Ballpark Bites: Where to Eat at Petco Park in 2017

Sure, nachos and hot dogs are staples at baseball games, but these days, the menu at the ballpark goes far beyond those classics. Check out some new places to eat at San Diego's Petco Park as the Padres swing into the 2017 MLB season.

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Carnitas' Snack Shack options at Petco Park: Carnitas Flautas (l); Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog (m); Triple Threat (r).
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A favorite among locals, Carnitas’ Snack Shack sinks its teeth into the ballpark this season, opening its “Pork House” at Petco Park, in sections 128 and 228. The menu includes staples like the Triple Threat (pork on pork on pork) and some new items like the Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog, plus beer and craft cocktails. Carnitas’ Snack Shack has two other locations: North Park and Embarcadero.
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Carnitas' Snack Shack options at Petco Park: Carnitas Flautas (l); Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog (m); Triple Threat (r).
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Flautas, available at Carnitas' Snack Shack inside Petco Park this season.
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A bacon cheeseburger and onion rings from Hodad's at Petco Park. The ballpark has added The Draft Taproom to its eatery lineup, which serves two San Diego staples: Hodad's burgers and Ballast Point brews. The Draft can be found in section 205.
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Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits brings its Cutwater Spirits brand to the ballpark, including vodka, gin, rum and ready-to-drink canned cocktails. Eater San Diego reports that Cutwater Spirits partnered with the Padres this season to re-brand the former Deep Eddy Vodka Hideaway space in left field on the Toyota Terrace Level; it’s now The Still, an indoor-outdoor lounge with views of the diamond, pouring craft cocktails.
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An Estrella Jalisco Michelada Especial made with Cutwater Spirits Bloody Mary Mix, available this season at the ballpark.
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The popular Ocean Beach eatery has landed a spot at Petco Park’s upper deck, in section 309. The menu includes a full bar, craft beer and coastal favorites.
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A game day dish and cold beer from Resident Brewing Co., served at Petco Parks' Wonderland Ocean Pub.
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The Shrimp Aguachile at Wonderland Ocean Pub.
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Brew enthusiasts will find themselves right at home at Petco Park’s Craft Beer Row in sections 101 to 105. There, small carts are pouring cold craft beer from local brewers like Mike Hess Brewing, Iron Fist, AleSmith and Karl Strauss, to name a few. Cheers!
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A few years ago, AleSmith Brewing Co. created its San Diego Pale Ale .394 in honor of late San Diego Padres legend Tony Gwynn, named after his 1994 career-high batting average. The craft brew has become a favorite among Padres fans and now, AleSmith is pouring .394 along with other beers across several locations at Petco Park: sections 107; 211; 229; 305; 328. As Eater San Diego reports, the Padres and AleSmith have also rebranded the ballpark’s former Club 19 space on the Toyota Terrace Level (section 2017) into .394, a restaurant and bar pouring the company’s brews and some dishes inspired by “Mr. Padre” himself, including mac & cheese and pulled BBQ pork fries.
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Hailing from Vista comes family-owned Iron Fist Brewing Co., setting up shop at several spots in Petco Park: a cart on Craft Beer Row in sections 101 to 105; section 107; section 211; section 229; section 305; section 328. Iron Fist will pour several of its brews at its ballpark locations.
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Resident Brewing Co. is also present at Petco Park this season.
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So many craft beers from which to choose at Petco Park.
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The San Diego Padres Home Opener is on April 7, at 3:40 p.m. at Petco Park. They play the Giants.
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