21 Ways to Treat Your Dad this Father’s Day 2021

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By Manchester's Finest | Last updated June 15th '21

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Breweries, Vinyl & Street Food: Father's Day at The Refuge This Father's Day The Refuge will be hosting a massive all-day extravaganza for Papa - with an exclusive mini record store in partnership with Clampdown Records and a contemporary homewares and accessories pop-up shop from Deadstock General Store. There'll also be local breweries Pomona Island and Shindigger; while food choices span from The Refuge’s legendary Sunday roast, to curated street food by EATMCR. Completing the line-up will be Manchester's finest local DJs. More Info   An Afternoon on the Oche at Dead Eye Dart Club If your dad is a fan of darts but you don't feel like spending the afternoon with him down the local while he shows off in front of his mates, take him to Dead Eye Darts instead. Tucked away down the back of Twenty Twenty Two in the Northern Quarter - your dad will think he's the coolest person in the world down here - even if he's wearing Crocs with socks on. More Info   The 'Best of Manchester' Craft Beer Box Set up during lockdown, Hip Flask Delivery have created a craft beer box featuring six beers from six independent craft micro breweries from around Manchester. Alongside the beers you'll also get a personalised hand-written Father's Day card to go into the box - killing 2 birds with one stone. Order Online   O'Donnell Moonshine If your dad loves a tipple, but you've bought him every bottle of whisky under the sun over the last 15 years, then why not buy him something a little different this year? That's where O'Donnell Moonshine comes in - it's available in tonnes of dead good flavours, and you can even get a High Proof version which clocks in at a whopping 50% ABV! Head to their store at Hatch to pick up some last minute Father's Day gifts. Order Online   'Around Manchester' Books by iNostalgia Let your papa re-live his youth with this selection of books by the good people at iNostalgia. There's the 50s, 60s and 70s to look through - each one featuring a selection of photographs and memories from around the region. Order Online   FREE Tumbler or Ceramic Mug from Salford Rum Any customers buying a bottle of Salford Rum or the Dark Spiced Rum online can get a choice of a few different offers for Father's Day. You can get a FREE hand engraved tumbler, and there's even a Father's Day Bundle which comes with a tin of Ginger Beer for the perfect rum serve. Order Online   Use Hearing Protection: The Early Years of Factory Records at the Science & Industry Museum This new exhibition uncovers the lesser-known stories of one of Manchester’s most influential record labels and celebrates its place at the heart of the city and the UK’s music and creative industries. It tells the story of Factory Records’ formative years from 1978 – 1982, exploring how contemporary post-industrial Manchester allowed the label to spearhead innovation in the fields of music, technology and design, giving the city an authentic voice and distinctive identity. More Info   A Midsummer Night's Dream at HOMEGROUND If your dad is a bit of a culture vulture and enjoys the theatre, then head on down to the brilliant HOMEGROUND on First Street and catch this chaotic (and very funny) production of Shakespeare's most famous comedy. Tickets are only a tenner per person too! More Info   The Manchester Craft Beer Festival This festival of all things craft beer is taking place on the 23rd-24th July - a fantastic treat for your old man this Father's Day. Featuring over 45 breweries and 100s of beers, the ticket price includes ALL THE BEER - so your dad won't need to put his hand in his pocket during the whole thing! Get Tickets   Vintage Jewellery from William May William May has been involved in the Manchester jewellery industry for almost 200 years, and they have a huge supply of vintage, pre-owned jewellery that you won't find anywhere else on the high street. With such an extensive range, you'll definitely find something for your dad this Father's Day. Father's Day Jewellery   Father's Day Gifts from Eat Well MCR The Eat Well MCR crew have updated their online Marketplace with even more of the region's best restaurants, growers and producers - meaning there's plenty to choose from for your old man. They've also created a Father's Day Cheese & Wine Gift Set, as well as a Beer & Pie Gift Set which will be good if your dad like both food and drink. Order Online   FREE Starter for Dads at Sanskruti For Father’s Day, Sanskruti are offering a free starter for all dads – this could be from their wide range of starters including the Bateta Vada, Punjabi Samosa or Onion Bhaji. The offer doesn’t include the sharing platters but all the other starters are included in this offer. Book A Table   Father's Day with Wes Brown at Hotel Football Hotel Football has announced a Father’s Day package featuring a Q&A with Wes Brown, the former English professional footballer who made his name at Manchester United. The package includes a Q&A with Wes Brown, a screening of the Portugal v Germany after the Q&A, a 2 Course Dinner in Café Football with screening of Spain v Poland game, and Afternoon Tea (on either Saturday or Sunday) and overnight accommodation at Hotel Football. Book It   5 Star Gentleman's Afternoon Tea by The Lowry Hotel This unique afternoon tea is the perfect treat to surprise your dad with; an Afternoon Tea featuring Three Cheese Scones, Mini Burgers, Pies, Salt Beef Sandwiches and even a Jack Daniels Trifle. 5 star excellence in your own home. Order Online   FREE Box of Craft Beers from Beer 52 We’ve got together with Beer52, one of the world’s biggest craft beer clubs, who have come up with a great introductory offer for Finest readers that would be perfect for dad this Father's Day. Sign up this month and you’ll receive your very first crate of 8 beers for FREE, and then after that one – you’ll be subscribed as a member of Beer52. Order Online   The Indian Summer Festival Taking place on the first weekend in July, you can grab some tickets for this massive Indian Street Food Festival down at Arley Hall for your dad and he'll bloody love it. The festival will feature a whole host of food and drinks vendors, live music and entertainment, all set in the stunning historic grounds of the Jacobethan country house. Buy Tickets   Isca Wines at KAMPUS The legendary Levenshulme wine merchants have arrived in the city centre, and is the perfect place to grab a couple of bottles for your dear old dad this Father's Day. They'll be open this Friday 18th and Saturday 19th - so pop in and grab some cracking wines ready for Sunday. More Info   Cheese & Wine Deliveries from Decent Drop Whether it's your dad, someone else's dad, or someone you wish was your dad, Decent Drop have got a few great options lined up to make Father's Day extra special. There's their 'Bearded Trio Box' with 3x Trashumante wines, a Wine & Cheese Gift Box and best of all - the Dad Box Special (£50) with 3 bottles of wine, 3 x 150g cheeses, a miniature of whisky and port and a cut glass whisky tumbler. Order Online   An Indian Roast Dinner at Zouk What better way to treat your dad this Father's Day that with a massive slap-up Roast Dinner? Well, there are loads in the city to choose from, and if your dad loves a bit of spice (which they seemingly all so), then there's this outstanding Indian Sunday Roast from Zouk. That spicy gravy is insane! Book A Table   Luxury G&T Gift Set from Manchester Gin There's loads of gin related goodies to choose from on the Manchester Gin online store, and they've even started doing a vodka and a spiced rum too! Top of the list though, purely for ease, should be this Luxury G&T Gift Set - with a bottle of gin, a couple of tumblers and some tonic fro the perfect serve. Order Online   Homeware Gifts from Nordic Muse Recently moved in to a new shop in the Northern Quarter, Nordic Muse have a mightily impressive selection of gifts for Father's Day this year. Pop in and have a chat with them, or head to their online shop - you'll have your present ticked off in no time. Order Online   Pies at Home from Great North Pie Co. It's pretty safe to assume that most dads enjoy the odd pie now and then, and there's nobody who does them better than the sublime Great North Pie Co. Head on over to their website and you can order some pies to arrive to your dad's house, he doesn't even need to pop his slippers on and go outside. Order Online