Celebrate dad, grandpa or the special man in your life on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 20. Here are seven ideas to help make dad’s day a little more special.
Go for the Green
Visit one of Fort Worth's public golf courses (five are municipal and you don’t need a membership to play). Golf Advisor singles out Champions Circle as particularly challenging, with a story about Greg Norman’s luck on the rolling course. Enjoy the historic Meadowbrook Municipal Golf Course, the sturdy Rockwood Municipal Golf Course or try your luck at the long yardage Links at Waterchase.
Whiskey, vodka or gin more his thing? Visit one of Fort Worth’s five distilleries, where facility tours, samples and bottles purchases are available. A visit to the largest whiskey distillery west of the Mississippi, TX Whiskey Ranch, requires advanced registration.
If you’re looking to grub on some delicious 'cue, belly up at newcomer Goldee’s that serves traditional barbecue every Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until sell out. Owners Lane, Dylan and Jonny have trained under the best pit masters in the nation so you know it's going to be good. You can even book dad a one-on-one how-to class at the Goldee’s pit with brisket included. Derek Allen’s, Smoke-A-Holics, Jube’s Smokehouse, Panther City BBQ and Heim Barbecue are also solid options. If dad’s more of a DIY guy, check out The Meat Board or the meat counter at the newly refurbished Roy Pope Grocery.
A fresh cut or beard trim can be as equally as rejuvenating as a day at the spa. Book an experience at Fort Worth Barber Shop, Local Barber or District Barbershop, all offering the standard cuts and shave/trim/hot towel treatments. Floyd’s 99 Barbershop offers some at-home tips and tricks if dad wants to make a change to his look. Take in the works of local artists at South Barbershop, which operates as a barbershop and an artist gallery. The Boardroom Salon’s aesthetic is pure old-school gents’ club, but they also offer memberships that will get dad discounts on cuts and services.
Top off the pampering with an appointment with Franklin and Anthony to design dad a one-of-a-kind suit. Both summer or winter fabrics are available.
Stay the Weekend
If you want to plan dad a little staycation, there’s no better time. The new TCU Hyatt Place is a sports fans paradise that boasts a rooftop bar, Lot 12, that is complete with Top Golf Swing Suite simulators and unparalleled views of the area. The Hotel Drover provides a beautiful base to explore the Fort Worth Stockyards and some of the new attractions in Mule Alley. The recently opened Kimpton Harper hotel sits at 714 Main Street downtown and is perfect for the history or architecture buff as the 24-story building was once the tallest in Texas. Finally, staycations at downtown stalwarts like the Omni Hotel and Worthington Renaissance Hotel always impress.
Catch an Event
Is your dad a sports fanatic? The Academy Sports + Outdoors Bassmaster Classic presented by Huk comes to Fort Worth and Lake Ray Roberts June 11-13. All activities are free including the Classic Kick-Off Party on Thursday, June 10, 4-9 p.m. in the Fort Worth Stockyards, daily weigh-ins at Dickies Arena, and the Outdoors Expo at Will Rogers Memorial Center. NASCAR fanatics will enjoy a weekend at Texas Motor Speedway as the NASCAR All-Star Race speeds into the city the same weekend, June 12-13.