This year, Father’s Day lands on Sunday, June 19. Take a step out of the ordinary at one of the following spots in New York City for a Father’s Day drink with dad. Each of the selected locations speaks to Dad’s personality, and tells him you put effort into making his day extraordinary. From reliving the music and movies of his youth, to sports, billiards, a day at the beach and even bacon-y bacon, Dad will talk about this Father’s Day and the drink he shared with his son/daughter for years to come.
480 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10024
Joe’s recently celebrated its grand opening on the Upper West Side, and is the perfect location to grab a Father’s Day drink with dad. While limited, the delicious menu of bar food is all that is necessary when enjoying cocktails reminiscent of classic movies, TV and music dad loved in his youth such as Night Fever, Skywalker, Flash Gordon’s Breakfast and the slushy Scooby Snack. Or, sample the retro cocktails like a Harvey Wallbanger, an Old Fashioned and the Rob Roy that grandpa most likely consumed in his heyday. Joe’s also offers a vast array of beer (drafts, bottles, and cans). Before you leave, make sure to try a cocktail-infused cupcake, which are delightfully delectable, available in the Cuba Libre or margarita flavors.
836 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
It’s a rarity to find someone that doesn’t love bacon, which is why BarBacon has become a trendy hotspot of Hell’s Kitchen. Pair the very best bacon in the country with local artisanal beers that are carefully selected by BarBacon’s chef/owner, and the bacon lover is in hog heaven. No worries about dad missing the latest game because BarBacon is equipped for sports fans with plenty of flat screens. But, if bacon isn’t your thing, then skip it, as the menu and even some of the cocktails are all instilled with bits of you guessed it, bacon.
Related: NYC’s 5 Best Bacon Dishes
210 Merrick Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
On your way out to Long Island for a day at the beach? Make Parlay in Rockville Centre a stop for a cold one with dad this Father’s Day. Enjoy brunch with specialty cocktails and over 40 craft beers. Parlay is not expansive; therefore a reservation would be required for brunch. However, there is plenty of room at the bar furnished with TVs.
Related: Midtown’s Best Brunch Spots
132 Havemeyer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
If mom consistently complains dad has his face glued to the television for any and every sports game, then head to Williamsburg for what has been labeled one of the “Best 10 Sports Bars in America” from CNN Living. Banter offers a rotating selection of draft beers, along with affordable pales, pitchers, and pints. For soccer dads, Banter is FIFA obsessed, which is sure to entice dad’s “football” nature. Hopefully, the Sunday special of $4 pints of Spicy Bloody Marys or Screwdrivers, remains intact for Father’s Day.
Break Bar And Billiards
Long Island City, NY 11106
Break Bar and Billiards in Astoria, Queens appeals to the dad that loves indoor games and not the ones which keep boys plastered to video screens. Billiards, ping pong, air hockey, darts and vintage arcade games are the activities dad played in his youth, and he would love to share the nostalgia with his child over a Father’s Day drink. Break Bar and Billiards offers a rotating selection of 18 beers, cocktails, and bottles among a 55-foot long bar and 10 HD TVs, as well as an assortment of bar food to satisfy all of dad’s cravings. There are even milkshakes for the underage kids who want to celebrate Father’s Day with their hero.
Related: NYC’s Best Bars With Board Games
Deirdre is a freelance writer from New York, fascinated with topics within her field of study such as beauty, hair and fashion, as well as guilty pleasures like reality TV, relationships, entertainment and dining.