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“Fun sports bar ”

Bub's at the Ballpark
Ranked #323 of 5,479 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours
Description: Bub's at the Ballpark is our addition to the historical honors of downtown San Diego, East Village and PetCo Park.Embracing both history and the growing traditions of America's Finest City, Bub's was constructed using various architectural salvage from throughout the West coast, including reclaimed wood, scrap metal, and reused brick.Bub's is a place where locals and visitors alike enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment and food. Watch the game on our vast array of plasmas and projectors or take shots on our in-house basketball court in between games of shuffleboard. Relax and sip drinks at one of the community tables or our giant circle bar. Or indulge in some of our famous Lunch Lady Tater Tots or Steaky Steakums at the old school lunch counter or outside on our expansive wooden deck.Born in 1996, "Another Man's Stupid Idea of fun" has evolved into Pacific Beach's and now downtown's go-to spot for food and fun. Git in here and enjoy, my friends!
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Recently had the chance to visit Bub’s on our recent trip down to the Gaslamp area. We love this area and drive down a lot for weekends. After trying out a couple other sports bars in the area and being unimpressed, we left and decided to go back to Bub’s. We had found it last summer while in town for a baseball game so thought we’d try it out during football season.

They have a perfect system for college football games and they also had on all of the NFL games on different TVs. They play sound for the prime time games as well and many sports bars don’t do this and only play music. I also like how they put up a card on the TVs with your teams logo so you know where to sit to watch your favorite team.
Fun crowd, excellent bartenders and great food! Definitely try out the Bloody Mary bar on the weekends. Burgers are excellent.

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

An awesome bar. Great choice of drinks, friendly staff and a load of great drinks offers. One of the best features though is the indoor basketball net which allows customers to practice their three throws and layups. So much fun!

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant/bar in the Gaslamp quarter. Sandwiches and tater tots are fantastic. Great beer selection too. I always recommend it to friends that are in the area.

Thank CAT_785
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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

I won't ever come back to this place as our experience went from slightly pleasant to a complete nightmare in a matter of seconds. This is what happened:

We were with a group of Fulbrighters from all over the world (Rumanía, Colombia, Czhec Republic, Slovakia, Tajikistan,Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Spain; I name the nationalities just for you to understand that this is not culturally related) that went out for a beer. One of our colleagues from Tajikistan, went out for a smoke and when he tried to get back in, the bouncer didn't allow it because "he didn't speak English". Another friend tried to reason with this person mentioning that English was not his native language but he said "get out of my face" and immediately became aggressive.

We asked our very kind brazilian waitress to talk with her colleague and she immediately told him that we all came together and that we were all international. He finally let him in again.

Even if we were having a good time, our experience completely changed and we will never come back again. We encourage you not to go in this place as it seems they don't know they live in a world where not everybody speak native English.

For you information: this happened in the Gaslamp District, which is supposed to be an international environment.

Thank Esteban G
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Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

We go here for NFL games and enjoy the rivalries and team spirit for so many fans. Large number of beer options and fun food options from salads to big sandwiches. Tots are great as is anything with “Archie Sauce”

Thank Jim W
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