Where to Chow Down Before Padres Opening Day

Take me out to the ball game! Take me out to chow down!  April 7th is the Padres opening day in San Diego! It’s time to play ball and these San Diego restaurants and bars have just what you need to fill up on grub before heading to the Padres stadium for the opening day of baseball season. Located in the East Village just blocks from the stadium, Breakfast Republic has what you need to fuel before stepping up to the plate. Enjoy hearty favorites such as the Breakfast Sammie made with their signature Jurassic pork bacon, tomato, a fresh herb spread, eggs sunny side up, all on sourdough bread and served with house potatoes. Wash it down with a cold Raspberry Lemon Mimosa, offered as a special for the month of April. Head on over to Union Kitchen & Tap in the Gaslamp for a home plate worthy experience! Enjoy a cold bucket of Bud or Bud Light with a total of 5 bottles for only $15.00, a Pacifico pre-game for $5.00, and don’t forget to munch on your choice of one of their favorite flatbreads after the game for $10.00. Union Kitchen & Tap will be offering bottomless mimosas until 2:00 p.m. as well as a Ketel One Bloody Mary Bar and Captain Morgan Mojitos. The main bar will be turned into a beer garden with live music starting at noon for the celebration. Be sure to wear your best Padres gear to snap a picture for a chance to win a $50.00 Union Kitchen & Tap gift card by using the hashtag #gaslampunion! San Diego Padres fans flock to the stadium from all over the city. For those who are headed downtown from the Pacific Beach area, stop by Backyard Kitchen & Tap for a bite before continuing the journey. Backyard Kitchen & Tap located in the heart of Garnet Ave. is offering 20% off food from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for guest who arrive in their Padres gear before the game! Now that’s a home run! It wouldn’t be a true San Diego experience without pairing baseball with quality Mexican food. The Taco Stand downtown is home to delicious tacos and burritos that bring the flavors from south of the border to California. Grab a hearty Carne Asada taco before the game made with flame grilled angus steak, cilantro, onions, guacamole and salsa, or the Al Pastor made with rotisserie marinated pork, cilantro, onions, cilantro sauce, and pineapple.  Brian’s 24 in the Gaslamp District is known as the “Restaurant that Never Sleeps”. This family-owned gem has been serving diners around the clock since 2008, providing an extensive menu of hearty comfort foods and delectable drinks offered 24/7 so head on over for some late-night dining to end the day. Offering happy hour all week along, hungry guests of all ages can easily spot something on their extensive menu to satisfy any craving, pre- or post- game!  

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