By Jessica Wasik
Dads deserve to be celebrated for the countless ways that they provide, support and love their families. This year, think outside the typical Father’s Day gifts of ties, mugs, and homemade gift cards and tailor your appreciation to his interests. Whether your dad is the outdoorsy type, loves a filling meal or needs a little rest and relaxation, there are tons of options throughout the city that cater to exactly what he’d love. Here are five suggestions that rank as the best places to celebrate Father’s Day with your dad.
2705 S. Water St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Raise a glass to all the wonderful things your father is at Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh. Its monthly seasonal beer tapping celebrations are a fun way to kick off the day and June’s beer, the Hoppy Weizen, will have dad’s approval when he tastes its prominent hop presence with hints of citrus, clove, and banana. Follow drinks up with a meal from its hearty German-influenced menu of appetizers, schnitzel, ribs, seafood, sandwiches and more. Gift cards are also available. Celebrate at Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh, located in the city’s South Side neighborhood.
2101 Greentree Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
If you don’t think your father would enjoy a spa day, you aren’t thinking of Elliven Spa. This Greentree Road spa has its own menu of treatments designed specifically for men, removing the stigma that spas are only for women. Its services include popular guy-friendly treatments like a gentlemen’s facial, a gold champion massage to focus on relaxing areas of your body needed for improved golfing mobility, a MAN-icure and waxing, cuts and colors. Pick up a gift card so that your dad can choose exactly how he’d like to pamper himself.
The Cigar Bar in Clark Bar & Grill
D.L. Clark Building
503 Martindale St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Spend some father-son time together bonding over drinks and cigars at The Clark Bar and Grill’s Cigar Bar. Premium cigars are the perfect pairing to complement a wide selection of single malt scotches and bourbons that can be found behind the bar. If you’re feeling hungry, indulge in some man-sized meals from the bar’s diverse menu of appetizers and entrees. The Cigar Bar is located in downtown’s D.L. Clark Building on Martindale Street. A second location is situated in The Meadow Racetrack and Casino’s Bistecca Steakhouse & Wine Bar.
115 Federal St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Take your dad out to the ballgame when the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Cincinnati Reds on Father’s Day. The game kicks off at 1:35 p.m. and includes special Father’s Day promotions, like a replica batting practice cap for both Dad and the kids. It’s also Kids Day, meaning that the whole family can join in for an afternoon of fun when Federal Street transforms into a Family Fun Zone. Great views of the Pittsburgh skyline and dad-friendly foods from the BBQ Pit, BRGR and I.C. Light Landing cap off a Father’s Day he won’t soon forget.
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trails
1117 Jim Mountain Road
Rockwood, PA 15557
Outdoorsy dads will appreciate getting in touch with nature during a hike together on the beautiful Laurel Highlands hiking trails. With more than 70 miles of trails to explore, you’ll have plenty of time to reconnect and celebrate Father’s Day. Traverse rich forest regions with scenic views of where you can do everything from backpacking and birding to camping, geocaching and even hunting. The Laurel Highlands hiking trail is a portion of the breathtaking Potomac Heritage Trail, located in Rockwood and nearby to Ohiopyle State Park and the Laurel Ridge State Park.
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