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Best pub/casual near the ball park anyone?

ejohn Jul 18, 2010 02:58 PM

Bunch of us old cranky guys goin' to the Mariner's game on a weeknight, so is there good pub food with good beer and at least decent glass of wine near the park? Some of us get even crankier when we don't eat well. Thanks.

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    GreenYoshi RE: ejohn Jul 18, 2010 11:10 PM

    Elysian Fields or Collins Pub are probably your best bets.

    Elysian Fields
    542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

    Collins Pub
    526 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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    1. re: GreenYoshi
      aplyley RE: GreenYoshi Jul 22, 2010 02:13 PM

      I'll second Elysian Fields. I stayed in the area for a few nights without a car and it was a decent choice within a short walk. Not spectacular, over seasoned at times, but the vegetables were fresh and there were non-fried choices. The beer's quite good at least.

      Elysian Fields
      542 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104

    2. Mike CP RE: ejohn Jul 19, 2010 07:21 AM

      A few more blocks away, but Owl'n Thistle Pub on Post Ave has decent food and some good game-day deals. At one point they had free hot dog w/ proof of Sounder's tickets. I'm unsure of there baseball or football deals.

      Owl'n Thistle Irish Pub
      808 Post Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

      1. MisterBill2 RE: ejohn Jul 22, 2010 11:40 AM

        It would appear that there is actually decent food and drink available at Safeco field. We'll be there in a couple of weeks and I was thinking of finding dinner somewhere before we went to the game but I looked around last night and found enough good comments that I think we'll just eat there (and I HATE eating at the ballpark, but given that it's our only day in Seattle it probably makes sense if we can eat relatively well).

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          lbsowen RE: MisterBill2 Jul 23, 2010 09:47 AM

          New this year at Safeco is Sound Seafood and I recommend their blackened salmon sandwich and many reccomend their crab sandwich too. We are season ticket holders and made a point of trying all the new vendors this year, and they are the best in our opinion. They are in the Terrace Club which technically requires a special ticket to enter, but you are allowed in if you say you are only buying food to go and return to your seats. For a sit down meal not at your seats, we heartily reccomend the pork sandwich at the Bullpen Pub.

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            MisterBill2 RE: lbsowen Jul 23, 2010 08:36 PM

            Thanks for the info. Question who has the best garlic fries in the park?

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              lbsowen RE: MisterBill2 Jul 24, 2010 10:50 AM

              Someone else can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe they are all the same vendor. Follow your nose. Enjoy!

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