2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, AZ 85201
Macayo's Mexican Kitchen No trip to Arizona for Spring Training is complete without enjoying the best tasting Mexican food around. Macayo's Mexican Kitchen is a Valley of the Sun tradition, serving delicious chimichangas, tacos and enchiladas in town since 1946. Before or after the Cubs game, fans can visit any of 3 our East Valley locations in Mesa at Dobson & Baseline, Downtown Tempe at 3 rd St. & Ash, and Ahwatukee at 48 th St & Warner. www.macayo.com
Diamond?s Sports Grille??..All Sports, All the Time! Diamond’s Sports Grille is located steps away from the Mesa Marriott Hotel, Mesa Convention Center, and the Mesa Ampitheatre. Only minutes away from HoHoKam Stadium via Diamond’s free shuttle service to and from games during the Cactus League Cub’s Spring Training, no wonder Diamond’s is called “The Winter Home of the Chicago Cubs”. It is the embodiment of Cubs Spring Training celebration
From great daily food specials, happy hour from 1pm-7pm, 2 outdoor patios, free WI-FI and so much more, it is easy to see why Diamond’s customers keep coming back.
Diamond’s Sports Grille takes pride in it's sports. Boasting 2- 120” HD screens, 16- 55+” flat screen t.v’s and tabletop speakers.
Cubs fans on the lawn Very passionate fans yet very much involved in the experience of the game…partying, talking, kind of like a big tailgate party. Most people are hanging out on the blankets in the lawn, but there is definitely as social/party vibe to the experience. Lots of loud talkers and excited people.
Best Places to Eat and Best Sports Bars In Mesa, Vito's is the best Italian restaurant in the valley. It's not fancy, just good. If you miss good pizza, Vito's is your place. The Blue Adobe has great New Mexican cuisine, and you might spot some Cubs people there. Like it hot? Go to Los Dos Molinos in Mesa. You will need the pitcher of water, but the food is outstanding.
The tourists love Don and Charlie's in Old Town Scottsdale. The service is friendly, and the sports memorabilia is great. Be prepared to wait. For breakfast, Cubs great Billy Williams and I like T.C. Eggington's on the south end of Mesa near U.S. Route 60.
In Mesa, I like R.T. O'Sullivan's on Southern. Diamond’s Sports Grille (Formerly Sluggo's) in downtown Mesa is the old Harry Caray and Steve Stone place. It still has a Chicago feel. Tempe, Ariz., home of Arizona State University, has a bevy of places to enjoy a beverage, food and sports. These places get crowded at NCAA tourney time.
Bruce Miles - Daily Herald Chicago
Dos Gringos Southwestern Patio Grilles Over the past decade, Dos Gringos has become a “Spring Training Tradition” for fans across the nation. Fans flock to these Arizona renowned patio bars for cold cervezas and award winning tacos. With locations in Tempe, Old Town Scottsdale and the all new Mesa location, Dos Gringos has you covered no matter where the your teams are playing. You can't go wrong with their laid back and friendly atmosphere, award winning tacos and most importantly, inexpensive drinks. Stop by and kick back on the huge patios and see what all the fuss is about at the number one Corona purchaser in the nation and the number two in the WORLD! Whether it's going to be a happy hour meeting place or a weekend party destination Dos Gringos takes care of all your partying needs. So strap on those party hats and come and visit the #1 day drinking spots in the country...after all, they did invent drinking. 1944 S Greenfield Mesa, AZ 85206 (NW Corner of Greenfield and Baseline)
Get To The Ballpark An Hour Before First Pitch Otherwise, you will likely miss first pitch and you could spend 30 minutes trying to get out of snarled traffic trying to find a decent parking spot. The ballpark is off a main artery that’s often a traffic nightmare before and after the game. Park on nearby surface streets and walk in. Joe Connor, Author of A Fan’s Guide To The Ultimate Spring Training Experience, www.modernerabaseball.com
Cubs Spring Training Hotel Packages Visiting Mesa, Arizona during Cactus League Spring Training is fun, easy and affordable! Find the perfect hotel deals while you’re in Mesa to see the Chicago Cubs play during the spring training season. Check out the list of participating hotels offering Cubs spring training packages. It's easy to book a package: choose the games you'd like to see from the list, call the hotel of your choice and ask to book a Cubs Hotel Package, pack your sunscreen and camera! visitmesa.com
Places to Eat & Stay Diamonds Sports Grill (Was Sluggo's) great burgers,wings, and a good draft selection. They also offer a shuttle to Hohokam Park. R.T. O'Sullivans on Southern Ave in Mesa also draws a slew of Cub fans. They have great wings also. The lounge/restaurant at the Best Western Dobson Ranch also draws a lot of Cub Fans. The food isn't all that bad. Look hard you might just see a Cub or two. Cub fans have called this hotel home for years. Call early they book up fast in March. The Courtyard in Mesa is also a nice place to stay.( Just off Southern Ave ) Go Cubs !!!! Larry - Cheboygan, MI
Mesa Hotel We are hard core Cubs fans! Love the weather in Mesa and the family atmosphere that Mesa has to offer. Being season ticket holders and living in the Chicago cold, makes Mesa the perfect place to spend spring break! I bring my three children and of course the wife. LOVE everything about this yearly trip!!! Last year we found and stayed at the Quality Inn %26 Suites. They have a two bedroom and two bathroom suite-perfect for my family. We stayed two weeks and the rate...lets just say you can afford to attend four more games. One tip...ask for the extended stay rate-much better then nightly but ya gotta ask. Oh and they have a great pool area with BBQ grills, since you have a kitchen in the room and Costco down the road...enough said! Chuck LaSalle, IL
Sloan Park on a Free Shuttle Both Tempe Marketplace and Mesa Riverview will let you park free on Cubs home game days in their huge parking lots and take you to Sloan Park on a free shuttle. bleedcubbieblue.com
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Heyward: No preference for placement in OF Jason Heyward won his fourth Gold Glove Award last year as the top defensive right fielder in the National League. This season, he's started seven games in center and on Tuesday, made his 11th start in right field for the Cubs. Would he prefer to play right field? 04/25/2017 07:23 PM
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