This week is all about the dads. From a “DadFest” with craft beer and crawfish to Father’s Day brunches with bourbon and cigars, events are quite manly this week. There’s even a two-day Wagyu steak cookoff. Even more, events span all over town, from Keller to Arlington and Southlake to Stockyards.
Thursday, June 16
Crawfish Boil on the Patio at Shell Shack
The seafood destination is kicking off summer with a series of crawfish boils at locations across DFW. Next up is the Fort Worth Alliance-area outpost. Patrons can partake in the spicy crustaceans and all the fixings from 6-9 pm. The $30 ticket (which can be purchased in advance) includes three pounds of crawfish with corn, potatoes, sausage, and eggs in traditional Louisiana fashion.
Friday, June 17
Fourth Annual Texas Wagyu Roundup & Cookoff
More than 100 teams will grill their best Wagyu steak during this two-day smoking competition to be held at River Ranch Stockyards. General admission is $65 and includes a steak dinner and two drink tickets good for beer or wine. Or go VIP for $99 and get special seating with appetizers and an open bar. The event benefits Brotherhood for the Fallen and will begin at 6 pm on Friday and noon on Saturday. (Prices vary per day.)
Backyard BBQ Beer Release Party at Revolver Brewhouse and Beer Garden
In case you missed it: Arlington’s Texas Live has an outlet of Granbury’s original Revolver Brewing. Visit for a Friday night barbecue featuring Lockhart Smokehouse (which also has a location in Texas Live). The $10 per-person admission includes a pint of the newly released 817 beer, a Lockhart smoked sausage and brisket slider and a bacon-wrapped jalapeno “Texas Twinkie,” and an entry to wine a backyard tailgate party by Revolver Brewing. There’ll be live music, too. The event will run from 6-9 pm.
Saturday, June 18
Dadfest 2022 at Shannon Brewing Company
Celebrate Dad a day early during the Keller brewery’s seventh annual festival honoring all father figures. The brewery’s main bar will be open, as well as the special production area with brewer’s taps. Be one of the first 100 to buy a beer and get a special DadFest logo pint glass. There’ll be live music, crawfish, barbecue, a cigar bar, and giveaways. Come and go from noon to 9 pm but note that some brews tend to run out early.
Wild Acre Brewing Company Sixth Anniversary Party
The fancy Fort Worth brewery will party like rock star with food trucks, celebratory cake beer, and live music by Poo Live Crew. They'll have at least six exclusive beers to taste, including fruited versions of the popular Texas Blonde. Tickets are $25 per person and the party starts at 11 am. Pool Live Crew will play from 2-5 pm.
Sunday, June 19
Father’s Day Brunch at Bacchus Kitchen + Bar
The flashy Grapevine restaurant inside Hotel Vin is going full-on luxurious for Father’s Day. Spoil Dad with brunch, bourbon, and bubbles during this dining event. The menu includes a lavish seafood display, choice of prime rib, baby back ribs or rotisserie chicken, tableside oysters, and a sweet dessert station. They'll also offer hand-rolled cigars and a complimentary bourbon and bubbly bar. Reservations are $120 per person, plus tax and gratuity. (A children’s menu is available for $25. Kids under 5 dine free.) Seating times are from 10 am-3 pm.
Father’s Day Brunch & Bourbon Tasting at Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar
Located inside the Delta Hotels Southlake, Sky Creek will celebrate Father’s Day with a brunch that comes with bourbon. First, partake in a Texas-inspired three-course brunch. Menu highlights include adobo marinated cowboy steak, lobster huevos rancheros omelet, and ahi tuna tostadas. Next, visit the patio for a tasting of Garrison Brothers Texas bourbon paired with grilled Texas peaches and cream. Brunch will run from 11:30 am-4 pm and the tasting will run from 12-6 pm. Reservations are $75 per person plus tax and gratuity.