with Dad? You can still feed him with a SupperBell gift card that will allow him to order a variety of fully-cooked meals delivered straight to his door (all he has to do is reheat). The weekly menu always includes paleo, light & fit, vegetarian, gluten-free, seafood and family style options to accommodate any diet. 

Get Active

Ace Eat Serve
501 E. 17th Ave
Drum up some friendly competition with a free hour of ping-pong this Father’s Day at ACE. After you let your dad win, celebrate with a plate of sweet and salty tiger wings. Dad will also walk out with a free koozie to go with his bragging rights

9567 S. University Blvd.
INNGI Float, Colorado’s first float studio, is offering a Father’s Day Feel Good Bundle: two float sessions and a Revive Refinery Eye Gel. Floating in the skin-temperature water will give him the feeling of floating in space and just an hour of this experience translates to four hours of sleep, perfect for the father who is overworked.

Madeline Hotel
568 Mountain Village Blvd. Telluride
Treat your dad to something really special by sending him away for a weekend in Telluride. The Madeline Hotel & Resort is offering a Stay & Play Package: Book five nights or more and receive a credit of $1,000 to put toward incidentals. While he’s up there, your dad can golf at Telluride Golf Course, take a private off-road Jeep tour or fly-fish. 

Hotel Talisa
1300 West Haven Drive, Vail
The luxury hotel is offering a four-day weekend of Father’s Day fun. Send Dad up there Wednesday night so he can attend Thursday morning’s Coffee + Casting, a fl- fishing lesson at Gore Creek that comes with complimentary coffee and tea. Finish off the weekend with Sunday brunch at Gessner and a complimentary Colorado craft beer tasting at The Fireside Lounge.


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