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Whether you call him dad, papa, or daddy, your father deserves some love this upcoming June 15. Give your Dad the gift of time and treat him to a special Chicago outing this Father's Day. Here are eleven ideas for celebrating Father's Day in Chicago with the stellar dad in your life.

For the Dad that loves root beer floats...

Newport Bar and Grill invites patrons to bring their Fathers out for brews and brunch, Sunday June 15. The bar will have all the sports action on 19 flat screen TVs complete with surround sound beginning at 10 a.m.  Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and feature $2.50 domestic bottles, $4 Brooklyn Summer Ale, $5 Bloody Marys, $5 Bacardi bombs. Guests in the nostalgic mood can try the bar's Root Beer Float cocktail made with Small Town Brewery's "Not Your Father'sRoot Beer" (10% ABV) and topped with a scoop of ice cream.  For reservations, call 773-325-9111TheNewportChicago.com

 

For the Dad that loves beer....

On Saturday, June 14, South Water Kitchen will be hosting a special five-course Father's Day Eve Beer Dinner, from 5-10pm. Each course of the menu, which is crafted by Executive Chef Roger Waysok and Head Bartender & Certified Cicerone Dan Rook, is infused with local craft beer. Chef Roger caters to Dads with unexpected twists like Buffalo-Style Quail (his riff on Buffalo Wings) and Stout-infused Bacon Jam Doughnut Holes whiles Dan Rook pairs each course with a taste of local craft brew. The cost is $68/person and reservations can be made online at www.southwaterkitchen.com or by calling 312-236-9300.

 

For the Dad that loves bourbon...

Matt Kirouac

This Father's Day, Chicago q invites dads to indulge with $5 pours of Angel's Envy q Bourbon. Produced in oak barrels, the Angel's Envy q Bourbon boasts a residual maple syrup flavor giving it a bit of sweetness, and is the perfect accompaniment to a full slab of BBQ ribs. Call 312-642-1160 for reservations. chicagoqrestaurant.com 

 

For the Dad that loves a good steak...

This Father's Day, dads will be celebrated while enjoying new Head Chef Jérôme Bacle's three-course seasonal meat-centric Father's Day Dinner Menu at Bistronomic. Showcasing a variety of French techniques, the carnivore-focused menu will be available from 5 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 15th. The à la carte menu will also be available. Bistronomic's full selection of beer will be on hand including Duvel Belgian Ale, Goose Island Matilda, Goose Island Sofie, Ommegang Hennepin, Bass Pale Ale, Brooklyn PIlsner, and Stella Artois Lager to quench the thirst of hard-working fathers. Highlights of the menu include the Steak Tartare, Beef Ribeye, and Lemon Curd. Guests are invited to make one selection from each course. Reservations are highly recommended and available by calling (312) 944-8400bistronomic.net 

 

For the Dad that loves to grill...

Madison & Rayne, Chicago's popular gourmet meal kit designers, has developed a delicious new package designed for grilling-to-go. Expect short rib burgers, bacon and onion jam, brioche buns, aged cheddar, whole grain mustard cole slaw and fingerling potato salad - perfect for grilling from the comfort of your own backyard on Father's Day. To order, visit madisonandrayne.com.

 

For the Dad that loves to golf...

Harborside Golf(Photo by Dan Perry, via Flickr)

Spend the weekend at the Hotel Palomar, a snazzy boutique hotel, and hit the links with dad on the greens at Harborside International Golf Club in Chicago. Golf enthusiast fathers will love a premier golf experience with spectacular views of Chicago's iconic skyline. Plus, choose from two exceptional courses to play on. In addition to overnight accommodations, the Hotel Palomar's Hole in One package also includes roundtrip transportation from Hotel Palomar to Harborside International Golf Course, golf club rentals (if needed), a round of 18 holes of golf, and a three course lunch. Book online at hotelpalomar-chicago.com or call 877-731-0505 and mention rate code GOLF.  

 

For the Dad that loves to work out...

Maxwell's at the Club (500 N Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60654; 312-527-5800) located in the lobby at the East Bank Club, is hosting a Father's Day Brunch with a wide variety of appetizers and salads, as well as entrée and sides. A special feature of this brunch is the carving station with Roast Prime Rib with Au Jus and Horseradish Sauce, Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce and Honey Mustard, and Roast Rack of Lamb with Mint Jelly. Favorite menu brunch items will also be served, including an omelet and waffle station, Eggs Benedict, French toast with sautéed bananas and almonds, bacon, pork and chicken sausages. A tantalizing breakfast and pastry arrangement will also be offered.
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., priced at $45 for adults and $15 for children 10 years and under. Afterwards, book a pass for the sundeck and enjoy rooftop drinks at the East Bank Club.

 

For the Dad that loves seafood...

Oysters from Shaw's Crabhouse

This Father's Day, June 15, 2014, Shaw's Crab House in Chicago is celebrating Dad with a very special Sunday brunch buffet. Plus, all dads will receive a $25 Shaw's Crab House gift certificate for future use at either Shaw's location! Priced at $59 for adults and free for kids 12 and younger (limit 2 children per adult), the Father's Day brunch will feature a Grand Hot Buffet line with classic breakfast fare, plus Shaw's specialties. The brunch buffet will also include the Omelet and Waffle Station, with 13 available ingredients, and the Surf and Turf Station, including Lobster Bisque, King Crab Legs, and Hand-Carved Beef Tenderloin. There will also be a Cold Seafood Bar, heaped with Sushi, Oysters, Shrimp, Smoked Salmon, and Cold Crab. Top it off at Shaw's Sweet Table, with all of Shaw's favorite desserts in bite size portions. Try a taste of Crème Brulee, Raspberry Tartlets, Key Lime Pie, Mini Cupcakes, and assorted Fruits and Candies.Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 312-527-2722.

 

For the Dad who loves charcuterie....

Surprise your dad this Father's Day with a gift basket from TÊTE Charcuterie: The basket includes four house-made sausages, house-made pickles, a t-shirt, and a $10 gift card - it'll be the most delicious part of your dad's special day. Mix and match the 4 sausages to compliment dad's tastes-think salty, savory and spicy or all of the above. TÊTE Charcuterie will be taking orders for the Father's Day gift basket now through June 6th, and will ship anywhere. Call 312.733.1178 to order.

 

For the Dad who wants to become a Master of Food and Wine...

NoMi

The chefs and team at NoMI in the Park Hyatt Chicago have put together a series called Masters of Food & Wine that occurs at the restaurant every month with a different theme allowing guests who attend to discover food through an entirely new lens.The Butchering Series will feature a demonstration and tasting featuring 120-day aged wagyu beef, making for a great Father's Day Gift, on Saturday, July 26th from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at NoMI Kitchen,
800 N. Michigan Ave. Call (312) 239-4030 to reserve your spot.

 

For the Dad that wants to capture a family photo opp...

Chicago children's boutique Kooky Kids is offering short and sweet mini photo sessions wtih Duran Studio Photography on Saturday, June 14 from 10am - 7:30pm at Kooky Kids located on the 3rd floor of the Shops at North Bridge, 520 N Michigan Ave. $25 per mini session includes a 4 x 6 print; you can select the best photo from 3-5 images taken.High resolution copies will be available at $10 an image that can be emailed on the spot. Spend $100 or more at Kooky Kids and receive a free 4x6 print. Schedule your session today by contacting Roberta Neuhausler from Kooky Kids at kooky.marketing@yahoo.com. And of course, walk-in are welcome and available between the scheduled sessions.