fathers day nyc

Treat Dad in the City

Every year, millions of Americans celebrate forgetting Father’s Day by presenting their father with a brand new screwdriver or taking him out to the local Outback Steakhouse. This year, don’t forget your dad, celebrate him the right way with a day out in New York City filled with the best excursions, beers and restaurants the man, who made you into the amazing son/daughter you are, deserves.


Beer-Brunch Cruise

Start Father’s Day the right way with a combination of some of every dad’s favorite things: beer, brunch, and boats. Wake up to live jazz music with a bountiful brunch buffet as you cruise around Manhattan past landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge. As the day gets going, fill up your supplied Hornblower Beer mug with beer and mimosas to keep dad happy and prepare him for the rest of the day!

Brooklyn Maker’s Market

Appreciate the bygone era of handmade goods at this bazaar showcasing American-made crafts, furniture, clothing, and more. Featuring the handiwork of some of Brooklyn’s foremost crafters, this show is the perfect way to spend some time with your dad and perhaps pick out a gift that he’ll actually be able to use.

Glass Workshop

Does your Dad like Beer? Does he like making things with his own hands? If the answer to either of those questions was yes then a glassblowing workshop may be right up his alley. Even though this event takes place the week after Father’s Day, it’s still the perfect way to spend some time with your dad and leave him with a gift that he’ll not only remember, but be able to use as well.


Peter Luger

There is no other name for steak in New York City than Peter Luger. While copycats have emerged in recent years, the quality and pride of this iconic steakhouse is impossible to match. If your Dad is a fan of perfectly cooked cuts of the finest quality, there’s no better meal to celebrate his special day.

St. Anselm

If you’re looking for steak without the price tag, try out St. Anselm instead. The well rounded menu manages to combine and perfect Mediterranean, Asian, and American flavors while still delivering some of the best cuts of meat available in New York city, and for a slightly more affordable run than your other steakhouses may offer.


If steak isn’t cooked to your dad’s liking, try a unique alternative for dinner at Bobby Flay’s canteen Gato. Featuring a more eclectic menu with items like lamb tenderloin with salsa verde and a mushroom-kale-and-egg paella, this delicious option will give your dad a taste of some of the hidden gyms of the New York dining experience.


Introduce your dad to true New York fusion at Chris Jaeckle’s All’onda. Inventive modern Venetian dishes like roasted strip loin with mostarda and Parmesan potatoes are paired with an all-Italian wine program to add a splash of class to your father’s special day.


Twist & Smash’d

After a successful Father’s Day out in the city, there’s no better way to wind down the evening than kicking back for some sports and beer. With over 55 TV’s and nearly as many beers on draught, Twist and Smash’d provides you and your dad some much needed libations while you cheer your team on to victory. An ample bar menu also provides some delicious options to fill any room left after dinner.


This three-level bar lives up to its name with over 32 stouts on draught, and more sports than you know what to do with. Try the pub grub like oysters and fish-and-chips and let your Irish side show a little bit.

The Black Horse Pub

Take your Dad to a taste of Britain with this soccer focused pub. Featuring plenty of beer and a menu that will make you think you’ve just hopped the pond, The Black Horse Pub offers a taste of England right in the middle of Brooklyn and creates a jovial atmosphere perfect for ending your Father’s Day with your pops.

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