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Tug Dad’s Heartstrings in the Loop this Father’s Day

He was the first man in your life who taught you what it means to be a man—a real man. So doesn’t Dad deserve more than just a shirt or a tie—slightly different than what you gave him last year? Take some time to express your heartfelt appreciation in the Chicago Loop. Here are some ideas for you to celebrate Dad this Father’s Day.

Raise a Glass to Dad at Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

Photo by the Chicago Athletic Hotel

Cherry Circle Room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel will have a Blue Plate Special dinner starting at 5 p.m. The dinner includes spare ribs, corn on the cob, BBQ beans, cornbread and hot links—plus a beer and shot special—for $35. Click here to make a reservation.

Atop Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Cindy’s will also get meaty with a menu featuring smoked Snake River Farms wagyu beef cheeks served with Texas caviar, grilled sweet potato and a zesty poblano cream. Save your spot at the table by calling Cindy’s at 312-792-3502 or visiting the restaurant’s website to book a reservation.

Enjoy the Outdoors at Maggie Daley Park


The temperature is rising, and it's only right you and Dad enjoy the best season of the Windy City. Celebrate your father at Maggie Daley Park this Father’s Day weekend and get four scooters, four roller blades or four mix and match for $40! This offer is valid from Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17.

Brunch at Terzo Piano

Celebrate Dad with classic brunch favorites and a “smoky” menu featuring house-smoked and whiskey-infused dishes at Terzo Piano. A tasting flight of three whiskeys is also available.

Located in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, Terzo Piano features the signature cuisine of Chef Tony Mantuano, a James Beard Award-winning culinary maestro who has been delighting Chicagoans for years at the four-star Italian restaurant Spiaggia. Click here to make a reservation.

Picnic in the Park

Celebrate Father's Day with the three things dads love most: the outdoors, zero wait time and a good meal. Set up a spot at Jay Pritzker Pavilion, The Lurie Garden or any other serene spot in the Loop for an old-fashioned picnic with Parisian delights from Toni Patisserie & Café. Choose from their wide selection of baguette sandwiches, summer salads, savory sides, sweet desserts and refreshing beverages for the perfect grab-and-go picnic meal this Father’s Day.

Go on the Chicago Architecture Tour

How about Shoreline Sightseeing's Architecture River Tour? Led by expert and entertaining guides, the 75-minute tour showcases Chicago’s history and architecture from the Great Fire of 1871 to Chicago’s newest landmarks. You and Dad can relax and enjoy a great presentation plus close-up views and superb photo ops as you cruise all three branches of the Chicago River. Shoreline’s Architecture River Tours depart from nearby Michigan Avenue Bridge.

Photo: Chicago Architecture Foundation

You can also experience Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise, the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River. Find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, you and Dad will get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.

Catch a Show for a Great Deal

Photo: Hot Tix, Avenue Q

Experience world-class theater with half-price tickets from Hot Tix. From classic musicals and returning favorites to new dramas and laugh out loud comedies, celebrate Father’s Day with the best that Chicago theater has to offer!

Chicago’s Theatre District is home to multiple world-class theaters and venues. Explore more theaters to find the perfect show Dad.

Get a Taste of Brazil’s Century-Old Tradition

Pop loves steak? The chefs born into Brazil's centuries-old grilling tradition of churrasco at Fogo de Chão are set to make his day. The ingredients are cooked slowly, exposing all the natural flavors of the meat. Enjoy all the flavors of Brazil in a more casual atmosphere while enjoying craft cocktails, carefully selected wines and Brazilian-inspired appetizers and small plates.

Get Dad-Approved Gifts from Macy's

Photo: Macy's

This year, ditch the old #1 Dad mug and pick up a gift at Macy's for a Father's Day celebration that is sure to excite the whole family! Choose from expertly curated and thoughtfully selected items, and best sellers.

Visit the American Writers Museum

Inspire Dad with thought-provoking and compelling exhibitions of writers who had an enduring influence on our history, identity and culture at the American Writers Museum. Check out the innovative and dynamic state-of-the-art displays.

Feast on at Kyle Santillian’s Fathers Forever Brunch

Photo: The Godfrey Hotel

Have a fantastic buffet-style brunch at The Godfrey Hotel, presented by the host of 107.5 WGCI's Chicago Morning Takeover Kyle Santillian with music provided by DJ Kid Clay. Enjoy all the food, music, photos and games in a family-friendly environment to let Dad know how much he is appreciated.

If you are driving to the Loop, you can easily reserve a parking spot ahead of time with the mobile app iParkit. If you are going to drink, we recommend you and Dad take Lyft for a safe ride back home.

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