23 Nov Striders Luxury Sports Lounge Is Off and Running in Downtown San Diego
First-of-its-Kind Concept Offers a Triple Crown of Dining, Drinks & Gaming Action
(San Diego, CA) November 23, 2015 – Horse racing fans and sports lovers are invited to sip, dine and play the ponies in style at Striders, San Diego’s only luxury sports lounge where guests can place bets on horse races from racetracks around the world. 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 national worldwide sporting and entertainment events, all year long.
The concept is a joint venture between Sportech, one of the world’s leading sports betting organizations, and SSG which is owned by the Kassab family, who are well-known locally for their hospitality and retail ventures.
“Striders is an exclusive entertainment venue that combines a restaurant, bar and high-end lounge featuring over 150 HD TV’s for watching sports all under one roof,” said Phil Balderamos, Managing Director of Sportech Venues California. “Most uniquely, Striders is the only place downtown where guests can wager on horse racing as permitted by the California Horse Racing Board.”
The first floor of the 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 and dine in premium booth seating and wager on horse racing. 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.
“The California horse racing industry could not be more pleased with our newest mini-satellite wagering location at Striders,” said Del Mar Racetrack Chief Operating Officer, Josh Rubinstein. “Striders has everything our customers are looking for; state-of-the-art high-definition televisions on every wall, convenient wagering stations, first-rate food and drinks and friendly service. I have no doubt Striders will be a hit with the discerning downtown clientele and folks visiting San Diego from out of town.”
Executive Chef Rodrigo Campos has created a seasonal menu of reinvented classic American starters, salads and small plates made with fresh and local ingredients. Selections range from “Out of the Gate” appetizers to “At the Finish Line” desserts and include Char Sui Glazed Chicken Wings, Togarashi Seared Ahi Sliders, Crispy King Trumpet Mushroom Po Boys and Red Velvet Waffle “Ice Cream Sammies.”
Striders Luxury Sports Lounge Is Off and Running in Downtown San Diego
Striders offers an innovative array of hand-crafted cocktails, wine and craft beers. Striders has also teamed with local award-winning craft brewer Mike Hess Brewing to create its own signature suds – Striders Pale Ale.
“We’ve built a first class facility that we anticipate will be a big hit with locals and visitors alike,” said Ron Kassab of SSG. “Based on the popularity of horse racing in San Diego County, with the world famous Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and many horse owners and trainers, Striders is designed to appeal to racing fans as well as residents, tourists and conventioneers and everyone who loves the style and gaming action of Las Vegas.”
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 centre where guests can wager on horse racing from racetracks around the world. 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.