Manayunk: Very Dad-Friendly

Manayunk: Very Dad-Friendly

Father's Day is just around the corner, so chances are you have been brainstorming the perfect spot or gift to best suit your dad’s interests and unique personality. Good news, there is something for every dad right here in Manayunk. Whether dad likes to spend his free time biking the trails outdoors or enjoying a juicy burger complete with a cold beer, Manayunk has something for every dad.

The Hungry Dad

Main Street is packed with restaurants that all hungry dads will want to dig into on Father's Day! If dad loves the classic burger or barbecue, bring him to Lucky’s Last Chance or Smokin' John's Barbeque. He’ll be sure to enjoy a delicious, hearty meal and a cold beer to satisfy his voracious appetite. Manayunk Brewing Company and Bourbon Blue are also great places to fulfill this craving, both offering larger indoor and outdoor seating areas for a comfortable sit down meal with the entire family. Is your dad more a wine guy than beer dude? Bring him to Jake's & Cooper's Wine Bar to taste wines from around the world paired with a nice dinner or brunch. When a vacation to an exotic location is out of reach, take your hungry dad to a restaurant that serves international cuisine! Han Dynasty, Yanako, Maya J, Taqueria Feliz and Laxmi's Indian Grille provide an experience with authentic worldly dishes that will have dad feeling like he traveled the world without ever leaving Manayunk. Is your dad hungry for seafood for his Father’s Day dinner? There is no better place than Anastasi Seafood for fresh fish and family traditions. Does your dad spend too much time making up his mind on what he wants for dinner? Winnie's LeBus offers an extensive variety of dishes that are sure to please his palate! No matter what your hungry dad's stomach is growling for, Manayunk restaurants can please his taste buds and loosen up the belt buckle this Father's Day.

The Artsy Dad

If your dad is the artsy type, Manayunk has a plethora of sophisticated art galleries to visit on Father's Day. Orbit Art has a variety of art to peruse. They feature work which celebrates various mediums and artistic expressions, including painting, drawing, sculpture and jewelry. If your dad is a fan of abstract expressionism, Soft Illusions Fine Art Gallery is the place to go. Their colorful works lining their walls are inviting and fun. The Bazemore Gallery is also a great stop on your Father's Day Manayunk art gallery tour. Does your dad prefer music over visual art? Fear not, you can pick up his favorite record or CD from Main Street Music which has genres and artists for all dads! The Spiral Bookcase is a perfect place in Manayunk to pick up a great book for your dad. Their huge variety will make it easy to pick up a new book you think he will like, or a classic that you already know he loves! If comics are his thing, there’s JD’s Hero Complex where you can pick him up an old classic.

The Sweet Tooth Dad

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than to shower dad with sweet treats! If you are having a big Father’s Day celebration, be sure to swing by Sweet Elizabeth’s to pickup your dad’s favorite sweet treat. Their delicious and beautifully decorated confections are a great way to show your dad just how sweet you think he is! Ice cream, water ice, or froyo are great ways to cool down in the summer heat and top off your Father’s Day Feast. Whirled Peace and Chloe’s Corner are great venues to satisfy your dad’s sweet tooth. They both offer numerous flavors and toppings that let your dad craft the perfect concoction for his out-of-control sweet tooth!

The Fashion-forward Dad

For the dad who likes to look stylish on any occasion, Manayunk has him covered! If he wants to make a jaw-dropping entrance at any special event bring him over to Armen's Fine Clothier. They are fashion experts who provide a wide assortment of sharp, sleek and stylish clothes. After picking out his new perfect outfit, take dad over to Armen's Custom Tailor Studio to tailor his new purchase to his own unique physique. To finish off his new look, bring dad by one of the many barber shops in town: Lou Tallarico Barber, Make Your Mark Barbershop, Style of Man or Tutis Barber Shop. For the dad who likes to go the extra mile to wow the crowd, Martin Pulli has a collection of men's watches to complete his stylish and sleek look.

The Sporty Dad

A great outfit and sleek new cut aren’t the only ways for dad to look good. Getting into great physical shape will also help dad turn some heads on Main Street. If your dad prefers an indoor experience, Manayunk offers many indoor gyms which use a variety of techniques to get healthy, fit, and disciplined. For a Rocky-inspired dad looking to learn the tricks of the trade to survive inside the ring, Joltin Jabs is the perfect place to train and practice discipline, self defense, confidence, strength and agility and to increase stamina and endurance. Is your dad more into a more traditional gym and likes to work on mobility, endurance, lifting that pushes his body to the physical limit? We suggest bringing him to GoalsFit, Breaking Point Fitness, Never Give Up Training, or Sweat Fitness. They all have machines and the resources to bring dad the sweat he craves. If dad has a hard time self-motivating, maybe he needs a more disciplined workout? CrossFit Manayunk, offers boot camps that work on core strengthening and conditioning. Maybe your dad has a passion for rowing, but doesn't have the desire or resources for the outdoor experience. For the conventional rowing workout, RowZone Indoor Rowing is the place to check out. For the biking dads there’s The Wall Cycling Studio for indoor riding and Cadence Cycling or Human Zoom for outdoor riders. Philadelphia Runner is great for the dad that loves to explore the City of Brotherly Love. We can't forget the dads who take pride in finding their inner Zen. Manayunk has three yoga studios: Hotbox Yoga, Tapasya Yoga, and Yoga on Main. Whether you want to get him a gift card, sign him up for classes, or join him on an athletic adventure, Manayunk has the perfect gift or activity for you!

No matter what type of dad you have, Manayunk has the perfect Father’s Day gift or activity to make this year’s Father’s Day a memorable one!

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