Families and Kids

Spend Father’s Day in Tempe

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18, 2023.

This Father’s Day, we hope that spending some quality time with the dads in your life is on the itinerary. Whether you like to celebrate Father’s Day in a more traditional, classic way or if you prefer to buck the norms in favor of a bucket list adventure, Tempe has endless options for showing your dad how much you appreciate all he’s done for you over the years.

Here are a few dad-approved ways to celebrate your old man this Father’s Day:

Dad-Centric Dining & Gift Ideas

June 18: National Dad Bod Day at Pedal Haus Brewery

730 S. Mill Ave. #102, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 314-2337
Head to Pedal Haus Brewery to celebrate National Dad Bod Day (yes, that’s June 18). Dad-only specials include a $1 first beer or $5 stein, half off merch, growlers and growler refills and a $35 “Dad Bod” meal —12-ounce prime rib, baked potato and a Day Drinker Light Lager — all day long!

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Four Peaks Brewing Co.

1340 E. 8th Street, #104, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9967
For those with a hops-loving pops, head to Four Peaks Brewing Co.’s 8th Street Brewery for such specials as the BBQ Platter, Surf and Turf, and grilled Pork Chops — all of which pair perfectly with a brew or two. Bonus: Check out the merch area for last-minute gifts for dad. Here you’ll find everything from mugs and hats to golf shirts and growlers!

Retail at Four Peaks Brewing Co.
Retail at Four Peaks Brewing Co.

June 16-18: Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
Tempe Marketplace | 2030 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 966-7427
This Father’s Day, Lucille’s invites the dads in your life to leave the grilling and smoking to them. Get the entire family together for a delicious feast of slow-smoked barbecue, classic sides and complimentary biscuits. Bonus: Dads get a $10 bonus cards throughout  Father’s Day weekend.  Visit the website for additional details.

June 18: “Dad-Style” Brunch at Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits
Located inside The Westin Tempe | 11 E. 7th St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Treat dad to a special Father’s Day brunch at Terra Tempe Kitchen & Spirits, serving up delectable, dad-style dishes and cocktails alongside a live DJ playing your ol’ man’s favorite tunes from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 18. Guests can enjoy the limited-time menu specially curated by executive chef Mario Ventura, including Father’s Bagel Brunch Burger on an everything bagel with chipotle aioli, fried egg, and smashed potato hash, Papa’s BBQ Babyback Ribs, and more! Additionally, Terra Tempe is offering Almost Bottomless “Dad-mosa” Beer Cocktails and a Build-Your-Own Brunch Tower Dad Style, allowing guests to create unique brunch towers featuring four signature dishes. To book a reservation, call (480) 968-8885.

June 18: Father’s Day Tipsy Tea Party at Drink Me! Tea Room
Forefather’s Day, Drink Me! Tea Room invites dads to enjoy one of the many special-tea cocktails available during June’s Hamilton-inspired Tipsy Tea Party on Sunday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This special discounted tea party includes one delicious cocktail made with our premium spirits and house-made tea syrups. Your special reservation (required) will also include a tray of sweets and savories selected to perfectly pair with our cocktails. Regular tea service is also available on Father’s Day.

Cool Experiences To Share Dad

June 17: Desert Botanical Garden

Celebrate the rad dads in your life at Flashlight Nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on June 17 at Desert Botanical Garden. Dads get in free with a paid child admission. Cool off with free popsicles for the dads and a discount on beers at garden bars! Plus, enjoy the Garden at night with the entire family at Flashlight Nights. Tickets must be purchased in advance at dbg.org, and use promo code DADS23 at checkout.

Father's Day at Desert Botanical Garden

June 17: Phoenix Rising FC vs. Louisville City FC

With the Phoenix Rising FC’s stadium now located at 38th & Washington streets, game days couldn’t be any more convenient — just a few stops from Downtown Tempe via Valley Metro Rail. Treat dad with tickets to the team’s match versus Louisville City FC Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m., and be sure to treat him to a beer and some merch while you’re there!

Phoenix Rising FC Soccer
Photo credit: Michael Rincon

Book A Tee Time with Your Papa at Papago Golf Club
5595 E. Karsten Way, Phoenix, AZ 85008 | (602) 275-8428
With a name like Papa-go, the Father’s Day puns write themselves. In all seriousness, this hidden gem in the heart of Greater Phoenix — home of the nine-time NCAA Championship winning Arizona State Sun Devil Men’s and Women’s golf teams — was recently described as “the coolest practice facility in college golf.” What more could dad possibly ask for? Lucky for you, public tee times are as low as $50 per person. No matter what time you hit the links, be sure to swing by Lou’s Bar and Grill for refreshing drinks, delicious bites and an exceptional golf course view from the patio.

Phoenix Rock Gym

1353 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-8322
Take your dad to experience the world of indoor climbing at Phoenix Rock Gym. Explore the thirty foot high walls with over 17,000 square feet of climbing surface. No experience is necessary! Hours are 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Phoenix Rock Gym

Challenge Dad to an Axe-Throwing Competition

Tempe is home to a variety of axe-throwing venues, all of which offer experts/coaches to help you learn proper axe-throwing techniques.

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LumberJaxes Axe Throwing

June 17 & 18: As You Wish Pottery
Tempe Marketplace | 2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-9100 
Whether painting is your or your dad’s idea of quality time matters not! It’s actually deciding what to paint that’s the tough decision. No matter what you choose, be sure to book your Father’s Day weekend studio reservations in advance (highly recommended) to take advantage of FREE studio fees for the dads in your party.

Check a hot air balloon ride off dad’s bucket list
Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Co. | 715 E. Covey Ln. #100, Phoenix, AZ 85024 | (480) 299-0154
Give the gift of an unforgettable experience with Rainbow Ryders’ one-hour sunrise hot air balloon ride. This Father’s Day, Rainbow Ryders is offering a fixed rate of $169 per person for a shared basket flight with this gift card special. Father’s Day gift cards featuring this discount are non-refundable, redeemable starting June 20 and are valid for one year from the purchase date. (Blackout dates apply.)

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