Springtime in Scottsdale is everyone’s favorite time of the year as it brings Spring Training!
Girl About Town has the perfect list of restaurants and bars you need to check out as we head into baseball season. GAT took Monday off to experience firsthand how much fun Spring Training is and believe us, this is something you at least need to experience once every season. The team started at Zipps off Hayden and Via De Ventura and enjoyed Zipparittas, nachos, and their ever-famous focaccias before heading to the game to watch the Rockies play the Rangers. After making the jumbotron a few times the girls all approved that a day at the ballpark is a perfect way to spend an afternoon!
Here are a few of our top stadiums you should check out and all are GAT-approved!
North Scottsdale at Salt River Fields cheering on the AZ Diamondbacks or the Colorado Rockies, here are a few MUST stops before or after the game!
Famous 48 is a popular bar & tavern serving American classics. A popular item they feature is the baby back ribs and a personal favorite, the cornbread skillet. Happy hour consists of their frozen margaritas to cool you off after a day spent in the sun! Another great place to check out is Rockefeller. They have the best happy hour in Scottsdale, featuring their signature cocktails and calamari! The Shrimp Ceviche will fill your seafood expectations. If you’re a lover of Italian food, you can’t miss out on Campo Italian Bar & Bistro. Their house made pastas will have you filled after a long day at the stadium. They also have a great happy hour menu that features a margarita pizza along with a bottle of house wine. Sumomaya, a Mexican Asian kitchen, is the ideal restaurant for a fun environment to keep the energy going after the game! The lavish environment provides you with special cocktails and delish food. On the weekends they offer bottomless brunch from 10 am-2 pm.
Hohokam Stadium, located in Mesa and home to the Oakland A’s, it has plenty of great options for you to add to your day of Spring Training! 12 West Brewing, located in the heart of Mesa, is a well-known taproom that features craft beer and house-made dishes you’ll love. The restaurant also holds an underground lounge with live music and weekly trivia! Bobby Q is the perfect spot for an upscale BBQ! The restaurant is popular for their signature drink, Priscilla's Dream, along with the Q-rolls on the starters menu. Finish off your night with a favorite, Miss McGee’s Mud Pie!
Pedal Haus Brewery is the most popular destination for beer lovers! They brew award winning beer and provide an extensive amount of different food selections. The Bavarian pretzel is a must try! Along with the cold beers and popular food, the brewery has a unique atmosphere.
Scottsdale Stadium, home to the SF Giants is a favorite to our Bay Area locals as well as incoming fans… be sure to check out the following places and use our friends at Joy Rides to ensure you are safely getting around!
The Montauk: This East coast beach-inspired dining will make you feel like you’ve escaped to the Hamptons. This season, The Montauk is offering $4 NUTRL hard seltzers if you bring in your same-day ticket from any Arizona spring training game! The Montauk also has one of the best happy hours in Old Town that lasts all day Mondays and runs from 3 pm.-6pm Tues - Fri. This happy hour includes $5 well cocktails, $4 draft beers, $6 house wine, and delicious appetizers starting at $6.
Diego Pops: If Mexican food is your thing then Diego Pops won’t disappoint. Bring in your same-day ticket from any Arizona spring training game this season and get $4 NUTRL hard seltzer! Diego pops also offers Happy Hour every day from 3 pm. - 6 pm. This includes 1⁄2 off appetizers, $2 off beers, $6 Diego Margaritas, and wine/sangria. Stop into Diego Pops before or after your game to enjoy a great atmosphere!
Hot Chick: Go get groovy and enjoy fried chicken, great music and arcade games at The Hot Chick! Bring in your same-day ticket from any Arizona spring training game this season and get $4 White Claws and Dos Equis.
Sloan Park home to the Chicago Cubs and the newest stadium in AZ, has great options all less than 2 miles from Sloan Park)
Thirsty Lion GastroPub: The Thirsty Lion at Tempe Marketplace is offering a free trolley to Sloan Park for all Cubs home games with free parking in the restaurant's lot. The trolley departs every 30 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for games that start at 1:05 p.m., and from 5 to 11 p.m. for 7:05 p.m. games.
Papago Brewing Co.: In true Cub’s style, come to the Papago Brewing Co. and get the Classic Chicago Dog and a Hamm's or Old Style beer for $12 on Cubs' home game days at Sloan Park. Customers may also take advantage of the free shuttle from the taproom to the ballpark and back. There is no need to show proof of a ticket to score this deal!
Mykes Pizza is offering $2.50 on any Margherita Pizza as long as you show your ticket!! Tuesday’s they provide happy hour ALL day and have $4 cider pours… what a deal!!
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