The NBA All-Star events take place mid-February and offers plenty of entertainment, from the celebrity game to the Slam-Dunk challenge. And you can’t forget about the actual All-Star Game, which will be held Sunday, February 17th. So grab a bar stool at these sports havens and gear up for a weekend of basketball fun!
Bub’s @ the Beach not only has San Diego’s best wings and tater tot dishes, but the laid-back beach bar is full of TV’s so you won’t miss any of the action. Hunker down with a beer and order of Tater Skin Tots, a heaping pile of tots smothered in cheddar, jalapeño jack, bacon, scallions and sour cream!
Located right on the ever-popular corner of Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard, Backyard Kitchen & Tap is a lively spot to grab drinks, snack on scratch-made bar bites and post up for any major sporting event. Sharable flatbreads, such as the Buffalo Chicken with roasted chicken, buffalo pomodoro sauce, mozzarella, blue cheese, cilantro, carrots, celery and cilantro ranch are slam-dunk worthy.
Get in the zone at Union Gaslamp, whose menu boasts New American food, local craft beer, vintage wines and one-of-a-kind hand-crafted cocktails. Request a table on the outdoor patio or snag a seat indoors, as you can view the flat screen TV’s from almost any seat in the house. Raise a glass to your favorite All-Stars with the Ilegal Mezcal Mule, a smoky cocktail made with Ilegal Mezcal, lime, agave angostura bitters and ginger beer.
Widely known throughout San Diego as an award-winning brewer, PB AleHouse offers seasonal variations of craft beers and cocktails that pair perfectly with dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The interior is also rich with the energy and passion of avid sports-lovers, making it a great spot to spend NBA All-Star weekend! Sip one of the house brewed beers like the Law Street Lager, a drink that is refreshing all the way to the last drop.
barleymash, a fun, high-energy Gaslamp District restaurant and bar on Fifth Street has got it all – communal seating and over-sized booths for large groups, fresh dishes, delicious drinks and plenty of TV’s to view all the biggest plays of the All-Star weekend. Opt to split an order of the Oven Roasted Beer-Brined Chicken Wings, which come with your choice of slam dunk-worthy sauces like whiskey-buffalo, mango-mojito chili, bourbon-bbq or teriyaki. Yum!
Just steps from the beach, at the intersection of Grand Avenue and the sand, Pacific Beach Shore Club offers a lively atmosphere for sports enthusiasts, as well as panoramic ocean views. Here fans of all sports can sip Red Bull Vodka Slushies, while taking down some of the best tacos in San Diego. Choices like grilled mahi mahi, steak, brisket and shrimp tacos will keep you fueled all through the action-packed weekend.
When it comes to the best entertainment at the beach, Mavericks Beach Club takes the cake. The multi-level entertainment complex has five indoor/outdoor bar, 38 televisions, a dog-friendly patio, dance club and Baja-inspired fresh food. What more could you want?! Bite into a Burrito, with your choice of meat and a variety of toppings, and cheer on your favorite All-Stars with a Mavericks Six Pack. Choose any six beers to be served in the signature Mavericks cooler, so they’ll stay chilled!