If you are headed to watch the San Francisco Giants sprint, swing, catch and slide at AT&T Park, you will probably work up a home-run worthy appetite. Fortunately for you, the SoMa neighborhood is packed with spots to grab a bite to eat. We have compiled a list of our favorites.
Public House | 24 Willie Mays Plaza
Public House is well known by regulars at AT&T Park. So well known that KNBR will be broadcasting live from their patio for the entirety of opening day (April 13). Public House serves a food selection that ranges from standard bar fare to steamed mussels. It also boasts one of the largest draft beer offerings in San Francisco. You might want to save your visit to this spot for when the Giants are out of town. During away games, Public House offers a special happy hour menu.
Primo Patio Café | 214 Townsend Street
If you are in the mood to step away from the traditional burgers and chili fries, Primo Patio Café may be the escape your tastebuds are looking for. This restaurant's menu features Cuban, Jamaican, and Mexican inspired dishes to excite your taste buds before a ball game. Sink your teeth into their grilled jerk chicken and get your fix of Caribbean spice. Primo Patio recommends calling to make a reservation if you are dining with a group of four or more.
Little Skillet | 360 Rich Street
If your stomach is really rumbling for some soul food, wander down this SoMa alley where you will find Little Skillet. This taste of good ol’ Southern cooking is an offshoot of San Francisco’s Farmer Brown restaurant. Prepare to be satisfied with biscuits, grits, and the classic pairing: fried chicken and waffles. For those who are on the go, you can order your grilled goodies online ahead of time.
MoMo’s | 760 2nd Street
MoMo’s is another well known haunt for Giants' fans. Compared to the other iconic restraunts near AT&T Park, MoMo’s is a little more upscale. The place is often packed, but you may be able to find dining or patio seating with patience or reservations. MoMo’s is known for their wine list and patio-side views of AT&T Park.
Lucky Strike | 200 King St.
Not only can you munch before the game at Lucky Strike, but you can channel your competitive spirit at one of their twelve bowling lanes. Whether bowling or just grabbing dinner, you can find sushi, burgers and bar-bites a-plenty at Lucky Strike.
Pedro’s Cantina | 128 King St
Head into Pedro’s thirsty for margaritas and ravenous for taqueria-style dining. Even during away games, you can catch the action on one of their 22 high-definition TVs. Pedro’s nachos are definitely worth trying. This cantina can be crowded, so plan accordingly.
Hi-Dive | Pier 28 1/2
Come here for the views and stay for the dive bar. At Hi-Dive you can nosh on fish tacos or fish and chips while taking in views of the Bay Bridge and the waterfront. San Francisco Travel lists Hi-Dive as having one of the top 10 bloody marys in San Francisco.
21st Amendement Brewery | 563 2nd Street
The 21st Amendment Brewery has been a fixture in SoMa for 15 years. Refresh with one of their eight rotating, handcrafted beers on tap. Menu items are standard pub fair with creative addtiions, such as the baby seafood pizza. If you are craving something sweet, try their strawberry crème brule or their "beeramisu.'
The Yard at Mission Rock | 3rd Street
The Giants opened The Yard at Mission Rock last month, which is a short stroll away from the park and offers drinks and food from visiting food trucks. You will find some familiar Bay Area businesses at this hang-out spot including Anchor Brewery and Peet's Coffee. An added cool feature: the space is contructed out of recently converted shipping containers.