The Last-Minute Father's Day Guide


The Last-Minute Father's Day Guide

Think fast - Father's Day is coming in hot!

Treat your dear ol' dad to an experience you can only find in Auburn-Opelika! Make this Father’s Day one to remember by thinking out of the box and enjoying everything from breweries and brunch to the great outdoors and special events!

Get your drink on

Stop by for a taste test, tour the facility, or try a craft cocktail at John Emerald Distilling Company! This cozy small-batch craft distillery is located right next to the tracks in beautiful downtown Opelika and is the perfect spot to have an unforgettable evening with Dad.

If liquor isn’t your thing, feel free to walk next door to Red Clay Brewing Company! They are a brewery and taproom that also offer tours and tastings. During their extensive tour, you can expect a tasting of 6 of their in-house beers, a private tour, a knowledgeable staff, and a fantastic atmosphere.

Think we forgot about the wine fanatics? Nope! Cerulean Tasting Room is the perfect spot to grab a glass, bottle, or flight of wine. The premier tasting room and wine shop has a covered patio, and all the wine combinations you could think of. Order the “I Can’t Decide” flight and get a sparkling, white, and red wine flight hand-picked by the bartender!


Your adventure awaits

Chewacla State Park facilities include a swimming area, lake, plenty of hiking and mountain trails, and a picnic area with tables and grills. The perfect day trip with Dad is just a short drive from Auburn University!

If you love the outdoors…but not that kind of outdoors, have a fun-filled day of golfing on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National. The three extensive 18-hole courses are located on 600-acre Lake Saugahatchee and are great for that quality outside time that doesn’t involve too much nature.

Outside just simply not your thing? Get the stress of the work week out with some ax throwing. In the heart of downtown Opelika, Axe Marks the Spot will open at any hour just for you! All you have to do is call and set up a reservation and they will make it happen.


Dinner time

Famous brunch spot, The Hound, is family-owned and features over-the-top American classics. Brunch is Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Can’t make those times? Fear not! Their lunch and dinner menus are just as fantastic along with their cocktails, whiskey list, draft beer, and wine!

In Downtown Auburn, Tacorita is the spot for a wide range of tacos, appetizers, and hand-crafted margaritas. To create their own take on traditional Mexican cuisine, they make everything by hand and from scratch. A local and college student favorite, Tacorita is a great casual lunch or dinner spot.

Head on over to Opelika for the most unique dining experience at Zazu Gastropub. A “fine dining” type of food in a relaxed public atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating is exactly what you can expect at Zazu. They use as many local ingredients as possible and make sure there is something for everyone with their wide-variety menu.


Uh oh… forgot a gift?

Don’t fret! The Locker Room in downtown Auburn is a men’s clothing store that features tailored clothing, sportswear, outerwear, accessories, and Auburn gear. Get the perfect gift with the help of the extremely knowledgeable, well-trained staff who love helping their customers!


Don’t miss out on these great events happening in the Auburn-Opelika area this weekend!

Enjoy brews, bites, and beautiful downtown Opelika at Food Truck Friday! With up to 5 different food truck partners each week and dinner and drinks from downtown restaurants, bars, and breweries, Food Truck Friday is the place to be! The perfect local event that is sure to kick off Father’s Day Weekend right.

To keep the weekend going, see David Ramirez at Standard Deluxe in Waverly on their outdoor stage for $15! Grab your chairs and blankets and don’t miss this awesome live show.

As your finale to the weekend and beginning of the actual Father’s Day, come to Lucy’s Disco Brunch and be ready to eat, drink, and party like it’s 1975! Lucy’s, located on Moores Mill Road in Auburn, will have Studio 54 vibes with disco decor and apparel and a DJ spinning the best dance tunes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Don’t forget to check out their groovy cocktail specials and 70’s inspired dishes!


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