Thursday, June 17, 2021
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and we know it’s not only a great way to celebrate dad but time to spend together as a family. So this year, treat dad to a getaway that’s not too far away in Spartanburg, South Carolina. From delicious dining to new adventures for the whole family, discover new favorites this year.
Some of the best family memories come from the shared experiences of trying something new. In Spartanburg, there’s plenty of adventures just waiting for you and the whole family. Put the pedal to the metal and whip around the track when you visit Speed Factory Indoor Racing. The moment you walk into this indoor kart track, it feels like you’re a part of an underground racing club. After you’ve gone through the training video and grabbed your helmet, you’re in the fast lane to fun.
If dad enjoyed his time drifting around the tight turns at Speed Factory, check out the BMW Performance Driving Center. The East Coast’s only BMW track is located right here in Spartanburg, not far from their massive production facility. Choose from track-inspired classes or test the off-road limits of the X-series for a day dad won’t forget.
Keep the blood pumping and the competition going when you visit Craft Axe Throwing in Downtown Spartanburg. This latest craze takes a typical dartboard to a whole new level. The concept is simple, grab a hatchet and try your best to stick it in the board near the bullseye. But, getting it to stick is the fun part. Guaranteed to generate some laughs, try your hand at axe throwing this Father’s Day.
A cozy cocktail lounge vibe meets an upscale bowling alley at UnderPin Lanes ‘N Lounge in the heart of Spartanburg. Start with a classic cocktail or a spirit on the rocks before lacing up your bowing shoes and finding the perfect ball. The neon accents help add to the vibe of this 8-lane hidden gem.
Kick-off Father’s Day with a delicious brunch from Initial Q. Defined as a Gastro-smokehouse with a bourbon-themed bar, Initial Q combines the flavors of a smokehouse and the ambiance of a social bar. Our pick is to start your day with the IQ Brisket Benedict with a side of the pepper jack grits or the IQ Big Brunch for a taste of everything. Then, work off your meal with a walk around Downtown Spartanburg and do a little bit of window shopping.
Treat dad’s tastebuds to a nice, juicy burger from a classic dive bar with a trip to Ike’s Korner Grill. Home of the Wall of Fame Burger Challenge, dad has his choice of keeping it simple or trying his luck for a picture on the wall. He can expect delicious flavors coming from the freshly ground, hand-patted burgers no matter what he chooses. Try something new during your visit and order the Ike’s Bologna for a thick cut of grilled bologna sandwiched between your choice of bread.
Our last stop on your Father’s Day Food Tour takes us to Flock Shop, a hot chicken joint serving it up with whatever level of spice you can handle. Converted from an old garage, Flock Shop has established itself as one of the premier places for fried chicken in Spartanburg. Grab a cocktail from the bar and pair it with Flockin’ Hot Tenders and Alabama White Sauce for the whole experience.
This list hasn’t even scratched the surface of delicious flavors for the family to enjoy this Father’s Day. We’ve got an entire directory of restaurants to check out during your visit, and plenty of ways to spend time this Father’s Day.