Jun 16, 2022 - Things to Do

Father's Day ideas for North Texas dads

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Treat the dads in your life to some special experiences around Dallas this weekend. We put together a list of places to check out for Father's Day.

1. Friendly competition
  • Electric Shuffle: This bar in Deep Ellum pairs shuffleboard with booze and food. There's also a brunch option on weekends. Pro tip: Make a reservation.
  • Whiskey Hatchet, because what dad doesn't want to throw an ax?
  • Crush It!, a Grapevine lounge offering virtual reality games, was inspired by the owner's late father, who ran his own business for over 25 years.
2. Honor a parent's legacy
  • Lockhart native Terry Black passed down generations of barbecue knowledge to his twin sons, who now run Terry Black's BBQ in Deep Ellum.
  • If you aren't close to your dad, use the day to celebrate any parental figure. Val's Cheesecakes on Greenville Avenue commemorates a tradition the owner started with his mother to bake dessert together every Sunday after she was diagnosed with cancer.
3. A little self care never hurt
  • Your pops probably doesn't know he needs a pedicure. If you're looking to turn the pedi into an experience, check out the Spa at The Joule.
4. Laugh a little
  • If your dad is a sucker for jokes, Bullzerk has plenty of T-shirts featuring witty one-liners about North Texas. There are locations in Dallas and The Colony.
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