15 things you can do with your Dad this Father’s Day in Liverpool
3 years ago
Father’s Day is this Sunday and dads are always the tricky ones to buy for, so if you’re stuck for ideas and really in need of some inspiration, here are 15 ways you can treat your dad in Liverpool that are much better than socks and chocs …
Live comedy is back at the Slaughter House
Laughter has returned to the Laughterhouse Comedy Club at the Slaughter House with MC’s Chris Cairns and Neil Fitzmaurice. Every week you can catch some of the biggest names on the comedy circuit, and this Saturday Adam Staunton, Danny Deegan and Roger Monkhouse all take to the stage, the perfect treat for your Dad this Father’s Day.
Bottomless Beer with Burgers at Fletcher’s Sports Bar
There aren’t many dads who’d turn down the chance of bottomless beer, and definitely not if it came with burgers too so Fletcher’s Sports Bar at Allerton Manor is a winner of a choice. They’ve got bottomless beers in the Hayloft from 2-4pm and then you can head out onto the private outdoor terrace until 6pm, all for £35pp.
Watch the footy at Baltic Beer Garden
Baltic Beer Garden’s a great place for outdoor drinks and street food at any time, but especially now if you’re a footy fan because it’s got a massive LED screen wall showing all the Euros games. Take your dad along on Sunday and you can watch the match and get something tasty while you’re at it from Smash Patty Kitchen.
Get to the Albert Dock for pressie ideas
If you’re stuck for something to buy, get down to the dock and you’ll be spoilt for pressie ideas, including made-to-measure belts from the Leather Satchel Co., gift packs from Turncoat Bar’s Gin Shop and footy legend hoodies and tees from Lost Souls. Buy one for yourself, and he’ll get a free breakfast on Sunday at Peaberry Coffee House.
Try out GPO at Metquarter
If you haven’t been there yet, you really need to get along to Liverpool’s newest, biggest food hall and try it out because it’s amazing. Take your dad to GPO at Metquarter on Father’s Day – it’s open from 8.30am to 11pm – and let him have the run of the place because there’s 12 street food and drink vendors to choose from.
Have a pint or two at The Angus on Dale Street
OK, it does seem like there’s lots of beers going on, but honestly you can’t go wrong – so if you’re in town and looking for somewhere for a nice cold one or two, it’s definitely worth heading onto Dale Street to The Angus Tap & Grind – inside and outside seating, live music and no booking needed.
Virtual Reality at VRVE
If you’re looking for something a bit different to do with your dad then get him to VRVE on Water Street for an incredible virtual reality experience. Dive into the latest games – there’s more than 50 to choose from – and watch him cause big screen chaos, dodge enemies and become the all-action hero or even just break out his best dad dance moves.
Point Blank Shooting
Dads love a chance to show off their skills, whether it’s with a footy or doing some DIY, so let him take you on with a bit of sharp shooting at Point Blank Shooting range on Castle Street. The simulated shooting scenes will let you test your trigger reflexes and your aim – then you can see who’s quickest at getting the pizzas in afterwards. And you can book a booth to watch the Euro’s too!
All the steak at Macello Meat House
If your dad’s a big meat lover then you can’t do any better than booking in to Macello Meat House for an absolute Father’s Day blow-out. Open from 1pm on Sunday, it’s one of the best places in the city for prime-cut steaks and a great atmosphere. It’s got a kids’ menu if you fancy taking the kids along too.
Beers at the brilliant Dead Crafty Co.
It’s a day to celebrate, so don’t do it with a few average cans, make the beers something special. Head to the Dead Crafty Beer Co. on Dale Street and your dad can try loads of brews he’s never had before which is up there with the best kind of treat. It’s dog friendly too, so no-one gets left behind.
Go back in time at Western Approaches
Dads often love a bit of history – catch them watching the old black and whites on a Sunday afternoon – so if that’s his thing, he’ll really enjoy looking around the secret bunker wartime HQ. It’s absolutely fascinating, and if you can’t get there on Sunday you can always buy him a 12-month membership so he can go whenever he likes.
Live music at the Cavern
Take your dad back to the swinging Sixties, if he’s old enough to remember them, and then bring him back up to date with some great live music at the Cavern, on both stages all day until 10.15pm. If you head over to the Cavern’s restaurant, Festival Food & Drink, they’re giving away free beer to every dad who dines on Sunday.
Book a private hut at the Club House
Outdoor spaces don’t come much nicer than the Club House, and with private huts for up to six you don’t even have to take a chance on the weather. Don’t miss the hanging kebabs, or Sunday roasts (there’s a mini version for kids), and you can even pre-order beer buckets just to show you really have thought of everything.
A proper pub day out at the Phil
Sometimes the old-fashioned things are still best, so if it’s something solid you’re after get up to Hope Street to the Phil for a proper pub day. If it’s good enough for Macca and Corden, it’s got to be good enough for your dad surely? There’ll be a Sunday roast on too so no need to move for food.
Watch a new release at the Everyman Cinema
It seems like a treat just to be able to go to the cinema again so make a family day of it at Everyman Cinema at Metquarter and watch the new releases with beers, plush comfy seats, burgers and pizzas. Cruella or Peter Rabbit 2 are good for kids, or A Quiet Place part II is a real nerve-jangler.