10 Dandy Father’s Day Destinations in LA

Picnic with Dad

Picnic with Dad

Your Daddy might want to sit home with his remote, drink a few beers and watch television all day long for Father’s Day, but DON’T LET HIM. This is a day to organize something fun for Pop! Here are some fun dining destinations and overnight hot spots.

Your Beer Loving Dad Will Enjoy the Following Destinations –

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

The family-run spot is offering $3 big pints for Pop.  The special includes 16-ounce Lazy Dog house beers and Firestone DBA. Every dad who dines at Lazy Dog on Sun. June 16 will receive a free limited edition pint glass while supplies last.  Pair the beer with Lazy Dog’s famed BBQ Baby Back pork ribs with housemade BBQ sauce, or a prime steak like the garlic-butter glazed Flatiron or bacon wrapped coulotte. 3525 W. Carson. St. (310)921-6080.

Golden Road Brewing 

Los Angeles’ largest craft brewery is boasting beer and burritos for Dad. For $12, dad will score a crisp Cabrillo Kolsch with a vegan or non-vegan breakfast burrito. The Cabrillo Kolsch is the perfect summer beer. It’s a Kölsch-style brew.  The style originated in Cologne, Germany and is hybrid, drifting somewhere between an ale and a lager.

Dad loves craft beers

Dad loves craft beers

Ale yeast is fermented at cooler temperatures, much like a lager, to create a clean, refined, smooth lager finish.  German Tradition and Opal hops lend the beer a slightly peppery aroma and flavor, lightly accented by a citrus aroma.Dad will also receive a special piece of Golden Road swag.  Dad will enjoy games on the lawn, sports on the flatscreens and a beer in his hand. 5410 W. San Fernando Rd. (213)373-4677.


Dad will want to swing by the Manhattan Beach or Long Beach location to receive a pint of beer for a penny. On Sun. June 16, Simmzy’s opens at 10 a.m. and closes on 11 p.m. 229 Manhattan Beach Blvd. (310) 546-1201 and 5271 E. Second St. (562) 439-5590.

Father’s Day with Sausage and Beer

Treat Dad to a BierBeisl’s sausage sampler platter with their five best-selling sausages: Kasekariner, Debreziner, Bratwurst, Weisswurst and Wiener, served with specialty mustards, sauerkraut and fresh horseradish for $28 per person. Chef Mairinger’s is also offering a special five-course sausage and beer tasting menu for $45. He also is preparing a 3 course lunch or dinner menu for $35. Each homemade sausage has a unique presentation and is paired with a specialty beer. 9669 S Santa Monica Blvd. (310) 271-7274.

Al Fesco Dining

Father’s Day Brunch at W Los Angeles Westwood

The W Los Angeles Westwood invites all dads to  The Backyard from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Guests can enjoy “Hair of the Dog” cocktails, signature brunch and lunch dishes, and two Father’s Day specials from Executive Chef Dakota Weiss – the Short Rib Stuffed Burger with spicy BBQ sauce, smoked cheddar, and crispy onions on a brioche bun ($18), and an Everything but the Kitchen Sink Sammy with smoked turkey, bacon, ham, salami, pickled peppers, provolone, swiss, gouda, mustard, mayo, lettuce, tomato, and red onions ($16). Reservations are recommended and can be made by visiting http://www.wlosangeles.com/thebackyard. 930 Hilgard Ave. (310)443-8218.

Red meat and wine

Red meat and wine

The Hunting Dad Will Want to Dine at Saddle Peak Lodge

Dad will enjoy a three-course brunch at a timbered hunting lodge with game trophies adorning the walls. On June 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Chef Kufek prepares a manly brunch is $55 per person and $30 for a two-course meal for children under 12.  The menu includes for Starters – Ahi Tuna Salad with peanut sesame dressing, almonds, scallions, bell pepper, oranges, carrots, cilantro, Napa cabbage, Bibb lettuce, fried wontons, House-Smoked Scottish Salmon on a bagel, dill cream cheese, capers, red onions, tomatoes, cucumbers or On The Vine Tomato Salad made with arugula, burrata cheese, shallot marmalade, pumpernickel croutons, basil vinaigrette

Main Entrée

Saddle Peak Lodge “Eggs Benedict” poached eggs, smoked bacon, sautéed spinach, shallots, country potatoes, hollandaise

Pan Seared Salmon with roasted beets, pistachios, sautéed beet greens, oranges, tarragon buerre blanc

Sliced Leg of Lamb Sandwich with focaccia, crispy onions, caramelized onions, brie, arugula, garlic aioli, sweet potato fries

Thick-Sliced French Toast topped with toasted hazelnuts, strawberry compote, whipped cream, Nutella, Vermont maple syrup

Roasted Prime Rib accompanied with brown butter mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, sautéed spinach, horseradish cream

Dessert – Dulce de Leche flan macerated berries or caramelized white chocolate pot de crème blackberries, pistachio, white fudge or apple bread pudding peanut butter ice cream

419 Cold Cyn. Rd. (818)222-3888.

IMG_1594Spa Dad

Give Dad a day to remember at the Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey with one of Spa Nautica’s Father’s Day packages.

Soothing sounds of the water, picturesque views of the marina, and the fresh air of the Pacific provides a healthy balance and the ideal backdrop for your city escape. Spa Nautica offers 7,000 square feet of serenity featuring eight treatment rooms including one couple’s suite. Customize your experience in a refreshing eucalyptus steam room, sample Mediterranean figs while curled up in our tranquility lounge, stretch out and bask in the sun on a comfortable lounge chair by the pool with an ice-cold beer. Immerse yourself in the latest spa therapies designed to stimulate your senses and cleanse your mind body and soul. His tension-relieving Therapeutic massage with a fitness gel of menthol and eucalyptus is $155. You will get a $25 voucher for yourself with every 60-minute or longer treatment purchased. 4375 Admiralty Way (310)823-1700.


Spa Montage introduces new packages and treatments designed specifically for men. Indulge Dad with a Gentlemen’s Deep Tissue Massage or a Gentlemen’s Executive Facial. To reserve, call 310.860.7840. 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills

Enjoy Father's Day at The Montage Beverly Hills

Enjoy Father’s Day at The Montage Beverly Hills


Take Dad to Parq Bar at the Montage Beverly Hills for a Gent’s Tea which includes house scotch, sliders, pie and cake for $60/person. Available Friday through Sunday from 12-3pm. Call 310.860.7886 to reserve. 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills


For the month of June, reserve Dad any shave at Gornik & Drucker at Montage Beverly Hills and he will enjoy a glass of The Macallan while he is pampered. Starting from $75. Call 310.860.7819 to reserve. 225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills

Museum Dad

Take Dad to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and afterwards enjoy a meal at Ray’s & Stark Bar. Helmed by Executive Chef Kris Morningstar, the popular Mediterranean dining destination is offering specialty brunch items that include Joe’s quiche with caramelized onions, Gruyere cheese and lettuce sourced from the restaurant’s onsite garden. Morningstar’s slow cooked eggs come with house cured ham, fingerling potatoes, ramps, and cracked black pepper. A la carte items range from $15- $29 for entrée. Doors open at 11:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. for brunch. 5905 Wilshire Blvd. (323)857-6180.

FREE Burger for Dad

This Father’s Day show your dad how much you appreciate all the big and little things he has done for you with a free burger. The Counter Burger will buy your dad a burger, when you tell the server, “My dad is a BFD.” Offer valid for one standard 1/3 lb. burger (excluding bison and market select burgers), additional and premium toppings are extra. One per Dad with a paying guest. 5779 Wilshire Blvd. (323)932-8900, 7919 Sunset Blvd. (323)436-3844 and 725 West 7th St. (213)228-7800. For other locations, go to http://www.thecounterburger.com/.