7 Last Minute Picks on Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Washington DC
Wednesday, 11 June 2014 17:53

7 Last Minute Picks on Where to Celebrate Father's Day in Washington DC

Written by  Amy Simpson

Face it, we love our fathers.  They are strong, knowledgable, dependable and sometimes quirky.  One day out of the year, we are programmed to celebrate their impact on our lives.  This year, Father's Day lands on Sunday, June 15th, which means it is fast approaching and if you are like me -- you probably haven't made concrete plans or a reservation yet. (I thought our fathers would have taught us better than that!)  If you are skipping a traditional Father's Day BBQ, then we are here to help you find some other options at great restaurants in Washington DC, Bethesda and Arlington.  Since Father's Day is generally a busy time for venues, we encourage you to plan ahead and make reservations (where possible).  


CoCo. Sala - Washington DC
929 F Street NW

Coco Sala in Washington DC

CoCo. Sala will be presenting a special Father's Day brunch.  The special menu presented by Chef Tiptur includes: breakfast flatbread, crispy creole crabcakes, and grown-up bacon grilled cheese with truffle-scented brioche, to name a few dishes.  The Prix Fixe Brunch cost is $34 per person and comes with a cocktail + a chocolate surprise for dad.  A la Carte Brunch Menu will also be available.  

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Uncle Julios - Bethesda, MD, Arlington, VA, Fairfax, VA and Reston, VA

Uncle Julio Margaritas

If your dad loves Mexican food and Margaritas then Uncle Julios will be a great spot to celebrate.  Uncle Julios has convenient locations all around the DC metro area, so you won't have to look too far.  They are offering a Father's Day Carne Asada special with 3 bacon wrapped Camarones Brochette ($29.95) or 5 oz. coldwater Lobster Tail ($36.95).  In addition, they will have the regular menu available and of course Frozen Margarita swirls (dads are generally a sucker for a good Margarita).  For more information about your specific location click here.

Cuba Libre - Washington DC
801 9th St, NW Ste A, Washington DC

Cuba Libre in Washington DC

Get a taste of Havana without breaking U.S. laws this Father's Day at Penn Quarter's Cuba Libre.  Cuba Libre is known for its awesome decor and atmosphere as well a very large Rum selection and great Cuban food.  They are offering all dads a complimentary snifter of rum plus a cigar gift with their purchase of the following classic Cuban dishes: Plato Gaucho Mixed Grill, Guava BBQ Ribs, or the Black Angus Sirloin Steak.  They will also have their full dinner menu available.  Reservations begin at 4 PM.

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Jack Rose
2007 18th St, NW Washington DC 20009

If your father loves whiskey, you can't go wrong with a restaurant / bar with over 1400 bottles of hand-selected scotches, bourbons and spirits.  Jack Rose has more than just tons and tons of bottles of Scotch though, they also have a stylish rooftop section, which could be a perfect way to celebrate Best Dad's Day in the open air.  For this special occasion they are offering a $40 Father's Day deal which includes a 3 course dinner, bourbon or scotch flight and a cigar to top it off.  You can also order the 3 course meal and featured whiskey flight w/ cigar deal separately for $25 each.  Jack Rose will also have their full menu available.  Call 202-588-7388 to make a reservation.

Spirit of Washington - Washington DC
600 Water Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
165 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745 

A Father's Day celebration list would not be complete without mentioning a cruise around the Nation's Capital.  Spirit of Washington allows you to lounge in the a/c cooled cabin with wall to wall windows showcasing the beautiful monuments and ambience of DC, or you can hang out on the rooftop / decks and get a true boating experience. The cruise is offering 2 boarding options including a Lunch Buffet Cruise ($59.50 per adult, $39.95 per child age 3-12), and Early Dinner Buffet Cruise ($79.90 per adult, $43.95 per child age 3-12).  Save 15% off your purchase by using promotional code DAD15.   To sum up, if allowing your dad to stuff his face with a lavish buffet while enjoying scenic views on a boat sounds good then click here to reserve your space.

Zaika - Arlington
2800 Clarendon Boulevard #2800, Arlington, VA

Zaika DC

Zaika is a great option for a dad that loves Indian food and a family that has some vegetarian restrictions.  Zaika is lined with vibrant murals, exotic curtains, and a patio overlooking Clarendon.  Your dad can stack his naan a mile high because they will be featuring an Indian lunch buffet til 4 PM followed by a happy hour in their patio and lounge area til 7 PM.  There will also be a special Father's Day menu during dinner hours alongside their classic Indian cuisine.  For reservations click here

Fireflies - Alexandria, VA
1501 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA

Fireflies seems to be on a roll, fresh off a visit from POTUS himself, where he declared their All-American burger to be "...one great burger."  If it's good enough for the leader of the free world, we think it may sit well with your father too.  On Father's Day, Fireflies will continue with their acclaimed Bluegrass Sunday Brunch with Bob Perilla's Big Hillbilly Bluegrass performing live from 11 AM - 2 PM.  Brunch will be served from 9 AM - 3 PM.  There are no reservations so come early for a spot!  Bluegrass music, brunch and Obama approved food -- this may make for an epic Father's Day!


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