The Hottest Ticket in Town Is Still Available

Getting into today's Giants game is still doable.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 12:19 PM PDT
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Finally back home for the NLCS, fans get ready for game three.

Finally back home for the NLCS, fans get ready for game three.

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The hottest ticket in town goes live in just a few hours.

Those who planned early and season ticket holders were rewarded with easily getting tickets for Tuesdays Game Three NLCS showdown between the San Francisco Giants and the Philadelphia Phillies.

So what about the rest of us without tickets? Can we still get in?

Yes, if we are willing to pay the price. A few tickets are still available via sites like StubHub and Craigslist. And the price getting into the game may surprise you.

As of this morning a standing room only seat was running about $40 on StubHub while a lower level box seat could be had for as little as $100.

Not bad considering a field club seat will cost you $2,500 a pop.

If you  don't have a ticket and you don't want to deal with crowds in and around the ball park, the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau has put together a list of spots where you will find big screens and plenty of Giants' fans.

In alphabetical order:

Aurea at The Stanford Court  Renaissance San Francisco Hotel
905 California Street
Promotion: Aurea will play the games on five flat-screen televisions.  As part of this "rally cap" promotion, guests will receive 50 percent off on all small plates and bar snacks.

4th St Bar & Grill
Corner of 4th & Mission
Hours:    Tuesday 1 – 11 p.m; Wednesday & Thursday 4 – 11 p.m.
Promotion: Watch the Giant’s on one of 22 televisions and enjoy nightly happy hour specials 4 – 6 p.m.

Biscuits And Blues

401 Mason St.
Promotion: Four television screens and choice of any beer and yam fries for $1.00

Brick & Bottle
55 Tamal Vista Blvd. in Corte Madera
Promotion: Brick & Bottle features three televisions in the dining room and four in the bar.  The promotion includes Scott Howard’s signature burger, fries and a beer or glass of wine for $11.

101 4th St.
Promotion: View the games from a 50 – foot video wall

Knuckles at the Wharf
555 North Point St.
Promotion: 20 percent food discount for guests wearing team gear.

Larkspur Hotel Union Square
524 Sutter St.
Promotion: The Larkspur Hotel Union Square will offer Happy Hour pricing for the duration of the Giants Game.

McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood Restaurant
Ghirardelli Square
Promotion: “Special Giants Happy Hour” with $5 drink specials, $3 beer specials and $1.95 to $4.95 food items.

Midi Bar & Restaurant
185 Sutter @ Kearny
Promotion: 11 a.m. to midnight Happy Hour prices during all games, including $5 specialty drinks and wine and $3 beers.

Players Arcade & Sports Grill on PIER 39
Beach St. & The Embarcadero
Promotion: Watch at the bar on one of 20 HDTV screens while snacking on pub grub and one of 30 beers from around the world, or enjoy a personal tableside TV in the dining area!  Wear your team’s colors and get a free appetizer for your table (with purchase over $20, not valid with any other offer), or purchase a bucket of beer and get 40 free tokens to play pool or one of 85 arcade games.

Royal Exchange
301 Sacramento St.
Promotion: Royal Exchange is offering an all day happy hour. Guests can root for the Giants (on one of their 17 big-screen TVs) while enjoying $6.75 cocktails, including: the Royal Punch, Blueberry Martini, their famous sangria. For those who arrive before 6 p.m., can enjoy $4.75 bar bites including Pulled Pork Sliders; Crispy Cod Bites and Spinach Dip.

Swank Cocktail Club
488 Presidio Avenue
Promotion: Each game day, from first pitch to close, special pricing on all San Francisco beer and if the Giant’s win, “Pay the Margin” on next round after the game.

The Grille at Seven Fifty

750 Kearny Street

Promotion: Specials during the games include Anchor Steam Draft Beer for $3.50 and appetizers for $8 – $10.

Wipeout Bar & Grill at Pier 39

Promotion:  Giant projection screen TV.

Wipeout Bar & Grill

302 Bon Air Center in Greenbrae

Promotion:  Giant projection screen TVs.  Happy hour Monday through Friday, 3 – 6 p.m. including 14 oz. draft beer for $2.75 and $5 pizzas on Wednesday.



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