Whether your dad is a beer guy or cocktail connoisseur, let’s face it, you probably owe him a drink. This Father’s Day, which falls on June 16 this year, get your pops hopped up in L.A. at one of these restaurants/bars, ranging from family-friendly breweries to sophisticated scotch pouring steakhouses.
If you dad is into golf, skip buying him another set of balls which will inevitably get lost and head over to CUT by Wolfgang Puck is at The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel where the lounge is hosting a fun mini-golf course, “Putt Putt for Pops.” The event is a 19 Holes experience with prizes and giveaways after every hole. If you or you dad land a “hole in one” on the first hole, win a Glenmorangie Scotch Whiskey tasting. The course will open at 4 p.m and will include as a three-course dinner with a special takeaway gift for dad at the end. The price is $150 per ticket and is open to parties of one to 15. Call 310.276.8500 for reservations.
9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire, @cutbeverlyhills
Did someone say free beer? Pretty sure every dads’ ears everywhere just perked up. Alice is the new busy market meets cozy café concept at 1 Hotel West Hollywood. Shop for artisanal wines, oysters from the raw bar and charcuterie boards with dad then stay for a casual meal whether it be brunch, breakfast or dinner. Inspired by French American cuisine and seasonal ingredients, Alice’s menu showcases classic dishes with inventive twists and unique flavors including Mussels & Fries, Chicken Paillard and Marinated Smoked Tofu. And as we mentioned, Alice is offering free beers for dads all day. If your dad is more of a cocktail kind of guy, order one of their impressive handcrafted creations such as the Beverly Hills made with Belvedere Vodka, cucumber, black pepper, rosemary, lemon and Aquafaba or the Brentwood made with Virginia Black whiskey, Amaro di angostura, charred white corn, lemon and egg white.
8490 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, alicewesthollywood.com, @aliceonsunset
Beer tapping events happen every day at The Field LA, DTLA’s ultimate multi-vendor hangout complete with its spacious outdoor garden patio. This Sunday, check out the Father’s Day Beer & Grill Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring a menu full of BBQ and unique craft beers on tap pair perfectly with family-friendly activities, such as music and patios games. Dad’s first brew is on the house and all nine different all-star vendors serve a variety of cuisines for the day.
3939 S. Figueroa S.t, Los Angeles, thefieldsla.com, @thefieldsla
Celebrate Father’s Day in the sky at OUE Skyspace’s Father’s Day BBQ & Brews, a one-of-its-kind experience with BBQ, beer and ball games. Chow down on all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet from noon to 4 p.m. with beer samplings, a souvenir taster, a Skyslide ride (unlimited for kids aged 5-12), and pitch & putt with a Street Swings Golf Simulator. OUE Skyspace will also be showing the Dodgers vs. Cubs and the final round of the U.S. Open so you can cheer on your favorites alongside dad. Pricing is $60 for General Admission, $55 for seniors and $35 for under 21.
633 W. 5th St. #840, Los Angeles, oue-skyspace.com, @skyspacela
Give your dad a day off from grilling and treat him to at Spago. The sleek bistro will be celebrating Father’s Day with a three-course specialty menu for $145 per person from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. that includes a live BBQ in the garden patio. Spago will also be featuring a Barrel Aged Smoked Cocktail Bar, live music and the infamous Pie & Cobbler Pop Up Shop. Call 310.385.0880 for reservations.
176 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, wolfgangpuck.com, @spagobh
Boomtown Brewery’s Family Fest is back! Free and open to all from noon to 6 p.m., the event includes plenty of beer for adults, activities for kids, and good eats for all. Dad can sip back and relax on creative craft beer while the kids burn off energy with a Bouncy House, Face Painting Father’s Day Themed Craft Station and much more. There are delicious eats by Oak Smoke BBQ plus an awesome raffle with great giveaways for beer lovers.
700 Jackson St., Los Angeles, boomtownbrew.com, @boomtownbrewery
The Nice Guy
Is your dad a “Nice Guy?” Thank him over at The Nice Guy, a favorite spot of celebrity dads including Kanye West, Drake and Ryan Phillippe. Treat him to a handsome cocktail such as The Chairman made with Gentleman Jack whiskey, Aperol, cacao, salted cola reduction and cider vinegar, served in a flask or The Stand Up Guy made with Belvedere vodka, espresso, Galliano ristretto, chocolate bitters shaken and served up. To satisfy his hunger, order him The Nice Guy Burger with maple glazed bacon, arugula, caramelized onion, house-made American cheese and fries. He won’t go home hungry.
401 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, theniceguyla.com, @theniceguyla
Join Chez Melange on Father’s Day Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. for a fun-filled morning of brunching and stay into the evening for a wonderful dinner. Well known for its wide range menu, some dishes that will be served include their famous Fried Chicken Salad that they have been serving for over 37 years, Prime Rib and All the Trimmings, Copper River Salmon for dinner as well as many more dishes. Keep everyone full and happy with a day of Chez Melange’s tantalizing signature menu, flowing champagne and wine, all the while in a fun intimate atmosphere. Right in the heart of the Redondo Riviera village, you can hit the beach with the whole family before or after joining.
1611 S. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach; chezmelange.com, @chezmelange
Caulfield’s Bar & Dining Room
Need help picking out a super sweet present for your father, brother, boyfriend or someone special? Whether you are bringing him along or on a secret mission, Caulfield’s Bar & Dining Room, located in the SIXTY Hotel, will be hosting a pop-up trunk show Friday, June 14 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. so you can snag a gift for you “Sugar Daddy.” The event, which is geared towards men from 25 to 50 years old will include curated activations, retail pop-ups and giveaways including complimentary manicures and hair clean up’s by John Allan. Other vendors include Related Garments, Papa Barkley, WAAF Clothing, MCKNGBRD, Brera Orologi, Kino Skincare, Happy Socks and The Sprouted Nut. While you are there shop to the live beats of DJ Salvad3r and sip on Viva XXXII 32 cocktails including the VIVA Old Fashioned made with VIVA Reposado, agave syrup, angostura bitters, orange bitters and an orange peel. Come back on Sunday for Caulfield’s Father’s Day Brunch featuring food and drink specials all afternoon.
9360 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, caulfieldsbeverlyhills.com, @caulfieldsbh
H&H Brazilian Steakhouse
If the way to you dad’s heart is through his stomach, run don’t walk over to the recently opened H&H Brazilian Steakhouse in DTLA. Guests can take advantage of the all-you-can-eat Churrasco as well as an incredible organic salad bar with daily soups and sides that perfectly accompany the 12 different kinds of meat brought to the table by the Gaucho Chefs (not to mention the perfectly grilled pineapple). As is the tradition in Brazil, all of the meats are barbecued with rock sea salt, which brings the unique flavor of each different cut to the surface. The different cuts include picanha, fraldinha, garlic picanha, filet mignon, ribeye, beef ribs, leg of lamb, lamb chops, galeto al primo canto, linguica, pork ribs and chicken breast. On Father’s Day, H&H will be offering their dinner menu all day, with a glass of complimentary drink for all the dads, either a glass or organic malbec or a Stella draft. If dad is still thirsty, he can order off the 85% Organic wine list or try non-traditional variations on the Brazilian cocktail, Caipirinha.
518 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, hhsteakhouse.com, @hhbsla
Coral Tree Cafe
If your dad is more the organic than overindulge kind, rise and shine early and treat him to brunch at Coral Tree Café. Their expansive fresh menu includes the likes of organic Egg Scrambles and Omelettes, Benedicts, French Toasts, and Pancakes. The team also recently debuted their Farm to Toast section, which features a vegan Avocado Toast, Lox Toast, vegan Halva Toast, and Pesto & Parm Toast. Wash down all these with bottomless mimosas.
17499 Ventura Blvd., Encino, coraltreecafe.com, @coraltreecafe
Lawry’s The Prime Rib
A Beverly Hills staple since 1938, Lawry’s The Prime Rib. For Father’s Day, dad can devour the Surf & Turf Special which boasts Prime NY Steak with a Grilled Jumbo Shrimp, Fava Bean and more or $65. Ragout with Bordelaise Reduction for $65. Other decadent entrees highlights include the Roasted Vegetable Ravioli, Grilled Salmon Filet and Whitefish Sea Bass Barramundi. From the bar, pair it with a Woodford Neat or Barrel Aged Old Fashioned or one of the house’s signature craft cocktails like the Vieux Carre made with Hennessy VS Cognac, Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Sweet Vermouth, Benedictine and Angostura and Peychaud bitters. The restaurant will honor special Sunday hours this week, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
100 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, lawrysonline.com, @lawrystheprimerib
Los Angeles Ale Works
On Father’s Day, Los Angeles Ale Works is collaborating with Bartz Barbecue, Goldburger LA and CoCo’s Lip Smacking Cupcakes to present the 3rd Annual Father’s Day Carnival. Starting at noon, Dad has the opportunity to try rotating 25 taps and indulge in a Michelada Bar with Traditional Lobster, Pepino Lime, Spicy Mango versions as well as Lime/Strawberry Margarita Slushies. Bartz BBQ will have all of the classics to eat along with some very special menu items like Wagyu Pastrami Brisket, Aged Prime Bone-In Ribeye Steaks, Smoked Pork Chile Verde, Maple Bourbon Bacon, Pork Belly Burnt Ends, Frito Pie Sausage and sides such as Four Cheese Mac and Cheese, Smoked Jalapeno Cheddar Cornbread, Smoked Brisket Bacon Barbecue Beans and Smoked Cream Corn. On the kids menu, the little ones will find Brisket Sliders, Pulled Pork Sliders and All Beef Hot Dogs. The day’s entertainment will feature live DJ sets, a balloon artist and puppet show by Uncle Mike for the kids, music from Blake Baldwin and a live viewing of the Dodger’s game.
12918 Cerise Ave., Hawthorne Laaleworks.com, @laaleworks
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