weather icon Clear

6 ways to make Dad’s day special in Las Vegas

Still need a gift for the foodie father in your life? A visit to a steakhouse or a nice bottle of his favorite beverage are all well and good — Las Vegas has plenty of both. Or you can expand on the traditional themes with one of these options.

The bar cart at the Barbershop at the Cosmopolitan Monday, June 10, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vega ...
The bar cart at the Barbershop at the Cosmopolitan Monday, June 10, 2019. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto

Shave and a stiff drink

What’s more relaxing than a quality straight-razor shave? How about a shave and a glass of whiskey? Or tequila? Book Dad a shave, cleanup, haircut or any other service at the Barbershop in the Cosmopolitan, and he’ll enjoy it with a complimentary glass of Jack Daniels, Johnny Walker Black, Jameson or Casamigos — neat, or on the rocks.

If you want to make a night of it, hang out until 5 p.m., when you can slip through the janitor’s door in the back and head into the attached speakeasy lounge. (Shaves $35-$50, haircuts $70)

The Barbershop, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 702-632-4700, thebarbershoplv.com

Lip-Smacking Foodie Tours has a package that includes a visit to three of the best steakhouses in town and a helicopter flyover of the Las Vegas Strip.

Steakhouse tour — and a flight

Plenty of people will be taking their dads out to a steakhouse for the holiday. How about booking him a visit to three of the best in town, any night he wants? And while you’re at it, wrap things up in style with a helicopter flyover of the Strip.

Lip-Smacking Foodie Tours will pick you both up in a luxury ride and transport you to Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres for foie gras lollipops, Jamon Iberico and Japanese Kobe beef. Then it’s on to Jean-Georges Steakhouse for osetra caviar and wagyu brisket, and finally to Scotch 80 Prime for a seafood tower, tomahawk rib-eye and dessert. Fine wine pairings and after-dinner whiskeys are included. And once you’re stuffed to the gills, your driver will shuttle you to Maverick helicopter tours for a night flight over the Strip. ($1,250 per person, two-person minimum)


On Friday, June 14, Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM will offer 50 percent off dry-aged steaks from Creekstone Farms. (ELV Graphics)

Grill your own

If your dad is the type who prefers to grill his own steak, Eataly is offering a special just in time for a Father’s Day meal at home. On Friday, Eataly Las Vegas at Park MGM will offer 50 percent off dry-aged steaks from Creekstone Farms. That brings the price of dry-aged boneless rib-eyes down from $37.90 per pound to $18.95. A pound of porterhouse will be $17.45 instead of $34.90. And bone-in New York strips, originally priced at $33.90 a pound, will be $16.95. If Dad prefers to hang out at Eataly, he can select one of those amazing cuts for half the regular price, prepared to his liking with a complimentary contorno (side) of choice.

Eataly, Park MGM, 702-730-7617, eataly.com

The Underground at The Mob Museum distills several varieties of&# ...
The Underground at The Mob Museum distills several varieties of its own moonshine in-house. (Chris Wessling/The Mob Museum)

’Shine on

If dad’s not the type for fancy-pants bottles of booze, but you still want to raise a Happy Father’s Day toast to him, pick up a little home-grown hooch in the basement of The Mob Museum. The Underground, which is part exhibit/part speakeasy, distills several varieties of its own ’shine in-house. You and dad can drop by anytime for a tour and a tasting of three varieties: regular corn whiskey, Cinn-City (cinnamon) and Ginger Jake. Or pick up a bottle of the plain version or Cinn-City (or both) to wrap for the holiday. You can enter through the speakeasy door located down the stairs on the east side of the building if you know the password, which changes weekly and is available on Instagram @mobmuseum_underground. ($7 and up)

The Underground at The Mob Museum, 300 Stewart Ave., 702-229-2734, themobmuseum.org

Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace (Montecristo Cigar Bar)

Cigars and sips

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. It’s much better, however, if it’s a cigar paired with a good cognac, or whiskey, or tequila. If that’s the way your father sees it, you may want to take him to Montecristo Cigar Bar for a smoke. The Caesars Palace lounge has plenty of fine spirits and tobacco options for the discerning dad, including four dedicated cocktail and cigar pairings: Louis XIII by Remy Martin with Oliva Serie V Melanio Figurado ($135), Caesars Palace Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select with Ashton Symmetry Prism ($65), Avion 44 Tequila with Padron 1964 Torpedo Maduro ($60) and Caesars Palace Old Forrest Single Barrel Select with Henry Clay Brevas ($35).

Montecristo Cigar Bar, Caesars Palace, 866-227-5938, caesars.com

Brunch at the Four Seasons includes a photo with a Harley. (Able Baker Brewing Co.)

Brunch, Beer and Bike

If you can’t buy dad a Harley this year, you can at least take his picture with one after a brunch and a brew. Father’s Day brunch will be served at the Four Seasons’ Veranda from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the holiday ($85 for adults, $38 for children ages 6 to 12, and $18 for children ages 3 to 5.) Among the offerings at the meal are an exclusive Four Seasons blend from local brewer Able Baker, 4 Press IPA, ($12 a glass). And before or after, Dad can pose for a family photo in the lobby in front of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Veranda, Four Seasons, 702-632-5000, fourseasons.com/lasvegas

Contact Al Mancini at amancini@reviewjournal.com. Follow

@AlManciniVegas on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Entertainment Videos
Las Vegan part of the Harlem Globetrotters
Scooter Christensen, who grew up in Las Vegas, will play with the Harlem Globetrotters at The Orleans in Las Vegas Sunday, Aug. 25. (Mat Luschek/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
MSG Sphere at The Venetian to cost $1.2B plus
Scheduled to open in 2021, it is expected to be busier than Madison Square Garden in New York. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Terra Rossa Returns To Red Rock. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Terra Rossa at Red Rock Resort is set to open on Aug. 26.
Hubert Keller’s Backyard Kitchen
Chef Hubert Keller of Fleur and Burger Bar shows off his backyard kitchen in Las Vegas. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Watermelon Mojitos and Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Bartender Cassy Leedom and Chef Norberto Ortega make a Watermelon Mojito and Chicken ‘N’ Watermelon ‘N’ Waffles at Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at The Venetian in Las Vegas. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Juan’s Flaming Fajitas in Las Vegas celebrates National Fajita Day
Cook Ruben Fuentes and general manager Taylor Pulliam of Juan’s Flaming Fajitas in Las Vegas prepare steak and shrimp fajitas with the restaurant’s signature fiery treatment. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Pasta Shop Ristorante serves a watermelon-shrimp salad
Pasta Shop Ristorante & Art Gallery in Henderson serves a summer salad that combines watermelon with greens, feta and shrimp. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Factory Kitchen in Las Vegas makes classic affogato
Jorge Luque, pastry chef at The Factory Kitchen at The Venetian in Las Vegas, makes affogato with two simple ingredients - house-made gelato and fresh espresso. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review Journal with image from The Factory Kitchen)
The Cereal Killerz Kitchen serves over 100 cereals
Christopher Burns, owner of The Cereal Killerz Kitchen at Galleria at Sunset mall in Henderson, makes a Milk & Cookies Shake from his more than 100 varieties of cereal. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer in Las Vegas makes a State Fair CrazyShake
Bianca Zepeva, a shaker at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer at The Venetian in Las Vegas, makes a State Fair CrazyShake with a kettle corn rim, caramel, corn-based ice cream, popcorn brittle, crushed kettle corn, sprinkles and a cherry. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal)
Balboa Pizza Company makes Thai peanut chicken wings
Irma Perez, kitchen manager at Balboa Pizza Company at The District at Green Valley Ranch in Henderson, near Las Vegas, brines chicken wings for 24 hours before roasting and frying them and finishing them in various styles such as Thai peanut. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Review-Journal)
New Venetian pool deck
Final touches are currently being added to the hotel’s main tower pool deck, which consists of five pools. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Who is Vegas Vic? (Jason Bracelin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Nevada State Museum Director Dennis McBride explains the origins of the Vegas icon.
Slater’s 50/50 in Las Vegas serves a 4-pound Big Island Feast Burger
Cindy Sun, general manager of Slater’s 50/50 in Las Vegas, makes the Big Island Feast Burger with 2 1/2 pounds of the house bacon/beef blend, Napa-cilantro slaw, six slices of American cheese, a can of grilled Spam, six slices of chargrilled pineapple, four fried eggs and a drizzle of teriyaki and serves it with macaroni salad. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Get a first look of MSG Sphere construction in Las Vegas
Representatives of The Madison Square Garden Company give the first glimpse of progress Tuesday of the under-construction MSG Sphere — a first-of-its-kind performance venue with high-tech audio and visual capabilities.
Shark Week cupcakes at Freed’s Bakery in Las Vegas
Brittnee Klinger, a cake decorator at Freed’s Bakery in Las Vegas, makes Shark Week cupcakes with ocean-blue buttercream, fondant fins and a blood-red strawberry filling. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Fans and friends recall Elvis opening in Las Vegas
Fifty years ago on July 31st 1969, Elvis Presley opened at the International hotel in Las Vegas. He went on to do 837 consecutive sold-out shows at the property.
Hot peach cobbler at Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen at Texas Station
Michael Ross, room chef/pitmaster at Beaumont’s Southern Kitchen at Texas Station in Las Vegas, makes peach cobbler by baking peaches in a cast-iron pan with batter and crumble, then topping with Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and bourbon-caramel sauce. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Water Grill opens at The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas
Water Grill, from a 30-year-old California company opening its first Las Vegas location, specializes is fresh seafood including 16 types of oysters. (Al Mancini/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Cat's Meow comes to Las Vegas
New Orleans-based karaoke chain opens new location in Neonopolis. (Jason Bracelin/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Making the Loco Moco Breakfast Burger at Broken Yolk Cafe in Las Vegas
Manny Menina, line cook at Broken Yolk Cafe in Las Vegas, stacks 8 ounces of beef, 2 strips of bacon, hash browns, caramelized onions and 2 fried eggs on 4 King’s Hawaiian slider buns to make the Loco Moco Breakfast Burger. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
SecretBurger at China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Carlos Cruz, executive chef of Jose Andres’ China Poblano at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, makes the SecretBurger off-menu, one-night-only ‘All Quacked Up’ with a kimchi pancake, Peking duck, house-made hoisin sauce, a fried duck egg, pickled micro-vegetables, caviar and gold flakes and serves it with a Stillwater Artisanal Ale. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Famous Blue Angel statue commemorated in downtown Las Vegas mural
The 16-foot tall Blue Angel statue that stood above the Blue Angel Motel for six decades is featured in a mural spanning three walls at a downtown Las Vegas building. James Stanford designed the “A Phalanx of Angels Ascending" mural based on his photography, and Cliff Morris painted the mural at 705 Las Vegas Blvd. North, near the Neon Museum. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
Making Castle Frites at the new Frites at Excalibur
Tom McGrath, district manager/executive chef at Frites at the Excalibur in Las Vegas, tops his beef-tallow fries like a loaded baked potato - with white and yellow cheddar, sour cream, bacon and chives. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Hello Kitty Cafe on Las Vegas Strip - VIDEO
The Hello Kitty Cafe opens Friday, July 12th, 2019, between New York, New York and Park MGM on the Las Vegas Strip. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)
Amano Las Vegas' Fat Baby Sandwich
Chef Jason Weber of Amano Las Vegas has created a sandwich stuffed with pasta, and it's a hit. (Mat Luschek / Las Vegas Review-Journal)
A class at Melissa Coppel Chocolate and Pastry School in Las Vegas.
Melissa Coppel, who teaches classes in various countries around the world, attracts students from far and wide to her eponymous school in Las Vegas. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Havana Lobster at Boteco in Las Vegas. (Heidi Knapp Rinella/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Marcus Fortunato, co-owner of Boteco in Las Vegas, learned to make Havana Lobster from the chef at El Figaro, a favorite of former Cuban President Fidel Castro.
Chef Gustav Mauler Is retiring
Las Vegas chef Gustav Mauler announces his retirement on Sunday, June 30, 2019.
Bellagio Conservatory unveils Italian summer exhibit
The Bellagio's Conservatory & Botanical Gardens have opened the gates to its summer display. (Mat Luschek / Review-Journal)