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Father’s Day is right around the corner, and you may still be scrambling to plan something special for Dad. If this is the case, don’t panic. Whether Dad loves BBQ, golf or motorcycles, there are plenty of fun events around town that will make his day.
Let Dad eat to his heart’s content at Bass Bay Brewhouse’s Father Day Brunch Buffet. Overlooking Bass Bay, this casual supper club is the perfect locale to indulge in Wisconsin-inspired comfort food while taking in gorgeous lakefront scenery. The brunch buffet lasts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $24 for adults and $14 for kids. Children 4 and under eat free. Reservations are strongly suggested.
(414) 377-9449; S79 W15851 Aud Mar Dr., Muskego
Steins of German beer for adults, carnival rides for kids and a delicious pig roast for everyone makes this event fun for everyone in the fam. Dads can download the Bavarian Bierhaus app to get their second beer free. (If pork isn’t your thing, chicken will also be available). Admission is free, and the event goes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. First come, first serve.
(414) 236-7000; 700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale
Enjoy classical and pops programming courtesy of the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra chamber group, who will be playing the first concert of the Chamber Series at SummerStage of Delafield. Try craft beers from Delafield Brewhaus while the kids partake in a golf contest. Dads can enjoy the beer tasting for free, and with a receipt from the Delafield Brewhaus, grab a complimentary brat. Kids get free hot dogs. Tickets range in price between $8 and $17. Family tickets are $40.
(262) 337-1560; West 329 North 846 County Hwy. C, Delafield
Bring Dad to the Milwaukee County Zoo, where all dads get free admission this Father’s Day. Trek around the zoo compound and check out animal dads like Stan, a Bactrian camel who is the father to baby camel George, born on May 22. Prairie Farms Dairy will be offering delicious special samplings from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., while supplies last. The Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Father’s Day.
(414) 245-5466; 10001 W. Blue Mound Rd.
Climb aboard the Harbor Lady for a scrumptious 3-course brunch featuring mimosas, bagels and lox, fresh fruit plates, baguette french toast, vegetable and egg frittatas, bacon, breakfast potatoes and seasonal dessert. Don’t forget to snap some pictures with Dad in front of the downtown Milwaukee cityscape and Lake Michigan shoreline. Adult tickets are $50, and children’s are $25. The first cruise runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the second goes from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
(414) 276-7447; 106 W. Wells St.
It’s no secret that Lowlands Group restaurants (Café Bavaria, Café Benelux, Café Centraal and Café Hollander) know how to do brunch. This Father’s Day, treat dear ol’ Dad to a European-inspired brunch at one of the seven area cafés, where he’ll receive a free Lowlands Brewing Collaborative bier. Brunch runs until 3 p.m.
Meat-loving dads will not want to miss Mason Street Grill’s Father’s Day specials. Dads can choose from a king cut ($45) or queen cut ($32) of garlic and herb crusted prime rib accompanied by roasted garlic mashed potatoes and truffled creamed spinach. With the meal, bottles of select wines will be offered at special prices, such as the 2013 Duckhorn Migration Pinot Noir ($74) and 2009 Chimney Rock Tomahawk Cabernet ($272). Dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
(414) 298-3131; 425 E. Mason St.
Allgauer’s Father’s Day brunch offerings are hard to beat: assorted smoked sausage and Wisconsin cheese, a banana foster and peach cobbler station, beer-mosas, crab legs, fresh baked goods, ham and prime rib carving stations, made-to-order omelets, smoked salmon and trout, a waffle bar and more. You can count on Dad heading back for seconds… or even thirds. $29 for adults and $15 for children; kids 4 and under eat free. Brunch goes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(414) 359-9823; 11600 W. Park Pl.
Fancy brunches and orchestra music not quite your dad’s speed? Take him to the Harley-Davidson Museum to admire 114 years of fascinating Harley history. Afterwards, grab burgers and beer at MOTOR Bar & Restaurant. Dads get in free with paid adult admission ($20).
(414) 287-2789; 400 W. Canal St.
The Racine Zoo is hosting its second annual Father’s Day Putt-Putt Golf Tournament and BBQ. Tickets include admission to the Zoo, a BBQ catered lunch, a Father’s Day craft station, draft beers for Dad, family photos, raffles and prizes, and participation in the 18-hole Putt-Putt Golf Tournament. Tickets are $25 for Zoo members and $35 for non-members. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m.
(262) 636-9189; 2131 N. Main St.