10 Last-Minute Father’s Day Food & Drink Experiences Around LA

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Father’s Day is back. Why not show Dad how much you appreciate him this Sunday with a special meal by the water, a whisky tasting, or a burger special, vegan or otherwise? See below for a few of our favorite options..

Share a Whisky Tasting Experience at a Top LA Bar
Three of LA’s best bars – The Varnish, Studio City’s Mister O’s, and Birdie G’s in Santa Monica – are hosting special Father’s Day whiskey tastings from June 16-26. For just $25 per person, you and Dad can savor two cocktails (Mister O’s Penicillin is an excellent choice) and a shot of Aberfeldy, or two shots of Aberfeldy and a cocktail. You can find more info here. Make your reservation for these “Golden Hours’ via TOCK

Blooms, Brats & Beer in a Botanical Garden
You and Dad can enjoy blooms, brats, and beer at Palos Verdes Peninsula’s stunning South Coast Botanic Garden all weekend long. The 87-acre garden’s Father’s Day celebration features a Pop-up Refreshment Station in the Dorothy and Allen Lay Staghorn Fern Collection area from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of food and drink choices will be available in addition to bratwursts and beer. The day will also include yard games, including a bean bag toss.

Celebrate Tam O’Shanter’s 100th Birthday with a 100-Day Dry-Aged Rib Eye
A favorite of Walt Disney’s, this century-old Scottish restaurant is famous for its charming Storybook architecture, steaks, and Yorkshire pudding. On Father’s Day (and thru June 23, or until they run out), Atwater Village’s Tam O’Shanter is offering a special dry-aged rib eye, aged for 100 days, along with a twice-baked potato and salad, for $100.

Savor Vegan Burgers & Fries at nomoo
Located on Melrose (in a classic  location once home to Johnny Rockets), nomoo new american burgers is offering a great Father’s Day special. For $20, get a BBQ “Facon” burger, house fries and dip, and an Oreo Shake for $20.

Relax with Beer, BBQ & Cocktails on the Dock of a Redondo Beach Hotel
Celebrate Dad on the docks of the Portofino Hotel. You’ll encounter live music, delicious BBQ from Chef Hung Quan, craft beers from the entire Noble House selection, cocktails, outdoor entertainment and more. You can find more info here.

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Grab a Burger and Beer For $15
Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks is offering a great deal this Father’s Day: any burger, plus any 16 oz. beer, for just $15. Burger options include the Kilauea (burger crusted with black pepper with jalapeño, pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, and tomato), while beer choices include an assortment of IPAs, Hefeweizens, Brown Ales and other seasonal brews. This offer is available at all locations.

Drink a Rum Old Fashioned in Long Beach
We love Don Papa Rum, so why not celebrate Father’s Day with a tasty variant of the classic cocktail made with this up-and-coming Filipino rum? Rosemallows in Long Beach presents the Rum O.F., created for Father’s Day by a Don Papa ambassador. It includes Don Papa, Nonino Amaro, Dry Curacao, orange bitters, and a twist of orange. Rosemallows is located at 255 Long Beach Blvd.

Indulge in a Seafood-Driven Brunch on a Waterfront Patio
Whiskey Red’s in Marina del Rey offers a waterfront location with views of the bay. This Father’s Day, you’ll encounter a seafood-driven, four-course brunch ($65 for adults, $35 for children). Selections include Lobster Benedict, Marinated Tomato Ricotta Tartine, and Fried Chicken & Waffles. Add a bottle of bubbly for $38.

Eat Wagyu Steak & Eggs
Love Wagyu? Venice cantina Nueva has a Father’s Day special you won’t want to miss. Get a grilled Wagyu flat iron steak with organic eggs and chorizo hash for just $28. Opt for an agave flight – one-ounce pours of Mezcal, Bacanoa, Sotol, and Raicilla with oranges and chapulines for $35.

Savor Steak & Lobster
Open since 1964, all Black Angus Steakhouse locations open at 11 a.m. on Father’s Day with limited-time specials. Specials include a half-pound of slow-roasted prime rib and Atlantic lobster tails ($37). If you’d rather celebrate at home, they’re also offering Backyard BBQ To Go Packs.

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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