By Kaylyn Thornal, Ballpark Food and Beverage Connoisseur
Game 1 of the World Series 2012 is tonight in San Francisco with the Giants hosting the Detroit Tigers. If you’re in town you’ll be looking for all sorts of things to do. For tips on where to park, get a drink before or after the game and information about AT&T Ballpark, check out San Francisco Giant’s AT&T Park page. It is one of our favorite ballparks. Get there early and check out the sights from the right field wall.
Today’s World Series Fan Find of the Day in San Francisco is Pete’s Tavern.
Just a stone’s throw from the park, it’s a great place to set the mood for World Series game 1. According to their website “Pete’s Tavern is a 20,000 square-foot behemoth of a sports bar, with a mezzanine level that overlooks AT&T park.” It’s true. This is a great place to head before the Giants game. You might be sneered at if you’re wearing Tiger’s colors, but SF loves baseball and are cordial fans. It’s all about the competition, and of course, the Giants.
Recommended Food: The Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders.
Recommended Beer: Speakeasy Prohibition Ale, San Francisco. Tasting Notes: Amber color. Caramel notes and citrusy hops in aroma. Balance between malt and hop on palate with a clean hoppy finish. Perfect for a fall day in San Francisco
Hours of Operation: 11am-Midnight
Fans Say: A great sports bar with plenty of televisions and good selection of draft beer. Some recent reviews:
“Came here on a wed before a giants game- its PACKED. crackin place to go and party before games.”
“Pleasantly surprised to walk in after a Giants game and easily get a table (granted, we got there pretty quickly). The curly garlic fries are great, as are the taps. They even had the DODGER game on..”
“I’ve never had a bad time at Pete’s, though I admit I either get there early on game days or don’t show up at all. It can get extremely crowded the closer you get to first pitch”
INSIDE THE PARK
Tip: Bring a jacket, hat, scarf. It will be freezing! And when you get in the park, check out MURPH’S CLUBHOUSE PUB View Level Sec 304, Sec 122 (see Fanzooloo app “During the Game”) for delicious hot toddies and hot chocolate. They also have Irish Nachos, Corned Beef Brisket, Fish and Chips, and More. BEER: Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks.
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