June 11

A Day for Dad

Celebrate the father figure in your life with high-quality steaks, a floatplane adventure, golf lessons, and more.

South Lake Union has plenty to offer dads on Father’s Day this year. How are you observing Father’s Day in 2019? Here are five of our favorite dad-centric gifts you can find in the SLU neighborhood.

* Floatplane Adventures

Show dad a new perspective of the Emerald City. Kenmore Air offers daily sightseeing flights out of its South Lake Union terminal from $99 per person. kenmoreair.com

* Great Steaks

If dad is into high-quality meats, book a reservation at The Butcher’s Table. Order a tomahawk ribeye, a butcher-cut zabaton, or try a bit of everything with a steak tasting flight that includes three different grades of beef (4-star, 5-star, and ultra). If your dad prefers a DIY approach, the restaurant’s butcher shop sells cuts of Mishima Reserve Wagyu found on the menu along with a bevy of smoked meats or other favorites. thebutcherstable.com

* Swing Lessons

No, we’re not talking dance lessons. Get your dad ready to hit the greens with a golf swing analysis from Golftec. An introductory lesson ($95) includes a swing evaluation and assessment from a local golf coach. Golftec also provides club fittings, sales, and trade-ups. golftec.com

* Beer Club Membership

A yearly membership ($20) to Brave Horse Tavern’s Beer Club gives dad a $2 pint, plus awesome discounts on cellar beers and exclusive beer events, monthly beer tastings, and more. bravehorsetavern.com

* Father’s Day Cruise

Hop aboard Seattle’s historic steamship, the SS Virginia V, for a Father’s Day cruise around Lake Union. Attendees get to see the steam engine in action while enjoying gorgeous lake views. Tickets are $30 for adults ($25 for MOHAI and Virginia V members) and $15 for youths age 14 and under. Soda, beer, and wine are available for purchase. virginiav.org

Story and photographs by Ethan Chung.

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