By Lisa R. Schoolcraft
This June, celebrate that special man in your life called Dad. Whether he enjoys some friendly competition, a glass of fine spirits or listening to his favorite album, we’ve rounded up some of the best local gifts for Father’s Day.
Located in West Midtown at The Interlock, the 161-room Bellyard hotel offers guests a lively atmosphere to stay, work, dine, lounge and connect in Atlanta. Treat Dad to a staycation that includes a two-night stay in a junior suite, a whiskey tasting for two at Drawbar, $45 in food and beverage credit and valet parking. Dates are available June 14-30, with booking beginning May 18. Bookings must be made a minimum of five days in advance. $800 with taxes.
Details: 1 Interlock Ave. NW., Atlanta. bellyardhotel.com
Is your dad a music guy? Then Audality wireless speakers are the perfect gift. Audality is an audio technology company based in Lawrenceville with a line of wireless speakers that can transmit uncompressed, 24-bit HD audio for a better listening experience using their proprietary WiC® technology. Being wireless, setup and transport are a breeze. Use the transmitter provided to connect to your device and listen away! Audality currently has four models available, ranging in price from just under $400 to $1,300.
Details: 1730 Spectrum Dr., Ste. 204, Lawrenceville. audality.com
The Perfect Polo
Work from home means every day is casual Friday, but if Dad is in need of a new look, try Onward Reserve’s line of performance polos. Made with moisture-wicking fabric and available in stylish prints like the fun cocktail-themed transfusion print, these polos are great for an afternoon on the green or a day at the office. Use the code BESTSELF at checkout to get free shipping with no minimum purchase. $95.
Puzzles With Pops
Located at The Battery Atlanta, The Escape Game is an immersive 60-minute adventure great for competitive Dads. Participants start with a theme — Prison Break, Gold Rush, The Heist and more — and then follow clues, solve puzzles, overcome challenges and work together to complete the mission within the time limit. Games provide a unique hands-on experience designed for an elevated, unplugged adventure! Tickets are $35 each, with most games for two to eight players.
Details: 900 Battery Ave. SE., Ste. 1020, Atlanta. theescapegame.com/atlanta
It’s your turn to treat Dad to brunch at C&S Seafood and Oyster Bar. Choose from a delicious menu of classic dishes like their shrimp and grits, made with jumbo shrimp, New Orleans barbecue sauce, lardon, green onion, red bell pepper and creamy Logan Turnpike Mill grits. Don’t forget to pair it with a tasty cocktail or two.
Pick Up a Picnic
Give Dad the gift of family time with a picnic in the park, featuring a delicious basket put together by the brand-new provisions shop, Kinship Butcher & Sundry. Packed to the brim with delicious treats like housemade pork rillettes, freshly baked bread, artisan spreads and gourmet cheeses, this is one meal he won’t forget (and neither will you).
Details: 1019 Virginia Ave. NE., Atlanta. kinship-atl.com
Wow With Whiskey
Take Dad on an adult field trip! ASW Distillery at The Battery Atlanta offers tours and tastings. Choose an experience featuring his favorite ASW spirit, with options like Fiddler Unison Bourbon or Resurgens Rye. Experiences include one souvenir bottle, one distillery tour and three tickets toward whiskey samples and/or half cocktails (cocktails are two tickets each). Prices range from $37 to $53. Distillery tours are on Saturdays only at this location.
Details: 900 Battery Ave. SE., Ste. 1035, Atlanta. aswdistillery.com
Drive a Dream Car
Has Dad always dreamed of driving a Porsche? Now, he’ll have his chance at the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta. Select Dad’s favorite model (or even compare two) and let him zip his way through the 1.6-mile track with six modules designed to show off the world-renowned performance and handling of a Porsche. Starting at $365.
Details: One Porsche Dr., Atlanta. porschedriving.com/atlanta
Score a Hole-In-One
Take Dad for a round of minigolf like he’s never experienced before at Puttshack. This high-tech experience combines all the fun of putt-putt with crazy themed holes like beer pong, Skee-Ball, trivia and more for a game that’s like no other. While you’re puttering around the course, enjoy craft cocktails and plates to share. Tickets start at $12 per game for players 13 and older, $8 for 12 and under.
Details: 1115 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta. puttshack.com
A Spa Day for Pa’s Day
Spa days aren’t just for Mom! Dad could use a little pampering, too. Institut’ DERMed has just the thing with its men’s clarifying facial treatment, which purifies pores, exfoliates dead skin, helps to restore the skin’s moisture balance, and can even reduce the appearance of fine lines while leaving skin feeling refreshed and invigorated. $95.
Details: 3726 Roswell Rd. NE., Atlanta. idermed.com