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.
Photos by Lauren Saria What to eat and where to find it at Phoenix's favorite baseball stadium.
Besides being a great stadium to catch a game, Chase has plenty to offer 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
Lauren Saria Game Seven Grill
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.
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 at all of the other 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 an out-of-towner, 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.
Red Corn Chicken Taquitos at Macayos
Lauren Saria Red corn taquitos
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 and buried in a layer of sour cream, 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.