The concessions inside the park are not incredibly impressive. Dodger Dogs are very popular, but just so-so in our opinion compared with other stadiums. There's Pretzel Hot Dog found at some Wetzel's Pretzel's that's pretty tasty and The nachos at any Camacho's Cantina are definitely worth checking out - you can get them loaded up with cheese, beans, salsa, sour cream, and beef or chicken.
You can find veggie dogs at a Dodger Dog stand on Loge Level near 108 or the reserve level near Sections 2-4, although it's hard to get to if you're not on that level. Healthier items are sold at a couple of small Healthy Plate stands (one on the Field Level and one on the Reserve),offering items like Sushi, Salads, and Turkey Sandwiches, and there's also a Gluten-Free stand on the Loge Level. One of the Dodger Dog Express stands (Reserve, Sections 7-9) has an extended menu with items like a Turkey Burger and a Picante Dog. There's also an Extreme Loaded Dog stand on the Lgoe Level.
There isn't much going on concessions-wise at the top deck or pavilion levels, but the Right Field Pavilion is all you can eat and offers standard ballpark fare. While the food may be bland, the good news is you can bring in your own.
Grab a margarita at any of the stands you'll find throughout, or look for the smaller beer stands where the lines will be shorter - you can get a giant can of Tecate with lime or a few domestic brews. Keep in mind though that the smaller express beverage kiosks are often cash only. We found draft Tecate and Dos Equis for a couple of bucks cheaper at Camacho's Cantina than what you'll get at a small stand. Also, at the larger concession stands, the large premium drafts (usually Blue Moon) is only a buck more expensive than the large domestic (usually Miller Lite).
There are a couple of full bars as well - if you're on the Loge Level check out the Loge Terrace Bar, where an ultra premium cocktail will run you just under $10, and Specialty Drinks like a Pina Colada, just over $10. There's also a coupe of Think Blue Bars around as well, serving just about anything.
One thing we don't like about Dodger Stadium - navigating though the different levels is not easy and actually impossible if you have Top Deck or Reserve seats. You can't go down to other levels without a ticket, but you can however, go up. So if you have Field or Loge Seats, you can go check out the levels above you. But how to get there is not all that obvious, so you're often stuck with the concessions that are on your floor. Good news is there isn't a ton of variety anyway.
If you're on a budget, the Top Deck seats are some of the cheapest around, and it can be a lot of fun up there. Just make sure you aren't afraid of heights, and bring some binoculars.
Dodger Stadium has stood the test of time while other stadiums of the same era have been destroyed. The atmosphere, the views of the mountains as the sun sets, the great views from any seat at any level (yes, Top Deck included) make this an underrated gem. Upgrades coming with new ownership will only make Dodger Stadium even better.
One of the great examples of So-Cal modern architecture... beautiful sight lines. Symmetrical. Grass looks like Ireland Green carpet. Parking lot is a nightmare, but everybody knows that...A much better vibe now that bad ownership is gone.
Long lines and a severe need to update, but you can taste the love and history of this park. Sit upper deck for one of the best views in baseball
Love going to El Compadre on Sunset after a game. Good fajitas and flaming margaritas are pretty awesome. Food inside Dodger Stadium is kind of blah...
Not a bad stadium overall - but the parking lot is one of the worst!
The Park and Neighborhood:
Currently the third oldest ballpark in baseball, Dodger Stadium sits right off LA's Echo Park neighborhood (a mixture of Mexican and young hipster area). It's also not too far from downtown. Technically it's located in what is known as Chavez Ravine, which because of its elevation, provides gorgeous views on clear days. It also has the largest capacity of any other baseball park.
You can get to some restaurants/bars by foot from the stadium and while nothing is exactly around the corner, hitting up the local spots on Sunset can be an adventure. Park in the neighborhood, grab a pre-game drink, walk up a steep hill to the stadium, and then grab some Mexican food or hit up a neighborhood dive on your way back to your car. Most places worth going to will be on the same street, so bar hopping down Sunset Blvd is definitely possible, and definitely fun. Check out our "Before & After the Game" map for some suggestions.
Getting There and Parking:
Right off the 5 and 110 freeways, getting to the park isn't very difficult, but getting in and out of the stadium parking is another story. You will most likely wait behind a long line of cars to get inside and a longer line of cars to get out, and almost any spot you get is still fairly far away from the stadium entrance if you don’t have preferred parking. There are only a few ways into the stadium and not hard to find – just follow the line. If you want to park on a specific side (like 1st base side), make sure you enter through the proper gate as you’ll be directed to specific section and moving between lots is not allowed.
Sunset Gate (off Elysian Park Ave and the most crowded way in) will take you to lots 1 and 2. Downtown Gate (off the 110) will take you to lots 7-12, Golden State Gate (off Stadium Way and Academy Dr) lots 3-4. Tailgating is prohibited.
It’s possible to find street parking in the surrounding neighborhood, and while you’ll have to take a bit of a walk, not only will you save money (stadium parking just dropped to $10 post-Frank McCourt), but getting out of the stadium will be less of a headache. If you exit Academy Road off the 110, there are some residential streets you can park on and a back entrance to the stadium (Academy Gate) most people don’t know about, but please be prepared for a slightly uphill walk to the park. You can also try to find parking on Sunset, but this might be more tricky.
Check out shuttles running from downtown's Union Station (800 North Alameda St) but give yourself plenty of time. Shuttles start an hour and a half before the game and run every ten minutes. Visit HERE for more info.
Be sure to also check out our "Info Inside the Stadium" section for recommendations inside the park.
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