Happy Father’s Day Weekend, folks! Inspiration for knowing where to take Dad out on this holiday can sometimes be difficult, so we’re here to help out a bit.
Below you’ll find a variety of different places to impress Dad with (or to just check out yourself). Don’t forget about the Fresh Taps for more beer releases and some sours you should DEFINITELY be checking out (double points if your dad likes sours, too).
Friday, June 13
The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd
Visit the Common Area Bar tonight from 5-10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. PlatteForum, a local non-profit, will be hosting a pop-up event located in the common area bar in collaboration with Verboten Brewing. Verboten Brewing (Loveland, CO) will be serving their award-winning beer to benefit the non-profit. Come and try their delicious, unique beers for a good cause! During the entire weekend they also have the privilege of viewing a fiber art installation above the bar by the talented Claudia Mastobuono who is a resident artist from the organization.
Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S Valentia St Suite 100
Saturday, June 14
Great Divide Brewing Company, [Future Second Location] 3403 Brighton Blvd
Great Divide is old, and they like it. They’re going all out this year to celebrate their 20th Anniversary Party at the site of their future second location right across from The Source on Brighton Boulevard. Price of admission is $30 in advance, $35 at the door if they’re still available, and the shindig will last 2-6 p.m. With one magical ticket, you are entitled to the entire portfolio of Great Divide beer plus many special and one-off releases. You also get one food ticket to redeem with either Basic Kneads, Burger Radio, 5280 Street Eats or Pink Tank that will be on-site. Live tunes will be provided by the Gin Doctors, Dirty Few, Varlet, and Confluence.
Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave, Longmont
The Fourth Annual G’Knight Ride is back and pretty much meant for Dad to get back up on that two-wheeler for a few cold ones! The 12-mile G’Knight Ride is the signature ride of the course, making a loop through Old Town Longmont, before heading down to the St. Vrain and Lefthand Creek Greenways. The route features three craft brewery stops (Left Hand Brewing Co., Oskar Blues Brewery, and 300 Suns Brewing), as well as route rallies throughout. Day of Ride pricing is $45/individual and $100/family with t-shirts, $40/$85 without.
Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St #200
Dine on the square during the first annual Dining Al Fresco series on Larimer Square. The district will transform into an outdoor dining space for three evenings during the summer for this special event. Russell’s Smokehouse and Osteria Marco will offer a la cart menus to those who reserve the outdoor seating, and a Green Russell pop-bar bar will serve cocktails in both areas. Reservations highly encouraged. For Russell’s Smokehouse reservations, call (720) 524-8050; for Osteria Marco reservations, call (303) 534-5855. A Green Russell lounge will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Sunday, June 15 (Happy Father’s Day!)
Dine at any of the following restaurants, and Dad will receive a drink on the house:
- Russell’s Smokehouse, 1422 Larimer St: Complimentary draft beer or draft wine for Dad’s with purchase of meal. For reservations, call Russell’s Smokehouse at (720) 524-8050.
- Lou’s Food Bar, 1851 W 38th Ave: Complimentary draft beer or glass of wine with purchase of a meal. For reservations, call Lou’s Food Bar at (303) 458-0336.
- Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria, 8439 Park Meadows Center Dr, Lone Tree: Complimentary draft beer or glass of wine with purchase of a meal. For reservations, call Bonanno Brothers Pizzeria at (303) 799-8900.
With Father’s Day nearly upon us, Funkwerks wants you to bring in your Dad this Sunday, June 15th. When you do, your Dad will get a free beer! Please don’t bring in a fake Dad as they will know there isn’t a family resemblance. And Dads – don’t come alone because you need to bring one of your kids with you to qualify. ‘Nuff said – free beer (limit 1 per Dad).
- June 21 – TRVE Brewing’s Second Anniversary Bacchanal (Tickets)
- June 28 & 29 – Colorado Brewers’ Festival (Get your Online Beer Packages now!)
- July 10 – Whiskey Rebellion Denver (Tickets)
- July 17 – The Big Eat Denver (Tickets)
- September 28 – The bRUNch Run 5k (Tickets)
Did we miss something? Want your event on next week’s Weekend off the Wagon? Email us.