Top 10 Places to Take Your Dad in London
From changing your flat tyres to helping you build flatpack furniture, let's face it, there's nobody quite like your Dad. Wise as an owl, he'd do anything for you and has worked crazy long hours so that you can live a secure life of comfort. So if you're looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion or just fancy treating the man that fixed your leaky tap to an evening of frivolous fun and delicious food, look no further. We've got everything you need to put a smile on the old timer's face. Here's a list of 10 great places to take your dad in London.
Belushi's in London Bridge is a bar that allows the big kid inside your dad to come out and let loose for a few hours. It has everything you'd expect from a quintessential sports bar, with a few added bonuses. The bar has a distinctive American feel about it; if the Foosball tables aren't really his thing, he's sure to have fun at one of their Xbox stations. And of course, the biggest live sporting events from around the globe will all be shown on one of their large HD projector screens.
Whether it's father's day, your dad's birthday or you're simply looking to catch up over a few pints of the good stuff, there's no better place to go than the British boozer. Perfect for a casual afternoon, join The Windmill for pints, ales and gastro plates should you be hungry.
Don't be fooled by the name of this fun-loving joint, the 1920 Bar is styled as a wild, American pool hall in the 70s. Think orange coloured table tops and brightly coloured furniture; it's bursting with energy and is full of a number of nostalgic features that are guaranteed to take your dad back to the days of his youth. Buy him a tall pint, sit back and watch as he plants a few striped balls in the corner pocket.
The Jugged Hare is one of the finest dad pubs in London. Beautifully decorated, the walls are covered in majestic taxidermy, vintage frames and a few mounted stag heads. With a sleek finish, the open kitchen allows guests to peer behind the scenes as the team of experienced chefs prepare a delicious array of traditional dishes. If that wasn't enough, the walk-in wine cellar allows guests to handpick their preferred bottle of wine, while the bar stocked full of craft ales will be serving irresistible pints of amber bliss.
With a menu of exquisite, finger-licking food and a bar stocked full of ice cold cocktails, there are few better restaurants for dads in London. The philosophy at Blues Kitchen is simple; it offers fantastic Texas barbecue grub and smooth, irresistible bourbon-based cocktails. Adding to that is the venue's beautiful decor and welcoming atmosphere. Rustic by nature and with a massive, vintage airstream caravan, the restaurant is adventurous and endearing all at the same time.
Take your dad out in London this week and buy him a tall glass of ice-cold, frosty beer at the Brewhouse & Kitchen in Islington. Seasoned beer connoisseurs Simon Bunn and Kris Kumbrell bring East London's dwellers a bar that brews it's impressive menu of craft drinks right under the noses of their punters. The open brewery allows guests to observe the delicate process involved in making some of the finest craft beers and ales that London has to offer.
If there's one truth in this life, it's that Dad's love golf. So take him to this seaside promenade themed paradise complete with 18 original holes, two impressive themed bars, and a wooden boardwalk offering street food.
Treat the old man to some top notch beer and burgers as Draft House opens a new spot south of the River. Draft House Tower Bridge South has a quirky American diner theme along with a huge selection of cask ale, IPAs and craft beers.