15 Ways to Celebrate Dad in Chicago

Magic Parlour/Dennis Watkins

Father’s Day is just around the corner and with Chicago weather warming up, the city is bustling with things to do. From barbecues to brunches, there are countless ways to love and appreciate the father figures in your life. Whether you’re looking to roam the city or relax on the sand, there is something every father and family will love! 

Dennis Watkins at The Magic Parlour

If you are looking for an event filled with crafty cocktails, laughter and of course, magic then you’re in luck! The Loop’s Magic Parlour is hosting a Father’s Day show on June 16 at 2 p.m. The Parlour lobby is open an hour prior to the show and is the perfect place to grab a cocktail or appetizer and spend some quality time with your dad. 

Amerikas – Oak Park 

Chef Armando Gonzales’ Latin American toys bring this Oak Park hidden gem to life. For Father’s Day Amerikas will Ancestral Old Fashioned with Amerikas signature smoked Mezcal will be half off. Which is the perfect pairing for a mouth watering Tomahawk Steak, a dish only available on Sunday, June 16th. 

Medi’s Kitchen and Cocktail 

Lincoln Park’s Medi Kitchen is a Lebanese-inspired restaurant with a delightful modern twist perfect for those with an adventurous, yet sophisticated pallet. Medi will be offering a beef shawarma wrap with fries and a beer for just $20 as well as a signature cocktail the “Bloody Harry,” a Father’s Day play on a classic bloody Mary.

Heritage Restaurant and Caviar Bar

Heritage Restaurant brings love alive through their smoky, salty, sour and sweet menu that was crafted dedicated to the immigrants who built our city. This lively Ukranian Village spot will be serving a whole lamb roast platter for just $45 for Father’s Day alongside brunch, caviar, oysters and more. 


If you’re in the mood for authentic, yet modern homestyle barbeque Gold Coast’s Q is a spot you have to try. For Father’s Day, Q is serving up one of the nest deals out there — only available Father’s Day weekend. For $14.99 you can get a smoky and savory meat platter with two classic sides or for just $4 more you can choose a premium meat like their succulent sliced brisket.

Aire Ancient Baths

AIRE Ancient Baths is the place to be for the Father Figure in your life who loves to be pampered. Entry starts at $175 per person and includes access to all baths. Relax and unwind in the perfect Father’s Day sanctuary. 

Goddess and Grocer 

If gift-giving is your love language, Goddess and Grocer has crafted some of the best Father’s Day gift baskets. If your father is a lover of craft beers, check out Goddess and Grocer’s Cheers to Beers gift basket which includes a four-pack of local holiday Craft Beers, Goddess Beer Mix, Pop Daddy Pretzels, Salt + Twine Charcuterie, Sugarfina Bourbon Bears, Nat‘s Roasted Nuts and a Quirky Scottish Chocolate Bar. 

Navy Pier

Navy Pier is a Chicago classic for a reason — there is truly something for everyone with one of the most stunning views of the Skyline. Stop by Saturday at 10 p.m. for a spectacular firework show, take a ride on the Centennial Ferris Wheel and enjoy a view like no other, or grab a scoop at the iconic Original Rainbow Cone.

Fioretta – Fulton Market 

Celebrate Dad with an exceptional dinner featuring tender and juicy Sunday Prime Rib alongside a perfectly crafted a la carte menu to compliment your meal. Fioretta’s Father’s Day Celebration will be from 1p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday June 16.

Prime and Provisions 

Prime and Provisions is celebrating Father’s Day by serving its dinner menu as early as 1 p.m. on June 16. Enjoy luxury bites like grilled king crab and seared foie gras. Prime and Provisions is sure to dazzle any Father Figure with their spectacular culinary creations. 

Fig and Olive

Treat your dad to a culinary experience for Father’s Day at Fig and Olive featuring Baharat-Rubbed Cowboy steak with Pickled Jalapeno Chimichurri and a gorgeous array of a la carte meals. This is sure to be an exceptional experience to spoil your Father. 

Bar Pendry 

Treat dad to a Wagyu Beef Burger cooked to order with a sesame bun alongside a bottle or draft beer. After Enjoying your meal make sure to head up to the 24th floor for a drink at the Riviera-inspired rooftop lounge, Chateau Carbide where you’ll find half-price seasonal botes, bottles of absinthe, and mixologist selected flights. 

Old Town Pour House

For Father’s Day Old Town Pour House is offering a unique Brews and Bites tasting menu from June 10 to June 16. Priced at just $29.95 per person, this tasting menu has been crafted to delight taste buds with perfect pairings. 

Hard Rock Cafe

For lover’s of Rock and Roll, Chicago’s Hard Rock Cafe is offering a limited time menu featuring a Steak Frites entree and a smoked Old Fashion cocktail. This special is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on June 16. 

Shedd Aquarium 

The Shedd Aquarium is the perfect spot for some Father’s Day family fun. Enjoy exhibits from friendly dolphins to deep sea dwellers with a stunning view of both the city skyline and Lake Michigan. 

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