Father's Day is Sunday, June 17, and many Houstonians will no doubt treat their pops to a meal, give him a tie or some cologne — and high-tail it outta there to spend the rest of the day binge-watching the hottest Netflix shows. But if you're looking for a unique take on the day, we've rounded up a list of places you can enjoy with the dear old patriarch.
Buy the Glass Wine Bar & Lounge is offering a “Father’s Day Soul Food Brunch,” for all the daddies out with soul. The food will be provided by catering and spice company Hey Fatman. It starts at 10 am.
Trader Village Houston is throwing its annual “Father’s Day Out” event. Along with a car show open to all fathers with all makes and models, there will be a live concert by the Sol Flair Band. It starts at 10 am.
Camerata will team up with I’ll Have What She’s Having for its first-annual Father’s Day cookout. The event features wagyu brisket, pastries by Tastemaker Awards nominee Otto Sanchez, and cocktails made with Macallen and Patron. The money raised will go to uninsured women in the hospitality industry. It starts at 11 am.
City Acre Brewing Co. will also lure in dads with barbecue during its “Father’s Day Feast.” There will be dad-friendly music and dad-friendly movies playing on TVs. It starts at 11 am.
The Grove Houston will have a “Brunch on the Green” with $15 margaritas, mimosas, sangria ,and mojitos with one-cent refills. There’s also a dessert bar for the kids. It starts at 11 am.
The Melting Pot is out to get cheesy with its “Father’s Day Endless Fondue,” where fathers can get a four-course meal with endless entrée for $47.95. It starts at 11 am.
Painting with a Twist is looking for dads with artistic bents for its “Father’s Day Paint w/ Dad Paint Party.” It’s also BYOB (they’ll provide the cups, plates, and bottle openers). It starts at noon.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is giving dads (and grandfathers) free general admission on Father’s Day. Bayou Bend and Rienzi will also be free to family men. It starts at 12:15 pm.
Revival Market will host a “Father’s Day Fried Chicken Shindig,” complete with $35 fried chicken plates, live music from the Will Van Horn Trio, and beer from SpindleTap Brewery. It starts at 3 pm.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will have a Father’s Day screening of True Grit, the original 1969 Western starring the one-and-only John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn. It starts at 6 pm.
And, our over-the-top favorite:
The Post Oak Hotel is offering a unique, Father's Day staycation, where a lucky dad will stay in the hotel's Presidential Suite, enjoy an hour-long, in-suite massage, receive a signed and framed Houston Rockets photo, and a pair of Corthay shoes. All you have to do is fork over $25,000. (Those on a budget can get the Father's Day Premium package, valued at a paltry $2,000.)