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The 'Pen at Safeco Field

The hottest spot in town isn't in Belltown or Ballard. It's The 'Pen at Safeco Field, right next to the Mariners bullpen in centerfield. Gates open 2 ½ hours before first pitch, a half hour earlier than all other ballpark gates. Enjoy tasty food choices from local celebrity chef, Ethan Stowell, and happy hour specials all season long.

It's a 9-inning party. Come early for happy hour - $6.50 beers from all taps up to one hour before first pitch.

Features of The 'Pen at Safeco Field

  • Centerfield 'Pen gate opens 2 ½ hours before the first pitch.
  • Un-obscured view of the playing field.
  • One of kind vantage point of the bullpens (both Mariners and visiting teams).
  • A cozy fire pit at the entrance just inside the Centerfield Gate.
  • Caught Looking Lounge, a full service cocktail lounge and Coors Light Rail Bar for all our beverage needs.

Happy Hour in The 'Pen

Before every game, The 'Pen is home to the best Happy Hour in Seattle. Get $6.50 draft beers at all concessions locations in The 'Pen starting 2 1/2 hours before every game. Here are the times to be there for each:

  • 7:10 p.m. game: 4:40 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.
  • 6:10 p.m. game: 3:40 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.
  • 1:10 p.m. game: 10:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
  • 12:40 p.m. game: 10:10 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

Group Outings at The 'Pen

Dining in The 'Pen

Ballard Pizza Co.
Ballard Pizza Co.,by Ethan Stowell, serves pizza by the slice, as well as Caesar salad. Selections include: cheese; pepperoni; Funghi (seasonal fresh mushrooms and thyme); Staple & Fancy (pepperoni, pineapple and jalapeño); Primo (Zoe salami, red onion, pickled peppers and fresh mozzarella). Gluten-free crust will also be available.

Dynamite Chicken
Dynamite Chicken is another Ethan Stowell concept from his Bramling Cross restaurant. Menu items include Dynamite Chicken (Stowell's own buttermilk-marinated fried chicken); hot wings with honey-chili sauce; "Seattle Wings" (Taylor Shellfish Farms fried oysters with Frank's RedHot sauce); salty, vinegary pickle fries and spicy tater tots.

Great State Burger
Great State Burger, a Josh Henderson restaurant, brings its take on the classic American burger to the ballpark featuring organically raised beef with a single or double patty, with or without cheese. There's also Great State's signature veggie burger (organic grains and seasonal vegetables, deep-fried). Sides include crinkle cut fries and organic chocolate, strawberry or vanilla milkshakes.

Edgar's Cantina
Poquitos authentic Mexican cuisine takes over the Northwest Mex concept at Edgar's Cantina and Edgar's Tacos, which offer a selection of street-style tacos (chicken, beef and pork) served on hand-made corn tortillas, along with seasonal margaritas and authentic Oaxacan chapulines (chili-lime seasoned fried grasshoppers).

About Chef Ethan Stowell