Where to View, Cheer and Celebrate the San Francisco Giants in the World Series
San Francisco is buzzing with excitement, as the San Francisco Giants face the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series. As the series moves to Detroit, fans have plenty of opportunity to rally in San Francisco and support the Giants from home. The San Francisco Travel Association has compiled a list on where both visitors and locals can show their Giants pride.
Oct. 25, 2012 – San Francisco is buzzing with excitement, as the San Francisco Giants face the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series. As the series moves to Detroit, fans have plenty of opportunity to rally in San Francisco and support the Giants from home. The San Francisco Travel Association has compiled a list on where both visitors and locals can show their Giants pride.
Stop in at the San Francisco Visitor Information Center, 900 Market St., on the lower level of Hallidie Plaza or visit www.sanfrancisco.travel for more recommendations on how to best enjoy San Francisco during this exciting series.
Visitors are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit during their visit. For regional transit information, telephone 510-893-8729, call 511 within the nine San Francisco Bay Area counties or visit www.511.org. For information on public transit within San Francisco, telephone 311 or visit www.sfmta.org.
Special events and activities during the World Series include:
Ways to Celebrate
Ame at the St. Regis San Francisco (689 Mission St)
In light of the World Series, Ame will be serving up a Giants-themed cocktail as an ode to Giants pitcher, Matt Cain. “The Perfect Cain” is $14 and available at the bar or restaurant. Additionally, the bell hops and front desk staff at St. Regis will be sporting black and orange baseball caps to show off their Giants spirit.
Prospect (300 Spear St.)
In honor of the San Francisco Giants, Prospect restaurant in San Francisco has created a new dish that sports the team’s trademark colors. Black risotto with uni and a gently poached egg is a most appropriate dish to celebrate this classy baseball team’s triumphs. Chef Pam Mazzola plans to make it available as long as the Giants keep winning or fresh sea urchin is available. The $16 risotto is not mentioned on the menu. Those in the know just need ask for it.
San Francisco Symphony (201 Van Ness Ave.)
Pickles or chocolate? Brats and beer, or wine and Dungeness crab? If you were kicking back, after your San Francisco Giants kicked it in the World Series, what would be in your goodie basket? Inspired by their teams’ World Series match-up, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony have agreed to a wager: The winning city’s orchestra gets a shipment of iconic culinary delights from the losers. Fans are encouraged to play along: both orchestras are asking people to offer their suggestions, through the orchestras’ Facebook pages and Twitter feeds, of what that dream care package should include. Visit The San Francisco Symphony’s Facebook page; The San Francisco Symphony’s Twitter feed; The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook page; The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Twitter feed; and use Twitter hashtag for the wager: #classicalworldseries.
San Francisco Zoo (1 Zoo Rd.)
Show your support for the Giants and visit the baby Francois langur at the San Francisco Zoo. This infant monkey with a crop of orange hair was born just in time for Orange October. Coincidence? We think not. Her perfect orange head is a sign of good things to come, especially since she’ll eventually turn black. To bring the Giants good vibes and pay homage to the little rally monkey, Giants fans are invited to visit the Zoo and say hello to the baby monkey.
The Walt Disney Family Museum (The Presidio of San Francisco 104 Montgomery St.)
Located in the scenic Presidio of San Francisco, the fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney has been brought to life with interactive exhibits, animation, movies, music and more. Visit the museum during the World Series wearing San Francisco Giants gear and receive $5 off any admission.
Where to Watch
4th Street Bar & Grill (San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth St.)
Wrist bands will be issued. $25 minimum per person. Showcasing sporting events on 23 flat-screen TVs, this San Francisco restaurant and bar serves 18 beers on tap, as well as casual lunch and dinner selections. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. to Giants fans over the age of 21.
Bin 55 (San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth St.)
Enjoy delectable hors d’oeurves or a full dinner menu accompanied by one of the 55 featured wines, all from Northern California. Flat-screen panels will be on beginning at 6 a.m. and drink service will begin at 3 p.m.
Brasserie S&P (Mandarin Oriental, 222 Sansome St.)
Throughout the World Series, S&P Brasserie in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in San Francisco, will be shaking up a special cocktail in honor of the Giants. The gin and tonic refresher ($16) is made with Rusty Blade Gin, Sensei saffron tonic water, a lemon twist and a burnt orange peel.
EPIC Roasthouse (369 Embarcadero)
In honor of the World Series, EPIC Roasthouse will be offering two specials for Giants fans. First, they will be offering $2.00 Anchor Steam beers every game day all day long, and for those looking for a cocktail, there is the “Out of the Park” which features Bulleit rye, St. Germain, Pear Likor, lemon, and a dash of peach bitters. The cocktail is topped with PBR beer and served in a Pilsner glass with a lemon wheel garnish, offering a nice mix of high & low. The cocktail is priced $10. As a note, EPIC’s upstairs bar, Quiver, does have TVs to watch the game.
Knuckles at the Wharf (Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf, 555 North Point St.)
Knuckles at the Wharf is one of San Francisco's most popular sports hang-outs, for locals and visitors alike. The restaurant and bar feature dozens of big screen TVs as well as special happy hour prices for drinks and food. The restaurant also boasts three private booths, with individual TVs.
Oola Restaurant and Bar (860 Folsom St.)
Celebrate in style at Oola Restaurant and Bar. Enjoy a special Giant's menu featuring a “Go Giants” cocktail, offered at bar and lounge throughout the series. Wear Giants apparel and receive a VIP treat from the bar.
Players Sports Grill & Arcade (Pier 39)
With over 35 HDTVs and more than 200 sports channels, Players Sports Grill & Arcade has room for dozens of Giants fans to congregate. The bar offers more than 15 beers on tap, and the restaurant serves up a wide range of American favorites.
The View (San Francisco Marriott Marquis, 55 Fourth St.)
Enjoy a cocktail and light fare, while soaking up a breathtaking view of the city as it’s swept by Giants fever. Flat-screen panels will be on and drink service will begin at 4 p.m.
W San Francisco (181 3rd St.)
If making it into AT&T Park for the World Series turns out to be a bust, fans can head to W San Francisco nearby and watch the World Series at the Living Room Bar. Starting at 5 p.m., fans can enjoy the action on two oversized screens while snacking on complimentary gourmet “cracker jacks” crafted by TRACE Executive Chef Paul Piscopo. Plus, there’s San Francisco-made suds on tap (Big Daddy Speakeasy IPA) or by the bottle (Anchor Steam, Speakeasy Prohibition Ale) as well as variety of brews, wines on tap and liquors made right in the Bay Area. Those who wish to stay the night can take a load off with W San Francisco’s “Ball Out” package, which includes: a Wonderful guest room, complimentary hotel parking, two welcome cocktails, two “I W SF” custom t-shirts, and Executive Chef Paul Piscopo’s gourmet cracker jack amenity.
Where to Stay
Giants’ Dugout Suite (Hotel Union Square, 114 Powell St.)
Overlooking San Francisco’s iconic cable cars, this expansive suite is the ideal overnight getaway for San Francisco Giants fans. Styled in the Giants’ signature orange and black and filled with the team’s memorabilia, baseball lovers will feel as if they have hit a home run in this spacious corner suite. The room features a plush king bed dressed with Giants pillows and a soft throw, a cushy Giants bean bag chair, and custom designed “Fear the Beard” window shades. The walls are adorned with a three panel screen of Vida Blue photos, a canvas autographed by Vida Blue, photos of the Giants ballpark, team flags and pennants. For guests who are not attending the game in person, they can relax and watch it in comfort on the suite’s large flat-screen TV. Guests of the Dugout Suite will also be treated to four complimentary tickets to a tour of award-winning Anchor Brewing Company.
The San Francisco Travel Association is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, packages, activities and more, visit www.sanfrancisco.travel or call 415-391-2000. The Visitor Information Center is located at 900 Market St. in Hallidie Plaza, lower level, near the Powell Street cable car turnaround.
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