He’s the main man in your life and more to you than just a father thanks to the many things he’s done for you. Yes, we’re talking about Dad! With Father’s Day just around the corner (June 18th), Explore McAllen wants to help you plan the best Father’s Day ever right here in the city with these six great places!

Brunch at Bodega Tavern & Kitchen

June 18th | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Bodega Tavern & Kitchen is putting on a BBQ brunch just for Dad! Treat him to brisket, smoked chicken and waffles, barbeque and more. Located in the heart of McAllen on 10th Street, Bodega is one of our favorite spots for lunch, dinner or to catch a few drinks. We promise that once you enter Bodega, you’ll feel right at home.

Bowl Away at Europa Cuisine & Entertainment

June 18th | 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Dad will be blown away with not only the breath-taking location of this newest establishment, but also the delectable food and fun that awaits him inside. He can expect a special brunch and dinner with à la carte, chef-prepared meals at Europa Cuisine & Entertainment. While you wait or even while dining, you can even play a round of bowling!

Paint Your Way Into Dad’s Heart at Dali’s Cave

June 17th and June 18th | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Paint something unique with Dad! Don’t worry, you won’t need the talents of Picasso to paint your own masterpiece. Dali’s Cave has an encouraging, enthusiastic and artistic instructor who will guide you step-by-step to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Unlike traditional classes, though, this studio allows you to bring your own beverages to make the experience even more relaxed!

Brunch at Boka 400

June 18th | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

As one of the newest restaurants in McAllen, Boka 400 has been enticing residents and visitors with their exotic and aromatic flavors that use only the finest of ingredients. This casual dining environment will have Dad relaxed and ready to try some new cuisine! The best part is that if Dad wants to sleep in, Boka will be open until 10:00 PM for normal dining, so you can still celebrate even after brunch ends!

Launch Rockets with Dad at IMAS

June 18th | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Make fond memories with Dad at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS)! This special event will be filled with hands-on art and science activities, including making your own unique Father’s Day card, creepy crawly bug talks and learning how to build rockets you can both launch together! Father’s Day will be full of learning fun that you’ll never forget!


June 18th | 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Poncho’s will also be celebrating Dad’s special day in unique style! Treat him to all of his favorite dishes that will not only fill him up, but also put a smile on his face. With specials all day and plenty of music that’s sure to get Dad singing and dancing, Ponchos will be the place to be this Father’s Day!


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