Father’s Day Specials

Mongolian Hot Pot (courtesy photo)

Treat Dad to free tacos this Father’s Day Specials at City Tacos. With seven locations across San Diego, including North Park, La Mesa, Pacific Beach, Encinitas, Sorrento Valley, Downtown and Imperial Beach, the taqueria will host a Buy One, Get One Free taco special for all dads on Sunday, June 20. Enjoy innovative taco selections including the Mexicali Taco which features grilled Arrachera, onions, poblano peppers, asadero cheese and mashed potatoes on a fresh flour tortilla. Complete the experience with a signature Mexicali-style Michelada.

Cheer on the Padres and enjoy an ice-cold Baja beer at El Cruce + 241. The Chula Vista taproom, wine bar and kitchen will show the Padres game alongside an all-day $5 pint special to celebrate. Pair pints with savory Baja bites including the Esquite, Ceviche de Pescado, and the revamped Pulpo Asado, which features morita glazed octopus, peewee potatoes, arugula, frisee, piquillo and squid ink aioli.

For the sandwich-loving dad, head to Grater Grilled Cheese for decadent grilled cheese creations. With locations in Mission Valley and Otay Ranch, the eatery will host a Buy One, Get One Free deal this Father’s Day. Menu favorites include the Lobster Grilled Cheese, the Carnivore Grilled Cheese, and the Philly Grilled Cheese which features the signature Basic 5 cheese base, sirloin steak, roasted red peppers and grilled onions.

Located along Chula Vista’s historic Third Avenue, Shake & Muddle will feature a classic food and drink pairing for Father’s Day. The fusion mixology bar will feature $11.50 selections from their roster of Worldly Old-Fashioneds. Sip on options including El Jefe’s Old-Fashioned, which features Maker’s 46 Bourbon, Licor 43, orange bitters and a demerara sugar cube or opt for the Whiskey Warrior featuring Iwai Japanese Whiskey, Ginger Root, Kuru Sato, house bitters and a candied ginger garnish. Pair your beverage with an order of the Father’s Day Pork Ribs, served alongside corn on the cob and coleslaw. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made online via the Shake & Muddle website.

Soak up the sun and take in stunning views at Quiero Tacos, located along Seaport Village’s Northern boardwalk. Together with Mike Hess Brewing, the taco and beer haven will offer a Buy One, Get One Free taco deal with popular selections including the Carnitas Taco, Avocado City, and the Mike Hess Fish Taco which features battered basa, cabbage, onion, tomato, and house chipotle aioli on a homemade flour tortilla.

Customize the ultimate hot pot creation at Clairemont Mesa’s Mongolian Hot Pot or Mira Mesa’s Shabu Works. The sister eateries will offer dads a complimentary beer with the purchase of an entrée. Make it a memorable Father’s Day with an immersive dining experience complete with intricate flavors and fresh ingredients. Savor a medley of signature soup bases, premium protein selections, handmade noodles, veggies, and more!

Bring your dad to any of Fish Shop’s three locations – Pacific Beach, Point Loma, or Encinitas – for fresh fish and a chance for dad to win some awesome prizes! On Father’s Day, each dad who comes in will be treated to an envelope with either 10% off their next meal, $5 off their next meal, or $1.00 off a glass of wine or draft beer. At Fish Shop, you can create your own custom tacos, sandwich, salad, or plate, or choose from favorites like the Fish N’ Chips or specialty tacos.

Pacific Beach – 1775 Garnet Avenue, San Diego 92109

Point Loma – 1110 Rosecrans Street #100, San Diego 92106

Encinitas – 1010 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas 92024

barleymash is celebrating both Father’s Day and the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course with an Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey sponsored Putt-Putt course, which will be located next to the outdoor parklet! The Gaslamp hotspot is inviting guests to come show off their short game skills, and will feature prizes and giveaways for participants, as well as food specials throughout the weekend. And if that isn’t enough to entice dad to stop by, barleymash’s selection of bourbon, beer, and bites surely will! 600 Fifth Avenue, San Diego 92101

This Father’s Day, treat your dad to brand-new menu items at The Smoking Gun. The Gaslamp bar and restaurant just launched new lunch and dinner dishes made with high-quality wagyu, including the Smoking Gun Burgerand the Bbq Pork Bacon Burger, which now consist of a 1/2 lb. wagyu patty, topped with ingredients such as smoked gouda, homemade pickles, and smoked pork, both served on a homemade sweet bun. Dad is sure to love the Wagyu Flat Iron, served with roasted baby heirloom potatoes, farmers market veggies, and chimichurri. The Smoking Gun also has a variety of tasty cocktails, beers, and more! 555 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

Nova Easy Kombucha & Novo Brazil Brewing Company

Dad can get $2-off beer and kombucha this Father’s Day at Nova Easy Kombucha in Ocean Beach and Novo Brazil Brewing’s taproom and restaurant locations in Chula Vista!

Date: June 20

Price: prices vary ($2-off)

Locations: Ocean Beach | Lane Avenue | Otay Ranch


Treat dad to an authentic Italian meal at the Gaslamp’s Operacaffe, where he can savor dishes such as Penne a la Kika with shrimp and manilla clams, bathed in white wine and a light cream sauce, as he sips half-off beer available all day!

Date: June 20

Price: prices vary (1/2-off beer)

Location: 835 4th Avenue, Gaslamp

Smokey & The Brisket

Dads with a hankering for barbecue can get their fill this Father’s Day at Smokey & The Brisket, where they’ll be offering a Just for Dads special, including a sandwich loaded with his choice of brisket, pulled pork, chicken, sausage or a burger, plus a side and any beer, all for $15! If dad can’t make it this Father’s Day, Smokey & The Brisket is providing the option to purchase a $15 voucher for a Father’s Day meal to be used at a later date in 2021.

Date: June 20

Price: $15

Location: 5465 Lake Murray Boulevard, La Mesa

Bleu Bohème, located in Kensington at 4090 Adams Ave., will celebrate Father’s Day with dads’ favorite combination – beef and beers, available exclusively for Father’s Day weekend, Friday, June 18 – Saturday, June 19. Bleu Bohème will offer its signature boeuf bourguignon paired with a choice of locally brewed Kensington Brewing Company for $35. The dish features beef short rib in red wine, mushrooms, house-smoked bacon, carrots, baby potatoes and caramelized pearl onions. Beer selections include Kensington IPA and Pale Ale. Bleu Bohème is open from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Per state guidelines, the restaurant will also follow all health and social distancing guidelines, including cleaning and disinfecting protocols. Reservations are available by calling 619.255.4167.

International Smoke is dishing out a hearty Father’s Day Butcher Box to-go for the weekend, offered on Saturday, June 19 & Sunday, June 20 and designed to beef up dinner at home with the family. A cut above other local steakhouse meals, International Smoke’s take-home package is designed to supply Dad with an abundance of goods—two cuts of steak, hearty seafood and vegetable sides, plus all the seasonings to prepare (instructions included). The Butcher Box ($175) serves two and contains:

  • 20oz DELMONICO BEEF RIBEYE, boneless
  • HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD, apple cider vinaigrette
  • SEASONINGS – Maldon salt, thyme & rosemary, chimichurri, red wine butter, au poivre

Advanced Butcher Box reservation via OpenTable is required. Order by June 18. Delivery is available up to 7 miles from the restaurants or picked up directly on either Saturday 6/19 or Sunday 6/20 from 11am till 4pm. Additionally, the restaurant will be offering a specially curated tasting menu (along with their all-day menu) for $68 per person. Located at One Paseo, the wildly popular collaboration between Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina and celebrity entrepreneur and television host Ayesha Curry is inspired by their shared love of global travels and international cooking techniques.