Whether your guy is a wannabe brew-master, entertainer, dapper daddy or anything else in between the District has a lot to offer dear old Dad and Dad’s to be this upcoming Father’s Day (June 21). So get ready to splurge, take Pop out and shower him with the love and goodies he deserves. We’ve got the breakdown on goods, services and some fun surprises just for him.

Hungry Man

salt and sundryPhoto: Salt and Sundry

DC Metro Food Tour
Dig into the District’s culinary delights and treat Dad to a D.C. Metro Food Tour. With many destinations in the city and its outskirts you can find his favorite ‘hood to hang in and purchase a set of tickets for a three hour food tour that will wind through the streets and eateries in areas like Capitol Hill, Georgetown, Del Ray, and Eastern Market. Wine tours in Virginia and food tours in Baltimore are also available.

D.C. Metro Food Tour
Cost: $55 for three hours
Online: dcmetrofoodtours.com

Salt & Sundry
Stop in at Salt & Sundry for the man who likes to entertain or simply putter around the kitchen. Stock up on a basket loaded with items like farm-made vinegar to bar accessories, syrups and even a salt cellar. Top it off with some Combat Ready lip balm and small-batch foods.

Salt & Sundry
1309 5th St., NE (Union Market)
Online: shopsaltandsundry.com


dc day cruisePhoto: Dandy’s Restaurant Cruises via Facebook

Potomac Day Cruise
Just like Gwynnie crooned to Huey Lewis in Duets, take Dad cruisin’ on the Dandy Father’s Day Cruise. Offered by Potomac Party Cruises you can set sail for brunch or dinner. Enjoy a beautiful day on the Potomac River as a family while experiencing a well-prepared meal for the whole crew.

Potomac Party Cruises
Cost: $65-$88
Zero Prince St. (Alexandria, Va)
Online: dandydinnerboat.com

Crystal City Car Festival
Is Dad always playing cars right along with the kiddos? Then buckle up and head over to the Crystal City Father’s Day Auto Festival (June 21, 2 pm-6 pm) and let him and the little ones check out what’s under the hood. Full of horsepower and even a beer garden, there is a model or make to suit any Dad’s desire.

Crystal City Car Festival
Cost: Free
220 20th St. (Crystal City, Va)
Online: crystalcity.org

Dapper Daddy

trunk club

Photo: Trunk Club via Facebook

Trunk Club- DC
With its own D.C. location, the Trunk Club gives guys the freedom to get creative with their personal style while eliminating the time suck that comes from shopping. Sign Dad up for a gift card to the Trunk Club and he can receive a box of clothing and accessories just for him. Custom amounts are available or range from $50-$2,000 increments to truly invest in his style.

Trunk Club
525 9th St., NW (TKTK)
Online: trunkclub.com

Old Towne Man Cave
No need to let Pop go caveman with his grooming just because he takes the midnight feeding. Let him relax in the grooming lounge, kick back, and enjoy a brew while he gets a pedicure or basic manicure. Give the gift of massage or go big and offer him the Father’s Day Special. Just like Mom’s, Dad’s need to feel cared for too.

Old Towne Man Cave
9070 Center St. (Manassas, Va)
Online: oldtownmancave.com

What present are you getting your D.C. papa? Tell us in the comments section below. 

—Victoria Mason