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Beer, donuts and helicopters: stellar ideas for Father’s Day in Canberra

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Think Father’s Day festivities are out of the question because of COVID? Wrong.

These great events and offerings—from helicopter tours to donut bouquets—prove there’s plenty of ways to celebrate fab fathers in a COVID-safe manner on Sunday 6 September.

Coffee, donuts and pretzels, oh my!

Red Baron café has teamed up with boutique suppliers Mothersky Coffee, Capital Brewing Co and Nick O’Leary Wines to offer lush Father’s Day Gift Boxes that will, well, tick all of dad’s boxes.

With heaps of options, boxes can include donuts, gourmet pretzels, beer, wine or BBQ essentials—there’s even a vegan donut option!

With free delivery to Canberra, Queanbeyan, Googong, Jerrabomberra, Bungendore and surrounds on Saturday 5 September, you’ll have dad sorted without lifting a finger. Alternatively, you can pick up in-store or purchase dad a gift voucher if you’re having trouble deciding. Get your order in by Thursday 3 September at 2 pm for delivery by Father’s Day.

Would dad prefer an in-person feed? Make a booking at Red Baron for breakfast or brunch on Saturday 5 September for an early Father’s Day celebration. What’s more, all dads who visit Red Baron on Saturday 5 September will receive a free Mothersky coffee. Open from 6.30 am.

Saturday 5 September | Red Baron, 2 Faulding Street, Symonston | 6228 1225 | 

Father’s Day Helicopter Tours

Up, up and away! Treat Dad to an uplifting adventure with Doma’s Helicopter Tours.

Lift off in a six passenger EC130 for an aerial tour of the capital followed by a meal or drink at Ostani Lounge Bar & Restaurant at the five-star Hotel Realm. Designed for providing a smooth and safe ride with all the luxuries, the aircraft is equipped with top of the line BOSE noise-cancelling headphones and a plush interior as well as floor to ceiling windows for optimal viewing.

These 15-minute tours are available from 9.30 am–4.30 pm on Sunday 6 September, with free parking at Hotel Realm and $20 credit at Ostani Lounge & Bar for each passenger. Maximum six passengers per flight.

Sunday 6 September from 9.30 am–4.30 pm | $129 per person | To book, email or call 02 6260 7750 |

Chocolate Cookies at Beirut Bunker Bar

Credit: Zachary Graham.

Hurrah for the dads! All dads who visit Beirut Bunker Bar on Father’s Day will receive a complimentary ‘Chocolate Cookie’ with the purchase of any beverage.

The Chocolate Cookie is one of Beirut Bunker Bar’s most popular shots. There’s no chocolate and no cookie, but ingeniously tastes just like one. The talented Bunker Bar team can also make almost every cocktail on the menu as a mocktail, so bring in the kids and enjoy a fun afternoon or evening!

Beirut Bunker Bar Soumi Tannous and son.

Reservations are strongly recommended. No deposit is required, however, there is a fee for cancellations made with less than 24 hours’ notice and for no shows. Can’t make it in? Vouchers are available to purchase via the Bunker Bar’s website.

Beirut Bunker Bar | 25 Garema Place, City | Sunday 6 September, 5 pm until late |

Father’s Day Lunch at Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar

Treat the most important man in your life to a sumptuous three-course lunch at Buvette Bistro this Father’s Day.

Located inside the five-star Hotel Realm in Barton, indulge in a decadent long lunch featuring Hiramasa kingfish carpaccio, Slow-cooked wagyu MB8 short ribs and pearl barley & broad beans risotto followed by Peat whisky chocolate fondant with peanut and chocolate crumble and Umeshu cheesecake with golden plum gelée.

$75 per guest including a glass of beer or wine.

Sunday 6 September | Buvette Bistro & Wine Bar | 18 National Circuit, Barton | Contact to secure a table

Father’s ‘WeekEnd’ at BentSpoke

If the dad in your life is a beer fanatic, there’s no better place to be than BentSpoke’s Braddon BrewPub or at their Cannery for a Father’s “WeekEnd”to remember.

Book an un-beer-lievable three-course set menu at the BrewPub—with carefully paired beers and food across the weekend—or book a session for BentSpoke’s Start Of Spring event at the Cannery in Mitchell with a 12-tap container bar, local live music, and barbecue from BlackBear BBQ.

Bookings essential, online only at with payment required for bookings in advance.

‘Dad Packs’ are available to purchase at both the Braddon Brewpub and the Start of Spring event at the Cannery. Beer, merch and voucher packs can be purchased individually or added to a ticket booking to be waiting at the table when you arrive.

Can’t get along on the day? Vouchers to the BentSpoke Brewpub are available too, and if you’re after something special, nab a Father’s ‘WeekEnd’ Hops and Hat gift pack, which includes a $50 voucher to the Brewpub and a BentSpoke hat to boot.

4–6 September | Various locations |

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