Ten Booze- and Food-Fueled Ideas to Give Dad What He Really Wants on Father's Day

Surf's up with Station 26 Brewing this Sunday.
Surf's up with Station 26 Brewing this Sunday. Station 26 Facebook page

click to enlarge Give him the meat. - OTOTO DEN
Give him the meat.
Ototo Den
Father’s Day is just a few days away, which means that panic about what to get your old man is probably setting in. It’s safe to assume that he has more than his fair share of World’s #1 Dad T-shirts and coffee mugs. This year, give Dad what he really wants for Father’s Day: booze and meat. Here are ten gift ideas that combine both ideas, from beer promotions to slices of a super-meaty pizza.

The Art Hotel’s Father’s Day Whiskey Brunch
1201 Broadway

For the brunching dad, the Art has you covered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday, June 18. Laws Whiskey is the star of this brunch (second only to Dad, of course), making an appearance in a bourbon-aged brisket omelet, a Laws pecan pie and several other items. Let the old man wash his meal down with one-ounce samples of Laws Four Grain Whiskey, Rye Whiskey and Single Barrel Whiskey. Reservations for you and Pops can be made by calling 303-572-8000.

Dad could use a lesson in grilling. - COOK STREET SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS' FACEBOOK PAGE
Dad could use a lesson in grilling.
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts' Facebook page
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts’ Father’s Day Grilling
1937 Market Street

Sure, Dad knows how to fire up the grill to make hamburgers and hot dogs for his summer get-togethers, but does he know how to make grilled steak with chimichurri? Does he know the necessary techniques for the perfect peach-barbecue pulled pork and whiskey caramel ice cream? If the answer is no, then this grilling class at Cook Street School of Culinary Arts might be right up his alley. Plus, Jagged Mountain Brewery will provide the beer to keep him engaged throughout the workshop. The class runs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and tickets are available at for $89.

click to enlarge Cheers, Dad. - FATE BREWING COMPANY'S FACEBOOK PAGE
Cheers, Dad.
FATE Brewing Company's Facebook page
Fate Brewing Company
1600 38th Street, #100
Boulder dads should all head over to Fate Brewing Company this Father’s Day to drink up and celebrate the act of siring another human. Fate is toasting all fathers this Sunday with a free pint of one of its Fate core beers, including the 2014 Great American Beer Festival gold medal-winning Laimas kölsch-style ale. The deal goes all day, so cheers to all the dads out there.

click to enlarge Meet the Meatzza. - AMELIA ALPAUGH
Meet the Meatzza.
Amelia Alpaugh
Just Be Kitchen’s Meatzza
2364 15th Street

Show some love for the Paleo padres out there. Just Be Kitchen is serving up a pizza whose crust is made entirely from Niman Ranch sausage. The Meatzza (listed as LUST on the menu) is everything you could want in a no-hassle, meaty Father’s Day meal: sausage crust, bacon-pineapple jam, kale and house hot sauce. Just Be is open on Father's Day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

click to enlarge Let Ototo grill for Dad this year. - OTOTO
Let Ototo grill for Dad this year.
1501 South Pearl Street
Treat Dad to a traditional robata grilling experience this Father’s Day at Ototo, the third in the Sushi Den restaurant family — and the one with the most grilled meats. He’s sure to be impressed with the Father’s Day specials, including dry-aged Waygu and local beef; duck breast with Tokyo onion; chicken tsukune (meatballs); and 24-hour marinated Colorado lamb, all of which are slow-grilled over hot bincho-tan charcoal. Go for brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., or dinner from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

Keep reading for more meaty, boozy Father's Day ideas...

click to enlarge Feed Dad's inner yogi with some whiskey flow. - RECREATIVE DENVER
Feed Dad's inner yogi with some whiskey flow.
ReCreative Denver
ReCreative’s Whiskey-Asana
765 Santa Fe Drive

This fit and fun idea comes a day early, so mark your calendar, then grab an extra yoga mat for Dad for a whiskey and yoga workshop. The high-energy flow, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, will stretch the old man out for a full hour before the crew from Laws Whiskey House takes over for a whiskey tasting. The class is $15 per person; purchase tickets at

click to enlarge Be sure to bring your appetite and your ticket. - MILE HIGH CAJUN FACEBOOK PAGE
Be sure to bring your appetite and your ticket.
Mile High Cajun Facebook page
Seedstock Brewery’s Father’s Day Crawfish Boil
3610 West Colfax Avenue

Nothing says bonding with Dad quite like sharing a couple of pounds of crawfish from Mile High Cajun. Seedstock Brewery will hold two seatings — at 1 and 3 p.m. — to celebrate Father’s Day, offering crawfish-only options or corn, potato and sausage, too. Pre-sale tickets are available through June 14 on Seedstock Brewery’s Facebook page.

click to enlarge Surf's up with Station 26 Brewing this Sunday. - STATION 26 FACEBOOK PAGE
Surf's up with Station 26 Brewing this Sunday.
Station 26 Facebook page
Station 26 Brewing Surf and Turf and Surf Party
7045 East 38th Avenue

Station 26 Brewing has the perfect excuse for Dad to break out his Hawaiian shirt. Starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, the brewery will throw a Surf and Turf and Surf party, offering a meat-and-seafood menu and music from the Royal Aces Surf Band. Cliché Dad jokes encouraged at this party; it’s sure to be swell.

click to enlarge There will be BBQ and there will be booze for Dad. - BRANDON MARSHALL
There will be BBQ and there will be booze for Dad.
Brandon Marshall
ViewHouse Centennial Father’s Day BBQ Brunch
7101 South Clinton Street
For brunch with a view, ViewHouse Centennial is setting up meat-carving stations, seafood towers and build-your-own omelets and waffles for Dad this Father’s Day. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pops can munch on St. Louis ribs, mac-and-cheese fritters and more for only $36.95. Reservations are encouraged and can be made at 303-997-3478.

click to enlarge Drink up to your old man. - WORLD OF BEER BELMAR FACEBOOK
Drink up to your old man.
World of Beer Belmar Facebook
World of Beer Belmar
7620 West Alaska Drive
If you truly feel attached to the World’s #1 Dad shirt for your dad, the next-best option is found at the World of Beer Belmar. With the purchase of a Blue Moon, Dad will get a World of Beer pint glass that reads, “DAD, THE MAN, THE MYTH, THE LEGEND!” Plus, if you decide to get him, say, a $25 gift card, you’ll get a $5 bonus card to use on yourself. This promotion is going on now through Father’s Day, so make a trip to Lakewood for Dad before the big day.
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Lauren Archuletta is a contributor for Westword's arts section, covering Denver's health and wellness scene. Follow her work for tips on cheap workouts and which yoga classes include mimosas and beer.