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Ten Top Places to Take Dad in Denver on Father's Day

Before Dad starts firing up the grill, give him the gift of a day off at one of these special Father's Day events:

Rackhouse Pub, Ratio Beerworks and Epic Brewing will host another River North progressive beer/cider dinner today, this time in honor of Father's Day. The Father's Day Freedom Trail begins at Ratio, where the brewery will offer a beer and a Buffalo chicken crepe from Crepeful. Then it's on to the Rackhouse for hop-rubbed St. Louis spare ribs, scalloped cheddar potatoes, salt-and-vinegar taro chips, stave-smoked BBQ sauce, a cider from C Squared Ciders (which is located in the same building), and a beer from Bierstadt Lagerhaus. Course three, at Epic Brewing, is dessert from the Preservery and a beer. There are various seatings between noon and 6 p.m. Tickets, $45, are available at

To mark Father's Day, Distillery 291 released Barrel No. 100 of its 291 Colorado Whiskey on Wednesday, and bottles of the whiskey will be available for purchase in the tasting room today. The whiskey was produced in the distillery’s original copper still and has been aging for sixteen months in a fifteen-gallon barrel; it's the longest-aged whiskey ever produced by the Colorado Springs distillery. Check out for more information. 

Head to Declaration Brewing today for a Father's Day brunch celebration starting at noon. Matt's Snack Shack will be featuring a special brunch menu, and Declaration Brewing will be serving up cold beer and beermosas on special for $5. At 2 p.m., Happy Cones CO will hit the scene with some ice cream to keep you cool. Call the brewery at 303-955-7410 for more information.  

ViewHouse Centennial is holding a Father’s Day edition of its Sunday buffet brunch today. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., you can dig into dishes like eggs Benedict skillet casserole, baked breakfast nacho chilaquiles, Stranahan’s Whiskey brisket and more, and wash it down with drinks from a root beer float station and a DIY Bloody Mary bar. The brunch is $36.95 for adults, $9.95 for kids (ages six to twelve) and free for kids ages six and under. An a la carte brunch menu will also be available. For reservations, contact the restaurant at 303-790-8439.

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