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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has put a damper on summertime activities but baseball has thankfully returned, albeit with a shorter season. While fans can’t be active spectators at the ballpark and indoor dining is closed once again, some restaurants and bars with capacity for outdoor service are still offering the chance to cheer on the Padres via television. If you’re quite not ready to practice social distancing at an outdoor venue, these places also offer takeout.

Disclaimer: This map should not be taken as endorsement for dining in, as there are still COVID-19 safety concerns: For updated information on coronavirus cases, please visit the California Department of Health. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Pitchers Sports Bar

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9920 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92129
(858) 484-3777
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With a newly installed outdoor dining has room for up to 80 people and with two TVs, it’s the spot if you’re looking to catch the game in Rancho Peñasquitos. There are also 25 beers on draft plus starters and entrées ranging from pretzel bites to chimichurri bowls.

Pitchers Sports Bar

2. Brewski's Bar & Arcade

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8670 Miramar Rd
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 586-0540
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Outdoor drinking and dining at this Miramar destination also includes views of the game from an outdoor television. Visit the restaurant’s website for a complete list of specials on drinks and food. 

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3. Draft Republic - La Jolla

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4282 Esplanade Ct
San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 450-1400
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The La Jolla spot is the only Draft Republic location open for now but the restaurant is actively broadcasting ballgames from multiple outdoor flatscreens. Daily happy hour specials include $2 off draft beers from 2-6 PM.

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4. Bullpen

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8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 503-6786
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This Clairemont spot added outdoor seating to accommodate sports spectators. Visit the restaurant’s website for a comprehensive list of upcoming games. 

5. O'Brien's

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4646 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111
(858) 715-1745
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Outdoor dining has expanded to the parking lot but you’ll have to grab a seat in the permanent patio to catch a glimpse of the Padres. Call ahead for reservations and enjoy $14 patio menu specials like their cashew chicken sandwich, bacon cheeseburgers and more.

6. Tavern at the Beach

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1200 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 272-6066
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This Pacific Beach bar has a choice of two patios for watching the Padres. The covered patio boasts six TVs while the smaller open air patio has one. Hours are noon to 10 PM every day.

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7. Mavericks Beach Club

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860 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 999-0348
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Sports fans in Pacific Beach can head over to catch the Padres and other ballgames on one of several outdoor flatscreens.

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8. Dan Diegos Pub

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2415 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 276-2100
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Head to this Irish pub for American-Irish dishes like shepherd’s pie or corned beef and cabbage, while watching baseball from the outdoor patio. Pets are welcome in the outdoor dining space.

9. McGregor's Grill

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10475 San Diego Mission Rd
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 282-9797
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Baseball fans will find two TVs broadcasting games from the restaurant’s newly expanded outdoor patio. The Mission Valley restaurant is open daily from noon until 10 PM, with happy hour drink specials Monday through Friday from 4-7 PM.

10. Del's Hideout

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5351 Adobe Falls Rd
San Diego, CA 92120
(619) 255-8175
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With several flatscreens spread throughout the expansive patio, guests won’t miss a single pitch when dining at this neighborhood eatery specializing in Texas-style barbeque. Space on the patios is limited so call ahead to reserve a table.

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11. The High Dive

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1801 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 275-0460
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There are three new outdoor TVs at this local hang for the avid Padres fan. Visit the bar’s Facebook page for game day specials like bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

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12. Sandbar Sports Grill

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718 Ventura Pl
San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 488-1274
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The top-floor skydeck offers views of the beach and a chance to catch the Pads from one of their six outdoor TVs. There’s also a smaller patio downstairs featuring two flatscreens.

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13. The Rabbit Hole

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3377 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 255-4653
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The front and back patio areas tout the best views of the games with several TVs spread throughout. An added bonus for Friday games is the restaurant’s Fried Chicken Fridays, a feast for two that includes corn, coleslaw and funnel cakes.

14. Mother's Saloon

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2228 Bacon St
San Diego, CA 92107
(619) 228-9980
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Get in early for choice window seats to watch the game from one of its 25 HD TV screens at this reopened Ocean Beach bar. The 21+ and over establishment’s new menu includes $2 tacos, $8 margaritas and home game specials.

15. Home & Away

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2222 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 501-0522
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This Old Town bar broadcasts Padres games in their sunny outdoor patio. There are three TVs plus umbrellas for shade.

16. Gaslamp Tavern

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868 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 239-3339
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Grab a coveted seat at the tavern’s outdoor bar for a view of the game. The rotating draft menu features local brews plus daily specials and happy hour prices. Those looking for something more substantive should order from Ghost Fried Chicken, an establishment housed under the same roof.

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17. barleymash

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600 Fifth Ave #6916
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 255-7373
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The inside of this Gaslamp restaurant is littered with TVs tuned to the game so finding a spot in the outdoor patio to watch is just a matter of asking for a specific table. The extensive tap menu featuring 23 beers plus an additional 20 cans and caps is a big lure as well as the restaurant’s shareable dishes like duck empanadas.

18. Social Tap San Diego

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815 J St suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 398-8938
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The back patio overlooks Petco Park, so you’ll feel like you’re watching the game without actually being there. Spaces fill up fast on game days so call ahead to reserve a spot and save room for game day specials like $5 shots and $5 Cutwater Padres Mule Cans.

1. Pitchers Sports Bar

9920 Carmel Mountain Rd, San Diego, CA 92129
Pitchers Sports Bar

With a newly installed outdoor dining has room for up to 80 people and with two TVs, it’s the spot if you’re looking to catch the game in Rancho Peñasquitos. There are also 25 beers on draft plus starters and entrées ranging from pretzel bites to chimichurri bowls.

9920 Carmel Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92129

2. Brewski's Bar & Arcade

8670 Miramar Rd, San Diego, CA 92126
Brewski’s Bar & Arcade

Outdoor drinking and dining at this Miramar destination also includes views of the game from an outdoor television. Visit the restaurant’s website for a complete list of specials on drinks and food. 

8670 Miramar Rd
San Diego, CA 92126

3. Draft Republic - La Jolla

4282 Esplanade Ct, San Diego, CA 92122
draft republic

The La Jolla spot is the only Draft Republic location open for now but the restaurant is actively broadcasting ballgames from multiple outdoor flatscreens. Daily happy hour specials include $2 off draft beers from 2-6 PM.

4282 Esplanade Ct
San Diego, CA 92122

4. Bullpen

8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92111

This Clairemont spot added outdoor seating to accommodate sports spectators. Visit the restaurant’s website for a comprehensive list of upcoming games. 

8199 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92111

5. O'Brien's

4646 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111

Outdoor dining has expanded to the parking lot but you’ll have to grab a seat in the permanent patio to catch a glimpse of the Padres. Call ahead for reservations and enjoy $14 patio menu specials like their cashew chicken sandwich, bacon cheeseburgers and more.

4646 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

6. Tavern at the Beach

1200 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
Tavern at the Beach

This Pacific Beach bar has a choice of two patios for watching the Padres. The covered patio boasts six TVs while the smaller open air patio has one. Hours are noon to 10 PM every day.

1200 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

7. Mavericks Beach Club

860 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109
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Sports fans in Pacific Beach can head over to catch the Padres and other ballgames on one of several outdoor flatscreens.

860 Garnet Ave
San Diego, CA 92109

8. Dan Diegos Pub

2415 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110

Head to this Irish pub for American-Irish dishes like shepherd’s pie or corned beef and cabbage, while watching baseball from the outdoor patio. Pets are welcome in the outdoor dining space.

2415 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110

9. McGregor's Grill

10475 San Diego Mission Rd, San Diego, CA 92108

Baseball fans will find two TVs broadcasting games from the restaurant’s newly expanded outdoor patio. The Mission Valley restaurant is open daily from noon until 10 PM, with happy hour drink specials Monday through Friday from 4-7 PM.

10475 San Diego Mission Rd
San Diego, CA 92108

10. Del's Hideout

5351 Adobe Falls Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
Del’s Hideout

With several flatscreens spread throughout the expansive patio, guests won’t miss a single pitch when dining at this neighborhood eatery specializing in Texas-style barbeque. Space on the patios is limited so call ahead to reserve a table.

5351 Adobe Falls Rd
San Diego, CA 92120

11. The High Dive

1801 Morena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110
High Dive Bar

There are three new outdoor TVs at this local hang for the avid Padres fan. Visit the bar’s Facebook page for game day specials like bacon-wrapped hot dogs.

1801 Morena Blvd
San Diego, CA 92110

12. Sandbar Sports Grill

718 Ventura Pl, San Diego, CA 92109
Sandbar Sports Grill

The top-floor skydeck offers views of the beach and a chance to catch the Pads from one of their six outdoor TVs. There’s also a smaller patio downstairs featuring two flatscreens.

718 Ventura Pl
San Diego, CA 92109

13. The Rabbit Hole

3377 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116

The front and back patio areas tout the best views of the games with several TVs spread throughout. An added bonus for Friday games is the restaurant’s Fried Chicken Fridays, a feast for two that includes corn, coleslaw and funnel cakes.

3377 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116

14. Mother's Saloon

2228 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107

Get in early for choice window seats to watch the game from one of its 25 HD TV screens at this reopened Ocean Beach bar. The 21+ and over establishment’s new menu includes $2 tacos, $8 margaritas and home game specials.

2228 Bacon St
San Diego, CA 92107

15. Home & Away

2222 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA 92110

This Old Town bar broadcasts Padres games in their sunny outdoor patio. There are three TVs plus umbrellas for shade.

2222 San Diego Ave
San Diego, CA 92110

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16. Gaslamp Tavern

868 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
gaslamp tavern

Grab a coveted seat at the tavern’s outdoor bar for a view of the game. The rotating draft menu features local brews plus daily specials and happy hour prices. Those looking for something more substantive should order from Ghost Fried Chicken, an establishment housed under the same roof.

868 Fifth Ave
San Diego, CA 92101

17. barleymash

600 Fifth Ave #6916, San Diego, CA 92101

The inside of this Gaslamp restaurant is littered with TVs tuned to the game so finding a spot in the outdoor patio to watch is just a matter of asking for a specific table. The extensive tap menu featuring 23 beers plus an additional 20 cans and caps is a big lure as well as the restaurant’s shareable dishes like duck empanadas.

600 Fifth Ave #6916
San Diego, CA 92101

18. Social Tap San Diego

815 J St suite 101, San Diego, CA 92101

The back patio overlooks Petco Park, so you’ll feel like you’re watching the game without actually being there. Spaces fill up fast on game days so call ahead to reserve a spot and save room for game day specials like $5 shots and $5 Cutwater Padres Mule Cans.

815 J St suite 101
San Diego, CA 92101

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