5 ways to spend Father’s Day in Philly

He has enough ties, you never buy him the right golf balls and Mom won’t let him smoke cigars anymore. Instead of wrapping up a gift for Father’s Day, give dad an experience out and about in the city. One size fits all, and some even include bacon.

For the fan

On June 19, the Phillies are combining two classic American dad pastimes: watching baseball and wearing embarrassing Hawaiian shirts. The shirt is free thanks to a promotion from Chevrolet, but if you want to make the game extra-special, consider upgrading to a VIP package at McFadden’s. For $45 each, you’ll get a ticket to the game, a two-hour pre-game domestic draft open bar, an appetizer or sandwich, and a two-hour post-game happy hour. Obviously, you’ll also want to factor in the cost of an Uber.


For the bacon connoisseur

Jose Garces got right down to business for Father’s Day over at Village Whiskey. In addition to the usual burgers and booze, on June 19, the Center City restaurant will offer a special bacon-and-bourbon pairing. Available all day, the line-up includes five house-cured bacons, each matched with its own bourbon for $30. Who’s the favorite child? You are.

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For the art enthusiast
If Dad’s an art lover, consider buying him a membership to the Art Museum this year. Starting at $75, perks include general admission, as well as access to special events and exhibits. On Sunday, a members-only Father’s Day tour will explore the relationship between fathers and sons in the museum’s collection.

For the hops head

Ready for a Beer Week encore already? Yards offers free tours of their Delaware Ave. brewery every Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m., while the tasting room is open daily, noon-7 p.m. For an extra-special Father’s Day, consider sending him to the Poconos, where Yards is teaming up with Ledges Hotel on June 19 th for a “Blues, Brews & BBQ” celebration.


For the sommelier

Don’t let the name turn you off—Tria’s Sunday School is mostly sipping and snacking, with a side of education if you’re so inclined. This week’s featured wine is the aptly-named Father’s Watch, a Syrah blend from winemaker Jordan Kivelstadt, who named the Rhone-style red after his father’s vintage timepiece. A raclette cheese and a pilsner from PA’s own Voodoo Brewery round out the Father’s Day line-up, available at all three Center City locations.


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