SAN DIEGO, April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Horse racing fans and sports lovers are invited to eat, drink, and place their bets during the upcoming Triple Crown racing season, beginning with world-famous Kentucky Derby®, at Striders, San Diego's luxury sports lounge and the only place in downtown where customers can bet on the races.
Last year, over 16 million people watched the Kentucky Derby® live on television and fans of horse racing bet over $137 million on the famous race. This year, the Kentucky Derby® action will be at Striders, where guests who reserve their table in advance will receive a complimentary glass of champagne and a racing tip sheet, and will be entered into a raffle with prizes that include $500 in gift certificates.
Adjacent to San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter, Striders offers tasty food, craft beer, and cocktails in a chic turf club inspired setting that invites guests to celebrate the spirit of the Del Mar racing season, as well as other worldwide sporting and entertainment events, all year long.
"Striders is a state of the art entertainment venue across 2 levels, 2 patios, 2 bars & over 150 HD TV's," said Phil Balderamos, Managing Director of S & S Venues. "Most uniquely, Striders is the only place downtown where guests can bet on horse racing, so you can now sip on a Mint Julep, enjoy tasty food and place your bets on the Kentucky Derby® right here in downtown San Diego at Striders."
The first floor of Striders' 8,200 square foot multi-level space includes a signature horseshoe cocktail bar, a casual dining room, an open kitchen with chef's tables, and two outdoor patios. The 360 degree, Las Vegas-style Winner's Circle Bar is the focal point of the second floor "Turf Clublounge" where guests can relax, dine, and wager on horse racing in premium booth seating. Two panoramic balconies boast spectacular views of the San Diego Convention Center and the downtown area and are available for reservation for groups and private parties, as is the entire venue.
As we enter the Triple Crown racing season – beginning the first weekend in May with the Kentucky Derby®, followed by the Preakness Stakes®, and then the Belmont Stakes® in early June – the world of racing really heats up, leading into the opening day at Del Mar in July. Striders is the perfect place to enjoy the most comfortable and luxurious environment for race betting in Southern California.
Striders, the first-of-its-kind luxury sports lounge in San Diego, offers Las Vegas style in the heart of downtown and features casual dining, craft beer, and cocktails plus more than 150 HD TVs. The signature "Turf Clublounge" is the only place in the city center where guests can wager on horse racing from racetracks around the world.
Striders is owned by S & S Venues California LLC, joint venture between Sportech, one of the world's leading sports betting organizations, and the Kassab family, who are well-known locally for their hospitality and retail ventures.
Striders offers guests a seasonal menu of classic modern American dishes which include twists on familiar classics such as Prosciutto Flatbread – roasted wild mushrooms, brie, prosciutto, baby arugula, and balsamic reduction; Kale Caesar – baby kale, focaccia croutons, creamy Caesar dressing, and shaved parmesan; and The Ahi Stack – fresh ahi tuna, cucumber, avocado, wasabi aioli, sesame oil, and crispy wonton chips. Striders also offers signature sliders with both Seared Ahi Sliders – fresh seared ahi, Maui onion slaw, and avocado wasabi aioli on a Hawaiian bun – and of course, the classic Certified Angus Sliders – Grilled certified angus patties, muenster cheese, tomato, lettuce, and bacon aioli on a Hawaiian bun.
A day at the races wouldn't be the same without a few cocktails. Striders offers an innovative array of hand-crafted cocktails, wine, and craft beers. These include the Kentucky Mule – Bulleit® rye bourbon, ginger beer, bitters & lime; the Saddle Up – Maestro Dobel tequila, orange juice, agave, jalapenos, and lime; and The Lucky Cosmo – Kettel One Citroen, triple sec, cranberry juice, and lime. Striders also teamed with local award-winning craft brewer Mike Hess Brewing to create its own signature suds – Striders Pale Ale.
Striders is located at 100 Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA, 92101 (at the Harbor Club Towers across the street from the San Diego Convention Center on the corner of 2nd Avenue & J Street) and is open daily from 10 a.m. to close for lunch, dinner and gaming action.
For more information and reservations, call 619.393.7166 or visit www.striders.com. Engage with Striders on Facebook and Instagram.
Phil Balderamos (Managing Director)
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