Restaurant Spotlight: Park 101 in Carlsbad
Barbecue, backyard games and a killer brunch
Located in the heart of the Village, Park 101 is an 8000-square-foot, multi-concept community hangout.
Chill with friends and neighbors in the garden pub or rooftop lounge. Bring your dog and the kids, too. If you’re a fan of barbecue, this is your place. If you need “to-go” there’s also a market with a walk-up ordering window. And, don’t forget about the all-you-can-eat brunch with optional bottomless mimosas.
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Need to Know:
Cuisine: California Fresh
Price Range: $$
Meals Served: Breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, and dinner
Kids’ Menu: Yes
Dress Code: Casual
Ocean View: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Private Dining: No
Gluten-Free Options: Yes
Parking: Street parking only
Entertainment: Special events include Mommy & Me paint nights, Tuesday Night Trivia contests, Wednesday Night Movies Nights in the Park and a whole lot more. Check their website for current events.
What to Order at Park 101
The meat-centric menu offers lip-smacking barbecue selections with salads, sides, craft cocktails, beer and wine mixed in.
The BBQ Pork sandwich is mouthwatering smoked pork tossed in house BBQ sauce, sriracha, coleslaw, pickles and topped with crispy seasoned deep fried onions.
Any of the Park 101 Combos (your choice of one or two meats with two sides and bread) are a good order.
For a lighter option, Park 101 has veggie-packed salads that can be topped with any of their smoked meats.
There’s just as much sweet as there is savory at The Park for those in need of a sweet tooth fix, like handmade donuts.
The Weekend Brunch provides enough options to meet everyone’s taste buds especially those craving smoked barbecue flavors that are reminiscent of the South.
You’ll nosh on meats, salad, sides, desserts, cheese, charcuterie, and more in buffet style.
Or, how about a pretty acai bowl.
What It’s Like Inside
The multi-concept, multi-level complex has several places to check out.
Deli & Dough market is the place for fast eats. Order quick-service items through the walk-up window.
Though you can also go inside for a closer look at even more options. This is where you’ll order the fabulous Park 101 Barbecue and other items to eat at the outdoor tables.
Take a number, place it on your table and someone will bring your food to you.
Across the plaza, heard to Park 101’s Garden Pub to sip from a variety of 32 local tap beers or selections of delicious regional wine that will pair well with the grub you just ordered.
All ages enjoy playing outdoor games here, too. Another perk? Complimentary cotton candy from a cool machine for the kids. Adults can partake, too, for $2.
Walk upstairs and stretch out on Park 101’s Tamarack View Deck, featuring a rooftop lounge with fire pits and cozy seating areas for those who are age 21 and older.
Here, you’ll find gourmet snacks and million-dollar views of the vibrant Carlsbad Village.
Happy Hour and Special Events
Happy hour is Monday–Friday from 3:00 pm–6.00 pm with specials that include:
- $5 Select Drinks
- 1/2 off Charcuterie Board
Also look forward to:
- Tuesday Night Trivia
- Wednesday Night Movie Night in the Park
- Football Season Specials
Check the website for dates and times of other Special Events because there are always quite a few on tap.
3040 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, California 92008