Father’s Day 2020: Meal deals, cheap beer & special dining options

June 17, 2020
By Matt Sterner
Fathers, start your engines (AKA appetites).

This Father’s Day has specials dishes, cheap pints of beer, custom-text empanadas, and meal deals that are big enough to feed the entire family.

Take a gander at the available options. There’s plenty to choose from, too, if you’re dad is hoping to get out of the house or perhaps order something delicious to bring home.

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Keep in mind, we’ll be adding to the list so check it occasionally if you haven’t found the perfect meal for your parent.

Agave Pantry

Order online

Does your dad have a sweet tooth? Agave Pantry is taking orders now for Father’s Day, including their Flourless Chiltepin Orange baked goods. Keep in mind: the bakery is asking you to order before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17.

When you order online, be sure to choose the shipping option “curbside pick-up” to waive shipping fees. Pick-up is scheduled for Friday, June 19 – Saturday, June 20.

For more information, visit agavepantry.com.

Bombolé Eatery

100 N. Stone Ave.
Sweet empanadas from Bombolé Eatery (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Sweet empanadas from Bombolé Eatery (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bombolé Eatery is offering custom-text empanadas and will also have Father’s Day-themed empanadas available on Friday for pick-up.

Here’s the plan: order some, hide them until Sunday morning, reheat them in the oven, then tell your dad you baked these empanadas just for him.

For more information, call (520) 777-5501 or visit eatbombole.com

Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ

1801 N. Stone Ave.

Live music, beer, bourbon, and barbecue add up to be one heck of a time. This year, Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ will be offering a few specials for dad to enjoy on Father’s Day.

Father’s Day Deals:
  • $0.50 pours of the restaurant’s private label George Dickel and Russell’s Reserve whiskey. Grab an Old Fashioned for $1 more ($1.50 each)
  • Free samples of Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey from 3 – 5 p.m.
  • Bottle giveaways
  • Free “swag” courtesy of Sazerac
  • Live jazz by the Matt Mitchell Trio from 2 – 5 p.m.

If you’re concerned about waiting for a seat, make a reservation beforehand.

For more information, call (520) 867-6787 or visit brotherjohnsbbq.com.

Charro Steak

188 E. Broadway Blvd.
New York Strip Steak en Estillo Charro at Charro Steak (Credit: Jackie Tran)
New York Strip Steak en Estillo Charro at Charro Steak (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Charro Steak will not be open for dine-in services on Father’s Day weekend but will instead offer take-home Father’s Day Grill Kits and half-off bottles of wine, bubbles, and tequila.

Father’s Day Grill Kits

The Cala – The Charro Burger
($44.95)(Feeds six people)
    • Six half-pound grass-fed beef patties
    • Six Barrio Bread buns
    • Queso Manchego
    • One pint of charro sauce
    • Chips and Salsa
The Terna ($119)
(Feeds six to eight people)
  • 10 ounces of grass-fed carne asada
  • 14-ounce grass-fed boneless rib eye
  • 12-ounce New York Strip
  • Marinated half chicken
  • 12-ounce Duroc pork chop
  • Charro beans (two pints)
  • Tortillas (two dozen)
  • Chips and Salsa

For more information and to make reservations, visit charrosteak.com.

Churrasco de Brasil

150 W. Wetmore Rd.


Here’s a pretty fun deal. Any father who eats at Churrasco de Brasil on Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21 will get a $25 gift card.

The gift card doesn’t expire until September 30 of this year, and will not be valid for to-go orders or with any other promotion.

For more information, call (520) 293-7991 or visit churrascodebrasil.com

Commoner & Co.

6960 E. Sunrise Dr.


Commoner & Co. is serving up a special brunch menu for all of the fathers out there. Additionally, the restaurant is selling “Dad Bags” fort $25 each, which include a giant whiskey bacon cinnamon roll and a growler of Ten55 Brewing’s beer.

Pre-order your “Dad Bag” before Friday, June 19 by calling (520) 257-1177, an be sure to make reservations if you’d like to dine in.

Brunch Menu Highlights
  • Simple Breakfast – two eggs any style, Prep’s potatoes, toast, jam, and Prep’s bacon
  • August Rhodes Breakfast Sando – sourdough, house bacon, scrambled eggs, havarti, and aoili
  • Dad’s Favorite French Toast – house brioche, bacon brittle, and Del Bac Whiskey maple syrup

For more information, visit commonertucson.com.

Contigo Latin Kitchen

3770 E. Sunrise Dr.
Parrillada at Contigo Latin Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Parrillada at Contigo Latin Kitchen (Photo courtesy of Contigo Latin Kitchen)

Contigo Latin Kitchen is providing you with a decadent meal to make at home.

For $250, you can order the Father’s Day Mixed Grill, which comes with two 22-ounce rib eyes, a rack of marinated lamb, grilling chorizo, grilled corn, green salad, and a 16-ounce bucket of chimichurri. With a liter bottle of Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, you have a feast for at least six hungry people.

For more information, visit contigolatinkitchen.square.site

Copper Brothel Brewery

3112 Highway 83, Sonoita, AZ 85637
Beer flight at Copper Brothel Brewery in Sonoita (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Beer flight at Copper Brothel Brewery in Sonoita (Credit: Jackie Tran)

“Penny Pints for Pops.”

Yes, you read that correctly. Copper Brothel Brewery is giving all dad’s their first pint for a penny on Father’s Day. In addition, they’ll be firing up the 14-foot smoker. For $25 per person, you’ll get a full rack of pork ribs, coleslaw, and pork and beans.

For more information, call (520) 405-6721 or visit copperbrothelbrewery.com.

Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress St.

If you’re traveling downtown, stop by Cup Cafe inside Hotel Congress for a special Father’s Day Mezcal Kit to take home to dad.

It’s $60 each and includes three two-ounce bottles of Mezcal Carreno – Tobala, Tepeztate, and Ensamble 7. Also, one handmade copita, a bag of Sal De Gusano, a bag of Chapulines, and a mezcal tasting mat. You can call (520) 798-1618 to order one.

In addition, there will be a brunch and dinner menu, so you’ve got a couple of options for dining in. Or you can even spend the better part of the day there and eat twice.

Father’s Day Specials
  • Dad’s Brunch – quarter-rack of ribs, andouille sausage, scrambled eggs, sautéed onions and peppers, smoked brisket, parmesan horseradish, onion rings, and cheddar jalapeño biscuits ($20)
  • Dad’s Dinner – short rib with horseradish au jus, green chili cheddar, mashed potatoes, and sautéed green beans with bacon ($36)

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails

135 S. Sixth Ave.

DOWNTOWN Kitchen + Cocktails is throwing a New Orleans-inspired brunch for the “mamas and the papas” from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m on Sunday, June 21.

The menu includes dishes like Crawfish Hush Puppies, Shrimp and Tasso Grits, and an Omelet Florentine. 

For more information, call (520) 623-7700 or visit downtownkitchen.com.

Forbes Meat Company

Order Online


Forbes Meat Company wants to make sure your dad has some good quality meat to throw on the barbecue grill this summer, and with the new Father’s Day Special Box, it’s exactly what they’ll get.

It comes with a 16-ounce rib eye, 16 ounces of sausage, 16 ounces of bacon, and 28 ounces of burger patties. You can order the Father’s Day Special Box online for $50 each.

Keep up with Forbes Meat Company on Facebook. For more information, call (520) 474-2714.

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.
Florentine Croque Madame at Ghini's French Caffe (Photo courtesy of Ghini's French Caffe)
Florentine Croque Madame at Ghini’s French Caffe (Photo courtesy of Ghini’s French Caffe)

Ghini’s French Caffe is hosting a scratch brunch all weekend long.

Dad’s can devour some House Made Corned Beef Hash, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, and more with $6 bloody mary’s, $6 mimosas, and $4 craft beers.

If you can’t go out with your dad this weekend, get him an E-Certificate instead.

For more information, visit ghiniscafe.com


2564 E. Grant Rd.

On top of the new carry-out menu, Kingfisher will be offering specials throughout the week. The restaurant is closed on Sunday, but you can treat dad to an early Father’s Day dish. Current hours are noon – 6 p.m. on Tuesday – Saturday.

Father’s Day Special:

Thursday, June 18 – Friday, June 19

  • Kingfisher’s Paella – with Gulf Shrimp, Mussels, Scallops, Chorizo, Arborio Rice, Artichoke Hearts, Tomato, Peas, Saffron- Fish Broth ($25)

For more information, call (520) 323-7739 or visit kingfishertucson.com.

Kiss of Smoke BBQ & Catering 

663 S. Plumer Ave.
Bell Ringer Plate at Kiss of Smoke BBQ & Catering (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Bell Ringer Plate at Kiss of Smoke BBQ & Catering (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Kiss of Smoke BBQ & Catering has a couple of smokin’ deals that would need to be pre-ordered by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 19. Pick-up for these deals is Saturday

Father’s Day Deals:

  • Whole Pork Butts
    • $50 each
    • Make it a meal with $9 large sides
  • Whole Tri Tip
    • $30 each
  • Tri Tip Family Meal
    • $48 each
    • Includes one whole tri tip, two large sides, rolls, and sauce

For more information, visit kissofsmokebbq.com.

Pita Jungle

7090 N. Oracle Rd., Suite. 128
Father's Day specials at Pita Jungle (Photo courtesy of Pita Jungle)
Father’s Day specials at Pita Jungle (Photo courtesy of Pita Jungle)

Pita Jungle has a new Father’s Day Meal Deal for $59 per person and will be available on Sunday, June 21 at the Oracle Road location only. The meal is so big that it feeds up to four people.

Father’s Day Meal Deal Menu

  • Ghost Pepper Hummus with Blue Corn Chips
  • Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Entree (choice of)
  • Salmon Stir Fried Rice
  • Honey and Ghost Chilly Glazed Wood-Fired Chicken Breast with Herbs de Provence on Stir Fried-Rice
  • Kafta Beef Burgers
  • Kafta Beef Pita Pockets
Sides (choice of two)
  • Garlic Potatoes
  • Turmeric Brown Rice
  • Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions
  • Lemon-Cilantro Mixed Beans
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Sautéed Spinach and Kale with Pine Nuts
  • Streets of Mexico Charred Corn in Cilantro-Avocado Crema
  • Baklawa

For more information, visit pitajungle.com.

Trident Grill

2033 E. Speedway Blvd. • 2910 N. Swan Rd. • 446 N. Campbell Ave. • 250 S. Craycroft Rd. • 2912 W. Ina Rd.

On Father’s day, all Trident Grill Locations are offering half off your dad’s meal.

There are five locations, including the newest restaurant on Ina Road and Trident Pizza Pub, so take your pops into his favorite or most convenient location.

For more information, visit tridentgrill.com.

Tucson Food Truck Rally

2222 S. Craycroft Rd.

The Tucson Food Truck Rally and the Southern Arizona Animal Food Bank are hosting a Father’s Day celebration just south of the Vantage West Bank annex.

Also, if you bring a bag of pet food you’ll get a free beverage with your meal.

Participating Food Trucks
  • Bubbaque Tex-Mex
  • Food Groupie Cafe
  • Louisiana Cajun Kitchen
  • Sarge’s Cheesecake
  • Hawaiian Shaved Ice

For more information, visit Tucson Food Truck Rally on Facebook

Zona 78

7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.


You’re in luck if you’ve made it this far down the list.

Zona 78 is offering a couple of great deals for dad on Father’s Day. They’re cooking up Slow Smoked Prime Rib and Blacked Salmon for $25 each.

For more information, call (520) 296-7878 or visit zona78.com.

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