Father's Day is June 16, so there's less than a week to get your plans in place. Fortunately, it's not nearly as stressful as Mother's Day, because Hallmark hasn't quite figured out how to make it so.
With that in mind, we put together a list of activities that we think a dad might like. And not one of them is brunch.
Who wants to walk a full 18 on a Sunday when you can stand in one place and drive golf balls for a couple of hours while grabbing beer from a bucket? You don’t have to chase anything; you can still keep score thanks to Top Golf’s computerized scoring system. Plus you’ll never have to worry about anyone wanting to play through.
Beer School at Community Beer Company
If your dad is still drinking Heineken or Bud Lite with his steaks, it might be time for an upgrade. The beer school at Community Beer Company takes place Saturday from noon to 2 pm, where you get samples and learn tasting techniques and history for just $25. There’s a brewery tour and open house afterward if you need to pick up some more pointers. Plus it’s just down the street from the Meddlesome Moth so you can try out all your new skills.
Rangers vs. Blue Jays
Baseball+Father’s Day=America. Look it up. The Rangers are right in the hunt for the unofficial title of best team in America, so it’s your civic duty as a son or daughter to get your father out to the ballpark for a true American Sunday.
Dinner at Tried and True
Forget eggs Benedict and mimosas; we’re talking bourbon here. Tried and True, one of Nick Badovinus’ many ventures, boasts a seriously impressive bourbon collection. Of course, there are plenty of other whiskeys, including local batches from Ranger Creek and Garrison Bros. if your dad is in the mood for something Texas. Tried and True is a relaxed and cozy environment that will take the stress off Father’s Day. The bourbon will help with the stress too.
Man of Steel at Look Cinemas
Superman is back, and he’s on the majestic screens at Look Cinemas. Complete with Dolby Atmos and Barco Auro 11.1 sound and high-end projectors, Look will put all the spectacle of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel right in your lap. After the show is over, lean over to your dad and whisper, “That was pretty good, but you’re my Superman.” Enjoy the bonding that results.