Fathers Day - Rare Society

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Activities

Mesa Rim

For a Father’s Day with a little adventure, Mesa Rim is offering a one-week trial for the whole family for $41 that comes with everything needed to start climbing. If Dad is feeling as one with the rock wall, sign him up for a monthlong membership within a week of the trial ending and the initiation fee will be waived. Rock on!

Date: June 15

285 Industrial Street, San Marcos

BBQ Series by Bob the Butcher

Treat your dad to an evening crash course in barbecue techniques—grilling, smoking, roasting, braising—taught by Bob the Butcher for $95 per person. A tasting is included, but extra drinks and steaks can also be purchased for this class.

Date: June 16, 6:30 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.

512 Via de la Valle, Solana Beach

Fathers Day - Westin

The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

If watching the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines is making your dad restless for a good golf session, treat him to the golf package at The Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa. You’ll get one round of golf per night for one person at The Crossing at Carlsbad golf course, breakfast for two at the hotel restaurant, and a discount at Stretch Lab Carlsbad. Call to book and mention The Westin Golf Package.

Date: June 18–20

5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad

Father’s Day Car Show

Have dad show off his sweet ride at Belmont Park, or take him there to check out the other cool cars. Spectating is free and vehicles can be registered for $25. 

Date: June 20, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

3106 Mission Boulevard, Mission Valley

Food and Drink

Fathers Day - North Italia

North Italia

Celebrate dad with a gift card to North Italia—$50 gift cards will receive a $10 bonus card and the restaurant is donating two percent of all gift card sales to FoodCorps, an organization that brings healthy food to school. If you want to take a taste of Italy home, order the Father’s Day Lasagna Bolognese Family Pack for $65, which comes with a caesar salad, parmesan garlic bread, the main meal, and tiramisu to finish. 

Date: Now through June 20

3715 Caminito Court, Carmel Valley; 7055 Friars Road, Mission Valley

Harland Brewery at One Paseo

Harland Brewery is partnering with local golf brand TaylorMade for a one-of-a-kind U.S. Open viewing party. Grab Dad and head over to One Paseo for giveaways, signature brews, and TaylorMade merchandise throughout the weekend to get in on the fun. 

Date: June 17–19

3725 Paseo Place, Carmel Valley

Rare Society

Treat dad to a steak dinner at Rare Society, where he can taste Executive Chef Brad Wise’s Australian wagyu tomahawk all weekend long. The dish is served with your choice of side, including truffled creamed spinach, wood-roasted sugar snap peas, and creamed summer corn.

Date: June 18–20

4130 Park Boulevard, University Heights

Barleymash

For the golf-loving dads out there, Barleymash has a mini golf course sponsored by Angel's Envy Bourbon Whiskey that will be set up in the outdoor parklet next to the restaurant. So hit the ball for the chance to win some prizes while you watch a little of the U.S. Open. 

Date: June 20

600 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

City Tacos

Celebrate Father’s Day with a taco toast to Dad. At City Tacos, it’s buy one, get one free all day. They’re serving up Mexicali tacos topped with arrachera, onions, poblano peppers, asadero cheese, and mashed potatoes. 

Date: June 20

3028 University Avenue, North Park

Communal

For the coffee lovers, Communal Coffee is giving your dad a free drink with purchase of one. Start the morning off right with a latte, then hit up one of your favorite trails.  

Date: June 20

2335 University Avenue, North Park; 2221 Fern Street, South Park

El Cruce+241

Grab a pint and your trusty ballcap because it’s game day at El Cruce+241. As luck would have it, San Diego’s beloved baseball team is playing on Father’s Day, so come celebrate with $5 pints all day long.  

Date: June 20

241 Third Avenue, Chula Vista

Fathers Day - Estancia

Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa

Sundays are made for brunches, but Father’s Day is made for beer, bourbon, and barbecue. Estancia La Jolla’s signature restaurant, Mustangs and Burros, will be serving up all three between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Father’s Day. The U.S. Open will be on during complimentary beer tastings. 

Date: June 20

9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla

Grater Grilled Cheese

If your father loves cheesy creations as much as he loves cheesy dad jokes, then hit up Grater Grilled Cheese. For in-store orders, you can buy one and get one free all day long on Father’s Day. We recommend the lobster grilled cheese! 

Date: June 20

5618 Mission Center Road, Mission Valley

Mongolian Hot Pot

Mongolian Hot Pot is teaming up with its sister restaurant, Shabu Works, to offer dads in San Diego a complimentary beer with the purchase of an entreé. Enjoy your hot pot creation and wash it down with a cold one on the big day.

Date: June 20

4718 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, Clairemont Mesa 

Nova Easy Kombucha and Novo Brazil Brewing Company

Whether it’s booch or beer that captures your dad’s heart, you can toast with both across the county on Father’s Day. Drop by one of Nova Easy Kombucha or Novo Brazil’s taprooms to get $2 off beer and hard kombucha. While you’re there, order a pack to go to enjoy at home.

Date: June 20

2015 Birch Road, Otay Ranch; 901 Lane Avenue, Eastlake; 4845 Newport Avenue, Ocean Beach

Operacaffe

Cheers are in order! Dads get half off beer all day on Father’s Day at Operacaffe to pair with their Italian dishes, like Penne alla Kika, served with shrimp and Manila clams. Be sure to save room for dessert!

Date: June 20

835 Fourth Avenue, Gaslamp Quarter

Fathers Day - Puesto

Puesto

Puesto is celebrating all the dads out there with a Pints for Papa special: a free pint of one of Puesto’s signature beers when you dine in. Choose from a lineup of brews from Puesto’s Mission Valley Cervecería, like Puesto Clara or Puesto Amber, and be sure to save room for tacos.

Date: June 20

789 West Harbor Drive, Embarcadero; 1026 Wall Street, La Jolla; 5010 Mission Center Road, Mission Valley 

Quiero Tacos

Some of the best things come in pairs, and this is no exception. Head down to the Seaport Village boardwalk to get tacos and beer at Quiero Tacos, in a collaboration with Mike Hess Brewing. Get your hands on the Mike Hess fish taco or the carnitas for a buy one, get one free promo. Pair it with a cold brew and consider your Father’s Day plans covered! 

Date: June 20

879 West Harbor Drive, Embarcadero

Fathers Day - Smokey

Smokey & the Brisket

Smokey & the Brisket is offering a Just for Dad special this Father’s Day: a chicken, sausage, brisket, or pork sandwich or a burger complete with a side and beer for $15. A voucher can also be purchased to be used at a later date this year. 

Date: June 20

5465 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa 

Shake and Muddle

Sip an $11.50 old-fashioned and dine on pork ribs this Father’s Day at Shake and Muddle. The Chula Vista spot is offering cocktails like the El Jefe, made from Maker’s 46 Bourbon, Licor 43, orange bitters, and a Demerara sugar cube to go with their Father’s Day pork ribs special.  

Date: June 20

303 H Street, Chula Vista 

The Wise Ox

Is Dad a grill master? The Wise Ox butcher has got him covered from tomahawk to rib eye, along with wines and local beers, to complete the backyard barbecue. Or, bring home two pounds of prime rib smoked in-house that just needs to be reheated when you’re ready to chow down.

2855 El Cajon Boulevard, North Park

The Gluten Free Baking Co.

Does the dad in your life have an impeccable mustache that ought to be replicated atop a gluten-free cookie? Or how about a gluten-free cookie cake that spells out “I love you, Dad”? Either way, you’ll find the perfect sweet treats for him at The Gluten Free Baking Co., offering those extra-special goodies and many more. 

Date: June 20

4594 30th Street, Normal Heights

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