Brunchfaced: The Ultimate Father's Day Guide
They say a way to a mans heart is through his stomach. So, for Father’s Day this weekend, I’ve put together my ultimate guide on where dads can get brunchfaced and eat to their hearts content! The list is full of beer, bbq, steak, pizza and manmosa’s, so make sure dads are coming ready to feast!
10 Barrel Brewing Co. - East Village
10 Barrel Brewing Co. is hosting its first-ever Father’s Day BBQ from 12–6 p.m. on Sunday, June 16. The East Village brewpub will be transforming its outside deck into a backyard paradise – complete with bags, shuffleboard, games, and of course, beer. For $20, guests will receive a BBQ feast from Chef Tommy Fraioli which includes two meats and two sides. Worried about missing the U.S. Open? 10 Barrel will be broadcasting the tournament on their 12-foot projector screen. Bonus: the 10 Barrel staff will be bringing their dads by, so you can meet the men behind the stellar staff!
Dads who brunch can up the ante with a trip to Bub’s @ the Beach, where they can pair their Gravy and Biscuits with a tall drink of Man-mosa, prepared with Smirnoff Orange, orange juice and Bub’s house champagne, all topped with a 12 oz. can of Miller High Life in a mini pitcher. If this doesn’t amp up your Father’s Day, nothing will!
Celebrate dad this Father’s Day with craft beer and live jazz at The Westgate Hotel. Enjoy a selection of micro-brews while listening to the sweet saxophone sounds of the Charlie Arbelaez Quartet and indulging in the Westgate’s award-winning Sunday Brunch. Each dad will also be gifted a unique Westgate beer pint. Boasting an impressive selection of brunch favorites, menu options include a made-to-order omelet station, eggs benedict, a carving station, fresh seafood and sushi, mini doughnuts, an ice cream bar and more.
Celebrate Father’s Day with a good old-fashioned tailgate party at The Pioneer, where Executive Chef Hanis will do what he does best: barbecue! In a partnership with Mike Hess Brewing, the tailgate will start at noon, and will feature The Pioneer’s special Father’s Feast plate, complete with grilled tri-tip, ribs, links and two sides for $20.95. Be sure to pair this with an ice-cold brew for good measure!
For those whiskey-loving dads, head to Wood Ranch in Mission Valley for great food and Whiskey Flights. Each flight comes with three 1oz tasters, with several menu options such as ‘The American Made’, ‘Rye Nit’, or the popular ‘Build Your Own’ flight. Prices start at $15 and up. Bourbon & BBQ sounds like a Father’s Day match made in heaven!
Amici’s Ristobar at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch is partnering with Hess Brewery to celebrate dads. Stop in from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Father’s Day to enjoy an assortment of Hess Brewery beers and keep the pint glass! After the toast, chow down on the Prime Rib Special all-day for only $30.
Family owned Cali Comfort in Spring Valley are BBQ heavyweights! Award-winning slow smoked Pork Ribs, BBQ Wedding Beans, “Wicked” Peach Cobbler, California Tri-Tip dishes, there’s something for every dad to fill their bellies with BBQ bliss. Go big or go home with the monster marys with a thick juicy piece of their candied bacon or one of their giant cali fish bowls! Dads who dine at the restaurant on fathers day will receive a free black Cali Comfort BBQ tote bag while supplies last.
Fish Shop - Multiple Locations
Show your dad you think he’s a catch by treating him to lunch or dinner on Fish Shop’s outdoor patio at any of their four Southern California locations - Pacific Beach, Point Loma, Encinitas and even Hermosa Beach. On Sunday, June 16th, each dad who comes in will be handed an envelope with either 20 % off their next meal, a $10 Gift Card or coupon for free alcoholic beverage (with purchase of meal on your next visit). At Fish Shop, you can create your own custom tacos, sandwich, salad or plate, or choose from favorites like the Coconut Shrimp or oysters.
Head to Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas for $7 BEER-Mosas until three p.m., featuring fresh-pressed grapefruit juice and Ballast Point Sculpin, followed by a special Father’s Day dinner complete with a 10 oz. New York Strip Steak prepared with a black garlic demi-glace, and served with crispy cipollini onions and brie croquets. Finish on a sweet note with their Homemade Apple Pie crafted with a white chocolate crumble.
Go big for Father’s Day and celebrate with a Central Texas-style BBQ at Grand Ole BBQ’s Flinn Springs location in East County San Diego. Sink your teeth into tender and high-grade meats, that are smoked on a real BBQ pit. Favorite dishes include the Brisket Sandwich, Pulled Pork Sandwich, St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs and Beef Short Ribs. The outdoor venue is a great place to bring the entire family for good food, live music, horseshoes, retro jukeboxes, and a kid’s play area. Guests can enjoy live music from Trevor McSpadden from 1–4 p.m.
Beer with brunch? Yes, please! Celebrate with dad at Carlsbad’s Toast Gastrobrunch, where he can delight in $3 draft beers, and delectable morning options such as their Coconut Pistachio Kanafee, fried chicken and pancakes or the gigantic breakfast burrito! If dad is bloody mary obsessed like me, you’ve got to try their green bloody mary made with house-made tomatillo mix and gin!
Upper East Bar - East Village
Kick-back and relax with Dad on one of the best rooftops in downtown San Diego. Toast to him with Kimpton Solamar’s specially crafted lager made in collaboration with 32 North Brewing Company while enjoying views of the famed Petco Park and the stunning downtown skyline. Some menu favorites sure to cater to Dad’s taste buds include the J6 Burger, Bistro Steak and Herbed Fries and Grilled Pork Chop.
The Lazy Hippo in Downtown San Diego is inviting dads to wake up and celebrate by enjoy delicious breakfast and lunch fare, while toasting with a specially selected $4 draft beer and $1 house whiskey special. Dads can also grab a house-made bloody mary with a super secret family recipe or sip on a fresh mimosa!
Show dad how much he means to you with a trip to Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill, where you can treat him to a Messy Sundaewhen you mention you’re celebrating Father’s Day. Be sure to try one of their coveted woodfired pies, because after all, this San Diego staple has been around for 30 years for a reason!
Join San Diego’s favorite Gaslamp District hangout, barleymash, for a Longbranch Old Fashioned, neatly accompanied with your finest barleymash Dad hat! That’s right - on Father’s Day, when dad orders an Old Fashioned made with Longbranch Bourbon, he will get a free hat. And you can never have too many hats! So bring your dad in for brunch, where he can indulge in the Eggs and Meat plate, or later in the day for burgers or flatbreads…just don’t forget to order the Old Fashioned.
From Maple Bacon Bourbons and Ultimate Daddy Marys to MANmosas, Dad will love the spirit forward drinks and sweet and savory brunch dishes offered at 20|Twenty Grill, inside the new Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Father’s Day brunch will be served from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will feature hearty favorites such as Whole Hog Omelets, Shaved Prime Rib Hash, and Bananas Foster French Toast as well as a selection of shareables, creative grains and traditional breakfast favorites.