It's Father's Day in Los Angeles. What can you do to show that special guy how much you appreciate him? Here are just a few ideas regarding restaurants and activities that you and your dad can enjoy together on Father's Day, June 16, 2013.
Playboys, daddies and jazz go together hand-in-hand (especially if you're Don Draper). Treat your pops to a day (or weekend, as the festival takes place on the 15th and 16th) of jazz with the 35th installment of this marquee name music festival. Performers include George Duke with special guest Jeffrey Osborne, Herbie Hancock, Angelique Kidjo with special guest Hugh Masekelaand, Taj Mahal and the Real Thing Tuba Band, and more.
2301 N. Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
'I remember when...' How many times have you heard your dad start a sentence that way? The second half of the sentence probably involves a description of how cheap things were when he was much younger. This Father's Day you can share in your dad's walk down memory lane. Simzy's in Manhattan Beach and Long Beach are hosting 'Penny Pints for Pops' on June 16th. This means that your father will receive his first pint of beer for the 'old days' price of just a penny. Every dad loves a bargain!
Simmzy’s Manhattan Beach
229 Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Simmzy’s Belmont Shore
5271 East 2nd St.
Long Beach, CA 90803
If your father has a sweet tooth, why not indulge him by getting him a 'Tool Kit?' Not exactly your wrench and hammer sort of thing, the butchly named gift actually consists of delicious mini vanilla and chocolate cupcakes adorned with edible tools and vanilla and chocolate buttercream ($24-$48). Or if Dad's a golfer, set him up with the 'Hole in One' cupcake box--which consists of a combination of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and edible golf decorations.
8389 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
If your father is a traditionalist then steak and potatoes will hit the spot. Morton's is your place. For $69 your dad will get to partake of their special Father's Day menu consisting of a soup or salad course, entree (including mouth-watering filet mignon), and vegetable of choice. Make room for dessert as well--a choice of double chocolate mousse, key lime pie or individual soufflé.
3400 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
Beverly Hills Adjacent:
435 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Nothing says 'I love you, Dad' like a beer (or several). If your father's a brewmeister take him on the Beer Hop tasting tour of the Golden Road Brewery, Eagle Rock Brewing and Angel City Brewery. Starting at 2 p.m., the guided beerathon launches from Union Station in Downtown. Tickets are $55 each and include beer tasting.
Union Station, Downtown
Golden Road Brewery, 5410 W. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90039
Eagle Rock Brewing, 3056 Roswell St., Los Angeles, CA 90065
Angel City Brewery, 216 S. Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
It may sound like an old cliché, but sometimes traditional activities are the best; case in point: golf. Treat your dad to an afternoon of golf or just some time on the driving range. The greens fee is $15-$43 for residents (depending on time of day, number of holes and age of players).
10450 Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Related: Beginners Golf in Los Angeles
Most dads and cars go together like fric and frac. So, why not treat your dad to automotive eye candy--in style--on Father's Day? Every year, on Dad's special day, Rodeo Drive closes for its Concours D'Elegance vintage car show. Hot rods, muscle cars, Woodys, 1920's cars and European vehicles will be on display. The event takes place from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., and is free of charge.
Toast your dad on his special day with barbecue eats by Patina Catering, and a live concert from The Dadbeats, who will play an eclectic mix of hits from the Beatles to The Ramones (12:30 -2 p.m.). Entry is free with admission to Descanso Gardens.
1418 Descanso Drive
Paso Robles would be considered a short distance road trip from Los Angeles. Your father's worth the trek. When you arrive at this vineyard you'll be lavished with a gourmet lunch (including wood-fired pizza and wine). Gorgeous views of the winery and a relaxing bocce ball game make for the perfect Father's Day. The luncheon event takes place between 12-2 p.m. Cost is $40 per adult (includes wine) and $15 for children ages six to 12; children under five dine for free. Live music by Jan and Ted.
3810 Hwy. 46 E.
Paso Robles, CA 93446