10 places to take dad this Father’s Day

Celebrate dad and his ever-growing love for you, for beer, for food and for San Diego with these local happenings on Father’s Day. (It’s this Sunday, June 15, by the way).

Sessions Public

This Ocean Beach restaurant launches a bloody Mary bar on Father’s Day, mixing up Ballast Point’s Bloody Mary mix and Fugu vodka. Dads can have at it with house-made pickled vegetables and seasonings. On Father’s Day, all pops visit the bar complimentary with the purchase of an entrée and $15 worth of food for a guest. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4204 Voltaire St., Ocean Beach. sessionspublic.com

Waypoint Public

Treat your dad this Father’s Day to a complimentary beer at one of San Diego’s top family-friendly bars. There’s even a designated playpen for the little ones here. 3794 30th Street, North Park. waypointpublic.com

Fig Tree Café

At both the Hillcrest and Liberty Station locations, Fig Tree Café will serve up a three-course prix fixe menu with wine pairings. Courses include a roast beet salad, lobster ravioli, braised short ribs and the catch of the day. $28 per person; add $12 for wine pairings. 416 University Ave., Hillcrest or 2400 Historic Decatur Rd, Liberty Station. figtreeeatery.com

Marina Kitchen

Dads get the three big B’s this Father’s Day at Marina Kitchen: beef, bourbon and beer. The three-course prix fixe menu will feature a variety of man-approved dishes like ribs, cold smoked 12-hour roasted Brandt beef and the M.K. truffle burger. Dessert is a Maker’s Mark milkshake with lacquered Brandt beef bacon on the side. Dads can enjoy specialty flights of craft beer, select wine or small batch bourbon for an additional $16. 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. 333 W Harbor Dr. marriott.com


Treat your ol’ man to a two-course prix fixe brunch at Herringbone with a choice of everything from raspberry brioche donuts to chilaquiles, lobster roll, albacore burger, short rib hash and more. The menu is $30, or $40 with bottomless mimosas. A special Father’s Day kid’s menu will also be available for $12 which includes a grilled cheese, “The #1” which features bacon, eggs, toast and potatoes, a brioche French toast or fruit and granola. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 7837 Herschel Ave., La Jolla. herringboneeats.com

The Patio on Lamont

The Patio on Lamont is welcoming dads to a special pairing of milk braised pork cheek and Benchmark Brewing Company’s Oatmeal Stout, a rich, creamy malt with a hint of smokiness. For each table dining on Father’s Day, The Patio on Lamont will donate $1 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. 4445 Lamont St., Pacific Beach. thepatioonlamont.com

ACME Southern Kitchen

Their special Southern brunch will include chicken fried steak and eggs, meatloaf hash and eggs and ACME’s signature macaroni and cheese topped with layers of bacon and eggs. All dads will receive a complimentary pecan sticky bun with their meal. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 901 E St., downtown. acmekitchensd.com


Savor the day with a farm-fresh, country-style buffet for $20 or $30 with bottomless mimosas. 4150 Mission Blvd., Pacific Beach. thewoodgroupsd.com

The Duck Dive

For the dad who’s a bottomless pit, treat him to The Duck Dive’s all-you-can-eat buffet with an omelet bar and prime rib carving station, bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys. $45 per person.4650 Mission Blvd., Mission Beach. theduckdive.com

Leroy’s Kitchen and Lounge

Snag a burger and craft beer for dad here at just $18. Live music from Kevin Begin will play throughout their brunch and dinner offerings. 1015 Orange Ave, Coronado. leroyskitchenandlounge.com

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