The Big List Of Father’s Day Special Offers From San Diego’s Bars, Restaurants, and MerchantsEat + Drink Celebrate Dad this Father's Day with one of these special offers from San Diego businesses!
With Father’s Day and the first weekend of summer overlapping this year, there’s double the reason to celebrate. To honor the occasion, some of your favorite San Diego bars, restaurants, and merchants are offering fun ways to celebrate dad.
From the ultimate grill kit to a cooking class with Top Chef All-Star alums Brian Malarkey and Bryan Voltaggio, to a delicious steak at Born & Raised, or a day spent indulging in all his favorite things, let’s make dad feel spoiled on his special day!
Consortium Holdings’ Born & Raised will be opening its doors for the first time since Covid on Father’s Day! The iconic American steakhouse located in Little Italy will be open from 5:00-10:00pm Monday to Thursday, 5:00-11:00pm Friday, 4:30-11:00pm Saturday, and 4:30-10:00pm Sunday. Treat dad to some high-end steaks, cocktails, glitzy decor and stay for the views on the rooftop patio. Dad will certainly be impressed! Reservations can be made here.
Spend Father’s Day in the Gaslamp at The Smoking Gun. The downtown spot will feature a Steak and Old-Fashioned Dinner for $25. Dinner includes a classic New York Strip steak served alongside signature house-cut Thick Chips, and a Russel’s Reserve 10-year-Old Fashioned to sip. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this dining experience. Please email info@thesmokinggunsd for more information.
Carnivore dads are sure to get all fired up about Rare Society’s Father’s Day Grilling Bag. Available for pickup Thursday, June 18, from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Rare Society. The Father’s Day Grilling Bag includes: 1, 5lb Marinated Tri-Tip; 1, Whole Citrus Marinated Spatchcocked Chicken; 4, 3oz Filet Mignon Medallions; 4, 4oz Kielbasa Sausages; 4 Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers; House Made BBQ Sauce; Santa Maria Style Salsa; and TRG Grilling Spice Mix. Orders can be placed in advance here.
Get your hot pot fix this Father’s Day at Mongolian Hot Pot. Enjoy dine-in or place an order for an at-home hot pot kit. Kits serve two, four or six individuals and range from $45- $120, with an option to purchase a stove and pot set for an additional cost. Guests can enjoy signature spicy and non-spicy Yin Yang Soup, choice of Supreme Lamb Shoulder or Supreme Angus Beef, fresh vegetables, handmade noodles and more, within each kit. Orders can be placed by phone and are also available through third party delivery services.
Now, we KNOW that Dad is already an expert on the grill (of course!), but if he wants to sharpen his skills, Brian Malarkey is excited to announce a very special “Cooking with Malarkey” virtual class featuring guest chef and fellow Top Chef All-Stars alum, Bryan Voltaggio. The special crossover class will take place on Friday, June 26 at 3:00pm PST, and will feature the chefs’ favorite summer grilling recipes.
The first recipe will be crafted by Chef Malarkey, with Chef Voltaggio taking over for the second dish, and the pair collaborating on a specialty cocktail recipe. In addition to the recipes and tutorials, participants will have a chance to chat with chefs Malarkey and Voltaggio about everything from their time on Top Chef, to their favorite dad jokes.
The class costs $100 and can be booked here. In addition to the class featuring Chef Voltaggio, Chef Malarkey is also offering several other Cooking with Malarkey classes throughout June and July. The hour and fifteen minute classes, which are designed to showcase some of Malarkey’s favorite dishes, include two recipes, a shopping list, a video recording of the class, and a live Q + A.
Each class invites participants into Chef Malarkey’s home kitchen, where he’ll virtually teach two recipes, while providing his cooking tips and tricks, and of course the hilarious commentary he has come to be known for. To check out the full schedule, or book a class, head to Chef Malarkey’s website here for full details.
Treat Dad to his own batch of Chef Jeremy Harville’s ultimate sticky buns (made famous at sibling restaurant, Trust) + a pint of handmade Mr. Trustee brown sugar ice cream to top it off! Available for pickup at Cardellino on Sunday, June 21, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Quantities are limited, so guests are encouraged to place their order online in advance here.
Make dad feel extra special by kicking the celebration off early, with Ranch 45’s Brewer Clifton Virtual Wine Dinner on Friday, June 19th at 6:30pm. The dinner will be led by Winemaker Greg Brewer, and will feature four courses, such as veal cutlet with grilled peaches, prosciutto and arugula, and Brandt Beef New York steak with hoja santa and polenta cake.
The dinner will highlight Brewer Clifton Wine, and will include a guided tasting and interactive history of Brewer Clifton, Diatom and Ex-Post Facto Wines. The dinner costs $115 per person for a wine pairing, or $60 per person for the dinner, with the option to buy the wine as bottles instead (ranging in price from $30 to $100.) The class can be booked via Ranch 45’s website here, and participants can pick up their meal between 4:00 and 6:00pm Thursday, June 18 or 3:00 and 5:30pm on Friday June 19.
If you prefer to have an in-person experience, a group of 10 of your closest friends or family can enjoy dinner in Suite 101, Ranch 45’s private dining room. This exclusive seating will include a selection of library collection wines, and cost $130 per person. In addition to Ranch 45’s wine dinner, they have also teamed up with local brewery, Saint Archer, to offer the ultimate grilling boxes. Boxes range in price from $80 to $125, and include grilling items such as steak or burgers, plus accoutrements like BBQ and chimichurri, as well as a 6-pack of Saint Archer beer. Grilling boxes can be pre-ordered for pickup via Ranch 45’s website here.
AleSmith Brewing Company will commemorate Father’s Day with $5 pints of their popular .394 Pale Ale – a brew dedicated to baseball legend and Hall-of-Famer, Tony Gwynn – as well as barbecue specials honed just for dad on this special day!
Head to barleymash for a sweet and savory Father’s Day experience. The downtown eatery will feature both specialty brunch and dinner selections. Brunch items include Maple Bacon, Doughnuts, Steak and Eggs and Russel’s Reserve Single Barrel Old Fashioned, served until 2 p.m. Transition the celebration into dinner time with a Steak and Old-Fashioned combo, featuring Russel’s Reserve Single Barrel. Dinner will be available from 2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Spoil Dad with a DIY Ramen Kit from Tajima. All locations will offer fresh ingredients and a step by step guide to recreate their signature Tajima Ramen, right at home! Each kit serves four and is priced at $43. Ingredients include original Tonkotsu broth, uncooked noodles, pork chashu, half ramen egg, bok choy, green onions, fried garlic, sesame seeds and spices. Tajima will also include a free serving of house-made Mango Sake alongside all kit orders. Orders can be placed online or by phone and can also be delivered through third party delivery apps.
Treat Dad to brunch by the beach at Mavericks in Pacific Beach. Brunch is from 10:00am – 1:00pm and features a menu chock-full of specials. Cheers to Dad with $5 Bloody Mary’s, $5 Micheladas, and $10 bottles of champagne and rose. Pair your libations with an array of brunch dishes including breakfast burritos, bowls, and sandwiches. Mavericks has revamped its parking lot to accommodate additional social distance seating for guests to enjoy!
Dads can grab lunch or dinner at Bub’s @ the Beach, where they can pair their loaded tots with a tall drink of Man-mosa! Filled to the brim with Smirnoff Orange, orange juice and Bub’s house champagne, and all topped with a 12 oz. can of Miller High Life in a mini pitcher, this drink will amp up any Father’s Day feast.
Saint Archer Brewing Company is offering an unbeatable beer bundle that dad is sure to love. Swing by the brewery’s Miramar or Leucadia tasting rooms to pick up the “Father’s Day Special,” a bundle that includes two 6packs, and your choice of either a Saint Archer hat or shirt, all for $20. This weekend, the brewery is also unveiling their 7th-anniversary beer, which is available for pickup at the tasting rooms ($11.99 per 4pack,) and having a merchandise sale, making it the perfect time to stop by and stock up on all of dad’s (or your) favorites!
Treat Dad to a memorable meal when you dine at Ortega’s. Located in the heart of Hillcrest, the Mexican bistro will offer its signature Steak and Puerto Nuevo Lobster Special for just $28! The Half Lobster and Steak Special features a six-ounce lobster tail and six-ounce fire grilled steak combo, served alongside a savory huitlacoche-portobello mushroom sauce. Make sure to pair your dish with one of their hand-crafted margaritas such as the Spicy Cucumber, featuring a refreshing combination of cucumber, jalapeño, Sauza signature blue, Grand Marnier and a chile rim!
With locations in Little Italy, Bay Park and La Mesa, Farmer’s Table will offer guests a fixed Father’s Day Menu including appetizer, entrée, and dessert selections. Highlight dishes include Grilled Artichoke, Black and White Tagliolini and the Filet Mignon, which features fried gorgonzola, grilled celery root and black truffle bordelaise. The menu will be available on Sunday, June 21st beginning at 3 p.m.-9 p.m., and is priced at $45 per person.
Spend Father’s Day with Shabu Works, located in Mira Mesa. Guests can opt to dine-in or enjoy an exclusive Shabu Shabu Home Kit, available via curbside pick-up and delivery. Serving size options include portions for two or four individuals, and kit prices range from $46- $89, with the option to purchase a personal stove and pot set for an additional fee.
All kits include the following ingredients:
- Choice of Soup Bases: Tonkotsu Pork Bone, Garlic Miso Tonkotsu, and more
- Choice of Proteins (6oz each): Chicken Breast, Sole Fillet, Angus Beef Belly, Angus Chuck Eye, Pork Belly, Pork Collar, Lamb Shoulder
- Veggie Platters: Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Tofu, Enoki Mushroom,
Shiitake Mushroom, Sweet Corn, Carrot, Spring Onion
- Assorted Fried Fish Cake & Fish Balls
- Fresh Ramen
- Steamed White Rice
- 4 Dipping Sauce Sets
Handel’s Ice Cream Del Mar Highlands makes all of their ice cream fresh daily, in-house with 175 rotating flavors to choose from & unique options like “Elvis”, “Graham Central Station” and “Heavenly Hash”. Among their specialities include their customizable cakes perfect for upcoming special occasions.
Grab a sweet treat the whole family can enjoy for Father’s Day or graduations. Handel’s Ice Cream is able to customize your ice cream cake to make your celebration that much more special. To order, call 858-925-7308 or visit here.
The La Jolla purveyor of the Southern California lifestyle is offering 20% off of schwag and 10% off of adventures for Dad! Visit their website for more info or to place orders.
The destination center is bursting with gifts for every dad, from local brands to must-indulge goodies. For the water-loving dad, grab a new pair of swim trunks from Roark, known for their adventure-seeking fabrics. If something cool is on dad’s list pick up the Cool Dad Ice Cream Pack from Salt & Straw featuring a logo dads hat and five pints of Salt & Straw ice cream including flavors like their Chocolate Gooey Brownie and Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons.
Dads who live for craft beer will delight in a six-pack from Harland Brewing or a visit to the tasting room where he can sample his way though several of their locally made brews. One Paseo’s shops and restaurants are open, making the urban village a perfect place to spend the day and find that perfect gift. Please check each retailer for hours.
Treat dad to a tasty meal on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, 2020, at Rubio’s Coastal Grill locations across California, with the purchase of another adult entrée with their Father’s Day coupon. Rubio’s offers easy ordering through the app, online here, or in-store. Those looking for the perfect last-minute gift for dad, can purchase a gift card and receive a $5 bonus coupon with every $25 gift card purchase.
Guests are encouraged to order through the Rubio’s app and Rubios.com. Rubio’s is offering free delivery on all orders of $20 or more through June 30, 2020. For more information about Rubio’s Coastal Grill and to view the menu, visit Rubio’s, Facebook and Instagram.
Happy Father’s Day, San Diego!