Going to a Giants game? Where to eat and splash around AT&T Park

April 16, 2018 - garden totes

  • Tacos during Garaje in San Francisco. Photo: John Storey, Special To The Chronicle



The San Francisco Giants’ home opener has arrived.

With Madison Bumgarner out and an offense that has been low in a initial few games in Los Angeles, there are copiousness of uncertainties with this year’s team.

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One thing that is certain, however: There’s no approach you’ll go inspired during a game.

Inside ATT Park, there are tons of food options — this year’s new food offerings embody smart dishes like poke and acai bowls, as good as a Impossible Burger (a.k.a. the plant-based burger that bleeds) — though for value and quality, your best gamble for eating and celebration is customarily found outside a park before or after a game. (Don’t forget we can take food into a stadium.)

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The South Beach and Mission Bay neighborhoods are bustling with spots for a pre- or post-game splash and/or bite. Here are some of a Food team’s favorites. Share yours in a comments:


Red’s Java House: The ancestral Embarcadero hovel is famous for a burgers and beers, though it’s unequivocally all about basking in a clarity of place. As Food editor Paolo Lucchesi puts it, “There’s zero special about Red’s. There’s zero like Red’s in a world. Long live Red’s.”

Pier 30, San Francisco. (415) 777-5626. www.redsjavahouse.com. Open daily.

Hotel Utah: Walkable to a ballpark, generally if you’re entrance from downtown, this ancestral SoMa dive bar is located only distant adequate divided to not get held adult in a diversion day crowds.

500 Fourth St., San Francisco. (415) 546-6300. www.hotelutah.com. Open daily.

Hi Dive: Whether grouping a splash or John Caine’s signature Cosmopolitan, it’s tough not to be bewitched by this renouned dockside dive.

Pier 28½, San Francisco. (415) 977-0170. http://www.hidivesf.com. Open daily

Java House: Cheap beers, discerning snacks and a laid behind waterfront setting, it’s easy to see because this is another favorite for pre-game stops.

Pier 40, San Francisco. (415) 495-7260. www.javahousesf.com. Open daily.

The Matchapolis done adult of matcha sesame ice cream surfaced with sesame pudding and strawberries photographed during Steep Creamery  Tea. Photo: Mason Trinca / Special To The Chronicle

Quick bites

The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen:
This South Park eatery is a plain choice for a pre-game punch for both adults and kids. we mean, who doesn’t adore a good grilled cheese sandwich?

1 South Park St., San Francisco. (415) 243-0107.
www.theamericansf.com. Breakfast, lunch and cooking daily. Extended hours on diversion days.

Cal-Mex cooking and a clever micro-brew preference star during this sports bar/taqueria/burger joint. Thrillist even called a burger a best in America. If a place is too packed, try sister grill Garajito, located only a integrate of blocks north on Third Street.

475 Third St., San Francisco. (415) 644-0838. www.garaje475.com. Dinner Monday-Saturday; lunch Monday-Friday.

Steep Creamery Tea: Skip a Dippin’ Dots during a track and conduct here for a Thai rolled ice cream (try a Matchapolitan done with matcha and strawberry ice cream base). If we aren’t in a mood for solidified sweets, a burble tea is also a hit.

270 Brannan St., San Francisco. (415) 606-9336. www.steepsf.com. Open daily.

The Creamery: For an easy pre-game breakfast/brunch, sequence a breakfast sandwich or an omelet and squeeze a mark on a balmy patio. If we don’t feel like grouping a brewski during a ballpark, cruise adding a Bloody Mary or mimosa to your order.

685 Fourth St., San Francisco. (415) 896-1446. www.thecreamerysf.com. Open daily.

Casey’s Pizza: Home bottom for a long-running pizza truck, Casey’s serves crisp-crust pizzas that are median between Neapolitan and New Jersey styles.

1170 Fourth St., San Francisco. (415) 814-2482. www.caseyspizzas.com. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday; lunch Friday-Saturday.

House of Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen: Friendly Ethiopian grill with plain unfeeling combo plates and tibs (meat sauteed with spiced butter and vegetables).

1120 Fourth St., San Francisco. (415) 655-9344 or (415) 655-9270. www.taduethiopiankitchen.com. Open daily.

Spark Social: With a rotating register of food trucks + reservable glow pits with total s’mores, this mark is good for a organisation meet-up before streamer to a game. There’s also happy hour Monday-Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7-9 p.m.

601 Mission Bay Blvd. North, San Francisco. www.sparksocialsf.com. Open daily.

Anchor Beer Garden during The Yard during Mission Rock. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle

Beer specialists

The Yard:
Located a stone’s chuck from a park, this waterside outside splash garden facilities beers from Anchor Brewing and burgers from Belcampo Meats.

Third Street Terry A. Francois Boulevard, San Francisco. (415) 972-1880.
www.theyardsf.com. 12-7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday.

21st Amendment: You can find 21st Amendment beers flattering most everywhere these days, though there’s zero like enjoying it during a source.

563 Second St., San Francisco. (415) 369-0900. www.21st-amendment.com. Open daily.

Local Brewing Co.: Longtime home-brewers-turned-pros Sarah Fenson and Regan Long offer roughly a dozen beers on tap, including intriguing season combinations like Totes Oats, an oatmeal additional dark brew; a golden nitro vigourous called we Don’t Give a Graham; and a Mezcal red lager.

69 Bluxome St., San Francisco. (415) 932-6702. www.localbrewingco.com. Open daily.

Black Hammer Brewing: There are about a dozen beers on tap, including a Belgian blonde ale called Sparkle Pony, as good as Where’s Wallonia, a French saison done with Hallertau blanc hops. The daub room is also kid- and dog-friendly.

544 Bryant St., San Francisco. (415) 758-2223. www.blackhammerbrewing.com. Open daily.

Local Tap: The area sports bar from Momo’s oldster Paul Cardinale, that took over a former Zeke’s plcae in 2016, facilities over 20 beers on tap, and bar bites like boiled cheese curds.

600 Third St., San Francisco. (415) 814-2257. www.localtapsf.com. Open daily.

Lord George. Photo: Michael Short / Special To The Chroincle

Something stronger

Lord George:
The South Park cocktail and oyster bar has a rotating cocktail series, Mavericks, that facilities themed libations from a opposite barkeeper each 3 months. Through Jul 1, it’s featuring a Spring Break 2018 menu combined by Brian Means of Pacific Cocktail Haven. The drinks are presented on postcards.

555 Second St., San Francisco. (415) 660-7633.
www.lordgeorgesf.com. Open daily.

Atwater Tavern: John Caine has got a lockdown on fun waterside, ballpark-adjacent watering holes (the vast ground-level square overlooks a bay, while a top square offers a perspective of ATT Park). In further to daily lunch and dinner, brunch is served on weekends. There’s also a daily happy hour from 3-6 p.m.

295 Terry A Francois Blvd., San Francisco. (415) 512-7153. www.atwatertavern.com. Open daily.

Tres: Killer margaritas and Tequila flights, and a daily happy hour 3-6 p.m. Need we contend more?

130 Townsend St., San Francisco. (415) 227-0500. www.tressf.com

Sarah Fritsche is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: sfritsche@sfchronicle.com Twitter/Instagram: @foodcentric. Jonathan Kauffman, Paolo Lucchesi and Esther Mobley contributed to this story.

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