Celebrate dad, grandpa or the special man in your life on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. 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.

If you prefer to skip the course, book a lane at the scenic Top Golf or the new Big Shots Golf – both places allow you to enjoy time alongside dad and serve snacks and drinks.

 

Activities

Want to learn to barbecue like one of the local pros? Travis Heim of Heim BBQ offers his second annual Ultimate BBQ Dad Cooking Class July 9, and if you sign up this week, the experience would make a great gift!

The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens offers free admission on Father’s Day, which also happens to be Juneteenth.  Stroll the 120-acre gardens and learn a little more about the newest federal holiday, enacted in large part due to the activism of Fort Worth’s own Opal Lee.

The Fort Worth Ale Trail and the Distillery Trail are great ways to visit (or revisit) 10+ local brewers and five of the best spirit makers in the Lone Star State. Everything’s mapped out for you, so grab your designated driver or use the Trinity Metro ZipZone to get around.

 

Freshen Up

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.

Is your dad famous for his beard? Treat dad to grooming products from The Soap Exchange, located in the Cultural District. 

 

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. 

 

Dine Out

Honor the dads, grandpas, and other father figures in your life with a celebratory meal or a great experience this Father’s Day.

B&B Butchers can be counted on to provide a stellar, celebratory meal every time. If you don’t prefer to dine in, the restaurant offers some Father’s Day specials from the butcher shop. From Wagyu burgers and dogs to The King of the Grill package (Wagyu filets, Prime NY cuts, T-Bones, Prime ribeye steaks, and Wagyu skirt steak, along with buns, bacon, and other accompaniments). If Dad likes to grill, this is a great gift. Specials are all menu price.

Blue Mesa Grill offers dad brunch including breakfast favorites like chicken and waffles, a made-to-order omelet bar, a carving station with brisket, red chile glazed ham, grilled salmon, a variety of street tacos and more. Desserts include a chocolate fountain dip bar, fresh churros, flans, chocolate chunk cookies, and more. The mega buffet’s $30 price for adults ($7 for children 6-11) includes Mimosas, juice, coffee, tea, and soft drinks. 

The Cast Iron Restaurant at the Fort Worth Omni Hotel proposes “Man Vs. Breakfast,” their special tribute to your dad’s cast iron stomach, from 8am-1pm Father’s Day. The dad-centric menu features a meat-and-biscuit bar, a cereal bar with old-school treats like Rice Krispies, and a meatball, bean, and Shiner Bock stew, along with standard breakfast fare. The meal is $42 for adults, $15 for children 6-12.

Celebrate at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse with dad on Father’s Day. Topping the menu: a special 32-ounce Prime Porterhouse steak topped with Alaskan King crab truffle butter (menu price). Del’s also offers Grill Packs for dads who like to do it themselves. Choose from a variety of meats, along with some choice favorite sides like Chateau potatoes or lobster mac’n‘cheese.

The Fort Worth Zoo’s annual Father’s Day cookout comes with dinner at the Reserve in the African Savanna, a beer and wine bar, and a meet and greet with some of the Zoo’s outreach animals. This wild time is completed with a personalized adoption certificate and a plush meerkat for you to take home. Adult admission is $85, and all the proceeds benefit the Zoo’s adoption program.

Hotel Dryce’s “Sun Day” Junteenth brunch in the Lobby bar, features Bloody Marys, mimosas, and brunch bites from 11am-3pm. If Dad likes some old-school soul and new-school R&B, Monday night’s offering is Vinyl night with local restaurateur Katrina Carpenter.

Il Modo restaurant celebrates Father’s Day with an Italian flare. Enjoy a perfectly grilled, 22-ounce ribeye steak with Tuscan potatoes. The Father’s Day meal is $75, all other items are menu price.

Although it’s not a Father’s Day special, dinner at Magdalena’s Supper Club is always special (and you can congratulate Chef Juan Rodriguez on becoming a father again). At the time of this writing there are four open dates left in June. Dinner is $75 per person for the five-course meal, and you can BYOB!

Reata Restaurant offers a special Father’s Day brunch menu,  including your breakfast and lunch favorites as well as regular menu items and spectacular beverages. Specials are all menu price.

If the patriarch in your life is more of a grill-it-himself guy, a gift card to The Meat Board might be the ticket. In addition to the Butcher Shop menu (items from land and sea), there’s a stellar lunch menu to treat dad. Recipes for how to make the best of your meat are also available.

The Tarrant Area Food Bank offers Dinners for Dads, with pick up at Dickies Arena. Local sponsors Hello Fresh, Mrs. Baird’s Bread, Roche, Texas Chili, and Kioblasse will treat dad to foods perfect for grilling. No identification or documentation is required.