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Father’s Day in the DC Area: 14 Ways to Celebrate

By Rina Rapuano  |  June 11, 2014
Credit: BLT Steak

Wondering where to take dear old Dad for Father's Day this Sunday? We rounded up more than a dozen reasons to rely on the area's rich dining and drinking options to honor him. (And if these offerings are any indication, Dad apparently wants booze, BBQ and steak.) Here are some tasty options, many of which include freebies for fathers. Consider making reservations since these will likely be hot tickets this weekend. 

Art and Soul  
If your Sunday is spoken for, take Dad out for a decadent Saturday Supper on the patio (weather permitting) the night before. This one pairs Texas BBQ and sides with brews from Jester King Brewery of Austin. Tickets cost $65 per person (415 New Jersey Ave. NW; 202-393-7777).

On Father’s Day, pops will receive a free order of patatas bravas with an order of tapas (1837 M St. NW; 202-558-9545).

Society Fair
Pick up a BBQ bag and Todd Thrasher’s $30 spiced-rum kit, which includes tin of spices, tin of sugars, glass jar and funnel, and you’ve got lunch and a gift covered all at once. Rum not included, and Old Town location only (277 S. Washington St., Alexandria; 703-683-3247).

City Tap House
This newish Philly import offers a Father’s Day dinner special - a grilled 16-ounce porterhouse served with lobster mac and cheese, bacon-braised Brussels sprouts and béarnaise sauce ($36), which comes with one free draft beer for dads (901 Ninth St. NW; 202-644-9433).

Mio Restaurant
Take your epicurean Dad to try the food of Puerto Rican Celebrity Chef Wilo Benet of the award-winning Pikayo restaurant. The chef will be cooking there through June 16, including a Father’s Day brunch (1110 Vermont Ave. NW; 202-955-0075).

Copperwood Tavern
Show up at this Shirlington Village farm-to-table restaurant for dinner and receive a complimentary take-home goodie bag, which includes house-made bison jerky and BBQ spices (4021 Campbell Ave., Arlington; 703-552-8010).

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
If Pops appreciates his rum and cigars, take him here for a complimentary snifter of Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum with the purchase of select dinner entrees as well as a Montecristo cigar as an added take home gift (801 Ninth St. NW; 202-408-1600).

Smith & Wollensky
If you come here to check out the new summer menu on Father’s Day, dads receive a $25 Summer Bonus Card good for one return visit throughout summer (1112 19th St. NW; 202-466-1100).

BLT Steak
This downtown steakhouse has King of the Grill to-go packages for $55 per person featuring high-quality raw steaks, sides and dessert, plus steak seasoning, grilling tips and a BLT Steak cooler to hold it all. Orders must be placed by 5 PM June 12; the meals are available for pick-up June 13-14. Call Isabel Torres at 202-689-8989 (1625 I St. NW; 202-689-8999).

The Georgetown bocce and bowling restaurant features a Father’s Day Backyard BBQ from 9:30 AM-3 PM, when a bottomless, meat-heavy buffet is available overlooking the C&O Canal (1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW; 202-625-6500).

Catch 15
Catch 15 offers bottomless bloodys and mimosas for $15 during brunch and a complimentary glass of wine for all dads during dinner (1518 K St. NW; 202-969-2858).

Spirit and Odyssey Cruises
Don’t have a boat? Get Dad on the water with a lunch, dinner or brunch cruise. Both cruise options offer fathers a complimentary premium drink ticket this Sunday.

Pizzeria Orso
This pizza spot offers a BOGO pizza offer for the first 100 dads who order an entree of equal or greater value and mention it to their server at the beginning of the meal (400 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church; 703-226-3460).

Jack Rose Dining Saloon
The Adams Morgan spot celebrates Dad with a $40 deal on flights of scotch or bourbon paired with a three-course dinner and a cigar to end the meal (2007 18th St. NW; 202-588-7388).