Finding Baseball & Bites

When it comes to celebrating the rich history of America’s favorite pastime, look no further than barleymash. This popular American dining spot has just the right kind of atmosphere to enjoy the game with friends while sampling some of the best food around. Stop in before the opening pitch to try some of their Oven-Roasted Beer-Brined Chicken Wings, with your choice of whiskey buffalo, mango-mojito chili, bourbon BBQ, or bulgogi sauces. Or check out their In a Pickle share plate, with kosher pickle spears, cream cheese and hardwood smoked ham, all wrapped together and deep fried to crispy perfection. With tons of TVs located throughout the restaurant, you’ll be cheering your team on before you know it. 

The Smoking Gun is your friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant with a passion for hospitality and customer service. Not to mention, they also offer Padres’ drink specials only available during the game. For a warm-up, try the Padre Paloma made with Patron Silver, grapefruit and lime juice, grapefruit liqueur, sugar, and sparkling water. If you plan on eating, their food menu knocks it out of the park every time with options like the Loaded Thick Chips topped with poblano beer cheese, smoked pulled pork, and green onions. Any of their world-famous sandwiches are just as sure to delight, like their meaty San Diego Cheesesteakserved with shaved top sirloin, caramelized peppers and onions, and beer cheese sauce on a homemade bagel roll. In addition to being the perfect place to watch your favorite game with friends and family, The Smoking Gun also has an arcade, complete with air hockey, foosball, ping pong, and a whole collection of classic arcade game titles. 

Whether it’s morning, noon, or night, Mavericks , in Pacific Beach, is the perfect destination for just about any occasion. This 15,000 square foot mega-club boasts five separate indoor/outdoor bars, 38 TVs to enjoy your favorite game, and a variety of specials six days a week that will surely electrify your playoff game experience. Once you finally manage to process the sheer magnitude of Mavericks, turning your attention to their food and drink menu will have your head spinning yet again. Try their Carnitas Crisp, a crispy flour tortilla served open-faced with pepper jack cheese, carnitas, mango salsa, BBQ drizzle, chives.

Park 101 in Carlsbad is a beautiful location for a memorable community dining, lounging, and family fun experience. This unique outdoor plaza-style complex has something for everyone with a full menu of beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as an incredible food menu complete with a delicious array of smoked meats. Try Park 101’s delicious smoked brisket, pulled pork, or tri tip by the pound or half-pound, or try a shareable selection like theLoaded Baked Potato topped with ancho crema, smoked cheddar, bacon bits, chives, and pulled pork. The Surf ‘n Turf Fries are another formidable choice, with smoked cheddar, diced beef, ancho shrimp, bacon, and avocado sauce. If you’re in a hurry or watching the game at home, you can also get your favorite food items to go!

With five separate locations in Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Liberty Station, as well as UCSD and SDSU college areas Dirty Birds is playoff game-day destination for some of the best wings in San Diego. Each location has the same wall-to-wall TV coverage, friendly and accommodating staff, and a huge menu with over 37 different wing sauces. All these make Dirty Birds the perfect spot to enjoy your favorite draft beer with some delicious food. Check out their Happy Hour, every weekday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., for half off wings, or stop by Monday night for all-you-can-eat wings for only $21.95 from 6:00 p.m. to close. If wings aren’t your thing, they offer tons of other menu options like burgers, sandwiches, salads, sliders, or other treats. 

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