Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21. And while Philadelphia seems to be stuck in a sort of gray “yellow” phase of reopening with a lot of uncertainty, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate Dad! Check out our picks for #lovelocal ideas that will pamper, inspire and celebrate those special men in your family.

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Gift Ideas

Local Eats

Things to Do

Gift Ideas

Dads might not think to pamper themselves, but they deserve it! Here’s a list of local businesses that provide a variety of products and services to make Dad feel appreciated.

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Our 2020 Happening List is a wonderful place to look for gift ideas! Here’s a few suggestions to get your started:

Is your dad a beer fan? Yards Brewing Company, our 2020 Happening List Winner, is offering curbside pickup from their taproom and delivery to all Philadelphia zipcodes.

Give Dad a taste of the shore (without worrying about the crowds) with salt water taffy from a 2020 Happening List Finalist, Shane Confectionery. They also have caramel corn, chocolate, and other treats available for curbside pickup.

Latitudes and Longitudes, a 2020 Happening List Finalist for Gift Shop, has a section of their website dedicated to Father’s Day gifts. This curated collection includes items such as unique greeting cards, witty candles, flasks, Philly-themed barware and more.

Treat Dad to something sweet! Bredenbeck’s Bakery, a Happening List Winner & Finalist, has ice cream, cookies and more!

If the Dad in your life has a killer collection of novelty tees, you’re going to want to check out Philly Phaithful. The 2020 Happening List Finalist for Specialty Apparel offers unique, originally designed tees with Philadelphia flair.

Bryn Mawr Running Co., our 2020 Happening List Winner for Sports Retail, just reopened their doors on June 5 after nearly 3 months closed. You can shop for the Dad that loves to run in any of their 3 stores or online.

Father’s Day Eats

Whether you opt for curbside, delivery or dining al fresco, the holiday is a great excuse to leave the cooking to the pros and enjoy a meal from a local restaurant.

Here are just a few suggestions. For even more, take a look at our 2020 Happening List! And for a great list of spots offering outdoor seating, check out our 2020 Summer Guide.

Morgan’s Pier (2020 Happening List Winner for Outdoor Dining)

Beer, snacks, sandwiches, tacos, and as of June 12 … outdoor seating is available again! Reservations are going to go quickly, so you’ll want to get on that ASAP. (And if you can’t get a table, you can still opt for takeout.)

Manayunk Brewing Company (2020 Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining)

Manayunk Brewing Company is now open for outdoor seating!  Plus, you can still order takeout. (Tip: Sunday Specials include Belgian Waffles and Egg Sammies.)

Chickie’s & Pete’s (2020 Happening List Finalist for Outdoor Dining)

Who can say no to those crab fries?!

Nick’s Bar and Grille (2020 Happening List Finalist for Burger)

Nick’s is known for its award-winning bacon burgers and roast beef. During this time, they’re open for takeout and delivery Thursday through Sunday from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. They’re offering a limited menu of food favorites as well as 6-packs of beer.

(Photo from Nick’s Roast Beef on Facebook.)

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (2020 Happening List Finalist for Steak)

Del Frisco’s Father’s Day feature is The Gentleman’s Tasting, featuring a 3-course meal for $75. Each course features one of Jack Daniel’s signature whiskeys. Available to-go.

Things to Do

Make the day special with some activities you can do at home, nearby or even virtually if you don’t live nearby (or you’re still practicing social distancing.)

  • Breakfast in bed. (This isn’t just for Moms!)
  • Have a picnic in your backyard.
  • Have the kids make a special Father’s Day craft. (Pinterest is FULL of ideas!)
  • If you’re still social distancing from Dads/Grandpops, set up a video chat date.
  • The day before, secretly give everyone in the house small pieces of paper or sticky notes. Ask them to write down things they love about Dad. Before he wakes up on Father’s Day, display them in a place that’s prominent in the house.
  • Chalk the walk! Get creative with special Father’s Day chalk drawings or messages. (This is a great one if you live near your dad, but you’re keeping a safe distance.)
  • Spend time outside together. Our 2020 Summer Outside Fun Guide has a bunch of ideas!
  • Plan a scavenger hunt that will take Dad around the house before he finds his gift. Here’s a link to a free printable for one from the website thedatingdivas.com.
  • Do a puzzle or play a game as a family.
  • Watch a movie – either one of Dad’s favorites or something he’s been wanting to see. Or you could even go with the Dad theme and pick a movie that celebrates the lengths Dads will go for their kids. (Think Mrs. Doubtfire, Finding Nemo, Father of the Bride, Mr. Mom, Daddy’s Home, etc.) This could also be an activity to do from afar if you make use of a tool like the new Netflix Party extension on Google Chrome.
  • Go out for ice cream! You’ll find a list of suggestions in our 2020 Summer Food & Drink Guide.

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