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Make Downtown Pittsburgh Your Destination this Father’s Day

Thursday, May 23, 2024

This Father’s Day, celebrate the dads and father-figures in your life with an unforgettable day around ‘tahn! From Mellon Square to Point State Park, there is a wide variety of places to see, things to do and meals to enjoy with Dad.

Here are a few reasons why Downtown Pittsburgh is the destination for all things Dad!

Treat Dad to a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner

Bae Bae’s Kitchen | Lunch & Dinner | Sunday, June 16 from 11 am – 8 pm

Treat your dad at Bae Bae’s for Father’s Day! Enjoy local, organic, ad all natural dishes and drinks. This Korean-inspired eatery treats their guests like family. We recommend the Toki Plum Sour!

Bridges & Bourbon | Brunch & Dinner | Saturdays & Sundays

Experience unique dining and cocktails with Bridges & Bourbon. Their specialty is modernistic cocktails and food that engages your senses.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse | Lunch & Dinner | Sunday 4 – 9 pm, Monday – Thursday 11:30 am – 9 pm, Friday – Saturday 4 – 10 pm

Indulge in hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood at Del Frisco’s in the Union Trust Building! Enjoy chef-driven cuisine, specialty cocktails, and live music in the heart of the city.

Eddie Merlot’s | Lunch & Dinner | Sunday, June 16 from 11 am – 9 pm

Leave the grilling to Eddie Merlot’s for a memorable Father’s Day! They will be opening early and serving their full menu, including wagyu steak, king crab legs, and more.

Fogo de Chao | Lunch & Dinner | Sunday, June 16 from 11 am – 9 pm

Experience authentic Brazilian culture and cuisine in the heart of Downtown. Fogo de Chao’s open kitchen, market table, and high quality bar create an exciting and interactive dining experience.

Gaucho Parilla Argentina | Lunch & Dinner | Lunch Hours Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am – 2:30, Dinner Hours Tuesday – Saturday 4 – 10 pm

Make delicious memories with dad at Gaucho! Their menu is filled with incredible Argentinian options, including mouth-watering wood-fried steaks.

The Tap Room at Omni William Penn | Lunch & Dinner | Sunday, June 16 from 11 am – 11 pm

Raise a glass, because draft beers are $5 all day on Father’s Day! Savor a hearty sandwich crafted just for the Day of Dads made with sirloin steak, horseradish cream and caramelized onions, served with potato salad and BBQ-seasoned chips. Nice!

Whiskey B’s | Lunch & Dinner | Sunday – Thursday 11 – 12 am, Friday – Saturday 11 – 2 am

Dad will love this new burger joint in Market Square! Choose from their wide selection of specialty burgers and extensive whiskey collection.

Love the outdoors? Go on a ‘dadventure’ of Downtown’s parks, rivers and walkways!

Mellon Square Mini Golf | Thursday, June 13 – Sunday, June 16

It’s back! Mini Golf in Mellon Square is making a return just in time for Father’s Day and the U.S. Open. Swing by Mellon Square and putt-putt your way through 8 holes for just $5!

Gateway Clipper Tour | Sunday, June 16 from 3:15 – 6 pm

Celebrate with dad aboard a Father’s Day Cruise! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, dance alongside the DJ, and experience the beautiful sights of the Three Rivers.

Whiskey Walking Tour | Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 & Saturday, June 15 at 3 pm

What could be better than a walk outdoors? A walk outdoors with whiskey of course! Explore Downtown while learning about its rich whiskey-filled history.

Dad more of an indoor guy? No problem! Downtown has plenty of offerings that don’t involve breaking a sweat

West Side Story | Tuesday, June 11 – Sunday, June 16

If Dad loves the arts, you won’t want to miss this performance! This professional production of West Side Story will be playing at the Benedum Center. Experience one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Slice of History: A Civic Season Happy Hour | Friday, June 14 from 5 – 7 pm

Is your dad a history buff? Then you don’t want to miss the Heinz History Center’s Happy Hour to kick off the Fourth Annual Civic Season! Enjoy free pizza, a cash bar, access to exhibits after hours, and the chance to connect with fellow history lovers.

Discover Dad-worthy deals while shopping local

The perfect gift for Dad is right here in Downtown. Find the perfect gift for your dad, whether it’s a sharp suit or freshly ground coffee! Plus, you can use your Downtown Edge Card at participating stores for deals and discounts!

  • DK Pittsburgh Sports: This independent sports media company has a retain outlet on Fifth Avenue selling original arts, crafts, photos, clothing, and merchandise related to the Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.
  • Heinz Healey’s: This locally-owned and operated men’s clothier has been the premier shop for men seeking the best in fashion, selection, and fit for 36 years.
  • Joseph Orlando Clothiers: An enduring men’s boutique providing stylish designer apparel and made-to-order formalwear and accessories.
  • Larrimor’s: Downtown’s premier destination for men’s and women’s contemporary and designer apparel – from custom suits to casual wear.
  • Steel City: Specializing in all things Pittsburgh, this classic American Clothing brand is build with blood, sweat and steel.
  • UFC Gym: Unlock your potential and elevate your performance with the ultimate MMA-inspired fitness experience.

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