Where to Dine on Father's Day in Seattle

From beer floats to BBQ, our 10 best spots to celebrate dad

Nothing says Father's Day like a frosty beer from Chuck’s Hop Shop.

Is your dad a beerhead? A foodie? A bourbon man? A soccer fan? Across Seattle, father's can choose their own adventure to celebrate their big day. 

Bookstore Bar
As a father of two girls, Bookstore Bar’s chef Chris Lobkovich wants guests to have two choices for their Father’s Day festivities. If you’re a meat man, the $26 BBQ menu has slow-roasted Carlton Farms pork ribs with cole slaw and baked beans. Seafood-lovers will enjoy a bona fide Louisiana Crawfish Boil; $29 gets you a pound of live crawfish and all the fixins’ (corn on the cob, potatoes). Served all day from 8am-10pm. Downtown.

E Smith Mercantile
For special occasions, this Pioneer Square shop clears out their wonderful wares for intimate, chef dinners. For Father’s Day, Pioneer Square Pantry's Kylen McCarthy presents Otōsan ( Japanese for father) The multi-course meal will feature foraged mushrooms, lamb and peas, and local salmon.  A specially-crafted cocktail flight or wine pairings by Scribe Winery in Sonoma will be offered for an additional charge. 6-10 pm $85. Reservations http://www.esmithmercantile.com/products/chef-dinner-vol-3 or 206.641.7251. Pioneer Square.

Serenade Papà at Serafina. One of the only live music brunches in town, violinist Pasquale Santos will be playing this Sunday. At this idyllic Italian, devour braised lamb shoulder and eggs, roast fig flatbread, and brown-butter polenta. A kids’ menu has waffles and eggs. 2 courses: $22. 11am-1:30pm. Eastlake.

Chuck’s Hop Shop
Chuck’s Hop Shop is a must for beer-loving pops.  Known as the land of a thousand beers, choose from the rotating taps or the coolers of bottled craft beers. Grab lunch/dinner from the food trucks; the Greenwood location will have Seattle Biscuit Company and How Pickle Got Out Of A Jam and Hallava Fallafel and Jemil’s Big Easy will be parked at the Central District locale, which has a brand new patio. Kids and dogs are welcome at both shops. 10am-11pm. Greenwood and Central District.

Declared the day of Old Fashioned’s by Stoneburner’s bar manager, and devoted dad, Erik Carlson, they’ll be pouring $5 Old Fashioned’s all Father’s Day. No proof of paternity necessary; Dad’s are encouraged to bring their kids. Whether you make it for brunch or dinner, enjoy Chef Jason Stoneburner’s awesome, market-inspired fare. 10am-10pm.

At Bluebird, it’s pitchers for dad and pints for the kids. All 3 locations serve their tasty small-batch ice cream and beer, both made in house. Dads will dig the Elysian Stout and smoky-sweet Maple Hickory, while kids go gaga for Snickerdoodle and Peanut Butter. Boozy beer floats give Dad’s the best of both worlds.

Noon-10pm. Greenwood, Capitol Hill, and Fremont.

Café Presse
If Papa is a soccer fan, head to Café Presse for prime World Cup viewing. Dad deserves more than mediocre, sports bar food. At this Parisian-style café, savor French fare like steak frites, Croque Monsieurs, and lamb sausage. Games will be shown in the front room, starting at noon. 8am-2am. Capitol Hill.

Volunteer Park Café
Chef Erika Burke has created a wonderful, Sunday supper to celebrate Father’s Day. Start with a blue cheese Bibb salad, then pot roast with mash and asparagus, and  a  homemade cherry pie finish. Dinner begins at 6pm for $40/person. Wine, beer, and sodas are available at an additional cost. Reservations are required. Please call the cafe at 206.328.3155 or book online at www.alwaysfreshgoodness.com. Capitol Hill.

Duos Lounge
Enjoy a down-home BBQ at Duos Lounge. On the killer patio, sample ribs, fried chicken, and pulled pork with all the fixins’. Wash it down with great, hand-crafted  cocktails and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. 11-4. West Seattle.


Agrodolce is wooing foodie fathers with a special brunch menu. Choose from Southern Italian specialties like provolone gougères, steak n’ eggs, and Bloody Mary sorbetto. At just $14, bottomless mimosas will ensure it is the happiest of father’s days. 10am-2:30pm. Fremont.