6 Spots to Take Dad for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is fast approaching on Sunday, June 18th and if you still don’t know what to get the man who has everything, how about the gift of quality time? We’ve rounded a few spots to take the dad this year, because beyond presents the best gift a dad could ask for is time with his family.

Shane’s Barbershop & Shave Parlour. Start the day off right and treat dad to the full service, royal treatment at Shane’s including a cut and a hot straight razor shave while he hangs out and enjoys great conversation.

Silicon Valley Beer Week. The region’s ultimate beer-lovers event returns July 21-28th, 2017 and highlights venues, restaurants and breweries that are passionate about craft beer. With an opening party on July 21st followed by eight days of hosted events throughout the Silicon Valley, beer-lovers can experience a variety of activities featuring their favorite craft beers including tap takeovers, food pairings, seminars, demos, brewmasterís dinners, and other exclusive events.

The craft brew scene is coming closer to home…

Fieldwork Brewing Co and beer garden are set to open at Bay Meadows in June! Watch closely for announcements on our social channels and take dad to the opening. Be sure to follow Fieldwork Brewing Company’s new Instagram channel for the new San Mateo site at Bay Meadows for special invites and updates: @fieldworkbrewing_sanmateo.

Grape and Grain is another great spot for brews. This popular downtown neighbor is a fun, interactive and casual space featuring craft brew, interesting small production wines, and light snacks paired with a wall of games to share a fun evening with friends. This spot falls somewhere between highbrow and lowbrow, where everyone enjoys convening.

Take Dad Out to the Ballpark. Take Caltrain from the Hillsdale station directly to the AT&T ballpark in just shy of an hour to catch a ball game. Perfectly situated and centrally located in San Francisco, AT&T Park is one of the most unique venues and attending a Giants game at the park is an exciting entertainment experience that dad will cherish. If you want to stay local while catching the game, try these 7 Spots to Catch the Game.


Coyote Point Recreation Area. Home to San Mateo’s biggest waterside play space, Coyote Point offers dad and his little fisherman a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the salty breeze as you cast off in to the bay. Hit the playground, take a swim in the bay and visit the CuriOdyssey museum.

San Mateo County Fair. Take dad to the week-long celebration in San Mateo from June 10-18th. Treat him to classic fair cuisines and take in the great lineup of entertainment that may be right up his alley including: War, Summer of Love, The Family Stone & Oakland Symphony, Pink Floyd Laser Light Show, Tower of Power, The Ohio Players, and Smash Mouth.

Featuring best-in-class retailers such as Tin Pot Creamery and Blue Bottle Coffee, Bay Meadows’ Town Square is shaping up to be the ideal gathering place with more groundfloor retail, outdoor dining and pop-ups to come. Soon home to a stunning new sculpture from internationally-renowned artist Jeppe Hein, the Town Square will be the dynamic core of our urban village. With Caltrain electrification to start in 2017, the platform will be elevated and grade separations will be installed on 31st and 28th Avenues, making the Town Square the perfect place to relax outside for a glass of wine or an ice cream after a day of shopping and entertainment at Hillsdale Center. Join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of the latest.