By Kristin Boza
Father’s Day is Sun., June 19 and it’s time find unique local gifts to let dad know how much you love him. Check out these ideas to gain some inspiration and be sure to shop local!
Never let Dad’s car get dirty again. Grab a gift card at the newly opened Beverly Hills Car Wash Sudz Express, 10100 S. Western.
Music lovers lots of gift options! There are two great places to find unique records: newly opened Beverly Phono Mart, 1808 W. 103rd St., and the iconic Beverly Records, 11612 S. Western. Treat Dad to a special evening out at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., on Fri., July 15 at 7:30 p.m. for a Buddy Holly Tribute concert; tickets are $38 and available at TheBeverlyArtsCenter.com. For a free way to enjoy music with Dad, head to BAPA’s Porch Concert on June 10, featuring the Smiley Tillmon Band.
Does Dad like a cool cocktail now and then? Head over to Beverly Dry Goods, 9915 S. Walden Pkwy., and check out their extensive collection of cocktail mixers and fabulous accessories. Complement this gift with a gift card to Town Liquor, 10000 S. Western so Dad can choose the alcohol to pair with his mixers.
Foodie dads will be all-in for Foodie Fridays at Cork & Kerry, 10614 S. Western Ave., offering a parade of weekly food trucks.
Buy tickets to Barney Callaghan’s Country on Western event, 10618 S. Western. Coming up on July 15 and 16. Tickets start at $20 and are available on Eventbrite or Instagram @barneycallaghanspub.
Dads love a good brunch! Head to Americano’s, 11060 S. Western, Horse Thief Hollow, 10426 S. Western, Fox’s Pub, 9956 S. Western, or the Original Pancake House, 10437 S. Western, for a meal that’s sure to please. If heading out on Father’s Day, be sure to make reservations ahead of time! Brunch too early for Dad? Try the rooftop at Open Outcry Brewing, 10934 S. Western for lunch or dinner.
For the fit father, get a membership to one of the numerous fitness experiences in Beverly/Morgan Park. Treadfit, 10458 S. Western, Lokahi Danzan Ryu School of Jujitsu, 11822 S. Western., or the Academy of Chinese Martial Arts, 9109 S. Western, are all unique options for dad to stay energized.
Which bestselling book is on your dad’s top reads list? Head to Bookie’s, 10324 S. Western, and grab the latest thriller or a gift card so Dad can choose his own book adventure.
Pizza and burgers are always a treat! Grab a gift card from Milano’s, 10945 S. Western, Home Run Inn, 10900 S. Western, Manzo’s Burgers, 2353 W. 111th St., or Waldo Cooney’s, 2410 W. 111th St.