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Mar 27, 2008 10:19 AM

Opening Day at Petco Park..Where to eat?

Hi Chowhounds..
Monday is opening day with a 7pm game time and though I have been a million times to Petco..
Of course, I put my party hat on and hit the usual Tivoli's and other fun spots for the cocktails and beer but need something to absorb all that alcohol..
Any ideas?

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  1. New place opened up behind right/centerfield on 10th Avenue called The Tilted Kilt--an Irish sports bar....of course, Basic Urban Bar is another great place and serves, arguably, the best pizza in all of San Diego.

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    1. re: El Chevere

      Thanks El Chevere!
      Tilted Kilt looks like a good spot and forgot about Basic Urban Bar..

      1. re: Beach Chick

        Just a heads up - sources report that the TK is basically an irish-themed Hooters.

        1. re: sdnativa

          Or is Hooters an american themed Tilted Kilt?

          1. re: Beach Chick

            +1 on Tilted Kilt. I tried it with a guest on Monday prior to a Madres game. I suppose because of the little school girl look on the talent I was a bit skeptical. Actually a pretty extensive menu, definitely more so than H*@ters. We were in and out inside of an hour to first pitch.

          2. re: El Chevere

            Tilted Kilt is a breastaurant franchise chain.

          3. The McCormick and Schmidt's inside the Omni will most likely have the $2 happy hour...great burgers. Then you can take the escalator and walk right into the ballpark at kind of a private gate...

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            1. re: Cathy

              When I called M&S last year they said they did not do the happy hr on gamedays, but if they do it is a great deal.

              Basic was very good for pre-game.

              1. re: JRSD

                I was thinking even if they did, they might not for Opening Day...

            2. Cafe Chloe
              The Kebab Shop
              Basic (I wouldn't say it's the best pizza in SD, but it's good; try the one with mashed potatoes on it)

              1. Thanks Chowhounds!
                I find that the bar at the Omni has some of the best prices for drinks in the Gaslamp and love that I can walk on over that bridge..too bad they don't have that happy hour going on..

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                1. re: Beach Chick

                  McCormick & Scmick's does not offer happy hour prices on food on game days (still a fun bar) and the Omni will only let you use the escalator if you have field level box seats.

                  1. re: El Chevere

                    I usually drink at the Omni with my $7 park passes and go on up the escalator, to the foot bridge..I have never had any problems but maybe it will be different this year..
                    Does M & S still do the lobster for $19.99 on Thursday's?
                    Thanks El Chevere!

                    1. re: Beach Chick

                      Don't know about Lobster Thursdays.

                      One other place that is real cool, especially if you have not been to yet, is the East Village Tavern & Bowl....owned by the same folks as Gaslamp Tavern....very good sports bar, I really like their food (though it can sometimes take awhile) and cool, attached bowling alley....on 9th and Market.

                      1. re: El Chevere

                        You would have to throw the bowling alley in there..
                        Sounds like an awesome place..

                        1. re: El Chevere

                          I had a great time bowling on Monday afternoon at East Village Tavern & Bowl... even though we were the only ones in there. I was disappointed with the lunch, though. My Panini turkey sandwich wasn't too bad but my friend's fish tacos were horrible. Her salad was unappealing, too. Looks like fun to go back and bowl with cool cocktails at night but I am a little leery about their food, now. Perhaps Monday was an off day to go there.

                  2. We often stop at Luna Lounge at the corner of the NW entrance to Petco. Good happy hour, not very crowded, food is very hit-or-miss.

                    Actually I haven't been there since last season so it may not even be around this year.

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                    1. re: MrKrispy

                      Luna Lounge has been closed for over a year.

                      It is now the fleetwood, I think.