World Series Countdown! Spots to Watch, Deals to be Had


Post up at one of these places and get ready to scream "Go Giants!" all night long.

Hog & Rocks3431 19th St. (415) 550-8627
They're really throwing out the (orange) welcome mat for Giants fans during World Series games. Sip on $3 Sam Adams lager in orange plastic cups and $6 beer and shot combos. There will be plenty to eat, from $5 artisanal ham plates, $1 oysters for the first three innings and $1.50 for innings 4-6, free Crackerjacks, plus wings drenched in Youk's hot sauce, duck nachos, and housemade jalapeno sausage corndogs and mustard. They're even opening early at 4:30pm for Wednesday's game!

4505 Meats, (415) 255-3094
Ryan Farr and company are assembling gourmet CSA (community-supported agriculture) boxes for Giants fans to feast on in their local pubs or living rooms. Get together an army of friends and get either the World Series Pack (Beer and Jalapeno Braised Brisket, thinly sliced-Spicy peanut Cracker Jacks, Chicharrone Bean Dip, Homemade Fritos, a big bag of their Chicharrones, Pork “Butter” Rillette, Tasty Sweet Bites from Knead Patisserie) or their DELUX Pack, which includes all said items plus 6 beer brats with buns and condiments, 6 Gigante (beef with cheddar and jalapeno) dogs and condiments. They've begun taking orders today and pick up your order at either their Ferry Plaza Farmers Market stand or Local Mission Eatery.

Rosamunde Sausage Grill, 2832 Mission St., (415) 970-9015
In addition to their mouth-watering menu of sausages and huge projections of Giants games on one wall, Rosamunde will give $2 off all their draught beers (and there are a LOT of them!) to anyone sporting Giants gear.

Blarney Stone, 5625 Geary Blvd. (415) 386-9914
On weekdays, this joint opens at 4:30 pm so you can catch the first pitch and order up pitchers of beer for all your friends. Celebrate the Giants owning the Texas Rangers with $10 Miller Lite pitchers, $12 Fat Tire pitchers, $14 Blue Moon pitchers, and buckets of 5 Coors Lights for $15.

Royal Exchange, 301 Sacramento St. (415) 956-1710
Those of you who are stuck at your desks all day, have no fear! Sneak out to watch the game at Royal Exchange (which has 18 TVs) in the Financial District for Deschutes' Mirror Pond and Black Butte draughts for $4, plus nachos, wings and sliders for $5. Work won't be far away if you have to run back and tend to business.

American Grilled Cheese Kitchen, 1 South Park Ave., (415) 243-0107
Everyone's favorite grilled cheese joint is staying open later than usual (until 5:30 pm) to accomodate hungry Giants fans. Draft beers will be $4. They also serve wine and champagne if that goes better with your grilled Club Turkey sando.

Patxi's Chicago Pizza, Hayes: (415) 558-9991, Fillmore: (415) 345-3995
Few things go better together than pizza and beer. Adding the Giants only makes it a thousand times sweeter. Patxi's on both Fillmore and Hayes are doing $10 and $15 pitchers of beer to pair with your "Giants Are Hot" pizza (thin crust, Spanish chorizo, hot coppa and jalapeno), Lincecum sliders and fries, and "Stuff the Rangers" spicy bacon cheeseburger with jalapenos.

King of Thai Noodle House, 1268 Grant Ave. (415) 391-8222
This Thai restaurant cleverly disguises one of the city's best sports bars, where beer flows more cheaply than anywhere else. Almost 10 TVs will be blaring the World Series games this week, so settle in and sip on $2 draft beers, both domestic and imported, like Coors Light, Sapporo, and Sierra Nevada. If you get hungry, appetizers are a mere $5.

Ironside, 680 2nd St., (415) 896-1127
They're offering their dinner menu starting at 3 pm, and they've added TVs upstairs in anticipation for the droves of Giants fans. Every weekday, Ironside's got a killer happy hour from 11 am until 7 pm, where you can get $1 off all drafts, $5 off pitchers, and $1 off house wines. If hunger strikes, they also offer delicious salads, pizzas, and their famous Pressed Cubano sandwich.

Serpentine, 2495 Third St., (415) 252-2000

From 4:30-7 pm during home games, Serpentine is serving up fancy bar food for $3, in the form of padron peppers, chickpea fritters with cucumber yogurt, and crispy cauliflower with capers. Wash those down with their special cocktail "The Freak", a blend of Pikesville Rye with hibiscus and lemon. Yum!

District, 216 Townsend St., (415) 896-2120
District is flinging open their doors early, at 3 pm, so fans can grab their extended $1 oyster happy hour until 6 pm. Pre-game on pizza, tempura spicy tuna rolls, calamari, cheese plates, wine and more.

Lookout3600 16th St., (415) 431-0306
All week during day games, the Lookout in the Castro is celebrating big time. They'll be showing the Giants in action on TVs and wall projections, while serving $4 margaritas, $4 well drinks, and $4 wines by the glass. When you order Black Beard Rum drinks, they'll give you a black beard (Fear the Beard!) to pay homage to everyone's favorite closer, Brian Wilson.

Marlowe, 330 Townsend St., (415) 974-5599
Get an ice cold Sessions beer and a famous Marlowe burger in a bucket so you can take it to the game, all for $15.

Maya, 303 2nd St., (415) 543-2928
Starting at 4:30 pm, Maya will be serving their special Go Giants Herradura margarita for $9 a glass or $34 a pitcher. Regular margaritas, mojitos, well drinks and house wines will all be $5, while draught beers will be $3. Feast on $2 tacos if you get hungry!

A lot of the spots we called upon were still finalizing their plans. Check back for more places with World Series specials as Game One approaches!

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