A ballpark with a distracting menu


Spectrum Field, located in Clearwater, Florida, is home to the Phillies during Spring Training and the Clearwater Threshers during the regular season. Not only is the stadium known for hosting baseball games, but they also have a variety of outstanding food.

Ranked No. 2 ballpark in Florida

USA Today has Spectrum field ranked as the second-best ballpark in Florida and Bleacher Report ranked it eighth out of all spring training parks. Why did the stadium earn these rankings?  The fans love the food.

Right field

Over in right field fans can find a small stand called Local Hops that serves a few snacks and local beers from the area. Big Storm Brewing Company, Brew Bus Brewing Company and Crooked Thumb Brewery all sell craft beers at this stand that’ll give someone a taste of the Tampa Bay

First-base line

Down the sidewalk, a little way is the Strike Out Cafe where a fan can find a few snacks and some soda or water. The Strikeout Cafe is also home to Hooters wings, Crabby Beachside Bites, Boars Head Sandwiches, Port-A-Pit Bar-B-Que and Delco’s Cheesesteaks. That’s right, Philly cheesesteaks are available in Florida.

There is also Leinenliugels, Westshore Pizza, the Clearwater Cocktail Company and a Philadelphia water ice stand. Leinenliugels offers multiple craft beers to go along with a slice of pizza from Westshore. If beer isn’t getting the job done that day they can head to the Clearwater Cocktail Company for a strawberry, blue or swirl margarita Relief Pitcher.

A (melted) blue Relief Pitcher from the Clearwater Cocktail Company.

Behind home plate

Head over behind home plate to grab some popcorn, a burger, more cheesesteaks or a fry cup from the Homerun Grille.

Popcorn helmet from Homerun Grille.

For something on the sweeter side, down the way, the Pineapple Shack offers a variety of Dole Whips. They have whips, floats, cups, cones, and sundaes. Flavors include pineapple, vanilla, and chocolate.

Fan favorite, Dole Whip Float from the Pineapple Shack with Dole pineapple juice and vanilla ice cream.

Third baseline

Along the first-base line fans can find numerous restaurant stands and beer vendors. Fireside grill, Pete and Shorty’s, Abe’s Place Tap and Grill, the Nutty Barvarian and Tijuana Flats are all places that will be ready to serve up some delicious meals and snacks.

Grouper basket with fries and boneless wing basket with fries from Abe’s Place Tap and Grill.

Not far from Abe’s is another Philadelphia Water Ice stand that has four refreshing flavors to choose from including watermelon, mango, rainbow and lemon.

Watermelon water ice.

Mcgillicuddy’s Beers of the World is also right by third base ready to serve ice-cold beers. They have a mile-long list displayed in front of their bar along with signs posted on the walls advertising all of the different beers they have. Mcgillicuddy’s is one of the many stands in the ballpark that sells local or state-made beer.


Finally, head to left field for adult beverages, chili cheese tots and chicken sandwiches. The Bullpen Grille has a fitting name as it is not far from the opposing team’s bullpen and serves similar items to the Homerun Grille.

Chili cheese tots from the Bullpen Grille.

Right next to the Bullpen Grille is the Local Craft Beer Tiki Hut and Frenchy’s Tiki bar. The Local Craft Beer Tiki Hut offers a few beers made by the Brew Bus Brewing Company in Safety Harbor, Florida. Frenchy’s is a full-service bar in the outfield that serves cocktails, rum buckets, margaritas, specialty drinks and buckets of beer.

Frenchy’s Tiki Bar located in leftfield.

A real taste of Florida

Spectrum Field is clearly a fan favorite because it gives fans a real taste of Florida by allowing them to watch some baseball, soak up the sun and sample a never-ending ballpark menu.

About Lexi Bryant

Lexi is a senior at the University of Florida studying journalism sports media. When she graduates she hopes to pursue a career in sports photography.

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