by Cadien Clark - 3347 Reviews - 62 List
He taught you how to ride a bike, operate a grill and encouraged you to be the best you can be. The man deserves a little attention, don't you think? From an old-school barber shop experience to cool gear at L.A. shops to meaty meals at manly restaurants, check out our recommendations for the best ways to spoil Dad on Father's Day.
Updated: May 26, 2010
The hand-ground, homemade tortillas may have pressed flowers, but surely your pops will appreciate the hard work that went into this sleek downtown spot with a Latin-eccentric menu and impressive wine list. Even better, the prices are reasonable.
Does Dad need a drink? Look no further than this Melrose wine bar and restaurant that is celebrating Father's Day with an all-day happy hour on Sunday, June 20. Dad will receive a complimentary glass of beer or wine that'll pair perfectly with a menu featuring playful tapas like Kobe sliders, mini corn dogs and headcheese tacos.
If you really want to toast the big guy in style (and aren't afraid to pay the price), the Annual Distinguished Dad's Brunch is just the ticket. On Father's Day, the hotel will turn its Horseshoe Garden, Lobby Lounge and surrounding terraces into a lavish space where you can enjoy an exquisite brunch, a vintage car exhibit, cigar rolling and golf on the plasma TVs. Price is $105 for adults, $75 for ages 13-20 and $35 for children ages 4-12.
If your dad's a hepcat who likes a cool scene (and good food) take him to this WeHo favorite. If you're doing brunch, try the "Make Your Own Bloody Mary Bar." For dinner, treat Dad to a scotch flight ... after all, he deserves it.
Live it up with Pop on the Sunset Strip with the all-day ?Like Father, Like Son? menu at this cool eatery serving French-tinged fare. Enjoy a free TRU Gin Fizz and cigar with brunch, lunch or dinner. Pricing for the special menu is $32 for the veal chop, $38 for the French cut beef chop, $26 for the Korobuta pork chop and $30 for the lamb chop.
A "spa" day for Dad: Despite its sleek, well-designed interior, long history in the industry and impressive product line, this La Cienega ode to male grooming offers good, clean shaves and cuts without a lot of the silly bells and whistles common to the city's newer barbershops. Not a lot of fuss, but a real treat ... Call it "pampering lite."
If your dad likes to "peacock it out" when it comes to his wardrobe, this shiny, happy Robertson apparel store is the perfect place to score him something fun, young and lively. Once you tell him there's a golden tractor in the window, he may even want to go in with you.
This Father's Day's home game is where the Dodgers will be duking it out with the Angels of Anaheim. You don't have to totally understand the rules (or where the opposing team is really from), just know that your pops will enjoy being taken out to the ballpark. And those Dodger dogs and ginormous beers make for the perfect guy meal.
Perfect for sons & dads: Settle back into the white chair, close your eyes and bask in an array of steamed towels, oils, temple massaging, gels and an old-school shave, followed by a new-school haircut by master barber Tim Yanchun. Then head downstairs for a wondrous brunch at the SLS hotel. Father's Day Special is $118 per person.