A toast to all those extreme Dads out there!

Today it’s Father’s Day, and at Gaslamp bar we want to congratulate all the brave and extreme fathers out there that have shaped our lives and made it what it is today!!

Kid learning to skateboard

To honor this special day, which became an official celebration on 1972 thanks to president Nixon, here are some interesting facts about father’s day from the U.S. Census Bureau:


Father and son snowboarding

70.1 million: the estimated number of fathers in the U.S. in 2008, the most recent data available.

2.0 million: single fathers in 2013, of which 9% were raising three or more children younger than 18; 44% were divorced, 33% never married, 19% separated and 4.2% were widowed.

214,000: is 2013’s estimated number of stay-at-home dads.

$2 billion: was the amount of child support received by custodial fathers in 2011, however, they were actually due $3.7 billion.

And if you don’t know what to give your dad yet, here are more interesting facts that might help

Looking for a tie or a shirt for Dad? As of 2011, there are at least 7,422 men’s clothing stores around the country to choose from.

If you are thinking of tools instead, since 2011 you have 15,336 hardware stores to buy hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers and other items high on the list of Father’s Day gifts. Additionally, there were 6,705 home centers across the country in the same year.

21,227 sporting goods stores since 2011 to choose a gift for the extreme and outdoors Dad!


Family BBQ

79.1 million Americans participated in a barbecue in 2010. It’s probably safe to assume that many of them were celebrated on Father’s Day.

 Cheers to all the loving and amazing fathers!  Come and celebrate Father’s day with us today!

At GasLamp Bar we love Extreme Sports, that’s why we’re the perfect place in Denver for sports loving Dads.  We are the home of the Red Bull Vodka Slushy and Ping Pong fun.  And we have the best happy hour in Denver.  Welcome to Gaslamp! A modern style drinking establishment with a delicately designed infusion of contemporary, elegant, sleek and casual.

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