Quick Hits: Best Father’s Day Celebrations in Chicago for 2017

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From fancy brunches to barbecues at the zoo, here’s where to celebrate Father’s Day in Chicago this year.

1 Father's Day Brunch at Hub 51

Celebratory brunches aren't just for honoring mom. Hub 51 is putting a dad-worthy spin on this Mother's Day tradition with an all-you-can-eat brunch buffet featuring items like Brioche French Toast, a sushi station, Chilaquiles, and a craft Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar. Brunch is $36 per person and $15 for children 12 and under.

2 Golfing at the I|O Godfrey

The next-best thing to playing 18? I|O Godfrey's golf-themed barbecue. The venue is staging its expansive roofdeck with a putting green specifically for the occasion, and dad's will have a chance to enter to win a new Titleist golf bag. Meanwhile, the rest of the family can enjoy sweeping views of the city, a grilling station for Brisket and burgers, as well as brunch favorites like a waffle stations and Crab Cake Benedict.I|O Godfrey’s Father’s Day brunch takes place from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 18. Access to the full buffet and grill-out is $39 per adult and $12 per child. Guests may reserve a spot by visiting godfreyfathersday.com.

3 Omakase at Roka Akor

Roka Akor's Father's Day fete is designed to give dad a break from the driver's seat. The restaurant will offer an Omakase menu (Omakase literally means "I'll leave it to you") of its chef's favorite dishes, meaning all of the day's tough decisions are left to the house. Roka Akor offers two Omakase packages, the Signature Omakase ($98) and the Decadent Omakase ($128). The Signature Omakase is created with the guests’ particular palate in mind and is comprised of the most premium fish and ingredients. The restaurant’s Decadent Omakase offering is an even more special experience that showcases the rarest ingredients hand selected by the chefs’ team. Omakase offerings are priced per person. Reservations are strongly recommended.
456 N. Clark St.

4 Golf & Tennis From Thompson Chicago

Whether you're visiting from out of town this weekend or you want to give dad the ultimate staycation, you won't go wrong with a stay at Thompson Chicago this weekend. The hotel has prearranged reservations for dads at Tennis on the Lake or Diversey Driving Range, plus a complimentary craft Gin & Tonic at the on-site bar Salone Nico. Reservations for your Father’s Day stay at Thompson Chicago can be made by calling 312.266.2100 by booking on the hotel's website with the code FATHER.

5 Father's Day BBQ at the Brookfield Zoo

Sometimes the greatest gift is a well-entertained child. Enter: The Brookfield Zoo's Father's Day celebration, which offers kids a chance to see their favorite animals (the zoo boasts around 450 species), while dad indulges in an all-you-can-eat barbecue. Price is $41.95 per adult and $31.95 per child (3-11 years old).
400 W. 31st St. Brookfield, IL 60513
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