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Where to find food -- and fun -- this Father's Day in metro Atlanta

Dad loves to eat, but just going for brunch or dinner seems so...basic. Check out these metro Atlanta spots and activities that go beyond the plate.

 

The Porsche Experience includes rides on their test track. BOB ANDRES / BANDRES@AJC.COM

What you’ll do: Rev your engines on the facility’s test track and choose from a variety of driving modules including an off-road circuit and a low-friction circle. Want a little extra attention? Porsche offers one-on-one training with their driving consultants.

What you’ll eat: Restaurant 356, located on the second floor of the Porsche Experience Center , is closed on Sunday but is offering a $75 3 course pre-fixe dinner on June 16, featuring appetizer choices including Corn Bisque Soup with chili oil; entree options including pan roasted sea scallops with carnival cauliflowers, Pancetta fregola de sarda and parsley; and dessert options including Brownie ala mode. Make reservations here.

Or, head next door to Solis Two Porsche Drive Hotel for dinner with a view at Apron or drinks at the Overdrive Lounge.

Porsche Experience Center and Restaurant 356, One Porsche Drive, Atlanta. 888-204-7474. porschedriving.com/centers/Atlanta.

 

Eggs are on the menu for brunch at City Winery / Photo courtesy of City Winery

If Dad loves music, try: City Winery or Park Tavern

What you'll do: Take in the smooth jazz and blues sounds of Mose Davis Trio, Leonard Julien III Rhonda Thomas and Simone Torres at City Winery's Jazz and Blues Father’s Day brunch beginning at 11:30 a.m. June 17, along with an unlimited brunch buffet. Tickets are available for $49.95, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased here.

If you're looking for a dinner option, try Park Tavern's Sunset Sessions Free Concert Series, which will feature a free concert from indie hip-hop group Little Stranger starting at 7 p.m. June 17, and get half-off sushi from 9 p.m.-midnight.

City Winery, 650 North Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-946-3791, citywinery.com/atlanta/

Park Tavern, 500 10th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-249-0001, parktavern.com

 

If Dad likes go-karting and games, try: Andretti Indoor Karting & Games

What you’ll do: Get your heart pumping with high-speed indoor go-karts, a 7-D ride, a cosmic rock climbing wall and a multitude of video games. On Father's Day, dads race free with the purchase of a race of equal or lesser value.

What you’ll eat: The Andretti Grill features appetizers, salads, burgers, pizza and smoked options from the Big Green Egg , as well as desserts and a variety of alcoholic beverages. On Father's Day, dads get a choice of a brownie sundae, apple crumble or chocolate nut torte with the purchase of two entrees of $9.95 or more.

Andretti Indoor Kartin & Games, 11000 Alpharetta Highway, Roswell. 770-992-5688, andrettikarting.com/roswell/ and 1255 Roswell Road, Marietta. 678-496-9530. andrettikarting.com/marietta.

 

An old DC-3 can be seen behind patio diners at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant. / AJC file photo

If Dad's into planes, try: 57th Fighter Group Restaurant

What you'll do: If Dad missed his calling as a fighter pilot -- or just likes planes -- he'll be able to watch planes land and take off at the edge of the Atlanta DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. The restaurant's aviation-themed memorabilia will make him feel like he's in the pilot's seat.

What you'll eat: On Sunday, choose from a brunch buffet from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. or dinner from 5-9 p.m. Dinner items include crawfish etouffe, pork tenderloin and a variety of appetizers, soups and salads.

57th Fighter Group Restaurant, 3829 Clairmont Road, Atlanta. 770-234-0057. www.the57threstaurant.com.

 

 If Dad likes golf, try: Top Golf

What you'll do: Hone your golf skills -- or lack thereof -- with golf "games" that ask you to hit targets with balls. Also select games that test your accuracy, short game and more and get some TLC with individual and group classes. If you want to get an early start this weekend, Top Golf open at 8 a.m. on Father's Day.

What you'll eat: Top Golf's upscale pub menu offers a variety of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, sliders and desserts, as well as beers, wines and craft cocktails.

Top Golf, 1600 Ellsworth Industrial Blvd. NW, Atlanta. 404-475-4000. topgolf.com/us/atlanta and 10900 Westside Parkway, Alpharetta. 770-217-0513. topgolf.com/us/alpharetta/.

 

Atlanta Braves player Dansby Swanson tosses a ball to fans at SunTrust Park. / Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

If Dad likes baseball, try: SunTrust Park

What you'll do: Cheer on your beloved Bravos, who are at home June 15-17 against the San Diego Padres.

What you'll eat: The real question is, what won't you eat? There's a little something for everyone inside SunTrust Park and The Battery , from steaks and cocktails at C. Ellet's to drinks and small bites at the newly-opened Garden & Gun Club and everything in between.

If playing -- rather than watching -- games is more Dad's style, check out Punch Bowl Social, which offers bowling, shuffleboard, karaoke and other activities in addition to a menu developed by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. Bonus: Old-fashioneds are $5 on Father's Day.

SunTrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta. mlb.com/braves/ballpark

 

If Dad likes bowling, try: The Painted Duck or The Painted Pin

What you'll do: Try duckpin bowling, a variation of 10-pin bowling with smaller balls and pins and feather bowling , played with wooden balls which are rolled down an alley toward a feather at the opposite end, as well as games including horseshoe, knuckleball, toad in the hole, shuffleboard, air hockey and snookball at The Painted Duck. Its sister location, The Painted Pin , offers traditional bowling in addition to bocce, ping-pong, Skee-Ball and more.

What you'll eat: At The Painted Duck, munch on “backyard barfare” including Duck Phat Fries, salads, sliders and “quills” — wood-fired skewers with the likes of Hawaiian Pork and Pineapple, Spicy Chicken Thighs and Thai Ahi Tuna, in addition to signature and classic cocktails. At The Painted Pin, try “upscale alley” fare including tacos and wood-fired pizzas, in addition to beer, wine and cocktails.

The Painted Duck, 976 Brady Ave. NW, Atlanta. 404-352-0048, thepaintedduckatl.com.

The Painted Pin, 737 Miami Circle NE, Atlanta. 404-814-8736, thepaintedpin.com/

 

If Dad's a movie buff, try: Movie Tavern

What you'll do: Catch a screening of a new movie ("Incredibles 2" and the Atlanta-filmed "Tag" both come out over Father's Day weekend) at locations in Roswell, Suwanee or Tucker while enjoying lunch or dinner.

What you'll eat: Choose items from a pretty extensive menu including sandwiches, salads, pizzas and burgers, as well as beer, cocktails, Tiki drinks and boozy milkshakes.

Various locations, movietavern.com/. Check out other metro Atlanta movies theaters with in-theater dining here.

 

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