The perfect Father’s Day gift ideas for Chicago dads

Still trying to figure out what to get dad for Father’s Day? How about a one-of-a-kind experience? As much as they appreciate the ties, cufflinks and coffee mugs, why not try something new? A hot lather shave, delicious BBQ or even beer brewing classes? Details await you below.

The Green Street Market (

112 North Green Street)

TGSM opened its doors in January of 2014 and it’s been a favorite for locals and tourists alike. I’ve had the pleasure of indulging in their homemade pickles, macaroni and potato salads, (Yes, I ate all three) as well as their delicious meats.

Their smokers are stacked with white oak and if dad is a BBQ connoisseur, I can assure you that he will truly appreciate the food, as well as the experience.

State Street Barbers (1545 North Wells)

With locations across the city SSB is the place to take dad for a little pampering. Designed to mimic old school barbershops, State Street Barbers pride themselves on offering their patrons a wide variety of services, including hot lather shaves sure to rival any home shaving experience.

BevArt (10033 South Western Ave)

If dad enjoys an occasional beer or two, why not give him the chance to concoct his own at brewing classes.

Located in Beverly, Bev Art has an endless list of beer styles that can be brewed. From Pale Ale to Belgian Wit, the combination are endless. For gift certificates or to purchase classes make sure to visit their website. www.bev-art.com

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