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City Works Eatery & Pour House

Rock out with your dad this Father’s Day at City Works Eatery & Pour House in Schaumburg, Wheeling, and Vernon Hills. Treat him to Sunday brunch featuring the rock n roll music and themed dishes.

Guests can select brunch dishes including:  

  • Jon Bun Jovi — Warm jumbo cinnamon roll with vanilla icing  
  • Johnny Hash — Hand-pulled, hardwood-smoked pulled pork shoulder with red and green bell peppers, onions, butternut squash, potatoes, jalapeño salsa verde and sunny-side-up eggs  
  • The Boss — eight-ounce top sirloin steak with eggs any style and cheesy potato casserole  

The brunch will be offered Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Kings Dining & Entertainment (Rosemont and Lincoln Park)

Available only on Father’s Day - Sunday, June 19th, both locations will feature a special package including bowling,  KINGS Steakhouse Burger (topped with sautéed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, bacon, Horseradish Aioli, and crispy onion strings), a pint of beer and a surprise bowling pin for $50 per person.

Dak Dak Korean Wings 

Dak Dak Korean Wings, a recently opened pick-up and delivery concept located in Villa Park, features a selection of Korean Wings and fries. Developed out of owner and Elmhurst native Joey Cornell’s love for Korean Wings, he created the concept and recipes when he was studying at Johnson & Wales and the school went full remote during the pandemic. The menu features a selection of Bone-In and Boneless Thighs, four different sauces, and crispy fries. Cornell says it's all about the technique with Korean Wings. 

“Our Korean wings are brined for 12-hours, coated in a very thin batter, fried once, and oh yeah, fried again, says Cornell. "The double fry is what makes our Korean wings unique and simply better than Buffalo.”

The full menu is available for pick-up or delivery. On Father’s Day Sunday, June 19th Dak Dak is open from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Windy City Smokeout

Returning to Chicago on August 4th through August 7th, tickets to the Windy City Smokeout is a way to spoil your dad this year. This year's headliners include Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Sam Hunt, Willie Nelson, and more! Along with seeing the performances, enjoy barbecue from pitmasters including 17th Street Barbeque, Against The Grain, Black's BBQ, Bub City, and Green Street Smoked Meats. Single Day tickets are now available and can be purchased here.

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Celebrate this Father’s Day at Carnivale, 702 W Fulton Market St, as the restaurant is hosting an interactive dining experience powered by Maker’s Mark and Courvoisier. From 1PM– 5PM, guests can order from a dinner menu in addition to a photo op for snapping pics with Dad, ice luge, Maker’s Mark sampling and glass dipping, mini put put, and more.


Liríca restaurant on Navy Pier, 900 E Grand Ave, will be offering a variety of dad-themed drink specials and music from 11AM-2PM. Father’s will find “The Dad Snack” special, adding a slider to any cocktail and a round of chips and dip served family-style. 

Oaken Bistro + Bar

Oaken Bistro + Bar, 200 N Field Drive, is offering brunch at the restaurant this Fathers’ Day from 7AM-3PM. Remedy Dad’s fabled sweet tooth with sweet chocolate chip pancakes or go the hearty route with a maple braised bacon, little gem and tomato sandwich. 

Thorn Restaurant & Lounge 

This modern American restaurant and lounge located inside The Rose Hotel at 5200 Pearl St. in Rosemont, will be offering BBQ specials including a ‘Smoked Brisket Sandwich,’ ‘Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings,’ and ‘Smoked Pulled Pork Tacos’ paired with the cocktails the Thorn serves. 


Grab Dad and head to Aire, located at 100 W. Monroe St., on the 24th floor of Hyatt Centric the Loop Chicago. 360-views with a new Midwestern-inspired menu, including small plates and appetizers meant for sharing and a beverage program. Aire features fire pits, cabanas, couches, outdoor games, and an outdoor bar with an urban feel. Aire is open on Father’s Day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 


Celebrate dad with a Southern-style backyard seafood boil experience at Lowcountry. With three Chicago locations in Lakeview, South Loop, and Chinatown. Guests can select from Lowcountry's signature combos with a choice of protein featuring shrimp or snow crab legs served with cornbread, corn, potatoes, and a soft drink. 

Ocean Prime 

Ocean Prime, located on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive on the second level of the LondonHouse at 87 E. Wacker Dr., is celebrating Father’s Day with a new brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in addition to their regular dinner service available until 9 p.m. Guests can select from a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, seafood and steak-focused entrees, signature cocktails, and a wine list while taking in views of Michigan Avenue and the Chicago River. 

Hyatt Lodge 

Hyatt Lodge is celebrating Father’s Day this year with alfresco dining at Water’s Edge and Lakeside Patio. Located at 2815 Jorie Blvd. in Oak Brook, families can dine at the onsite restaurant while immersed in nature and surrounded by lakes, streams, and wooded trails. Water’s Edge offers cafe items including salads, classic sandwiches, soups and entrees. 

Game of Irons

Treat dad to hole-in-one fun this Father’s Day with whiskey and golf at Game of Irons, 3041 Butterfield Rd Suite 104, June 18 & 19. Enjoy 2 hours of golf and a flight of 5 hand-picked bourbons/whiskey for only $99. Reservations for the special day can be made at

City Cruises Chicago

This Father’s Day, create family memories that will be treasured forever with celebrations from the water with City Cruises Chicago. These include the Father’s Day Premier Plus Brunch Cruise on the Chicago River boarding at 12 p.m., Father’s Day Premier Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan boarding at 5 p.m., and the Father’s Day Signature Dinner Cruise on Lake Michigan boarding at 5:30 p.m. Spend your day cruising on Lake Michigan with a chef-prepared dinner buffet, classic cocktails, and views of Chicago. Also for those looking for a little thrill, On Saturday, June 18th and 19th ten national teams will race cutting-edge, foiling F50 catamarans along the Chicago skyline on Lake Michigan during the United Stated Sail Grand Prix. With exclusive on-water access and privileged viewing positions on the racecourse perimeter, City Cruises Cruises will be used as race route perimeters and will be offering the family lunch cruises with a selection of canapés served onboard and a premium bar included.

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West Town Bakery

To celebrate Father’s Day, the urban bakery, café and diner is offering the chance for children to celebrate their dads with cakes. Customers can pick up a cake template, draw a decoration and place a custom cake order from West Town Bakery & Diner, West Town Bakery & Tap and the Financial District location through June 13 - the bakery will work its magic to add that design directly to the cake. Cakes can be picked up from June 17 through June 19.

For Cubs fans looking for a coffee, snack or draft beer before rooting on the Cubs, West Town Bakery & Tap is a option right across from Wrigley Field at 3626 N Clark. 

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Chicago Electric Boat Company

Offering cruises from multiple downtown locations for skyline views or calm waters and natural beauty from the Avondale dock at Rockwell on the River. Each boat can fit parties of four to 12 for family gatherings out on the water, and you can even bring dads favorite drinks and snacks with their BYOB set-up, plus blast his favorite bands through the on-board Bluetooth sound system.

Publican Quality Meats

From deluxe Carlise Farms Wagyu burger kits to sausage sampler packs and a pair of dry-aged bone in ribeyes prepped and ready for the grill with PQM’s signature steakhouse seasoning, the only thing standing between pops and a restaurant-grade at-home feast is his favorite child purchasing the goods. 

Maple & Ash

Maple & Ash is turning the holiday into a daylong affair with a coursed out AM brunch full of daytime options marked  like Surf & Turf Eggs Benedict with 2 oz. filet medallions, lobster, poached eggs, and hollandaise plus omelettes and tartines. A family style spread of filet mignon, French toast, thick-cut bacon and crispy potatoes is designed to be split amongst the table. Come evening time Maple will offer a special 20 oz. T-bone steak served with a royal baked potato and caviar along with old fashioneds poured from a roving cocktail cart to accompany the restaurant’s fire-roasted seafood towers and menu of steakhouse classics. 

Bar Pendry

Bar Pendry’s burger features a Wagyu patty, 3-Year cheddar-smoked bacon and house pickles on a sesame brioche bun. Pair it with a beer from their drink menu for $25. Ride to the top floor to reach the hotel’s new rooftop bar, Chateau Carbide. As a nightcap, their signature Rooftop Old Fashioned, made with Suntory Tok, falernum and orange. 


Union, the brand-new beer-focused restaurant in Logan Square from the folks behind Lardon, is offering their fully stacked Union Burger. This 8 oz brisket patty is topped with 2-year aged Wisconsin cheddar, fried onion strings, bone marrow aioli, and stuffed between two soft brioche buns + a side of crispy Yukon potatoes ($18). Have Dad wash it all down with one of five Old Fashioned selections on Union’s drink menu, including the Smoke + Dope Old Fashioned with four roses bourbon, roulette rye, sfumato rabarbaro amaro, regans and demerara, or the Beachin’ Mornings Old Fashioned with union mezcal, rittenhouse rye, house coffee pecan bitters, regans and honey at $12 each. 

The Publican

In celebration of the launch of The Publican x Wolf Point Distilling’s exclusive hand-selected barrel bottle releasing exclusively to One Off concepts, the restaurant is serving up a 4-course prix fixe menu pairing hearty farmhouse dishes like moules frites, smoked Slagel beef ribs, and bacon collard greens with spirits by Wolf Point and beers by Old Irving Brewery. At the end of the meal, guests will have the option to treat dad to a take home a bottle of this limited edition whiskey, available for $40. 


etta is serving up its hearth-fired Italian fare with a take-home pocket old fashioned gift for the dads. Celebrate with handmade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and meat dishes like short rib and pork belly towers or a prime rib special served with truffle au jus, fresh horseradish, and melted onions ($50). 


For only $35 pair dad's choice of local beer on tap with a cut of steak, topped with Mâitre d'Hôtel Butter packed with fresh parsley and zesty lemon and served alongside a pile of crispy frites with a side of béarnaise sauce. 

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In addition to Truluck's usual menu of seafood and steak selections, both Chicagoland locations will showcase the following entree for the Father's Day holiday served Sunday, June 19. Reservations can be made via OpenTable.

  • Tenderloin Medallions with Maine Lobster Oscar and Smoked Salmon with a Twice Baked Potato. ($125)


  • 41 E. Chestnut St, Chicago, IL. 60611, 312-982-0050
  • 9860 Berwyn Ave, Rosemont, IL. 60018, 847-233-9404
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District Brew Yards 

District Brew Yards wants to celebrate all fathers with a Father’s Day sale. Buy the dad in your life any six of District Brew Yards’s 4-pack beers and get two engraved DBY beer tumblers. 

Sueños at Soho Friends 

The mariscos restaurant highlights borderless Baja cuisine, including Tuna Tostada with yellowfin, leche de tigre, diosa roja, avocado, and salsa macha; Avocado + Asparagus Salad with mint, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, and aged cheese; Pancakes with plantains, mascarpone, and berries; and Chilaquiles Rojo with egg, añejo cheese, crema, and avocado, and many more. For Father's Day, Sueños at Soho House will be offerings dads a free Welcome Michelada topped with an oyster.

All Too Well 

All Too Well offers a Fathers Day Brunch Spread. Pick up coffee, tea, bloody mary mix, bagels, spreads, charcuterie staples, deli sandwiches, for brunch at home, or on the go. For the month of June, All Too Well will offer its Sandwich of the Month: The Danny-Greggy with beet pesto, arugula, sliced turkey, smoked gouda, and Evette's mayo on Tuscan panini bread. 


Chef Charlie McKenna’s New Orleans-inspired all-day breakfast spot. Roux offerings include Biscuits and gravy, Country Ham, Brisket Hash, Cinnamon Roll and Fried Green Tomato Tartine. 

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Mordecai is celebrating father-figures all weekend long, offering a Father’s Day special from Friday, June 17th to Sunday, June 19th. For $38, Mordecai is serving up li hing mui cured Hawaiian Sticky Ribs smothered in unagi barbeque, paired with Mordecai’s Vintage Old Fashioned, where Charter 101 Bourbon and 1970s Lucano is mixed with 1950 Abbott's Bitters and golden-treacle.

Lottie’s Pub

Lottie’s Pub is celebrating with Lottie’s $10 Burgers and $10 Wings. With specials also including $4 Michelob Ultra, $6 Ketel One John Dalys, and $8 Bulleit Old Fashioneds. Lottie’s festivities also include “Putt for Prizes” where your golf skills are put to the test by being given three chances to putt the ball into a cup, with possible winnings including two $100 Golden Tee gift cards and Hollywood Casino concert tickets (concert upon winner’s choice). 


Celebrate your father-figure this Father’s Day by traveling with him through the flavors of Peru. Tanta is offering a Father’s Day special with their family-style meals including a $26 Oyster Trio (Chalaca, Pisco Foam, and Diabla), a grilled 42 oz Prime Porterhouse served with papitas a la huancaina and stir fry mix vegetables for $160, along with Tanta's Pescado a lo Macho, where 2-3 lbs of Whole Red Snapper is smothered in a creamy seafood sauce and joined with calamari, shrimp, clams, as well as steamy white rice and choclo for $95.

Ina Mae Tavern

With two notable holidays to celebrate coming soon on Sunday, June 19th, Ina Mae Tavern is dedicating the entire day with specials to commemorate the father-figure in your life along with honoring our Black community’s rich culture and long fight for justice. With live music from 12-3 PM, come join Ina Mae Tavern and toast to all dads with $5 Cigar City Drafts and $10 Old Fashioneds.

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This Father’s Day, guests can treat Dad to a FREE comedy show at aliveOne while sipping $4 old styles and $5 shots of Evan Williams. aliveOne will also offer FREE pool and a half-price happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Living Room Sessions, a weekly comedy open mic that invites amateur comedians to take a shot at the stage. Sign up starts at 5:30 p.m. Following Living Room Sessions, CRUSHES comedy kicks off at 8:30 p.m. featuring a stand up showcase with some of Chicago's  comics.

Bartoli's Pizzeria

All customers will receive a complimentary order of small Buffalo Wings for Dad with the mention of “Father’s Day” when they place an order of $30 or more. Eight large wings with a choice of mild, spicy, or barbecue sauce served with celery and blue cheese or ranch dipping sauce.

Cody's Public House

Cody’s in Lakeview West will host a U.S. Open Putter Ball Tournament on Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. for Father’s Day. Prizes will include a Bushmill's Titleist Golf Bag, Titleist AVX golf balls, Golden Tee merchandise and more. Drink specials will include $4 Sam Adams Summer Pints, $5 Proper 12, $5 Bushmills and $15 Truly Buckets.

Beginning at 11 a.m., guests are invited to “Bring-Your-Own-Meat” (BYOM) and use the grill in Cody’s beer garden to cook up their game day favorites. Cody’s beer garden is dog-friendly and features TVs, darts and bean bags. For reservations, email

Easy Bar

Drink specials will include half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. along with $3 Miller High Life, $6 Green Chartreuse shots, and an $8 High Life and Green Chartreuse shot combo. For dog-loving dads, Easy Bar’s patio is dog-friendly with seating for 15 to 20 people.


Create Father’s Day cards for Dad on Wednesday, June 15 leading up to the holiday. Estelle’s will provide the card-making supplies until 9 p.m. While crafting, guests can sip on daily specials like $8 house cocktails paired with bites like $8 Party Pockets. Estelle’s also offers a half-price happy hour from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Graystone Tavern

Graystone Tavern in Wrigleyville will host a weekend watch party for the 2022 U.S. Open starting Thursday, June 16 and culminating with a golf bag giveaway on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19. The golf championship will be shown on 16 TVs with sound on throughout Graystone including six TVs in the weatherproofed outdoor beer garden. Guests will receive FREE raffle tickets daily for prizes including golf bags, Titleist AVX golf balls, golf apparel and more. 

Golf-themed cocktails for $9 each will include the John Daly with Tito's Handmade Vodka, lemonade and iced tea, the Tito's Transfusion with Tito's Handmade Vodka and Owen's Barstool Transfusion Mix, Ranch Water with Maestro Dobel Diamante, Topo Chico, and lime juice, and the Greenskeeper's Lemonade with Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, iced tea, and lemonade.

The Rambler Kitchen + Tap

This Father’s Day, The Rambler Kitchen + Tap in North Center will host a U.S. Open Championship Watch Party beginning at 11 a.m. At 2 p.m., guests can participate in a Putter Ball Tournament to win prizes like a Bushmill's Titleist Golf Bag, Titleist AVX Golf Balls, Golden Tee merchandise and more. Specials will include a $15 Wing Sampler (choose your favorite four flavors to make a dozen), $10 BBQ Pork Sandwich topped with an onion ring, $4 Samuel Adams Summer Pints, $5 Proper 12, $5 Bushmills, and $15 Truly Buckets.

Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar

Chicagoans can treat Dad to a wine tasting at Uvae Kitchen and Wine Bar in Andersonville on Saturday, June 18 at 3 p.m. The $35 per person tasting features 4 four-ounce pours and will be led by Uvae Sommeliers and guest wine makers. Small bite add-ons include a Cheese Plate ($15), Cheese & Charcuterie Plate ($20) and Duck Pâté ($12). 

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Michael Jordan's Steak House Chicago 

For Father’s Day dinner, the restaurant will be offering a special Lobster and Sweet Corn Chowder ($23) and Smoked 16oz Hand Cut Ribeye with Short Rib Stuffed Bone Marrow ($72). End your meal on a sweet note with a special Strawberry Shortcake ($16) offering or a slice of the restaurant’s 23 layer Cake. Reservations are available on OpenTable.


The American tavern is offering brunch, including a free beer for Dad on Sunday, June 19. Including sweet treats like Bananas Foster French Toast or savory sandwiches like the White Cheddar Burger. Bottomless mimosas are also available, along with traditional breakfast dishes. Brunch will be available from 9am-2pm.

State and Lake Chicago Tavern

In addition to the regular menu, diners can choose from starters such as Harvest Chopped Salad, Caesar Salad, Burrata and Roasted Farmer Squash Bruschetta, or Seared Lump Crab Cake. Then choose from an array of mains, such as Steak Frites, Grilled Chicken Breast Paillard, Grilled Faroe Island Salmon, and Rigatoni with Spicy Vodka Sauce. Top off the meal with Valrhona Chocolate Devil's Food Cake, Banana Pudding, or Seasonal Sorbet with macerated berries. The three-course tasting menu is available for dinner on Sunday, June 19 and is $55 per person. Reservations are available on OpenTable.

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