Father's Day Fun
7 ways to celebrate Father's Day in true Austin fashion
Father's Day is about spending some quality time with the old man, but all dads are different. So how do you please the daredevil, the beer enthusiast or the music lover?
We hit the streets to find these seven quintessentially Austin ways to celebrate Dear Old Dad.
He may not be skydiving to celebrate his birthday a la George H. W. Bush, but your dad can still get an adrenaline rush this weekend. Introduce him to iFly Indoor Skydiving, one of only eight locations in the world. With different packages available (extra flights, video footage) you can customize your daredevil dad's thrilling weekend.
Want even more adrenaline? Head to Red's Indoor Gun Range for an afternoon of target practice. The two locations — one in South Austin, one in Pflugerville — offer gun rentals for only $10.
At Topgolf, food, drinks and a driving range merge for a one-of-kind (and totally fun) golf experience. If a more leisurely day on the course is what you have in mind, kick it old school at Austin mainstay Peter Pan Mini Golf. Prefer to watch the game? The Criquet Clubhouse is hosting a U.S. Open watch party on Saturday, June 14.
The beer enthusiast
What if your dad just wants to sit back and enjoy a cold one? While there are bars aplenty in town, Father's Day calls for a special brew (or two). On Saturday, hit up East Austin's Hops and Grain for a brewery tour (and samples!). And then on Sunday, head to South Congress for the Father's Day Craft Beer Fest hosted by TOMS.
The Paramount will host a full day of Bond-ing this Father's Day. Part of its Summer Classic Film Series, the day-long marathon of James Bond films includes screenings of Goldeneye, The Spy Who Loved Me, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger.
The music lover
Shake things up and take Dad to Burnet Road for some classic country fun at Ginny's Little Longhorn. Chicken Shit Bingo starts at 4 pm on Sunday. We suggest you get there early, grab a Lone Star, and spot your dad a couple bucks for his first bet. Dale Watson returns to the stage this week.
Several special Father's Day menus are being served around town. Eden East's special brunch comes complete with a venison burger bar and ax throwing lessons (does it get more manly than that?). For dinner, East Side Show Room is featuring $3 off all whiskey cocktails, as well as an order-by-the-ounce Strube Ranch wagyu ribeye. "'Cause nothing says love better than a night of brown liquor and red meat."