Drink up: The six best ballparks this season
There are many things that make up a quintessential summer experience. Activities like barbecues, hiking and boating are all amazing, but nothing is as satisfying as a cold drink, good baseball and beautiful surroundings.
Here is a look at some of the most picturesque and storied ballparks for you to catch a good game and a cold one.
AT&T Park – San Francisco Giants
Undeniably one of the most beautiful ballparks in the business, AT&T Park in San Francisco is guaranteed to offer an unforgettable experience. Nestled in a small space next to the bay, the view is uncompromised as is the comfortable year-round temperature. Making a trip to AT&T Park is one you will be grateful you did, especially with a good drink in hand. San Francisco is a great place for a drink, but AT&T Park can stand on its own with over 18 beer offerings, according to a review by Fox News.
Camden Yards – Baltimore Orioles
One of the best “old” new parks in the sport, Camden Yards offers a wonderfully classic feel coupled with historic brick and warehouse surroundings. “On a warm summer evening there are few places on the East Coast as relaxing and enjoyable as Oriole Park at Camden Yards,” says Bleacher Report. Camden Yards is widely regarded as one of the premiere baseball locales of the industry, especially with its great beers on tap.
Coors Field – Colorado Rockies
Coors Field is all about the fans. Located in the lower downtown Denver, the surrounding neighborhood, including the ballpark, has experienced a revitalization in recent years. With a The Sandlot brewery on site, and with several other craft beers plus reliably classic offerings from , it’s no surprise that Coors Field is repeatedly voted the No. 1 baseball stadium for craft beer, according to Colorado Craft Brews.
PNC Park – Pittsburgh Pirates
Keeping in line with beautiful surroundings and friendly atmospheres, PNC Park in Pittsburgh is one of the most scenic and drink-friendly ballparks in America, states Baseball America. Offering skyline vistas, the Allegheny riverfront at its side, and 68 beer offerings, 55 of which are craft beers, PNC Park is regarded as one of the best overall ballpark experiences in baseball.
Miller Park – Milwaukee Brewers
Like Coors Field, the ballpark name, and the name of the team, show where Milwaukee’s priorities and pride lie — in serving up great brews for their fans. But it’s not all Miller offerings. According to The Daily Meal, more than five local breweries are available, some with national followings.
Safeco Field – Seattle Mariners
Any list not mentioning the prolific offerings of both local and national brews at Safeco Field would be sorely missing a highlight of America’s incredible ballpark experiences. Offering over 22 brewery offerings, there surely will be something everyone will enjoy. Fox News even cited Safeco Field as the best ballpark in the nation for craft brews. Couple a great drink with a fan and adverse weather-friendly stadium, and you’ll be in for a great time.