Extend your party in The 'Pen throughout the game with a VIP experience including a private bartender and food and beverage package.
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
Enjoy a pre-game picnic at the most popular destination at Safeco Field. Package includes a Main Level game ticket and food and beverage.
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 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.
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
Ethan Stowell is the executive chef and owner of Ethan Stowell Restaurants in Seattle. His highly acclaimed restaurants include Tavolàta, How to Cook a Wolf, Anchovies & Olives, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, Ballard Pizza Company, Rione Xlll, Bar Cotto, Mkt., Red Cow, and Chippy's Fish and Drink. His food philosophy is all about keeping it simple, using fresh ingredients, and allowing the food to do the talking.
In 2010, Stowell launched Lagana Foods, an artisan pasta line, and began consulting for the Seattle Mariners. His work with the Mariners helps to bring local products into the stadium for fans to enjoy. Ethan Stowell's New Italian Kitchen was released in September 2010 from Ten Speed Press.
Stowell was named one of the 2008 Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine magazine and has been honored with multiple James Beard Award nominations for "Best Chef Northwest." In July of 2013, Stowell was named one of the Best New Chef All-Stars by Food & Wine magazine.
Deeply devoted to his hometown, Stowell is a fervent advocate committed to seeing that Seattle is recognized nationally as a culinary destination. He and his wife, Angela, and their two young sons, live in Seattle's Green Lake neighborhood.
Since 2011, Chef Stowell has consulted with Centerplate and Centerplate Stir on the Safeco Field food and beverage program. This collaboration has won Safeco Field a reputation for serving locally inspired restaurant-quality food in a ballpark setting. In addition to Hamburg + Frites, Swingin' Wings, Holy Smokes BBQ, and Sound Seafood, Stowell created the "Northwest Mex" menu for the popular Edgar's Cantina and Edgar's Tacos. He has also created menu items featured at Safeco Field Sausage Company, Hit it Here Café, and in the Suites.