10 Spots on the First Coast to Grab Dad a Gift

Father’s Day is this Sunday so we wanted to provide a list of amazing places to go for wonderful gifts for Dad. Check out these 10 local spots to grab the Dad in your life a great gift for Father’s Day!

Island Girl Cigar Bar 

This great local cigar bar has a variety of locations on the First Coast. They have a wide selection of fine cigars and host a variety of events at their different locations. Check out their website for more information and a list of events.

Manifest Distillery

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Manifest is downtown Jacksonville’s only full-scale distillery that opened up in the fall of 2016. They make craft spirits and offer a selection of vodkas, gins and whiskeys. They also have distillery tours where you and your Dad can go learn about what goes into making their craft spirits. The food and wine lover Dad may enjoy making a cocktail with a bottle of their Florida Citrus Vodka, which is crafted with Florida grown oranges, grapefruit and lemon. You can check out more on their website here.

Jax Cooking Studio Class 

Jax Cooking Studio is a local cooking studio for those looking to learn, share, discover and develop their cooking skills. If you have a foodie Dad who has got a passion for cuisine, give him this fun-filled and thoughtful gift where he’ll be able to sharpen his skills or learn a new technique. Choose from a variety of unique classes and specialty cuisines to gift Dad. Check out the calendar for upcoming classes!

Top Golf

Top Golf is a great gift for the Dad who loves a game of friendly competition! This is a present the whole family can enjoy. The venue features private bays where you’ll be able to order food and drinks. Players can score points by aiming for different target areas on the green, and your score is tracked by unique microchipped golf balls. Pricing varies depending on the time of day that you visit, check out the different options here.

Congaree and Penn

Congaree and Penn is a farm located 20 minutes outside of Downtown Jacksonville and offers wonderful events and goodies for foodies. They have events like Blackberry picking every Saturday and Sunday in June where you and Dad can ride a wagon out to the Ouachita field and pick fresh berries. They also offer a unique assortment of gifts for Dad on their website that feature gourmet fresh flavors that your foodie Dad will appreciate such as creole tomato jelly, pecan oil, a variety of rices from their farm and other unique and flavorful items.

Intuition Ale Works

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Intuition Ale Works is a local brewery, located in the entertainment area of downtown, established by native Jacksonville resident Ben Davis. Intuition works to create quality, flavorful beers for you to enjoy at their tap room and across Northeast Florida. Pick up a pack for Dad or take him downtown for a drink where he’ll be able to enjoy a cold one while overlooking the St. Johns River. Intuition also has tours available for free when you visit their downtown location. Tours include a walk through the brewery, the brew process explained, and answers to any questions you might have.

Jags fans and Game Tickets

Head to the Jacksonville Jaguars website here to get game tickets, official merchandise and news. If your sporty Dad is a Jags fan you can’t go wrong with getting him something here. If you want to take your sporty Dad to a game other than the Jaguars you can get tickets to a Jacksonville Armada soccer game here or a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp baseball game here.

 Live Music Venues

The St. Augustine Amphitheatre is a great place to catch live national acts and local music events. There are also several bars and restaurants that feature live music every night in downtown St. Augustine. You can also sometimes catch a few street musicians performing depending on the night. You can take Dad to see a show at other excellent venues for live music like the Florida TheatrePonte Vedra Concert Hall , Jack Rabbits , Murray Hill Theatre and 1904 Music Hall just make sure to check online for upcoming shows and events.

Engine 15 Brewing Company

Engine 15 is a local brewery that offers a rotating option of about 50 tap lines at both their Jacksonville Beach and Downtown locations. At their beach location you can enjoy your beer with a tasty bite to eat from their pub menu. Selections include hearty sandwiches and snacks paired with local beers. The downtown location features local food trucks from Jacksonville, offering up everything you could imagine from tacos to pitas. Kick back and relax at either location!

Sunset Sail

Also for the sporty Dad who enjoys the wide open sea and sailing, a gift he would love would be a Sunset Sail on the Matanzas River. What makes this gift so great is that Dad can have a hands on experience, helping out with setting sail and steering the helm! Enjoy the beautiful sunset on the water that overlooks the St. Augustine skyline. Complimentary beer and wine are included in the price of the ticket. Sail dates are also flexible and can accommodate Dad’s schedule, making it easy to book a trip once tickets are purchased. At $60 a person, it is extremely affordable! Gift cards are available to those interested in purchasing a ticket for their special Dad.

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