Drunken Barber - Melbourne
Treat Dad to some self-care time with a trip to the Drunken Barber in Melbourne’s trendy Smith Street, Collingwood. Here, the experienced team offer a range of services – from a trim to a skin fade to a beard re-shape, you’ll have Dad feeling refreshed, clean and ready to tackle the warmer months in no time.
Alchemy Restaurant - Brisbane
For the fancier father, why not check out Alchemy restaurant in the Sunshine State. Look out over the sparkling Brisbane river as you dig into delicious fare created by one of Australia’s leading chefs, Brad Jolly. The modern Australian cuisine is the perfect treat for a foodie Dad – and he might even bring you along!
Cinema Nova - Melbourne
Who doesn’t love watching films with on a Sunday afternoon? A trip to Melbourne’s Cinema Nova is a great way to share some quality time together. Located in the bustling suburb of Carlton, it’s grown into the largest independent cinema in the southern hemisphere. Make sure to visit the bar for a drink and some nibbles before catching a flick.
Soap Box Brewery - Brisbane
Queenslanders are world famous for their love of the gold stuff. Take Dad to one of Brisbane’s brewery gems, Soap Box for a beer tasting session like no other. This independent spot is a star amongst the locals and their concoctions are a must try for any beer lover. The Opinionater and The Pep Talk are our faves, washed down with some beer battered fish and chips.
Osteria Oggi - Adelaide
Visit Italy (or the closest thing to it at the moment) by taking Dad to Osteria Oggi. The Adelaide restaurant was created by well-known restaurateurs Simon Kardachi and Christopher Woodcock and boasts a shared menu of sophisticated, Italian food with traditional origins. Daily house-made pasta is their specialty, but don’t overlook their tempting starters and desserts. The Gnocchetti with broccoli, anchovy and Parmigiano is a must!
Harbord Hotel - Sydney
For the beach dads amongst us, you can’t go past Harbord Hotel in Sydney. Situated by Freshwater beach, Harbord Hotel is an elevated pub where you can enjoy a cold beer, burger and chips as well as flatbread and fresh veggies. Take in the sun and the sand with Dad as we enter the summer months and restrictions have eased.
Bibliotheca - Adelaide
Calling all bookworms! The Bibliotheca bar and book exchange in Adelaide is a bibliophile’s dream come true. Created by a book-obsessed wife and bartender husband, you can enjoy quality cocktails while perusing shelves of books to your heart’s content. With chess games and low lighting, it’ll become Dad’s top spot in no time.
Madelena’s Bar - Perth
Famous for their fresh seafood and crisp wine list, Madelena’s bar is a must do when in the West Coast. Located just down the road from the beach in South Fremantle, Madelana’s bar is a great spot to chew the fat with Dad. Enjoy sunshine, sauvignon and seafood as you dip into the oysters (after a dip in the ocean, of course).
Chauvel Cinemas - Sydney
Operating in the Sydney suburb of Paddington for over four decades, the Palace-owned Chauvel cinema is a sight to see. Showcasing world, independent and art house cinema, treat Dad to a unique viewing post-lockdwon. Tip: check the website for 35mm and 70mm projections, too - what a treat!
Stanford Barbers - Perth
Named the “trendiest kid on the barber shop block”, this Perth barber is one to spoil Dad with on his special day. Blending old school service with fresh techniques, Dad won’t want to leave after he’s pampered with whisky, beers or gin on arrival. Watch out, he might end up walking away with a better haircut than you!
N.B. Please check all local COVID restrictions and enjoy safely.
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