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Bub's at the Ballpark

$$ - $$$American, ,
715 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7134
+1 619-546-0815
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
715 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7134
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently attended a large private event at Bub’s. They were closed to the public for this evening. I was surprised but we filled them up. But the wait and bar staff did a great job to keep drinks and appetizers flowing. Can’t be easy...More

Thank kh57ca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slow service, empty drink most of the meal, and a horrible (not fresh) turkey burger...tasted like a patty that had been frozen for months before cooking. The fries were excellent.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a late lunch on a weekday so it wasn't crowded. The place is probably jam-packed on game days, though. Still, it would be worth a long wait for these burgers. Our burgers were done to perfection, and the fries were excellent. We would...More

Thank Getmearumpunch
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Recently had the chance to visit Bub’s on our recent trip down to the Gaslamp area. We love this area and drive down a lot for weekends. After trying out a couple other sports bars in the area and being unimpressed, we left and decided...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

An awesome bar. Great choice of drinks, friendly staff and a load of great drinks offers. One of the best features though is the indoor basketball net which allows customers to practice their three throws and layups. So much fun!

Thank Chris G
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant/bar in the Gaslamp quarter. Sandwiches and tater tots are fantastic. Great beer selection too. I always recommend it to friends that are in the area.

Thank CAT_785
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Bub's at the Ballpark is an amazing place to enjoy great drinks and food. I was in the area so I decided to give Bub's at the Ballpark. I'm glad I did. So I came to Bub's at the Ballpark with several friends. We decided...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

I won't ever come back to this place as our experience went from slightly pleasant to a complete nightmare in a matter of seconds. This is what happened: We were with a group of Fulbrighters from all over the world (Rumanía, Colombia, Czhec Republic, Slovakia,...More

Thank Esteban G
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

We go here for NFL games and enjoy the rivalries and team spirit for so many fans. Large number of beer options and fun food options from salads to big sandwiches. Tots are great as is anything with “Archie Sauce”

Thank Jim W
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

Great sports bar, large selection of beers, good wines and menu of great bar snacks. Cheerful staff do not keep you waiting and food orders arrive promptly and hot. Prices quite reasonable.

Thank LocalizerUK
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Mariela V
March 3, 2015|
Response from Suzanne B | Property representative |
We allow all ages until 7pm, If there are major events and the restaurant is very busy we do not allow children for safety reasons.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 715 J St, San Diego, CA 92101-7134 (Formerly Bub's @ The Ballpark)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-546-0815
  • E-mail
Bub's at the Ballpark is our addition to the historical honors of downtown San Diego, East Village and PetCo Park.Embracing both history and the growing traditions of America's Finest City, Bub's was constructed using various architectural salvage from throughout the West coast, including reclaimed wood, scrap metal, and reused brick.Bub's is a place where locals and visitors alike enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment and food. Watch the game on our vast array of plasmas and projectors or take shots on our in-house basketball court in between games of shuffleboard. Relax and sip drinks at one of the community tables or our giant circle bar. Or indulge in some of our famous Lunch Lady Tater Tots or Steaky Steakums at the old school lunch counter or outside on our expansive wooden deck.Born in 1996, "Another Man's Stupid Idea of fun" has evolved into Pacific Beach's and now downtown's go-to spot for food and fun. Git in here and enjoy, my friends!
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