Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day by taking him to the Short North Arts District and explore what the District has to offer. Grab a bite to eat at one of our delicious restaurants or get him a special gift at one of our many retailers. See what’s available to give your dad a great day.


Bodega has one of the best brunch menus for the not-so-early birds. Try their take on the classic chicken and waffles dish with their “Roscoe’s Revenge,” a southern fried chicken breast on top of a churro-style waffle with maple cayenne butter on the side. Open on Sunday from 11:00am – 1:00am.

Stop in Forno Kitchen and Bar for a classic breakfast items like french toast and frittatas, or you can try a fresh, handmade pizza for the insatiable guests. Open for brunch on Sunday from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Philco Bar & Diner features classic diner items with a fresh, modern twist, and serves breakfast all day. Open Sunday from 9:00am – 11:00pm.

Union Cafe will be hosting a special brunch for dads: an all-you-can-eat buffet brunch, omelet, and waffle bar. Also, a Bloody Mary bar for the dads who want something extra to start their day. Open for brunch on Sunday from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Level Dining Lounge features menu specials such as steak and eggs,  potato and bleu cheese frittata, and a chorizo burrito. They will be open for brunch from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

Feel like burgers? Try one of Bareburger‘s many speciality, organic burgers so you can still get that summer grill taste without making your dad do all the work. Open on Sunday from 11:00am – 8:00pm.

If you’re in the mood for street tacos, then Condado is the place for you. Create your own tacos by choosing a tortilla, protein, toppings, and sauce, or try one of their chef specials. Don’t forget to complete your order with a refreshing margarita. Open on Sunday from 12:00pm – 2:00am.

Stop in The Table for family-style brunch with quiche, biscuits and gravy, dutch babies, and more from 10:00am – 4:00pm.



Alexander Jeweler’s has the deal for the dad that needs a new wrist piece.  They’ll be having a special on all Swiss timepieces for Father’s Day. All brands at special pricing including, Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Meistersinger, Ball, Tissot and more.

Get Dad the perfect vintage T-shirt from Homage.  

TACKMA puts their own spin on contemporary menswear classics with a focus on quality and subtle details that creates a unique aesthetic. Check out the Thunder T Dad Cap or Putter Coat.

On Paper has Father’s Day cards and gifts like the customizable On the Green golf book set, perfect for a day at the golf course.

Tigertree features an assortment of men’s clothing, accessories, bags and wallets, shoes, and accessories for dads to browse this holiday. Be sure to check out the Filson travel kit, Baxter Super Close shaving cream and oil-free moisturizer, Imperial after shave, Richer Poorer Inc. crew socks, and Timex Weekender Watch, great for the on-the-go dad.

KILN carries a classic mix of clothing, accessories, personal care, and home furnishings for men with an emphasis on American- and Japanese-made, small craft, and handmade. Stop in and check out their Father’s Day Gift Guide. 

Global Gifts will feature handmade and fair trade gifts for Dad, including Panama hats from Ecuador, batik ties from Kenya, corte fabric ties from Guatemala, wood eyeglass holders from India, and the Conscious Step Sock Collection – thoughtfully made socks that fight for causes that matter.

The Candle Lab has scents Dad will love. Be sure to stop by to create your own candle, fragrance, or room spray.

Samson Men’s Emporium is a true men’s shop in the heart of Short North Arts District. You can find gifts with a classic style that can be dressed up or dressed down. Between the clothing, accessories, and grooming products, you’ll find the perfect item for dad.

LAMP Apparel is featuring 20% off the entire website with code “DAD20” at checkout from now until Father’s Day. Browse the simple, comfortable fabrics and find the right fit for Dad.

Stop in Pursuit and pick up a pack of matching ties, socks, and pocket squares to give Dad the perfect accessory for his suit.

Whether your dad’s local or out of state, grab him some fresh Ohio-themed gear from Clothe Ohio. Even better: with every order, they donate a new t-shirt or sweatshirt to an Ohioian in need.

Kingmakers Board Game Parlour is waiving their library fee on Father’s Day! Celebrate a bit of nostalgia and create some new memories with a seemingly endless library of over 250 board games and an array of snack and beverage offerings.

Core Power Yoga is offering free practice for dad this Father’s Day.


These restaurants, shops, and activities are just a few of what the Short North Arts District has to offer on Father’s Day. Be sure to check out our other restaurants, shops, galleries, and more.

– Caitlyn Fuentes