Welcome to Seattle! Our weather has scared away many who can’t handle It gave us grunge. We might try to hide our beautiful summers from others, as there is no better place to take that in (when it finally happens). With our stadium (Centurylink) in downtown, it makes visiting the city quite convenient for away supporters. Here are a few links to help out. Let us know if you found a hidden gem, or particularly enjoyed a recommendation.
Centurylink Field (renamed Royal Brougham Park by supporters) is located at the southend of downtown. Info can be found at: http://www.soundersfc.com/team/facilities.aspx Away supporters sit in the Southeast corner of the stadium in 229. The stadium is very reachable by public transportation with a lightrail station at the stadium. Get off at either International District or Stadium.
Ticketing: For Away teams is organized by your teams supporter groups and front office. Have them contact 1877MLSGOAL and explain that they are away support.
Bars to prefunk or watch footy at. Call ahead if you’re a big group. *means close to Centurylink!
*Elysian Fields- packed on gamedays, but all are welcomed.
542 1st Ave S, Seattle 206 382 4498
*Fado – Big space, lots of rooms. Good for all groups. GFC is here and all are welcomed on matchday. Let us know if your there by emailing (email@example.com) or call the manager Gerry and ask for a space.
801 1st Avenue, Seattle (206) 264-2700
*Fuel- ECS bar, wouldn’t recommend going there on game day unless SSFC supporter.
164 S. Washington St, Seattle (206) 405-3835
-George & Dragon- Far from stadium. Great footy bar, one of the best in country.
206 North 36th Street, Seattle(206) 545-6864
Café Presse- Good French café! Far from stadiums.
1117 12th Avenue, Seattle (206)382-4498
-The Dray-Far from the stadium, but great place to watch!
708 NW 65th Street, Seattle (206) 453-5427
The Silvercloud is right by the stadium and has offered a group rate for many games. The link is www.silvercloud.com/
Near CenturyLink: There are many places to get field near the stadium, so if you are in a hurry or simply want to dine on some great nearby grub, go check out these great spots!
320 Occidental Avenue South
(206) 624-5847 · caffeumbria.com
Caffè Umbria’s flagship retail store is centrally located right on the path to the march to the match. Occupying the very site first estalished by the Bizzarri family roastery in 1986, the café offers espresso drinks, pastries, panini, gelato and fine Italian beer and wine.
542 1st Avenue South
Located right across from the stadium, Elysian Fields boasts a 120′ oval zinc-topped bar with a 40 tap custom draught tower and a menu with many artisan dishes. They feature 18 different house-brewed styles and a small selection of guest beers.
Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant Seattle
801 1st Avenue,
(206) 264-2700 · fadoirishpub.com
The homebase for Gorilla FC on game day, Fado is your traditional Irish pub with great beverages and Irish inspired dishes. There’s not a better place to come if you are looking for a hearty breakfast. Be sure to come say hello to your friendly Gorilla FC members who will be happy to welcome you in to the fold (unless you root for the Timbers, of course).
FX McRory’s Steak Chop & Oyster House
419 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
Opening in November 1977, FX McRory’s has gained a reputation for having one of the largest whiskey selections in the world. Coupled with great steaks and amazing seafood, Mick McHugh and Co. have become a favorite stop for any sports fan heading down to watch a game.
Jimmy’s On First
|1046 1st Avenue South(206) 204-9700|
Jimmy’s is your typical burger and pub fare. Located just south of CenturyLink field, you really cannot go wrong.
205 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104
MedMix boasts pretty much anything you could want. Fish and chips, hot dogs, and possibly the best falafel sandwiches in all of Seattle.
1201 1st Avenue South
The Seattle Alehouse, the original location, year-round beers, rotating seasonals, as well as a few unique Pyramid offerings you won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy a pint, explore a Pyramid Sampler, or order a growler of brewery fresh beer to go. Don’t let the beer make you forget about the food, though. It’s great!
606 5th Ave. S
Samurai Noodle is an authentic Japanese ramen restaurant that first opened its doors in 2006, and now has three locations in Seattle. They also have great vegan and vegetarian options for those that do not eat meat.
126 South Jackson Street,
(206) 682-3242 · templebilliards.com
Whether you need a cold beverage, an artisan personal pizza, or a great sandwich, you can’t go wrong with Temple Billiards. And you can even play pool against a local fan if you want to heat up the rivalry.
High End Eats: You are on vacation, aren’t you? Why not splurge on some of the finest dining that Seattle has to offer. At these restaurants you will get only the best food from some of Seattle’s most well-known chefs.
820 2nd Avenue
One of the Northwest’s oldest and best steak houses, Metropolitan Grill offers high end steaks with a price to match.
Ste 200, 1001 Alaskan Way
This is not your mall food court Ivar’s. No! This is one of Seattle’s most famous seafood restaurants, with the quality to match. Whether you want to get fish & chips or chowder at the out door grill, or sit inside and get a gourmet entrée, you will not be disappointed.
2505 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
The favorite of athletes and visiting celebrities alike, why not head on over to El Gaucho and grab a filet mignon or an Australian lobster tail. Eat like a king (or queen) while hobnobbing with the best of them.
2201 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
Located right on the Puget Sound, Anthony’s has been serving the finest seafood to the locals for over 40 years, when the owner opened his first restaurant across Lake Washington in Bellevue. They are committed to serving you only fresh, seasonal, and sustainable fish.
Burgers: Everyone loves burgers, right? Well Seattle has two of the best burger joints in the entire Northwest, so head on out to the numerous locations and get your grub on!
Blue Moon Burgers
SOUTH LAKE UNION
920 Republican Street
Seattle, WA 98109
703 North 34th Street
Seattle, WA 98138
523 Broadway East
Seattle, WA 98102
312 North 67th St
1613 W Dravus St
Vegan/Vegetarian Food: Seattle is considered a Mecca for those that don’t eat meat. Some of our favorite athletes, as well as some of our favorite entertainers, chefs, and even GFC members do not eat animal products. If that’s you, head on out to one of these amazing vegan/vegetarian restaurants.
210 Broadway E
Located in the heart of Capitol Hill, Highline offers greasy pub food that is entirely vegan. They also feature homemade infused liquors, from habanero tequila to pumpkin whiskey.
Cyber-Dogs Internet Cafe
909 Pike St
With its quirky owner and wide variety of veggie dog offerings, Cyber-Dogs has quickly become a Seattle favorite. Whether you are looking for a chili dog or a veggie “tuna” melt, Cyber-Dogs has it.
Pizza Pi Vegan Pizzeria
5500 University Way NE
Located near the University of Washington, Pizza Pi has quickly become a favorite of Seattle vegans. Everyone thinks when they go vegan they will never get quality pizza again, but Pizza Pi has managed to up the pizza game offering a pizza that vegans and meat eaters alike will devour.
Plum Vegan Bistro
1429 12th Ave E, Ste B
Plum is to vegan food what Metropolitan Grill is to steaks: gourmet and delicious! Plum boasts a rotating seasonal menu that includes dishes from traditional gourmet entrees to burgers and pizza. Don’t forget to try their world famous Spicy Cajun Mac & Cheese. Rumor has it Ben Affleck loves it so much he is trying to get the chef to open up shop in San Diego!
2901 E Madison St
You would be remiss to find a better location to have brunch in Seattle. Café Flora has something everyone with their award winning menu that features vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine. Whether you are looking for biscuits and gravy, waffles, pancakes, or maybe even Banana Brule French Toast, you will love it.