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Good Eats, Drinks and Stays of Scottsdale

By Nick Vezmar
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Feb 19, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; Overall view of Scottsdale Stadium as a medical helicopter takes off from nearby Scottsdale Healthcare Medical Center hospital prior to San Francisco Giants spring training workouts at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Are you going to Spring Training for the first time this year? Have you already been but need a new hangout before and/or after the games? Or are you looking to impress your friends with your knowledge of restaurants and bars in Scottsdale? Well, look no further than here!

Here is a list of places that Giants fans (just like yourselves) go to enjoy a libation or bite to eat. I’ve included in the address how far each place is from Scottsdale Stadium. Also, at the bottom there are some honorable mentions, where I have included a list of hotels recommended by fans, just in case you happen to have a last minute urge to head down to Scottsdale.

For more travel tips and other places to visit while in Scottsdale, check out this article by our own Erin Wild.

If you have any places to add, I will be glad to add them onto the list, just post in the comments below!

Name: Rusty Spur Saloon (submitted by Jennifer U.)
Type: Bar
Address: 7245 E. Main St (0.6 miles away)
Phone: (480) 425-7787
Yelp Rating: 4.0/5
Why you must go here: “Say hi to Tim, the coolest bartender around. The bloodies are unbeatable.” -Jennifer

Name: Bandera (submitted by Jen S.)
Type: American Restaurant, Steakhouse, sit-down
Address: 3821 N. Scottsdale Rd (0.6 miles away)
Phone: (480) 994-3524
Yelp Rating: 4.0/5
Why you must go here: “You can grab rides there from the golf cart taxis outside of the stadium after games. Bandera is known for the bomb green chile cornbread, rotisserie chicken and serious margaritas.” -Jen

Name: Don and Charlie’s (submitted by Annamarie D.)
Type: Steakhouse, BBQ, sit-down
Address: 7501 E. Camelback Rd (1.3 miles away)
Phone: (480) 990-0900
Yelp Rating: 4.0/5
Why you must go here:See players, coaches, memorabilia…oh and have a good steak.” -Annamarie

Name: Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles (submitted by Nick V.)
Type: Breakfast/Brunch, Southern/Soul Food, sit-down
Address: 3133 N. Scottsdale Rd (0.5 miles away)
Phone: (480) 945-1920
Yelp Rating: 3.5/5
Why you must go here:Always packed on weekends, but can’t go wrong with chicken and waffles. Grits and mac n’ cheese are good too. Good place to catch players.” -Nick

Name: The Mission (submitted by Sherreta L. and Nancy O.)
Type: Mexican, sit-down
Address: 3815 N. Brown Ave (0.5 miles away)
Phone: (480) 636-5005
Yelp Rating: 4.0/5
Why you must go here: “[It’s] excellent for Mexican food. But make reservations.” -Nancy

Honorable Mentions

Restaurants: Cien Agaves, Cowboy Ciao, Culinary Dropout, Distrito, Pink Pony, RnR Gastropub

Bars: Salty Senorita

Hotels:
Hotel Valley Ho (no vacancies 3/9, 3/11-12, 3/16-17)
Hyatt House Old Town
Marriott Suites Old Town
The Saguaro (no vacancies 3/2-4)
The W (no vacancies 3/11 and 3/13)

*Vacancy is subject to change without notice, as of 3/2/15. Call or check with hotel for current vacancies.

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