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Extra Innings: Pre/Post Game Spots

Extend your ball park experience

A day at the ballpark is so much more than nine short innings when you're in San Diego. With Petco Park situated in the heart of downtown, the fun starts long before the national anthem is sung and continues far past the final pitch. Make a day and a night of it and enjoy all that downtown San Diego has to offer.

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Ways to Make the Fun Last Even Longer

Whether you’re looking for a great spot to fuel up before the first pitch or a post-game celebration following the last out, Petco Park’s prime location means there are plenty of places just a walk away to hang out with fellow fans.

 

Pre-Game

Blind Burro

Kick-start the game experience with an awesome Mexican-inspired craft cocktail, then fill your belly with some of San Diego’s signature Cali-Baja cuisine.

> What's Cali Baja? Dig in!

Bub's at the Ballpark

The quintessential pre-game sports bar. Right next to the stadium, Bub's is the spot to grab some chicken wings and a pitcher of local craft beer before heading to the gate.

Mission Brewery

Turn your ballgame day into a full San Diego experience. Tour the incredible brewery and taste some local brews, then walk across the parking lot to Petco Park.

> Explore more of San Diego's craft beer scene

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Post-Game

ALTITUDE Sky Lounge

A rooftop bar—something that is awesomely San Diegan—overlooking the stadium where you just watched a ballgame. Head there directly after the game to watch the grounds crew prepare the field for another game the next day.

East Village Tavern and Bowl

Show off your own athletic ability after watching a few hours of baseball. It's not your dad's bowling alley, either. This top-of-the-line downtown spot has a full bar, great music and awesome eats if you didn't get your fill at the ballpark.

The Deck at Moonshine Flats

A big, open-air venue featuring all the games you could possibly want: ping-pong, cornhole, shuffleboard and giant (like, really big) beer pong. It's the more laid-back brother of its connected neighbor, Moonshine Flats, which is a high-energy country-themed nightclub.

> One of the West Coast's best nightlife districts is steps away from the ballpark. Join the party

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Insider Tips

Superfan Matt Schulte says his pre-game and post-game adventures depend on who he's going to the game with.

DATE NIGHT

Matt: "If I'm going with my wife, it's all about grabbing that Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream on 10th Ave or going to Extraordinary Desserts in Little Italy after the game."

FAMILY TRADITION

Matt: "If I'm going with my uncle (who's been taking me to Padres games since I was a kid), it's all about getting to the ballpark, finding a big plate of food, and getting to our seats."

GUYS' NIGHT OUT

Matt: "If I'm going with a buddy, we'll likely go to The Whiskey House, BASIC Urban Kitchen + Bar or the ALTITUDE Sky Lounge (on the rooftop at Marriott) pre-game, and then do some bar-hopping in the Gaslamp Quarter afterward."

SHOWING THE ROPES

Matt: "If I'm going with my two-year-old niece it's all about the ballpark...with hot dogs and cotton candy and splitting time between our seats and the Park in the Park area."

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