When it comes to planning an especially memorable Father’s Day, Tampa’s one of-kind businesses are full of delightful possibilities that will have dad feeling all the love. Here’s how to shop small and support the amazing vendors here in Tampa.
Whether he’s the outdoorsy type or one to appreciate a luxurious cocktail, we’ve created a Father’s Day gift guide that is sure to please every fatherly figure in Tampa Bay. Shop from one of the city’s specialty retailers for something decidedly dad or book an experience that the whole family can get excited about. We admit that the list could be endless, but we’ve narrowed it down to help you make it the best Father’s Day ever.
Summertime gives reason for cooking outdoors and grilling up your favorite comfort foods. So, is it any coincidence that Father’s Day is in June? We think not. Celebrate the season and gift dad a new grill with all the fixings from Tampa’s Grill and Provisions. Choose from high-end appliances and let them help you design an outdoor kitchen that every dad will envy.
3501 North Armenia Ave., Tampa
If you’ve already got the grill, then it’s time to add some flavor to it. You’ll find some of the highest quality meats in Tampa Bay at Heights Meat Market. Cuts of certified Angus beef, American Waygu beef, humane-certified Never Ever pork, antibiotic/hormone free chicken, various seafoods, and a surprising amount of exotic game meats are in stock. Don’t forget to peruse and taste the sauces and rubs while you’re there!
4001 North Florida Ave., Tampa
Spending time in the great outdoors means that having the right gear – and the right style – is a necessity. From button-downs to fishing shirts, Salt Pines in Hyde Park is a one-stop-shop for men’s apparel. Sign up for the Tee of the Month Club to have a new, uniquely designed Salt Pines graphic t-shirt delivered every month. You can also shop from the store’s extensive inventory of outdoorsmen gear, like coolers, chairs, and drinkware.
1609 West Snow Circle, Tampa
If he’s in need of a luxe look for a night out or a day at the office, Suitsupply in Hyde Park is a must visit. Book him an appointment with one of the shop’s style advisors for one-on-one styling advice to ensure that every outfit – both casual and formal – has him looking his absolute finest. Suitsupply also offers custom made pieces and in-store alterations to make sure everything feels just right.
1525 West Swann Ave., Tampa
Ybor City Cigars
One of the most notable pieces of Tampa’s history is that Ybor City was once deemed the “cigar capital of the world.” Though the hundreds of cigar factories no longer exist, there are plenty of cigar shops in Ybor that carry a wide variety in celebration of the neighborhood’s history. Check out J.C. Newman Cigar Company, the only functioning factory still standing, for a special look (and smell) behind the scenes of some of Tampa’s handcrafted cigars.
Visit Dark Door Spirits for a premium distillery tour and tasting of its award-winning blended spirits, like the New American Bourbon Whiskey or the Barreled Lavender Gin. On June 19 and 24, the distillery will offer a special Father’s Day Bottle-Your-Own-Whiskey experience. The two-hour event invites guests to taste unique whiskeys, then choose their favorite or create their own blend to bottle, label, and cork.
6608 Anderson Road, Tampa
There’s no caddies or golf carts here, but there’s still tons of fun to be had at Topgolf Tampa. Reserve a golfing bay at the high-tech driving range, then sit back, order a burger, and experience the sport on a whole new level. Pick up a club and practice your swing, try your hand at a virtual course, or choose from a variety of Topgolf games to play. Golfing pros and novices alike are sure to have a blast.
10690 Palm River Road, Tampa
Would it even be a celebration if it didn’t include dinner at Bern’s? Treat dad to a delicious meal at Tampa Bay’s iconic steakhouse, where the fine wines flow and the dry-aged steaks are never in short supply. Or if you’d prefer to keep it short and sweet, reserve a table at Bern’s Harry Waugh Dessert Room to indulge in handmade treats, like tableside bananas foster or the vintage chocolate lush sundae.
1208 South Howard Ave., Tampa
Get out and soak in the beautiful sights of Tampa Bay during a stand-up paddleboard tour with Urban Kai. Choose to explore Downtown Tampa and launch your SUP from Armature Works for a paddle down the Hillsborough River. If you’d prefer a more scenic adventure, opt for the Eco Tour to float under mangroves and spot wildlife. Urban Kai also offers private paddleboard and paddle surf lessons.
310 West 7th Ave., Tampa
The saying “king for a day” is certainly not lost on the exquisite views and flavors of Tampa’s tallest rooftop bar. With views of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Pete, an evening at Rox promises to be like no other. Show dad how to appreciate the finer things in life and order one of the bar’s luxury craft cocktails, poured by Rox’s wildly skilled mixologists. Sitting atop the trendy Current Hotel, this rooftop bar is what staycation dreams are made of.
2545 North Rocky Point Drive, Tampa