How to Celebrate Father's Day 2016 in Baltimore

by Jennifer Waldera on Jun 14, 2016 in Roundups

While your dad may have smiled and thanked you for your tie, mug, or gift card on previous Father’s Days, let’s be honest: you should probably up your gift-giving game. This year, give Dad what he really wants: libation-related gifts that keep on giving. Some of these even offer the opportunity to swill together, because the best gift is time spent with you.

Gifts to Give

Is Dad sporting some whiskers? Help him protect them while he swills suds with the Whisker Dam. Use #Fatherhood to get a deal on the Whisker Dam plus a coaster and leather pouch.

If Dad loves sweets as well as booze, Parfections is the spot for sweet treats for Father’s Day. Brandied chocolate covered cherries (brandy infused cordial cherries) are an ideal option, as are flavored truffles like the Painkiller (named for the Caribbean-style cocktail), Grand Marnier, Tequila and Lime, Mojito and Mint, and Pineapple and Rum. They also offer nearly a dozen truffles infused with beer from Heavy Seas, Young’s, Stone Brewing Company, and Guinness.

Does Dad like to explore new booze? You’re in luck this year. If he’s a fan of whiskey, grab a bottle of either Sagamore or Old Line’s new whiskey, both brand new. If Dad’s not a whiskey fan, fear not. In the last few months, Baltimore Whiskey Company has created brand new bottles including their Shot Tower Gin, 1904 Apple Liqueur, and Charles Street Apple Brandy.

Blackwater Distilling produces a top quality vodka, Sloop Betty, with a label Dad will surely enjoy as much as the liquor itself. This distiller’s newest option, Picaroon Maryland Rum, will likely also make your father’s day. While not local, Rujero Singani is newly available locally, and is another boozy way to wow dad on his day.

Is Dad a drinker and a reader? Grab this book for him for Father’s Day to read while he’s sipping his favorite spirit: Forgotten Maryland Cocktails: A History of Drinking in the Free State.

Want to spend a little time with Dad and enjoy liquor? Gift Dad with a daytrip after Father’s Day. Drive just a couple hours to enjoy time together on the water followed by hooch and food. 

Bars and Restaurants to Visit with Dad

Alexander’s Tavern
Stop in to Alexander’s on Father’s Day and Dad gets both a free Natty Boy and a free scratch-off ticket. (710 S Broadway; 410-522-0000)

La Cuchara
If Dad is into the food scene in Baltimore, there’s no doubt he’ll be excited to be one of the first to visit La Cuchara’s brunch which launches on Father’s Day. The Woodberry-based spot is featuring twists on brunch classics, seasonal mimosas, and Bloody Marys from 11 am - 2:30 pm. (3600 Clipper Mill Rd.; 443-708-3838)

Rusty Scupper
If Dad is into Sunday-Funday, this reliable seafood spot should be the destination on Father’s Day. June 19th is the opening of Rusty Scupper’s new Sunday Funday on their topside deck with food and drink specials as well as live music from the Jimmy Buffett cover band Jerry Wade Music. The Sunday Funday menu, from 4 - 8 pm, will include Delaware oysters, jumbo Gulf shrimp cocktail, authentic Maryland lump crab cake sandwiches, and black angus burgers alongside their signature Scupper Sunset cocktail with coconut rum, triple sec, orange and pineapple juices, sprite, grenadine as well as martinis and wines by the glass. (402 Key Hwy.; 410-727-3678)

Heavy Seas Alehouse
If Dad’s a fan of craft brews, there’s no reason not to pop into Heavy Seas Alehouse on Father’s Day. Dads eat free (with an entree purchase) and if you purchase a growler fill, Dad gets his growler filled for free as well. (1501 Wilson Blvd.; 703-879-4388)

Photo via Flickr user Nico Kaiser

Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Shiner Beer Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Irma Relief

Shiner Beer Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Irma Relief

As hurricanes continue to devastate the US some breweries are helping out, including most recently The Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. ...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Sep 19, 2017
Baltimore's Best Local Fall Beers

Baltimore's Best Local Fall Beers

As we work our way into the cooler months, it can be slightly more challenging to find a way to warm up with a quality local brew. Here, we have a few...read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Sep 19, 2017
You Can Get Drunk on Popcorn Now, If You Really Want To

You Can Get Drunk on Popcorn Now, If You Really Want To

A U.K. based company is making alcohol-infused popcorn at 5% ABV, if you really feel compelled to get drunk off your movie snack....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Sep 12, 2017
SPONSORED
Visit Drink Baltimore on Your Phone
Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017 in Baltimore

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest 2017 in Baltimore

Oktoberfest celebrations are beginning already. Nearly two months of beer swilling and sausage eating? We're in. Prost!...read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Sep 12, 2017
A Washington Distillery Makes Pickle Vodka and We're Into It

A Washington Distillery Makes Pickle Vodka and We're Into It

Blue Spirits Distilling has created a 120-proof, pickle flavored vodka that is just begging to be poured into your next Bloody Mary....read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Sep 12, 2017
You Can Now Drink Red Wine Out of a Forty, Just in Time for Fall

You Can Now Drink Red Wine Out of a Forty, Just in Time for Fall

If you're mourning the end of rose-in-a-forty season, don't worry: Forty Ounce Wines is now producing its first red wine in a forty, just in time for ...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Sep 11, 2017
The Elephant is Unveiling a Second-Floor Speakeasy

The Elephant is Unveiling a Second-Floor Speakeasy

Mt. Vernon's The Elephant is opening a gorgeous new upstairs speakeasy concept....read more ›

by Jennifer Waldera Sep 6, 2017
Lagunitas Brewing Co. Has Launched a Cannabis Beer

Lagunitas Brewing Co. Has Launched a Cannabis Beer

Working with CannaCraft Inc., a cannabis-extract manufacturing facility in nearby Santa Rosa, Lagunitas created the SuperCritical Ale, flavored with t...read more ›

by Alexander Frane Sep 6, 2017
Carnival Cruise Lines has Opened the First Brewery at Sea

Carnival Cruise Lines has Opened the First Brewery at Sea

The Miami-based Carnival Cruise Lines has hopped aboard the microbrewing trend with the founding of RedFrog Brewery, the first ever craft brewery on a...read more ›

by Jessie Donofrio Sep 6, 2017
Things No One Asked For: The Guzzle Buddy Beer Bottle Glass

Things No One Asked For: The Guzzle Buddy Beer Bottle Glass

One company is making glasses you can screw right into the top of your beer bottle....read more ›

by Ryan Hudak Sep 6, 2017
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close