Ditch the shirt-and-tie gift and give Dad an extra-special meal this Father’s Day (June 19) with the help of some of your favorite restaurants in Iowa. From four-course dinners with a show to cold brews and brats, these spots will help you celebrate Pops on his big day.
Bikes & Bloodies
With the help of Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery and NewBo City Market, treat Dad to a tasty and relaxing morning at Bikes & Bloodies. The event kicks off at 10 a.m. with a bike ride to NewBo City Market. After completing your morning trek, enjoy some cooldown time with handcrafted screwdrivers and mimosas on the patio. The event is free, with the exception of beverage purchases, and is 21-plus.
To learn more about Bikes & Bloodies, visit eventbrite.com.
Father’s Day Buffet at Meskwaki Casino Hotel
Join Meskwaki Casino Hotel in celebrating Father’s Day with a buffet fit for the king that he is. For $26.99 per person, the family can expect to enjoy a buffet from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. featuring prime rib, house-smoked beef briskets, deep-fried shrimp, pizza, mac and cheese, and many more elevated items for the whole family to enjoy. The buffet is only available on Father’s Day, June 19.
To learn more about the Father’s Day buffet, visit meskwaki.com.
Dad’s Day at Millstream Brewing Co.
If your dad enjoys kicking back with an ice-cold brew, then bring him to Dad’s Day at Millstream Brewing Co. in Amana for a day of lawn and board games, two dozen beers on tap to sample, delicious brats and oversized pretzels. This event is family-friendly and will include games for the little ones, too. The fun will take place on Father’s Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To learn more about Dad’s Day at Millstream Brewing Co., visit millstreambrewing.com.
Weekend Wine Down: Man Cave
Sip and paint the night away with Dad at the Weekend Wine Down: Man Cave event hosted by Bottle & Bottega in Des Moines. The event will take place on June 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. and feature glasses of wine to sip and enjoy while an artist helps guide you to paint a man cave-inspired design. The cost is $39 per person, and kids must be at least 18 years old to attend and will be served non-alcoholic beverages.
To learn more about Weekend Wine Down: Man Cave, visit paintingwithatwist.com.
Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show
Treat Pops to a four-course meal and a show at the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines on Saturday, June 18. The meal will include hors d’ oeuvres, a field green salad, your choice of Asiago-crusted chicken, roasted pork loin or eggplant parmesan and, to finish off the delicious meal, a New York-style cheesecake. The show is an interactive murder mystery set in modern times where even audience members could be the killer. Tickets are $63 and are available online.
To learn more about the Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show or to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com.