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Don’t know what to get dad? Here are some last-second ideas for Father’s Day

An example of the Go Ape Treetop Junior course from the United Kingdom. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Go Ape!)
An example of the Go Ape Treetop Junior course. (WYDaily/ Courtesy Go Ape!)

In case you’ve forgotten, Sunday is Father’s Day — but it’s not too late to plan a treat for dad.

Several local businesses, including restaurants, breweries and even golf courses, are offering discounts for dads across Greater Williamsburg.

If you’re looking to take dad out for a meal, here are a few places to consider:

Bonefish Grill, 5212 Monticello Ave., is offering a special Father’s Day menu for brunch, including bang bang shrimp Benedict, crème brûlée French toast, and filet mignon and lobster eggs Benedict.

Dad may also want to try one of Bonefish’s chipotle bloody marys, garnished with applewood smoked bacon.

Brunch at Bonefish begins at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday. For dinner, dad can try an 18-oz. bone-in ribeye topped with mushrooms and marsala sauce, and served with his choice of lobster tail or king crab.

Purchasing a $50 gift card will get a $10 bonus card, too.

Blue Talon Bistro, 420 Prince George St., is offering a specialty brunch and cocktail menu that includes the michelada primavera — a combination of white peach, tomatillo, mezcal and Alewerks Superb IPA.

The Trellis, 403 W Duke of Gloucester St., is offering their brunch menu between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday and will have live jazz music from noon to 2 p.m.

Craft 31, 3701 Strawberry Plains Rd., has Father’s Day deals that pair pints with pizzas and burgers. A build-your-own three topping pizza or a signature pizza along with two 16 oz. select pints can be had for $24.95, and one 16 oz. pint and either a two-topping pizza or a signature burger is $19.95.

Virginia Beer Co., 401  Second St., has a busy Father’s Day planned, with live music, a food truck and an open mic night.

It begins at noon with to-go specials on cases of 12 oz. cans and three-packs of 32 oz. growlers. Filling a ManCan mini-keg growler or Stanley Brand grunt/growler are 50 percent off when purchasing the growler.

Little Piggy’s Wurst Nightmare will be serving food in the beer garden from noon to 7 p.m., and acoustic musician Brett Williams will perform from noon to 5 p.m.

VBC will stay open late for veterans comedy show plus open mic night with ASAP from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on VBC’s website.

Billsburg Brewery, 2054 Jamestown Road, opens at 11 a.m. Sunday, and Creekside Catering will offer a special brunch menu through 3 p.m. FiftyThirds will also perform beginning at noon.

VA Blue Crab Co. will begin selling seafood at 4 p.m.

Cold-brewed coffee and beermosas — beer and orange juice — will also be available.

Billsburg’s Founders Club growlers, which typically sell for $295, will go for $250 Sunday. The growlers come with half-priced refills for life, as well as VIP upgrades for events and discounts on merchandise.

Alewerks Brewing Co., 197 Ewell Road, is offering a free glass and merchandise along with the purchase of a $20 gift card. Foodatude will provide meals, and Felicia Hoyos will play live music from 4 to 7 p.m.

A free brewery tour for dads begins at 2:30 Sunday.

If dad likes to golf, he can play three rounds at Kiskiac Golf Club8104 Club Drive, for $120 any time before the end of 2018 as part of their Father’s Day special.

For the outdoorsy dad, treetop adventures and gift certificates are 15 percent off through Sunday at Go Ape at James City County’s Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road.

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