Are you still trying to figure out where to take dad, grandpa or your mentor on Father’s Day? Well, in honor of Father’s Day, I want to highlight some of the trendiest places around. Of course I couldn’t leave interior design out of it; I specifically picked these hotspots because of their design. Each of these establishments has invested a lot of money in their exterior and interior design, making the experience as aesthetically pleasing as it is enjoyable.
I also selected these particular venues because they can be found all across the United States. With readers anywhere from the west coast to the east coast, I want to make sure everybody can get in on the action. The downside is that most of these places are primarily located in major cities.
The upside is that many of these appeal to both baby boomers and millennials – maybe a bit more to millennials. If you are a serious foodie you may have still have to head down to a local restaurant for some grub, but at least you can fill up on appetizers and drinks at any of these places. Here are a few recommendations for Dad’s big day.
Lucky Strike Lanes
Instead of heading down to the local bowling alley, consider taking dad to a more upscale venue on his special day. With 19 locations around the country, Lucky Strike Lanes consists of elegant and moody bowling alleys that would appeal to even the worst of bowlers.
Chesterfield sofas, exposed brick walls, dark interiors, rustic tables, sound-deafening acoustic panels and state of the art lighting are just some of the design features you can expect to find at a Lucky Strike. Not to mention, having access to food and top shelf beverages make this place a perfect marriage of bowling for dad and partying for his kids.
Lucky Strike is one of the more successful ventures of the owners of Jillians, a popular billiards entertainment center similar to Dave & Busters. Most Jillians locations have shut down as of today, but Lucky Strike is still going strong.
If the dad in your life is an avid golfer, Top Golf is the place to be on Father’s Day. Even the best of golfers practice their swing consistently at the driving range; so why not treat dad to a driving range that comes equipped with comfortable seating, food, drinks, alcohol and family to boot?
From L or U-shaped upholstered sofas to reclaimed wood ceilings, the Top Golf brand is sparing no expense when it comes to keeping up with trendy design. In fact, this company designs its facilities according to the area it is in. In Arizona, the sofas are wicker instead of fabric or leather. Meanwhile, the Top Golf in Las Vegas has a pool!
It is true that dad won’t be able to bask in the peaceful rolling hills of the golf course, but at least he gets to play a portion of the game with his favorite people in the world. Besides, the expansive net means you get to indulge in the sport without breaking anyone’s windows or having to disappointedly watch your ball fly into the trees. In addition, you don’t have to contend with sweltering temperatures and you will always have a drink in your hand. That’s a win-win for everybody!
Studio Movie Grill
I don’t know about your family, but my family loves to go to the movies. Still even the movie theater with recliners doesn’t seem like enough of a step up for Father’s Day. Instead treat dad to the movies at a Studio Movie Grill. Studio Movie Grill is a movie theater featuring comfortable leather seating, an individual tray table and your very own button for beckoning your server.
Each Studio Movie Grill is different, but I love the earthy materials of this one in California. The dropped ceiling and lighting at the bar immediately draw your eyes to that area, while the monotone colors of the wood and rug keep things modern and simple.
The set-up is similar to a casual restaurant, where you get a menu when you arrive and your server takes care of you for your entire stay. Expect to get a decent meal and some tasty cocktails, as well as, the movie of your choice. After the movie, you can hang out at their lounge, where you can scoop up more drinks and discuss all the funny or interesting parts of the movie with dad.
Just a word of advice; try to pre-purchase tickets or passes to these venues as they tend to be popular. Also, some of these places may not be suitable for young kids so call ahead to confirm.
If your dad isn’t necessarily into sports or movies, consider things like amusement parks, fishing trips, hiking trips, the beach or even a backyard barbecue. Ultimately, no matter where you decide to take your special guy for Father’s Day, I am sure he will have the time of his life. After all, he is getting to spend the day with you!