Baseball season sure makes a fan hungry. This spring and summer, Padres devotees can take in a game while grabbing grub and drinks from several newly-opened concession spots at Petco Park in downtown San Diego.
For the 2016 season, MLB fans can enjoy everything from traditional peanuts and nachos to loaded sandwiches, ramen and, of course, local craft beer.
This season, Petco Park introduces a new, two-level social space dubbed The Craft Pier by Ballast Point and Sun Diego Beach, a lounge and bar area boasting more than 50 different tap handles of San Diego craft brews, including Coronado Brewing Co.’s Orange Wit Islander IPA and AleSmith’s San Diego Pale Ale .394 – a beer inspired by the late and beloved Tony Gwynn, aka “Mr. Padre.”
The Craft Pier is located in right-center field and includes a deck where fans can sit and watch the game while sipping on suds.
As for food, there are several new spots at the ballpark: Board & Brew, The Brigantine and Gaglione Brothers.
Board & Brew, a California chain known for its sandwiches and secret sauce, has two outposts within the stadium: Section 107 and Section 209. The eatery serves stacked sandwiches, including the Turkado (turkey, avocado) and Tom’s Choice (turkey and roast beef combo) with all the fixings. The Petco Park locations also serve many craft brews, including Ballast Point’s Grapefruit Sculpin and Wahoo.
The Brigantine, located in Section 206, serves classic, crispy seafood dishes including fish and chips, calamari strips and coconut shrimp.
The Gaglione Brothers, located in Sections 124 and 319, serves indulgent French fries, Garlic Cheese Fries and the eatery’s staple: Cheesesteaks with all kinds of toppings.
Other Petco Park additions include: Yogurtland (Sections 107 and 121); Mister Softee (various locations); Peet’s Coffee (various locations); and Estrella Cantina (Park at the Park).
For Baja-style fish tacos wander over to Rimel’s Surfer Burritos at the Park at the Park. For ramen, try Rimel’s Ramen Bowls in Section 101.
The new Bumble Bee Poke Bar in Section 107 offers its take on poke, and there’s the new Paradise Bowls eatery in Section 107, too.
Another Petco Park spot worth exploring is The Hideaway Presented by Deep Eddy Vodka, which debuted last year. Tucked in left field corner terrace in Section 222, the seating area and vodka bar also serves food, including a duck taco and lobster, chorizo and bacon taco.
For burgers, beef fans can hit any one of the Hodad’s locations scattered throughout the ballpark (Section 104; Section 133; Section 300; Section 306).
Of course, plenty of concession stands at Petco Park offer your traditional game grub, too, including hot dogs, peanuts, Cracker Jacks and pretzels.
Needless to say, Padres fans will not go hungry at the ballpark this season. For the full roster of eateries and bars at Petco Park, click here.
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