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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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Take Dad to Fadó Irish Pub to watch the Copa América Centenario quarterfinals, when there will be game-day specials and tournament-inspired T-shirts (for those who forgot to snag a Father's Day gift). For details, go to

The Bonanno Concepts restaurant family will be offering deals for dads today. Russell's Smokehouse will serve up half-price ribs for all dads, Bones will serve a complimentary bottled beer with purchase of an entree, dads at Osteria Marco can get a complimentary draft beer with purchase of an entree, Lou's Food Bar is offering a complimentary Manmosa with purchase of a brunch entree, and
Vesper Lounge will pour a complimentary draft beer with purchase of a lunch entree. For more information, contact the restaurants.  

If your dad is the beer-drinking type, the Thirsty Lion downtown is offering half-priced flights of beer for dad all day long. Contact the pub at 303-623-0316 for more information. 

The Ghost BBQ will offer a free pint of beer or a free Bloody Mary for dads who order an entree during Father’s Day brunch. The Boulder BBQ joint will also serve up $2 sliders and 50-cent wings. Call the Ghost at 303-998-9350.  

La Loma Mexican Restaurant is celebrating its last Father's Day in its current location with a Steak Tampiquena special that includes a six-ounce mesquite-grilled steak marinated in La Loma's house sauce, topped with pico de gallo and green onions and served with a cheese enchilada smothered in enchilada sauce, rice and black beans, all for $16. There will also be drink specials for Dad; find out more by calling the restaurant at 303-433-8300.

The Squeaky Bean, 1500 Wynkoop Street, is offering the “manliest of drinks” this Father’s Day: Bar manager Jack Bethel created the Alpine Amaro using a 45-minute process and nineteen ingredients, including sage, ginger, radishes, vodka and mint. The produce comes straight from the Bean Acres Farm, and the $10 drink pairs well with the Bean's brunch.

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Ben Landreth