15 Places to Take Your Dad on Father’s Day

Show your dad some love this Father’s Day and take him to one of these special outings.

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For the Foodie

Father’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise

What better way to thank your dad than taking him on a beautiful cruise while sipping a mimosa? The Edelweiss is taking passengers for a Father’s Day brunch cruise with great views, frittatas, mimosas and more.

Father’s Day Picnic in the Park at Bavarian Bierhaus

Join the Bavarian Bierhause for a Father’s Day picnic in the park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m at Old Heidelberg Park (700 W. Lexington Blvd.). Along with a delicious menu including rotisserie chicken, burgers and brats, there will also be live music from the Alpine Blast.

Mason Street Grill Father’s Day Special

Father’s Day is a special occasion, and Mason Street Grill (425 E. Mason St.) knows that. With a special menu made just for dads, including stuffed mushrooms and a 24 oz. KC Strip, there’s no way dad will be disappointed spending an evening out.

Bottomless Manmosas at the SafeHouse

All dads should enjoy Bond’s drink of choice on Father’s Day. Enjoy a delicious brunch at the SafeHouse (779 N. Front St.), and every dad can enjoy bottomless MANmosas from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservation for Bond, James Bond, please.

Allgauer’s Bistro and Pub in the Park

For hungry hungry dads, pop over to Allgauer’s Bistro Pub in the Park (11600 W. Park Pl.) inside the Hilton Garden Inn for a buffet brunch starting at 10 a.m. Menu items include roasted ham, grilled shrimp kabobs, pepper crusted prime rib and more.

For the Family

Father’s Day Putt-Putt Golf and BBQ

Make Father’s Day a hole-in-one this year by taking him and the whole family to Racine Zoo (2131 N. Main St.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a putt-putt golf tournament and BBQ. Tickets include 18 holes, draft beers for dad, a family photo and a BBQ catered lunch.

Sky Zone Father’s Day Special

Is your dad read to jump around? Dads can jump for free at Sky Zone (W229 N1420 Westwood Dr.) starting at 11 a.m. with a purchase of a regularly priced jump time.

Father’s Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo

Have a zooper Father’s Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo on Sunday, because all dads receive free admission, no coupon necessary. Enjoy Prairie Farm Dairy products, see the new giraffe dad Bahatika and explore the new Jurassic Journey dinosaur experience.

Photo by Joel Miller; Milwaukee County Zoo

For the Beer Lover

Any Lowlands Grand Cafe

In addition to the Biers of the World (Cup), the Lowlands Grand Cafes are all honoring dads. Go to any Lowlands Grand Cafe and dads get a free bier from any of the Lowlands Brewing Collective biers. Toast dad the right way with a delicious drink.

Third Space Brewing

Cheers dad with a free beer from Third Space Brewing (1505 W St. Paul Ave.). Stop by and enjoy a beer and purchase some Third Space memorabilia, like a tshirt, six-pack or State of Craft Beer coffee book, to remember the day with dad.

For the History Buff

Harley-Davidson Museum

Bring out the Harley dad to the Harley-Davidson Museum (400 W. Canal St.) this Father’s Day for free admission. You and dad can explore the beautiful history and then grab a bite to eat when you’re done at the Motor Restaurant.

Free Father’s Day Tours at the Historic Pabst Brewery

What better way to celebrate your beer-loving dad than a free Father’s Day Tour at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery (901 W. Juneau Ave.)? Tours are free for dads accompanied by a child and tour times are noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

For the Activity Enthusiast

Milwaukee Makers Market

Get dad a special handcrafted item at the Milwaukee Makers Market at Colectivo Coffee (2301 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get him a coffee (on you) and explore the over 30 vendors the market has to offer.

Milwaukee Public Market Dining with Dad

Is your dad the foodie of the family or does he need a little refresher? Either way, treat him to a dining class at the Milwaukee Public Market with Chef Staci Joers where she’ll show him how to make beer steamed mussels, grilled rib eye, beer battered sweet onion rings and herb seasoned pasta.

Borchardt’s Father’s Day Car Show

Take the car junkie out to the Annual Borchardt’s Father’s Day Car Show (6125 S. 27th St.) starting at 9 a.m. There will be hundreds of collector cars on display as well as food and drink specials.




Caroline Blair is a digital marketing intern for Milwaukee Magazine. She just finished her sophomore year at Syracuse University studying magazine journalism and marketing. She grew up in Milwaukee and is excited to be spending her summer here interning at Milwaukee Magazine.