Looking for some fun, out-of-the-box Father’s Day ideas to celebrate that favorite father figure in your life? Look no further than What’s Up NW as we present to you some unique options that are sure to create lasting memories!

Alderbrook Resort and Spa

Alderbrook Resort and Spa is continuing its Northwest tradition of honoring dads over hearty brunch. Guests can enjoy a variety of offerings including seasonal summer picks, Noble’s Feast options from cornbread eggs benedict, house-made biscuits and Kurobota sausage gravy or black garlic oysters Rockefeller, dishes straight off the grill including brisket, slow roasted suckling pig and steelhead with ancho rub and sweet treats to finish it off,
• Price: $49 for adults; $16 kids 10 and under
• Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
• Reservations: Call 360-898-5500


Float Seattle

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Relaxation. Recovery. Blissful Solitude. Treat your pops, husband, friends or maybe just yourself! Floating weightlessly for an hour of peace and quiet is a thoughtful gift for anyone. Kudos to you!  It doesn’t matter if they’ve never tried floating or think it’s hippie mumbo-jumbo. All it takes is giving it a chance and experiencing it for themselves. They’ll dig it. There’s a reason why athletes, creatives, and everyday hard-working people have made floating their secret weapon for living a healthier, happier life. IT WORKS. Call (206) 673-5132 with questions or to purchase over the phone.

• No limit to purchase. Hook up Dad and maybe stock up for yourself!
• Offer good through Father’s Day on 6/16
• Valid in Greenlake or Bellevue
• Float credits are shareable and never expire once purchased



Ivar’s Salmon House is upgrading its award-winning brunch for Father’s Day with a lineup of salmon, crab, prawns and prime rib, and also traditional breakfast favorites. Custom-made omelets, scrambles and crepes as well as a build-your-own Bloody Mary and prawn shooter bar are also available. To finish it all off, dad (and the family) can indulge in some desserts at the chocolate fountain.
• Price: $45 adults; $15 children 6-12; Kids 5 and under are FREE
• Time: 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
• Reservations: https://www.ivars.com/ivarsreservations

Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing is offering dads and families a plated brunch full of tasty dishes and delicious drinks. Enjoy a menu full of brunch specialties like lobster, prawn and cheese omelets, Dungeness crab cake benedict, Possession Sound eggs-travaganza and classics like baked French toast or Black Forest ham, eggs and Sawmill gravy. For the dad who likes to enjoy a little extra sleep, visit Mukilteo Landing for Father’s Day lunch and dine on dishes including cedar planked wild sockeye, Alaska halibut fish ‘n chips, blackened fish tacos or a classic Mukilteo seafood sauté.
• Reservations: https://www.ivars.com/ivarsreservations

Marine Hardware

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Nothing says, “I love and appreciate you” more than a big ol’ lobster and some old school funky beats. Seriously! Chef Michael Gifford’s next installment of Hip Hop Lobster night is set for Sunday, June 16. Score! Reservations are available at 5:30pm and 8pm. Cost is $65/person, plus tax and gratuity.  Here’s the menu for the evening:

  • Mixed Baby Greens with shaved radish and buttermilk dressing
  • Honey Mustard Coleslaw
  • Roasted Asparagus with pecorino toscano
  • Whole 1½# Lobster with drawn butter and lemon
  • Old Bay French Fries with aioli
  • Lemon Verbena Panna Cotta with stone fruit compote and orange biscotti
  • Reservations are highly recommended, as these dinners always sellout. Please call 206.257.4390 or book online at https://www.ethanstowellrestaurants.com/locations/marine-hardware/ to reserve your lobster bib!

Seattle Seawolves Gear

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We are in love with the Seattle Seawolves, Seattle’s Major League Rugby team. If you didn’t catch our interview with them, you can read more about it here.  For a dad who loves rugby, or just wants a gift much cooler than a tie, why not go for some Seawolves gear, like this Seawolves Pilsner Glass?


Smith Tower – “Cheers to Dad”

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Elevate your plans and celebrate Dad all month-long at Smith Tower, with a little bit of history, specialty cocktails and amazing views of Seattle! Enthuse your dad through the self-guided museum and Legends of Smith Tower exhibits, providing a fun glimpse into Seattle’s colorful prohibition history. Mosey on up to the Observatory and treat dad to an Old Fashioned and delicious bar bites, as you take in the 360 degree views on the observation deck. $30, includes one admission to the Observatory and one Old Fashioned.


Stoup Brewing

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Stoup Brewing has your Father’s Day beer needs covered with the recent launch of their crowler program that features both their award-winning Citra IPA and German Style Pilsner. With a thriving growler program already in place, crowlers offer beer enthusiasts a way to enjoy pre-filled cans of fresh Stoup beer out in the world. A convenient and inviting 32-ounce can of beer, or the equivalent of two pints at the brewery, to be exact. Crowlers of Citra IPA and German Style Pilsner will be chilled, stocked, and ready to go for $12 each during brewery operating hours.


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