The Beer Pilgrim

Top Father’s Day Tips


What are you getting your dad for Father’s Day this Sunday? I’m not a father myself, but I know I’d love to receive any of these amazing beer-related gifts below. Just use some of the rules I use to pick the right present and you’ll do just fine:

Tip #1: Know his character

If he likes the simple things, then get him something simple – a nice pub lunch with a schooner of Little Creatures or even a good book could hit the nail on the head.

Man Food by Billy Law

Beer and Food by Mark Dredge

Tip #2: Think outside the square

Maybe your Dad likes something a little different? If he’s the kind who likes the more unusual things in life, and is always up for something new, then help him discover amazing new things!

Mystery Box by Beer Cartel

Tip #3: Keep the weather in mind

If you don’t want to brave the elements, you can bring that authentic pub experience to your home! There are plenty of great ways to get your Dad started with his own in-home bar.

Tap King:


Tip #4: Cheat

When all else fails, let someone else do the thinking for you! A gift voucher will get you off the hook and let him pick something he wants himself.

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Liquorland/Vintage Cellars/1st Choice

Red Balloon Vouchers

And if you still can’t find the right present, remember that the key to a successful Fathers Day outing is summed up perfectly in two words: Beer and Food.

It’s really quite simple and it is no mystery, in fact fathers have been blown away with this simple combination for thousands of years. In my travels I’ve written about dozens of amazing places across Australia offering fantastic food and beer, and I’ve heard about so many more. Take your Dad to any of these places on Father’s Day for the perfect combination of froth and fodder:


The Potting Shed
41 Bourke Road Alexandria


The Local Taphouse:

184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East


Green Beacon Brewing Co.

26 Helen St, Teneriffe


Mint Garden Bar

Gorman House Arts Centre, Batman Street, Braddon.


Fox & Firkin

1370 North East Road, Adelaide


The Deck Bar

22 Mitchell Street, Darwin


Brunswick Hotel

87 Bathurst Street, Hobart


Norfolk Hotel

47 South Terrace, Fremantle