Where to find local Father’s Day gifts in Philadelphia

Art in the Age

Down in Old City, Art in the Age is whipping up a specialty cocktail class that may be the perfect Father’s Day gift for 2021. The meat-themed cocktail class kicks off June 18 at 7 p.m.  in partnership with Tabachoy, a local Filipino food cart. Carnivore Cocktails Father’s Day Whiskey & Steak Workshop will highlight some local and unique spirits such the Deerslayer Venison Whiskey from Tamworth Distilling (an exclusive spirit made with 100% real venison sourced from a New Hampshire farm.)

During the workshop, guests and their dads will shake, stir, sip, and devour delicious cocktails and incredible food. Admission includes a table for two in the Art in the Age Cocktail Garden, a demonstration and instruction of two specialized Father’s Day-themed cocktails, two dishes prepared by the Tabachoy team, and a tasting of the Tamworth Distilling Deerslayer Venison Whiskey.

Tickets ($140) are available for purchase on Art in The Age’s website. If you can’t make the workshop, Tamworth Distilling’s Deerslayer Venison Whiskey is also available for purchase at Art in the Age in Philadelphia ($65). 

New Liberty Distillery.Provided

116 N. 3rd St., artintheage.com

New Liberty Distillery

If your dad is a whiskey fan, look no further than New Liberty Distillery to purchase your Father’s Day gift this year. The South Kensington craft distillery and home to award-winning spirit lines is offering up a variety of choices: The Kinsey Rye, Kinsey American and Kinsey Bourbon.

The Rye is a blend of three different mash bills of rye whiskey with a surprisingly rounded sweetness with dry spice, ripe starfruit, and melon on the palate, with a finish of pepper and molasses. The American is blended to replicate the flavor profile of a 1940s/50s sample of Kinsey and is bright and vibrant on the palate, leading to floral, semi-sweet vanilla notes, and finishing with hints of honeycomb and caramel corn. Lastly, the Bourbon features a blend of two different bourbon mash bills: Warm and complex on the palate, with notes of honeysuckle, toffee, unripe orange, and grass, culminating in a sweet spice finish.

The Kinsey Spirit trio is available online at New Liberty Distillery’s website. This boozy gift set is also available for purchase onsite at New Liberty Distillery in the South Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. 

1431 North Cadwallader St., newlibertydistillery.com

Seaview Hotel & Golf Club

For dads who love to hit the green, Seaview Hotel & Golf Club at the Jersey Shore holds two gold courses and an all-new package just in time for the holiday. According to a release, the Dolce Golf Break package offers a round of golf for two, perfect for an extended weekend, weekday escape from the office, or a golf trip for the golf enthusiast and their favorite partner.

The stay includes one round of golf per person, a cart, range balls, and yardage book, available for booking now. Additionally, Seaview boasts a fully stocked, award-winning gift shop (ranked Top 100 Platinum Golf Shop by Association of Golf Merchandisers three years in a row) with premiere merchandise such as Peter Millar womens and mens apparel, Levelware t-shirts and sweatshirts, and Bushnell Wingman Speakers, as well as gift cards — fit for the golf-loving Dad. 

401 S. New York Road, Galloway, New Jersey, seaviewdolcehotel.com

LowTidesOcean Products 

With the summer season upon us, we could all use some beach gear, especially dads. But there’s also a line of products from a local entrepreneur that is as good for the environment as it is a great choice for a gift. LowTidesOcean Products is a family-owned business based in New Jersey that produces eco-sustainable beach chairs and accessories made with up to 3 lbs. of recycled ocean plastics.

The company aims to offers a sustainable alternative for beachgoers, with a line of stylish beach chairs and eco-friendly apparel made from recycled fibers sourced from plastic water bottles. To date, LowTides has removed over 16,000 lbs. of plastic from our oceans, and their products are available now for purchase. 

LowTidesKelee Bouvelle


Oyster House

Food is good for the soul, and for Father’s Day what’s a better gift than one filled with delicious seafood? Oyster House in Center City recently announced a new selection of seafood kits to enjoy for summertime just in time for Father’s Day. In total there are three different sets that can be ordered 24 hours ahead of time by calling Oyster House at 215-567-7683 and can be picked up at their Sansom Street location.

The Clambake Kit (serves 2 people for $88) comes packed with all the essentials needed for an authentic New England seafood celebration at home. In total, the kit comes with two one-pound whole Maine lobsters, PEI mussels, shrimp, Littleneck clams, corn on the cob, potatoes, drawn and garlic herb butter, lobster bibs, wet naps, cooking instructions and a steaming bucket. The Low Country Shrimp Boil (serves two people for $68), on the other hand, honors the traditional coastal South Carolina seafood feast. Ingredients include 1 ½ lbs. of shrimp, 1 lb. of pork kielbasa, corn on the cob, potatoes, house-made old bay seasoning, cooking instructions and a steaming bucket. Lastly, the Lobster Roll Kit serves six for just $138 and includes six top split buns, fresh Maine lobster meat and clarified butter for toasting buns. 

1516 Sansom St., oysterhousephilly.com


Molly Given

Molly Given is a journalist who covers features and entertainment while currently residing in Philadelphia. Her love of interesting stories and compelling interviews is only surpassed by an affinity for spicy margaritas.

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