By David Nelson / Photos by Sara Norris
Playing the flute no longer requires lessons thanks to Bub's @ the Ballpark's new mimosa bar. Under a canopy on Seventh Avenue in East Village, as Sunday morning crowds bustle by toward Petco Park, Bub's is beyond bubbly, offering patrons sparkling wine plus an array of fresh fruit juices to make pre-game last well beyond the first pitch.
"Our build-your-own mimosa bar is unique, because we make many of the juices and purées in-house," says Bub's general manager Robin Morrison. "You can create your own concoction or you can ask a staff member to come up with something delicious. My favorite is the watermelon-mint, because it's different and refreshing."
Carafes of exotic and familiar juices vary from specialty combos like pineapple-jalapeño and orange-rosemary to freshly pressed orange, cranberry, guava, grapefruit and pineapple. Pick one up, tip it over into your glass and let juice and bubbles swirl together in a colorful fizz. Top it off with a skewer of strawberry, mango and watermelon to up your Sunday game... even when the Padres are on the road.
Bub's @ The Ballpark
715 J St., East Village