It’s the one day out of the year that is dedicated solely to all of the fathers out there, and we know buying for your dad can be a challenge. We wanted to make this year different, so we compiled a guide containing local spots that are ready and able to help you out. Because unless he specifically asks for it, he doesn’t need another tool to put in the garage.


For the dad who likes to look sharp, Pursuit is the perfect place to start. Located in South Campus Gateway, this suit shop holds the key to unlock your dad’s swag that no one knew he had. Ties and dress shirts are always solid gifts that dads can use everyday.


Maybe pops just wants a special day with the family. If that’s the case, Sunday brunch is the way to go. Double Comfort Restaurant has a full southern brunch including eggs, sausage gravy, and of course, chicken and waffles. Also, feel good about your brunch because Double Comfort has a mission to support local charities through food donations.

Food & Drink

There’s nothing like walking through North Market and checking out all of the diverse merchants, especially The Barrel & Bottle. Walking in, your dad will immediately become lost in a world of rare brews and wine. Help him scour to find the perfect beer, or surprise him with something that you know he’ll enjoy. The friendly staff loves to help newcomers and takes it upon themselves to find whatever suits your fancy.

Speaking of beer, Crafted Drafts is Columbus’ craft beer headquarters. These fellas know beer and are more than willing to take the time to help you put together the perfect six pack for pops. Check out the Ohio section of the store and treat your dad to some local goods. You won’t regret the trip over there.

If your old man is more of a coffee-holic and a lover of donuts, it’s time to head to Luck Bros’ Coffee. With coffee roasted in small batches in the store, this cup of joe is legit. Kick back with dad and enjoy their signature coffee, or maybe try something a little more adventurous.


Whether dad is an expert photographer, or just taking pictures for a hobby, there’s one local place you need to check out. The World of Used Photography has a wide range of anything and everything cameras. The experts will help you find a camera or accessories that suits your dad’s needs. Hey, maybe you’ll even be jumpstarting a previously unknown talent of your father.

Is your dad still riding that bike from the 90’s? Buy him a sweet new ride at Baer Wheels, your pops would look and feel great riding down the path on a hybrid cycle. Make it a new tradition to take a leisurely ride on Father’s Day every year.

All Natural

If your dad needs some new, healthy grooming products we’ve got you covered. From beard oils to hair wax to good-for-you face wash bricks. In fact, you can win some great stuff for dad right now in our Pamper Your Pops Giveaway. Check out the prizes and register for free here.

Of course, we didn’t cover all the bases in this guide; so feel free to comment with any other ideas for the perfect Father’s Day.

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