Whether you call him dad, papa, or daddy, your father deserves some love this upcoming June 16. Give your Dad the gift of time and treat him to a special Chicago outing this Father's Day. Here are eight ideas for Father's Day in Chicago for the stellar dad in your life.
Grab you clubs and book some daddy/daughter/son tee time at Harborside International Golf Course. Located just 15 minutes from the Chicago's Loop, Harborside is the perfect choice for locals and travelers looking to enjoy traditional golf. The Prairie Style clubhouse features cuisine by one of Chicago's top restaurateurs, Phil Stefani, in the Pier 37 Restaurant. harborsideinternational.com.
Sign Dad up for BBQ Lessons at Carnivale. Register for Latin Grilling 101 led by newly appointed. Executive Chef, Rodolfo Cuadros, on Saturday, June 15 and you'll not only learn how to prep Carnivale's most popular wood-grilled steaks but you'll also create your own Ecuadorian Shrimp Ceviche. The event will take place on the patio and includes beer pairings with each demonstration. $25 per person; reservations required; call (312) 850-5005 or visit carnivalechicago.com.
Enjoy brunch with Dad at Shaw's Crab House. Take in a long, lazy brunch with dad at Shaw's Crab House (21 East Hubbard Street)where you'll be able to savor Alaskan King Crab legs, carved beef tenderloin and lobster bisque, sushi, oysters, shrimp, smoked salmon and much more, including Shaw's infamous Sweet Table. All dads will receive a $25 Shaw's Crab House gift certificate for future use. Make your reservations now at Open Table.
Step to the beat of the Gerald McClendon Band over brunch at Untitled (111 East Kinzie). Dine to the beat of your favorite Motown hits as the the Gerald McClendon Band hits the stage at Untitled's Sunday brunch. Unique menu offerings include Pork Belly Scrapple Benedict and Brioche French Toast topped with smoked banana fluff. Bloody Mary and Mimosa stations let you customize your cocktails to fit dad's fine taste. Reserve your table by calling 312-880-1501; untitled-chicago.com.
Catch up with dad's Motown favorites at the Oriental Theatre with Motown, the Musical. Learn the story behind the hits of Motown jams - from Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder - in this tribute to the musical genre that changed our culture. For tickets, visit BroadwayInChicago.com.
Indulge dad with Bourbon Treatments at the Spa at the Four Seasons. Even Dads enjoy a little pampering now and then, and the Spa's bourbon treatments are the perfect excuse to relax. The Bourbon Massage features essential oils, heated stones, and a scrub made from sweet brown sugar and Kentucky bourbon. The Men's Bourbon Retreat is a hand and foot treatment featuring a hot bourbon soak and a moisturizing massage. Dads will also be treated to a taste of Allium's signature barrel bourbon. To book a spa treatment, call 312-649-2340 or visit fourseasons.com/chicagofs
Set off on the Spirit of Chicago's Father's Day Brunch Cruise. Set sail on the Spirit of Chicago for a festive Father's Day brunch buffet. You'll enjoy delicious omelets as you cruise Lake Michigan, savoring the Chicago skyline, and dancing to live DJ entertainment. Dad will be treated to a complimentary cocktail. Reservations are required for the cruise (boards at 11:30 a.m.) and can be made by calling (888) 957-2324 or visiting spiritofchicago.com.
Meet up with Buddy Holly at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Follow along with Buddy Holly, as he rises like a meteor with his 1957 hit "That'll Be the Day" and charms the airwaves until his untimely death in an airplane accident. Over 20 of Holly's hit songs will be brought back to life in this acclaimed Broadway in Chicago Show, on stage from June 18 - 30. Tickets available at BroadwayInChicago.com.
Bring the giant Weber Grill to dad. Weber Grill's Chicago restaurant has just introduced Weber on Wheels, an on-site grilling party perfect for a Father's Day backyard bash. A giant Weber will arrive direct in your own backyard, with its own staff and delicious ready-to-BBQ foods. Set-up, cooking and serving will all be taken care of, so Dad can kick his feet up and relax. To book your own Weber on Wheels, visit webergrillrestaurant.com.
If you're visiting Chicago on Father's Day, reserve your grillside seat at the Weber Grill Restaurant (539 North State Street) and enjoy the special Big Daddy BBQ Platter, a delightful platter brimming with hickory smoked baby back ribs, beef brisket, house smoked sausage, slow-smoked pulled pork, fire-roasted corn on the cob, coleslaw and cornbread.
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