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2022 Father’s Day Gift and Event Guide

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Experience a day with Dad in the Burgh! Celebrate Father’s Day in Downtown with the many events and specials that the city has to offer. Find outdoor fun, live performances, delicious bites, and more for the entire family!  

Events, Happenings & Other Things to Do:

Fathers Day Bucco Banger:

1:30 p.m.

This year for Fathers Day, the Pittsburgh Pirates are facing off against the San Francisco Giants! During the game, they will also be hosting a Kids Day and a Baseball Batting Cap giveaway! All Dads in attendance with their children will both receive a free Pirates Baseball Cap. 

Photo Credit: Rizzomb via Instagram

Gateway Clipper Father’s Day Cruise:

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Bring Dad out for a relaxing Father’s Day cruise aboard the Gateway Clipper! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, full-service bar, and in-house DJ entertainment while taking in the sights of the Three Rivers!

Photo Credit: Gatewayclipper via Instagram

Hard Rock Café Father’s Day Jazz Brunch and Drinks:

11:00 a.m.

Cheers to Dad at the Hard Rock Café with an ice cold, smoked High West Whiskey Old Fashioned, made in-house for this special day! While enjoying your drink take in the sounds of smooth jazz paying tribute to Steely Dan!

Photo Credit: Hard Rock Café Pittsburgh

Father’s Day Brunch at the National Aviary:

11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The National Aviary is back again this year with their delicious Father’s Day BBQ Brunch prepared by Chef Josef Karst and Atria’s Specialty Catering. After dining, enjoy everything else the Aviary has to offer!

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The Union Forge Vodka Bar Crawl:

June 13th – 19th

Take Dad out for a night on the town on the Union Forge Vodka Father’s Day Bar Crawl! Make stops at these three of Downtown’s best drinking spots for special craft beverages made using Pennsylvania’s own vodka and giveaways anytime from June 13th through the 19th! 

  • Blend Bar, is serving up a “Forged in Fire” special craft cocktail from local cigar and liquor aficionado Rocky Croyle! Enter their giveaway for a chance to win a box of Avo Cigars and Avo Travel Humidor (no purchase necessary)! 
  • Stop by The Warren Bar and Burrow and try out a “Loosen Your Tie” from the Warren’s in-house mixologist Spencer Warren. Guests are entered to win a set of Pirates tickets plus a Dinner from the Warren.
  • Finish out the crawl at Sly Fox Taphouse. Enjoy a Patio Cooler while enjoying the sights and sound of The Point! Sly Fox will be giving one lucky Father a “Brews for Dad” Portable rolling patio cooler stocked with their choice of Sly Fox Beer (no purchase necessary)!
Photo Credit: Unionforge via Instagram

Where to Shop:

Carnegie Museums:

The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh are famous for the fun and unique gifts available in their gift shops. This year they have compiled their best gifts for dad all in one place. Consider an Into Focus Camera Lens Mug for dad’s morning cup of joe, or a Thinker Statue for his office!

Photo Credit Carnegie Museums

Heinz Healy’s:

Voted as Pittsburgh’s best men’s clothing boutique by Pittsburgh Magazine, Heinz Healy’s has an amazing collection of ties, suits, and other dress clothes perfect for Dad.

Steel City:

Let everyone know your dad is a true Pittsburgher with some authentic Steel City apparel! A Pittsburgh Dad shirt is a classic, and for a real piece of Pittsburgh culture go with the World’s Greatest Jagoff tee

Photo Credit: Steel City

Five Iron Golf:

Pittsburgh’s premier golf center Five Iron Golf is offering some fantastic Father’s Day discounts on all their products and services! Get 50% off on club fittings, and 25% off on all merchandise and gift cards! You can’t go wrong with a new pair of golf gloves or a putter cover!

Amazing Books and Records:

Whether your Dad is an avid reader or a music junkie, you’ll find something perfect for him in this store’s collection of over 15,000 books and records.

love, Pittsburgh

Look no further than love, Pittsburgh when shopping for unique, locally made gifts from Pittsburgh artists and crafters! Consider an exclusive love, Pittsburgh Three Rivers Strip Pint Glass, or a Parking Chari Mini Print from Baxter & Bear of Mt. Washington

Kelly’s Sweets and Greets

Specializing in gifts, Kelly’s Sweets & Greets has a variety of gifts perfect for any Dad! From a grill set to a chocolate tie filled with a peanut butter gianduja mixed with pretzels, potato chips, and half-popped popcorn.

Dine with Dad:

1:11 Juice Bar:

Keep Dad healthy with Downtown’s newest juice bar! With more than 40 different flavors of juices, smoothies, lattes, and health shots, there’s something for everyone!

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McCormick & Schmicks:

Enjoy a Father’s Day 3-course menu at McCormick & Schmicks featuring crab and shrimp stuffed salmon, West Australian lobster tail, New York strip, or a 20-ounce bone-in ribeye! A meal fit for a king!

Grand Concourse:

Dine in luxury at the Grand Concourse’s legendary holiday buffet, available from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for Father’s Day. Salmon Rockefeller, bananas foster, or carved prime rib just name a few of the mouth-watering options available!

The Melting Pot:

Pittsburgh’s favorite fondue restaurant is offering a special menu for Father’s day this year. A choice of any cheese fondue and a salad, paired with a list of special Father’s day entrees. Don’t forget the chocolate for dessert!

Photo Credit: The Melting Pot

The Commoner:

Stop by the Commoner on Saturday or Sunday this Father’s Day weekend to partake in their Mimosa Brunch from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.!

Fogo De Chão:

This Father’s Day, Fogo De Chao wants you to forget the tie and celebrate your dad anywhere you want. This weekend only they are offering a ready-to-reheat Father’s Day Celebration package, available to-go or free delivery.

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