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5 Reasons Carlsbad’s Park 101 Is the Place to Hang This Summer

Get Ready for BBQ Mac n’ Cheese, Happy Hour and Trivia Nights at This Entertainment Hotspot

What happens when you combine 8,000 square feet of premium beachside real estate with exceptional food, fun festivities and one of the best happy hours in all of Southern California?

You get Carlsbad’s multi-level entertainment hotspot, Park 101.

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Opened in 2017, Park 101 was greeted with heaps of anticipation as Carlsbad and San Diego residents awaited the grand opening of what was to become one of the most exciting community dining plazas in the area. After several years have passed, it’s safe to say that Park 101 delivered. With foodie favorites everyone will love, inviting indoor and outdoor spaces and recurring events like trivia nights and Padres watch parties, Park 101 has quickly become a staple in the Carlsbad community. So whether you’re visiting the area looking for a fun and unique drinking and dining experience or you’re a longtime resident seeking an exciting new after-hours destination, this is the place to hang in the heart of the Village. Here’s why this Carlsbad hub is a must-visit this summer.


Tacos, BBQ, Lobster Rolls and More

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It should come as no surprise that one of the best and largest dining locations in the area is chock-full of incredible food and beverage options. For some exceptional barbecue, the menu features an impressive array of American comfort classics, such as wings, burgers and their famous loaded BBQ mac n’ cheese, but the best part of their menu kicks in over the weekend when they offer freshly smoked barbecue ribs, pulled pork and tri-tip that will have your mouth watering and your taste buds soaring. Their barbecue options are only available over the weekend and come in limited supply, however, so be sure to get there early before it’s all gone. For fans of all things fresh seafood, their new “Trap Shack” menu also features some of the best lobster rolls and shareable apps around. Over 30 different locally crafted beers and hard seltzers are ready for you to choose from at the bar along with a host of delicious signature cocktails to sip on. As you can see, Park 101 has something for everyone.


Hey, Sports Fans

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Looking for a fun place to gather and watch a game? Park 101’s incredible 8,000-square-foot venue features an array of TVs both inside and on the patio areas, allowing patrons to choose between crisp ocean breezes or a cozy indoor atmosphere while cheering on their favorite teams. With an outrageous annual Super Bowl party as well as watch parties for all the San Diego Padres’ biggest games, Park 101 is always buzzing with energy and fanfare on any given night. Be sure to ask about special discounts and offerings for some of the larger sporting events, as they often feature extended happy hours and specials on some of their most popular menu items.



A Mecca of Entertainment

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While there are many great restaurants and bars in the San Diego area, none quite match the scale, magnitude and buzzy ambiance of Park 101. Resting only a block from the beach, Park 101 sports a community-centric, local vibe with long wooden tables, chalkboard menus and original art. And with two stories at your disposal, it’s easy to find a spot to kick back–regardless of the size of your crew. Plus, with a rooftop patio, an atrium courtyard, fire pits, lawn games and so much more to enjoy, Park 101 can accommodate any desired experience, from upbeat and amplified to chill and casual. 


Summertime Events

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Park 101 is also known for its array of events and happenings. With nightly happy hour from 3-6 p.m. every weeknight, guests can enjoy specials on some of Park 101’s most popular menu items as well as weekly trivia nights every Tuesday at 7 p.m. and even the occasional watch party or live performance. No matter your pleasure, there is always a reason to head down to Carlsbad’s most happening hot spot. Simply look for their fliers around town or check their website for a full calendar of events and specials, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun happening here this summer.


Kids and Pets Welcome

Park 101 is the perfect place to bring the whole family, including your pup! With ample outdoor space, this entertainment hub is incredibly pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave Fido at home. Additionally, Park 101 also offers tons of fun games for the little ones to enjoy as well as an exceptional kids menu that is sure to have them begging you to return. With fun events happening all summer long, there’s no better spot for a family outing.

Park 101
3040 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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