Father's Day Planner

Forget the necktie. Our editors recommend top spots to treat Dad this year.

Updated: May 30, 2008


Fat Heads South Shore Saloon

1805 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Test Dad's limits with a famous "Headwich"--literally a sandwich as big as your head--and a 20-ounce beer.

North Park Lounge

8701 Babcock Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Indulge Dad's inner child with arcade games, pool tables and dart boards, plus all the wings and cheese fries he can eat.

Penn Brewery

800 Vinial St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

At this North Side brew house, Dad can get an authentic German meal and a lesson in beer making.

Pittsburgh Rare

300 W Station Sq Dr Ste 7, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Let Dad celebrate in style by tearing into a thick steak while taking in a panoramic view of downtown Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Steak Co Inc

1924 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Full of dark wood and leather, this manly meat emporium encourages carnivorous dads to polish off 24-ounce porterhouses.

Primanti Brothers

3803 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Destroy Dad's diet with the city's signature sandwich, piled high with french fries and coleslaw.

Quaker Steak & Lube

110 Andrew Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Bolster Dad's testosterone count with some live music, hot cars, cold beer and the "best wings in the USA."

Tessaro's Restaurant

4601 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224

For juicy half-pound burgers flavored with steak and filet trimmings, take Dad to this no-nonsense Bloomfield bar.


Pittsburgh Intl Airport-Pit

1000 Airport Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15231

On Saturday and Sunday, head to the airport's Air Reserve Station to watch the aerial stunts of "Wings Over Pittsburgh."

Pittsburgh Zoo PPG Aquarium

1 Wild Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Here's a cheap idea: On Father's Day, all dads enjoy free admission.

Pittsburgh Associates

115 Federal St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

On Father's Day, dads and their kids will receive a free baseball cap when attending the Pirates-Mariners game.