Padres Opening Day Food And Drink Specials
Thursday, March 30th is sure to be an exciting time for Padres fans! Whether you’re looking for a spot to pregame, a place with plenty of TV’s, or the hottest Padres specials in town, San Diego has a place for everyone on Opening Day.
Known for having the most TV’s in the Gaslamp and being one of the greatest spots to catch all the action so close to Petco Park, barleymash will host a day of delicious grub, drinks, and giveaways! barleymash was founded on two simple ideas: life is meant to be sipped and savored, and good times should always be shared; perfect for watching the game with friends and family. After the game, stick around for dancing and live DJs to keep the night going. And on Friday, March 31st, barleymash will be hosting a Game 2 Redo, with a free hat for the first 100 guests, and DJ’s and specialty cocktails.
The Smoking Gun
Also ultra-popular in the Gaslamp, The Smoking Gun will host festivities for the whole family in their bar and arcade! Running specials from 3PM to 9:30PM, enjoy $21.99 All-You-Can-Eat Wings with twelve flavors to choose from. Looking for something on-the-go either before attending the game or heading to a watch party? Spill the Beans has bagels and coffee to-go perfect for a stroll to Petco Park. Although not available until April 1, their next Flavor of the Month will feature a Pretzel Bagel with Jalapeño Cheddar Cream Cheese – a perfect homage to stadium food.
Also ultra-popular in the Gaslamp, The Smoking Gun will host festivities for the whole family in their bar and arcade! Running specials from 1PM to 9:30PM, enjoy $21.99 All-You-Can-Eat Wings with twelve flavors to choose from. Specialty cocktails will also be available, including the frozen Padres Paloma, Switch Hitter Rye with Templeton Rye 4 Yr, cucumber, and lime, and The Home Run Deck.
Spill the Beans
Looking for something on-the-go either before attending the game or heading to a watch party? Spill the Beans has bagels and coffee to-go perfect for a stroll to Petco Park. Although not available until April 1, their next Flavor of the Month will feature a Pretzel Bagel with Jalapeño Cheddar Cream Cheese – a perfect homage to stadium food.
Park 101‘s open-air venue offers the ideal spot to enjoy a day in Carlsbad Village right on the beach. Catch the action of all the best games year-round on their Jumbotron LED-screen and many TV screens throughout the venue. Stop in during Padres games this season and enjoy $5 LFGSD Brown Ales, $5 .394 Hazy IPAs, and $5 shots of Skrewball, Jameson, and Altos.
Mavericks Beach Club
Mavericks Beach Club is a beachside party all day long, as well as one of the best spots to catch a game. With 38 TV’s throughout their venue, you won’t have to fight for a good spot to catch all the action. Enjoy mouthwatering bar fare ideal for the season, Including Wings, Buffalo Fries, and California Fries. Looking to keep it light in the heat? Enjoy Shrimp Tempura, Ahi Nachos, or a Citrus Shrimp Bowl. Of course, pair every meal with your favorite beer on tap for a home run.
Sandbar Sports Grill
Sandbar Sports Grill, across from Belmont Park and less than a block from the beach, is always on its A-game when it comes to baseball season. On Opening Day, guests can enjoy a one-way bus ride to the game at 11AM, a ticket to the game, a hot dog, drinks provided on Sandbar’s sky deck, as well as drinks on the bus – all for just $100! Keep an eye out on Sandbar’s social media for how to sign up.
Miss B’s Coconut Club
Miss B’s Coconut Club is a tropical dream best served with a side of Padres baseball. Enjoy $10 beer/shot specials, along with $5 Estrella bottles. While not available on opening day, Miss Looking to watch Opening Day from Mission Beach? B’s will feature themed cocktails throughout the season based on fan-favorite Padres players. Pair with Caribbean-style bites just a block from the beach!
Coco Maya, located in the heart of Little Italy just a short drive from all the action, is hosting pre-party brunch before the game. Stop in wearing your Padres gear for 20% off your check. Available all day on Opening Day, and in the two hours preceding first pitch for all other home games – sip on special deals for all the best beverages. Sip on $7 Soto Smack Cocktails with Templeton Rye or Corralejo Reposado Tequila plus ginger syrup, fresh lemon juice, agave, and basil, $5 Thorn Barrio Lagers and In Love with the Coco IPAs, and $5 Home Run Shots with Skrewball, Blanco tequila, passionfruit, agave, lime.
Novo Brazil Brewing Company
Novo Brazil Brewing Company‘s Otay Ranch Mall location is the largest gathering point for Padres fans of the South Bay. The restaurant features the centerpiece 22-foot-wide LED screen and three 14-foot-wide LED screens. Enjoy great beer, great food, and high fives with friends and strangers. Ballpark-type food on the menu includes carne asada fries, carne asada nachos, hot dogs, sausages, and burgers.
Good Time Design Venues
Local hospitality group Good Time Design has three venues located in the ballpark district, offering the perfect pre or post-game spots to indulge in specialty game-day sips, bites and vibes. Before the early game window, stop by Lucky’s Lunch Counter, offering nostalgic and classic fare daily from 7AM to 3PM. Enjoy pregame bites, including all-day breakfast, high-quality hot dogs and overstuffed sandwiches like the B.L.T and Pulled Pork Sandwich.
For the ultimate tailgate destination, head over to The Deck at Moonshine Flats and enjoy casual cocktails, smokehouse BBQ bites, backyard-style games like cornhole and shuffleboard and televisions at every corner.
Right down the street is The Blind Burro specializing in Baja-inspired cuisine, highlighting menu items like tacos, Mexican street corn, and nachos, as well as margaritas and specialty cocktails, including the “Casa-Machado” in honor of #13 Manny Machado.
Just steps away from Petco Park, Happy Does will also be open at 6AM on opening day to host 97.3 The Fan, San Diego’s #1 Sports Station, for a live broadcast from the bar’s stage in celebration of the first game of the season and Happy Does’ one-year anniversary.
J & Tony’s
Pull up a barstool at J & Tony’s Discount Cured Meats and Negroni Bar for salty treats and cool sips on your way to or from the ballpark. With a sunny patio, dimly-lit interiors and a killer sound system, this East Village cocktail bar is the perfect place to spend the afternoon making pre-game bets or to grab a nightcap and argue over play-by-plays.
J & Tony’s offers that old school corner store charm and a menu filled with classic Italian flavors, reminiscent of the type of place you might run into Vin Scully when The Dodgers still belonged to Brooklyn. While their Muffaletta with mortadella, soppressata, provolone, roasted red peppers, arugula, chopped olives, Kewpie Mayo on focaccia and the Prosciutto Baguette made on crusty bread with fancy butter, and sliced prosciutto are reliable heavy hitters, be sure to give the rookies a chance too.
The new menu features some tasty variation to the classic lineup, including the Tuna Salad Sando with soppressata, Genoa salami, artichoke and sundried tomato relish, Kewpie Mayo, Ironside milkbread, shredded iceberg and parmesan; the Jamon Beurre made on a fresh Hommage Bakehouse baguette with cultured Vermont butter, sea salt, and Jamon de Paris; and the Breakfast Sando with fried egg, melted American cheese, sliced smoked ham, Kewpie Mayo, made on a toasted potato bun. Just remember: whether the Pads win or lose, a day spent at J & Tony’s is always a homerun.
See you there, San Diego!