7 Local Spots to Check Out For Your Father's Day Celebration

Reilly Wilber
June 15, 2021

Father’s Day is this Sunday (the 20th)! Holidays like these always have a way of sneaking up on us… but no worries! We’ve compiled a list of some local favorites that you can plan to visit for your Father’s Day celebration. 

Don’t want to go out to celebrate? Most of these local spots also have carry-out services, sell gift cards or other products, and some even provide catering!

Rooster’s Kitchen

Brunch, lunch, dinner, craft beer...

Located just outside of the Bottleworks District on Mass Ave’s East side, Rooster’s Kitchen is a locally owned and operated restaurant featuring menus inspired by American classics like brisket and grilled cheese. Their menu is made up of locally and responsibly sourced ingredients, with gluten-free and vegan options also available. They even offer a “Rooster’s Market” category, where you can order a special Father’s Day dinner for catering, among other food pack options!

Porter Books and Bread

Coffee, breakfast, lunch, beer, cocktails, coolers, wine...

Porter Books and Bread isn’t your average coffee shop and café. Of course, they have a full espresso bar, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and a café lunch menu (featuring fresh, homemade bread!)... But what makes them so unique? They also have a full menu of specialty beers, cocktails, coolers, and wine! Take your Dad out for his daily dose of caffeine, or maybe even a day drink (or two)!

Revolution Barbeque

Lunch, dinner, cocktails, beer...

Located in Historic Downtown Lafayette, Revolution Barbeque provides a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Their fast-casual dining experience makes for a quick, easy way to enjoy BBQ packed with bold flavors. And if you’re planning on sitting and staying for a while, their fully loaded bar featuring plenty of drink specials will be more than enough to keep you satisfied. Although not open on Sundays and Mondays, Revolution Barbeque is a great stop for an early Father’s Day weekend celebration!

Jackrabbit Coffee

Coffee, tea, pastries...

We found hidden treasure in Anderson, and it’s better than gold… It's coffee! Jackrabbit Coffee sells a wide variety of fresh roasted coffee made with coffee beans considered among the top 3% of quality from all around the world. The shop has a full service espresso bar, serving drinks made from their locally roasted beans, and loose leaf teas. Roasted fresh on Mondays, get a bag of coffee, buy a gift card, or stop by the shop for a specialty coffee or tea beverage. Give the gift of caffeinated bliss this Father’s Day, with Jackrabbit Coffee!

Leviathan Bakehouse

Lunch, baked goods, coffee, beer, wine...

Leviathan Bakehouse, part of Indianapolis’ Chatham Arch neighborhood, is the perfect place to gather while enjoying a light lunch or baked goods. Their menu features lots of freshly-baked breads, pastries, cakes, and more, inspired by the “local-meets-global cuisine” tagline. They also offer a small selection of coffee, beer, and wine. Nothing says Father’s Day like stuffing yourself with fresh, homemade desserts and pastries!

Oakley Brothers Distillery

Lunch, dinner, spirits, cocktails...

Oakley Brothers Distillery was founded by two brothers with a simple vision of making handcrafted moonshine in their home state of Indiana. Now a well-known bar in Anderson, Oakley Brothers serves food, along with specialty cocktails and beverages made with their own high-quality, handcrafted spirits. They also hold the titles of Madison County’s best of 2021 “Best Bar and Lounge” and “Best Bartender.” Treat your Dad to a good time this Father’s Day with good food and even better booze!

Tappers Arcade Bar

Video games, arcade games, draft beer, cocktails...

Tappers Arcade Bar is Indianapolis’ first ever retro arcade bar, and it hosts thousands of games that are free-to-play with any purchase. With classics like Genesis, Super Nintendo, Pac Man, and tons of pinball games (the largest selection in Indy), you’ll be sure to find a favorite! Tappers also serves a constantly evolving selection of unique local and regional draft beers, as well as specialty cocktails. Take your Dad on a blast-from-the-past adventure right in the heart of Indy!