The 10 Best Things to Eat and Drink at Chase Field

With the crack of a bat and the crunch of a roasted peanut, baseball season has returned, and in Phoenix, that means thousands of fans packing into Chase Field in Downtown Phoenix, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks

Besides being a great stadium at which to catch a game, Chase has plenty to offer the Valley's baseball fans. It was the first major league stadium to include both a pool and hot tub and has nearly a quarter-mile of concession stand area. That's quite a lot of ground to cover, but if you know where you're going, you can make a successful food run in less time than it takes for the crowd to take its seventh inning stretch.

Craft Beer at Game Seven Grill 
Located in Gila River Casinos Plaza
This 20,000 square-foot restaurant is new to Chase this year and offers a full menu that includes "the hottest wings in baseball." The restaurant opens three hours before game time and the kitchen closes about an hour after the game begins. It gets pretty packed, so if you want to get a table, call ahead and make a reservation or be prepared to wait.

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Chase Field

401 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Category: Attractions and Amusement Parks

Region: Central Phoenix

Game Seven Grill

201 S. 4th St., Chase Field
Phoenix, AZ 85034

Category: Restaurant > Barbecue

Region: Central Phoenix

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However, the best bang for your buck can be found at either the outdoor beer garden or inside at the bar. Neither requires reservations and both have plenty of standing room available, even right before the game. And unlike all the places inside the stadium, Game Seven Grill offers a fairly large selection of premium and craft beers both on tap and in the bottle. If you're with out-of-towners, guide them to the Camelback IPA, brewed locally by Phoenix Ale Brewery. It's available on tap and, for just $6, will beat anything you're going to find inside the park.

Red Corn Chicken Taquitos at Macayo's
The limited menus at the three Macayo's locations within the walls of Chase offer the kind of deep-fried finger-foods that taste best when your feet are sticking to a dirty stadium floor.

We went for the red corn chicken taquitos, a good buy at $8 for six. They'll come out extra-crispy, buried in a layer of sour cream and cheese, and sprinkled with a diced tomato mixture similar to pico de gallo. The combination of super-crunchy corn tortilla, shredded chicken, sour cream, and cheese pairs perfectly with a tall glass of cheap beer. 

Green Chicken Tamale at ReyGloria's
Located behind section 137
This family-owned tamale stand is famous not just with Chase Field regulars but with baseball fanatics across the country — and this is where you'll get some authentic south-of-the-border eats. A former Chase Field security guard won over Diamondbacks owner Derrick Hall with his traditional tamales, earning him his own concession stand in the stadium. Thus ReyGloria's was born.

The menu is short, with just three types of tamale to choose from: red or green chile or green chicken. All are safe bets, but we enjoy the heartier green chicken. A single tamale will make a good snack, but if you're looking to make a meal of it, opt for two or even three. They keep the masa moist in steamers during the game and unwrap the tamales to order. Each comes covered in a blanket of shredded iceberg lettuce and salsa with a side of sour cream. The salsa packs a punch but is a slow burn that will have you reaching for the cooling sour cream after a couple of bites.

Candy Shop Popcorn at Burger Burger
Located on the Insight Diamond Level, section 214 
To satisfy your sweet and salty tooth, head up to the second level of the stadium where the private suites are located. At Burger Burger, you can get a variety of dressed-up burgers and fries, but they also have a selection of candy shop popcorns, a modern twist on the classic baseball snack Cracker Jack.

You'll have to choose among tempting flavors, including dark chocolate, peanut butter, and chocolate malted milk ball, and we couldn't pass up the peanut butter variation. For $6.50, you'll get a brown-paper-lunch-bag-size portion of gooey, peanut-butter-smothered popcorn. As you make your way through the sugary clusters, you'll come across unbroken chunks of peanut butter cup as well as lightly coated clusters that provide a salty interlude.

Sonoran Hot Dog at Red Hot Grill
Located behind sections 126 and 320
Arizonans love their bacon-wrapped hot dogs, which is why it only makes sense that you can enjoy one while watching America's pastime live. The $7 Sonoran-style hot dog from Red Hot Grill comes wrapped in mesquite-smoked bacon and covered in pico de gallo and ranch-style beans. They finish it off with an artistic drizzle of mayonnaise.

The pico de gallo is fresh and bright, a nice symmetry to the smoky barbecue beans. The bacon plays second fiddle to the hot dog in this dish, which features a thick and juicy dog that we'd be happy to eat on its own. The only downside about this hot dog upgrade is the mess. The insubstantial buns were clearly not designed to hold such a hearty dog, leaving beans and mayo pretty much everywhere. Be prepared: Have napkins on hand.

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TioTony
TioTony

Sorry, that is not a sonoran dog, you can't get a real sonoran dog north of Tucson, that thing in the picture must have come from the prosecution file of that abortion doctor in Philly.

Paul Falsone
Paul Falsone

Anything I sneak into the game. Ooops, just kidding.

Elaine Martinez
Elaine Martinez

How did the garlic fries not make the list? You cant go into the park without smelling them! Lol

 
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