Where to go Before a Seattle Mariners' Game
There is much more to the experience of a Mariners game than just the sport. If you want to make the most of the experience, make the pre-game part of the day just as important as the game itself. Get dressed up in the team colors, and meet up with friends to get hyped for some baseball at one of these happening hangouts in the Seattle area.
There’s no better place to get ready for a baseball game than a sports bar called Sluggers. This is just a short walk from the stadium, and it is a popular stop for many people before the game. This joint serves typical pub food, but the best part about Sluggers is the atmosphere. Hanging on the walls are baseball memorabilia and pictures of famous players who stopped in at the bar, all worth checking out. Make sure to plan ahead if you head here on game day. It fills up quickly, so if you want a seat, get there early, and keep in mind that it gets loud as fans get hyped for the game.
The Pen is convenient since it is inside the ballpark. This bar sits right next to the Mariners bullpen with great views of center field. It opens two hours and a half hours before game time, so you can sit and enjoy some of their delicious food and drinks while you wait. Happy hour is offered an hour before the first pitch with $6 draft beers and four different concession stands with food created by Seattle chef Ethan Stowell. Choose from burgers, chicken wings, pizza, street tacos and hot dogs.
If you’re heading to see the Mariners with a large group, Henry’s Tavern is the place to hang out before the game, providing a huge outdoor patio with food, drinks, and bocce. This place serves up famous ground-chuck burger and features a large selection of macro beers on tap along with over 100 micro brew beers. Make sure to try the poutine, gravy-and-cheese waffle fries, for a taste you’ll want to keep coming back for.
The Triangle Pub
This small place is a neighborhood favorite. It sits in a historic building and is actually triangle-shaped just like the name says. The bartenders are great at getting your drinks in a timely manner, even when it is packed before a game. The large patio out back has an on-site vendor selling delicious grilled sausage and hot dogs. Inside there are TVs placed all around, so you can check out other games while you wait for the Mariners to start, and the online jukebox adds to the upbeat atmosphere. Keep in mind that it gets very crowded very quickly on game day, so this is another place you want to head to early if you want a seat at the bar or a table.
Make the most of your Mariners game day at one of these local spots to hang out before the first pitch.
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