8 Father’s Day gifts for the bartending dad
Our favorite dad-friendly home bar gear.
Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.
Father's Day is right around the corner, and if you're still looking for the perfect gift to celebrate your dad, stepdad, grandfather, or other father figure, you've certainly got options. There are plenty of gifts for the funny dads, the retired dad, and even the fashion-forward dad. But for the home-brewing-obsessed, amateur bartender dad, we've rounded up our picks for gifts that'll help them whet their whistle in style.
1. Oster Cordless Electric Wine Opener
Wine bottles are notoriously difficult to open, even for dads, which is what makes the Oster Cordless Electric Wine Opener a necessity for the wine connoisseur dad in your life. With just the touch of a button and in only a few seconds, this nifty gadget will remove the cork from a bottle of wine and give dad’s muscles a break. And since it can open up to thirty bottles on a single charge, dad can take the day off whether he decides to relax at home quietly, or invite the whole family over to celebrate.
2. Beermkr Home Brewing Machine
Dads don’t always have time for the hobbies they love, but Beermkr is a game changer for the home brewing hobbyist. An automated beer-brewing machine, Beermkr simplifies brewing by automating the entire process and in turn, making it a lot less time-consuming. Whether he chooses to use a pre-portioned Mkrkit (essentially a meal kit but for beer) or whip up his own recipe, Beermkr controls and monitors each step while displaying the progress on the Beermkr app; a process the Reviewed team found to be quite convenient during testing. Brewing a gallon at a time, Beermkr is more than just an appliance, it’s a hobby for the hardworking dad.
3. Wine Enthusiast 32-Bottle Dual-Zone MAX Compressor Wine Cooler
Growing kids eat a lot, leaving little room for dad’s wine collection in a refrigerator packed full of snacks and juice boxes. But the Wine Enthusiast 32-Bottle Dual-Zone MAX Compressor Wine Cooler changes all that by creating a dedicated space for dad’s wine collection. With outstanding temperature performance, sleek design, and a well thought-out storage configuration, this wine fridge is the best we tested. It also solves the problem of trying to decide whether the red wine, the white wine, or the Danimals yogurt cups will get the coveted space in the fridge.
4. Asobu Frosty Beer 2 Go Can and Bottle Cooler
The best gifts are often the ones that solve a problem, like when dad’s beer warms in the sun while he’s playing ball in the yard. Enter: the Absobu Frosty Beer 2 Go, a vacuum-insulated, double-walled, stainless steel, beer can and bottle cooler, and the gift that is sure to be appreciated by multitasking dads everywhere. Simply unscrew the top of the can and bottle cooler, insert the beverage of his choice, screw the top back on, and his drink will stay cool even when the sun is warm and the kids are rowdy. Available in 10 different colors, this product is a huge hit on Amazon.
5. American Cocktail Club’s Everything Box
Every bartender has to learn somewhere and for the father figure new to bartending, the American Cocktail Club’s Everything Box kit is the perfect introduction to making his own mixed drinks. A fan favorite of the Reviewed team, the cocktail kit ships all the ingredients needed to make four amazing cocktails, directly to the door of the dad in your life. With recipe cards included, this affordable cocktail kit is perfect for anyone looking to hone their bartending skills, without needing to pay for a sitter to have a night out on the town.
6. Ozark Trail 52-Quart Cooler
Bartenders, like dads, need to be adaptable in the moment and that means being able to bring their skills wherever they are needed. The Ozark Trail 52-Quart Cooler makes that possible by keeping drinks cold no matter where they are being served and it’s a must-have item for any bartending dad. With the internal temperature able to stay under 40 degrees for as many as four days straight, this cooler is an absolute necessity when bringing beer to the campsite or even juice boxes to the soccer game. Complete with a removable wire basket, built-in fish ruler, four cup holders, bottle opener, and T-handles, it’s easy to see why the Ozark Trail 52-Quart Cooler came in as our pick for the best value cooler we tested.
7. Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump
Mornings come early when you have kids and because of that there are nights when not finishing an entire bottle of wine is the best way to plan for an early tomorrow. That’s when the Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump steps in to save the day and the wine dad didn’t drink. An Amazon favorite with 4.7 out of 5 stars and over 8,000 reviews, the Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump works by removing the air from a bottle of wine and therefore preserves that “just opened flavor” for up to a week. Easy to use and easy on the wallet, this nifty product is a must have for any dad who likes to finish off a stressful day with a quick glass of wine, but doesn’t want to indulge in the entire bottle in one sitting.
8. Instant Pot Nova Blender
A good blender is a bartender’s right hand, so it only makes sense that a bartending dad has one ready to whip up an iced drink or puree some fruit for a tropical escape, even if he never truly leaves the kitchen. The Instant Pot Ace Nova blender can handle all of that and more, which is why it's one of the best blenders we've tested. Easy to use, this 1,000-watt blender has a preset chopped ice mode and, as a bonus, is incredibly easy to clean. Plus, if he also enjoys cooking, the Instant Pot Nova blender has an option to keep food hot for two hours after blending.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.