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Where to celebrate Father's Day in Joburg

14 Jun 2019
created 17 Jun 2015
It's Father's Day this Sunday June 16 and if you are still stuck for ideas for how to spend quality time with Dad this weekend and show him that you care, we have some suggestions! From the audiophile to the history-buff, cricket fan and beer lover, here's our round-up of some fun places to take Dad this Father's Day. 

FATHER'S DAY AT THE COURSE
Treat Dad to a hand-crafted three or four-part mixology and pairing experience at Sandton's super chic bistro and bar The Course. The Father's Day experience starts with a gourmet appetiser, followed by a selection of custom-crafted drinks such as a The Singleton 12 Year Old, shaken with buttered toast, salted caramel and lemon juice. The remarkable mixologist prepared cocktails are paired with dishes like lamb pastilla served with lamb powder and a cauliflower and bacon purée, and a tender beef fillet served with a side of honey-and-thyme baby carrots and Yorkshire pudding. The party also includes a live comedy set by stand-up comedian Prins VR from 13:30 to 14:00, who'll be dropping dad jokes like you've never known before. The Father's Day lunch costs R480 per person. No under 18s allowed. Tickets can be booked online here.

CRICKET AND BEERS AT ROSEBANK SUNDAY MARKET
Joburg's biggest weekly rooftop market the Rosebank Sunday Market is hosting craft brewers Agars this Sunday June 16 with a great selection of distinctive beers including a Blonde, Red Ale, American Pale Ale, Stout and IPA. If Dad is a cricket fan then he can take pleasure in watching a Cricket World Cup match on the big screen as India take on Pakistan from 11:30.

VISIT A CRAFT BREWERY
If dad is a lover of all things brewed, this Father’s Day visit one of Joburg’s leading craft breweries for a craft beer tasting and behind-the-scenes look at the craft beer brewing process. For the ultimate craft beer aficionado book a tour of the Mad Giant brewery in the 1 Fox Precinct. Other craft breweries that are fun places to spend a sunny afternoon enjoying a beer or three include Impi Brewery Co in the artistic Victoria Yards precinct in east Joburg and the all-women-run brewery Oakes Brew House in historic Modderfontein.
Check out our complete guide to Joburg’s best craft breweries here.

WHEELS AT 27 BOXES
The quirky 27 Boxes centre in Melville hosts Wheels@27 Boxes on Sunday June 16 from 09:00-13:00, a new meetup event for cool and classic car owners to come and show off their pride and joy while socialising with other enthusiasts. If you are interested in bringing your vehicle along to the event contact the organisers at rob@podcaststudio.co.za or via whatsapp at +27 82 265 4357. 

WALK AND TALK AT THE WILDS
Join in this week's Walk and Talk Sunday at the magnificently restored and revitalised The Wilds in Houghton where Brett McDougall of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation will be leading a walk through the park and across the ridges and viewpoints revealing stories of the changing facades and landscapes of Joburg through its 130-year history. The walk is free and starts at 09:30 from the main entrance to The Wilds on Houghton Drive.

SPOIL DAD WITH A SHOPPING SPREE
Head to 44 Stanley with Dad for a day of shopping and pampering. Start with a mug of gourmet hot chocolate at Chocoloza before getting dad a wardrobe update at the super stylish Odrin menswear. Vinyl enthusiasts will enjoy a day browsing new and pre-loved vinyl records at Mr Vinyl, Joburg’s coolest record store or simply hanging out on the plush sofa and enjoying the tunes. End off the day with al fresco dining under the shade of olive trees in one of 44 Stanley's charming courtyard cafes or restaurants.

RELAX AT A CONCERT AT THE NIROX SCULPTURE PARK 
Perfect for the audiophile dad, the Honour the Fathers music festival at the gorgeous Nirox Sculpture Park in the Cradle of Humankind is a day of the finest acoustic music with local stars such as the sublime Guy Buttery, Madala Kunene and Shotgun Tori performing throughout the afternoon. In addition to the music, there's also the delicious food stalls at the Epicurean Emporium, drinks from Bernie's Bar and the impressive sculptures from this year's Winter Sculpture Fair to admire. Tickets R220 online.
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