Families and Kids

Spend Father’s Day in Tempe

Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 21, 2020. Spend some quality time with your dad to show him how much you appreciate all he’s done for you over the years. Tempe has lots of great options to make Father’s Day memorable. Here are a few cool ways you can celebrate with your dad.

Begin Dad’s Day with one of his favorite food groups—donuts. Treat him to some donut decadence he’ll love in Tempe. Learn more about where to find the best donuts in Tempe to spoil your dad.

Bond with your dad over some beers. Whether your dad is a true beer geek who insists on a brew that’s been deftly crafted by experts or just a guy who loves a good, cold beer, you’re in luck. Tempe has a bunch of microbreweries that create excellent beers and most also serve delicious pub fare to accompany said brews. Learn about all the choices you have for treating your pop to a fine draft in our craft breweries blog.

Is your dad really hard to shop for? Make it easy this year. Visit the MyHownd website or download the My Hownd app to find Father’s Day specials from Tempe businesses.

Many restaurants and businesses throughout Tempe offer Father’s Day specials. These specials are sure to please.

Gadzooks Enchiladas and Soup
505 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 (602) 279-5080.
Dad can build his own enchilada and get his choice of beer, Osborn Oro Margarita or the 7th Street Sangria for $10.

1160 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-0700
Dad gets a free slice of cake or Black & White cookie, while supplies last. Family meal options include brunch for four ($59.99) or eight ($109.99) with scrambled eggs, bacon, ham steak, home fries, bagels, cream cheese, fruit salad and a muffin loaf. A brisket meal box for four ($69.99) comes with sliced brisket, home-style gravy, green beans, cheddar macaroni, salad, cocktail rolls and dessert. A turkey meal box for four ($69.99) and the NY Deli Feast for 4-6 ($79.99) are also available.

VooDoo Daddy’s Steam Kitchen
1325 W. Elliot Road, Suite 106, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 659-6145
Celebrate with the family over a soul food takeout meal ($84.95) that covers all the bases: hand-battered buttermilk chicken tenders, cheese grits, gumbo, eight beignets and a six-pack of Red Stripe. Pre-orders are recommended.

Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S. Mill Ave. #102, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337
Gift Dad a free set of logo beer glasses with the purchase of one of these specials: grilled salmon with Israeli couscous and asparagus ($16.25), full rack of ribs with baked beans and coleslaw ($24.25) or the double cut bone in pork chop with creamy mashed potatoes and asparagus ($22.25).

Daily Jam
310 S. Mill Ave. #A101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288
Father’s Day is this Sunday and the BIG DADDY STACK is here to celebrate! Starting Friday, June 19, get 5 fluffy pancakes packed with the flavor of homemade apple pie, cinnamon apples and a drizzle of icing make the Big Daddy Stack something you don’t want to miss out on.

Wildflower Bread Company
6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 838-9773
For every order, Dad gets two signature chocolate chip cookies that are made in-house daily. 

Crêpe Bar
7520 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 247-8012
Still looking for something for your pops for Father’s Day? Crepe Bar has a meal kit that’s sure to make him happy! Order the meal kit (serves 2-4 people – $60) by 1 p.m. on Friday, June 19th. They will also be open on Sunday for curbside call in orders – (480) 247-8012.

LumberjAxes Axe Throwing
3105 S. Fair Ln. #100, Tempe, AZ 85282 | (480) 773-6551
This Father’s Day, head to LumberjAxes to celebrate the men we appreciate most! Come with a group, and if you bring your Dad, he gets to throw free!

Phoenix Rock Gym
1353 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
Take your dad to experience the vertical world of climbing as never before – inside at the Phoenix Rock Gym. Explore the thirty foot high walls with over 17,000 sq. ft. of climbing surface. No experience is necessary! Hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Phoenix Rock Gym

Caffe Boa
398 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9112
Caffe Boa is dine-in ready, and socially distanced! Bring Dad by for some homemade comfort food and amazing drinks.
Father’s Day Voucher Specials:

  • $48.50 for a $65 Voucher
  • Only $75 for a $100 Voucher

RigaTony’s Authentic Italian Restaurant
1850 E. Warner Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 899-1111
Celebrate Father’s Day Week at RigaTony’s with three delicious specials! Call the Italian hotline: 480-899-1111 to order or order online.

Grilled sliced chicken breast, eggplant, zucchini, cherry tomato, red bell pepper, artichoke, and capers tossed with a refreshing lemony white wine sauce and angel hair pasta. Served with our world famous antipasto salad and ciabatta bread.
Available Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. dine-in or curbside order.

A return of our most popular non-Italian special, well at least we stromboli-ized it!. Reuben Stromboli is made with shaved corned beef, aged Swiss, sauerkraut and thousand island dressing. Includes our world famous antipasto salad. Curbside only. Available Monday, June 15 through Friday, June 19 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Enjoy three delicious pasta creations served together with our world famous antipasto salad and ciabatta bread.
-SHORT RIB RAGU: Tender savory short rib beef steeped for hours with tomatoes, garlic, onion and carrots over spaghetti
-CHICKEN ALFREDO: Our own special recipe alfredo sauce with penne pasta and grilled chicken breast
-PESTO SHRIMP: Basil pesto sauce served over linguine pasta with garlic-grilled marinated shrimp
Serves one hungry Papa and two to three of his fans. A Curbside Only Special – Available Monday, June 15 through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21.

Tempe Marketplace

Tempe Marketplace is like Father’s Day Central, with all kinds of specials that will make his day.

As You Wish Pottery
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-9100
FREE Studio Fees for dad’s on Father’s Day (6/21). Paint dad a Grill Platter: Grillin’ Up for Dad class on June 12, 2020.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1041, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-2920
Free Brunch for Dads dining with their families on June 21, 2020 – 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dad receives a free entrée of his choice.
*Reservations recommended

Massage Envy
Tempe Marketplace | 1900 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Ste. 150, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 446-3689
Buy a $100 gift card and receive a $25 voucher or purchase a 12-month membership and receive a free 60-minute service.

Lucille’s BBQ
Tempe Marketplace | 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7427
Gather your friends and family for a BBQ Feast. $10 Bonus Card on Father’s Day Weekend (6/20-6/21).

Barrio Queen
Tempe Marketplace | 31 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 912-4052

Featured Father’s Day Dish: Arrachera Con Chilaquiles Rojos
Adobo marinated skirt steak served with red chilaquiles topped with melted Oaxaca cheese and Queso fresco. Served with refried beans and grilled green onions. $24.00  

Featured Father’s Day Drink: “Who’s Your Daddy” 
Jalapeño Infused Tequila, Grapefruit Juice, Lime Juice, Agave and a side Prickly Pear Syrup to pour over. 

Takeout Package Specials

  • $38 Takeout for 3-4 PPL includes: 4 cheese Enchiladas (red spicy sauce or green mild sauce). Any 4 Tacos, Mexican Rice Black Beans, Chips & Salsa, 8 Mini Churros
  • $55 Takeout for 5-6 PPL includes: 6 cheese Enchiladas (Red spicy sauce or Green mild sauce) Any 6 Tacos, Mexican Rice, Black Beans, Chips & Salsa, 12 Mini Churros
  • Take Out Margarita Kits: Dobel Silver Bottle $29, “Casa Margarita Kit” $45, “The Peoples Margarita Kit” $55, “Paloma Kit” $55, “The Skinny Chola Kit” $70, “El Don Kit” $90
Amy Griglak
Written Amy Griglak

Originally from California, Amy loves to travel, go for runs, read all kinds of books, enjoy all things Disney, drink caramel macchiatos and explore new places and old favorites with her husband and two kiddos.