Families and Kids

Spend Father’s Day in Tempe

Father’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 16, 2019. You’ll want to 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 a dozen delicious donuts in Tempe where to find a dozen delicious donuts in Tempe for 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.

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

Alamo Drafthouse
1140 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 795-6622
It’s  whisky and Wayne at Alamo Drafthouse! Surprise pops with a Father’s Day screening of the John Wayne classic, “Stagecoach.” He’ll enjoy the movie’s grit and glory along with the excellent curated selection of whiskey cocktails strong enough for the Duke himself.

Big Surf Waterpark
1500 N. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 994-2297
Whether he’s a Hodad or a Dude, your Dad will enjoy time spent with you at Big Surf Waterpark where dads get in free on Father’s Day. Rad!

C2 Tactical
8475 S. Emerald Dr., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 588–8802
15% off any shooting package on June 14, 15, 16. Promo code BESTDAD

Culinary Dropout
149 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 240-1601
Make a reservation (via Open Table app) for June 16th and get in on their Father’s Day Special: BBQ ribs, smoked BBQ chicken thigh, cornbread, baked beans, corn on the cob and a paper bag tallboy.

Daily Jam
310 S. Mill Ave., #A101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288
Do you remember MANCAKES from Daily Jam, formerly NCounter? Well they’re back for Father’s Day Weekend! The OG MANCAKES is a wonderful stack of awesomeness include the layered love of pancakes…and bacon…and eggs…and seasoned potatoes… what?! Don’t forget about the Swollcakes MANCAKES are layers of pancake with peanut butter, banana and walnuts. The perfect post-workout recovery meal. Even better, for every OG or Swollcakes order, $1 will be donated to First Responders through the 100 Club of Arizona. Feel good about what you’re eating this Father’s Day!

Dave & Busters
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 281-8456
Free $20 game play with purchase of $20 game play. Fathers get unlimited video game play and $3 house margaritas all day.

Kneaders Bakery & Cafe
2030 E. Elliot Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 355-0544
Start the celebration early at Kneaders. The day before Father’s Day, ​​Saturday, June 15, from 7 to 11 a.m., their famous Chunky Cinnamon French Toast is free to all dads with a purchase of an entree.

Pedal Haus Brewery | 730 S. Mill Ave. | (480) 314-2337
Pedal Haus is putting on a Father’s Day Extravaganza from open to close. The special menu includes bone in beer braised short ribs and New York strip steak;  a free branded Pedal Haus glass with purchase of a special menu item; free tee shirt with purchase of $50 (one per table, per dad while supplies last); and the first hour is free at the W6 parking structure.

Rustler’s Rooste
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044 | 602-431-6474
Take dad to the wild west this year for Father’s Day at Rustler’s Rooste. The view is unbeatable, and the food is mouthwatering good. And don’t forget the live music! Call for priority seating and large party reservations. A special menu will be offered on Father’s Day including a 2 lb. Tomahawk Steak seared in cowboy butter, fresh roasted veggies and an old classic duchess potato. This meal is so darned BIG we can’t even fit it on a plate. Limited availability so make your reservation today!

Tempe Marketplace is like Father’s Day Central, with all kinds specials that will make his day. Here’s a sample, but be sure to check out all the rest.

As You Wish Pottery
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-9100
June 14, from 5-9 p.m.
Celebrate Father’s Day with sprinkles! Donuts with Dads is a special time for kids to share donuts, spend time getting creative and making memories with dad. Pick any project for just the price of the pottery. All attendees will receive free studio fees for a savings of $7.50 per person.
Register at asyouwishpottery.com.

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar | 23 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, Arizona 85281 | (480) 557-5552
Celebrate Dad with reservations at The Keg and receive a $25 bonus gift card to enjoy on a future visit.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy. #1041, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-2920
Treat dad to brunch and beer.  All beer flights are half price for dads on Father’s Day. He can pair those beers with brunch dishes like the Breakfast Burrito, Huevos Rancheros and Fresh Berry Waffles.

Massage Envy
Tempe Marketplace | 1900 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Ste. 150, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 446-3689
Pamper pops with two 60-minute massage sessions with a Rapid Tension Relief enhancement for $120.

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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.