Philadelphia Phillies fans heading to Citizens Bank Park this spring will have some notable new food and drink options. A 120-seat Shake Shack is opening at the ballpark, along with a 24,500-square-foot open-air venue called Pass and Stow that features a beer garden, a pizzeria, a sports bar, and 44 TVs. It’s taking over the area that housed McFadden’s.
The beer garden, located next to the third base plaza, will have a “backyard type feel,” the Phillies organization says, with local brews, fire pits, picnic tables, and a fountain in a Phillies design. Foundry Pizza will sell brick-oven pies.
In the sports bar, which is being described as a family-friendly pub, look for a a split-flap board — like the big board at 30th Street Station — that shows game updates. Garage-style roll-up doors will open the pub to the rest of the space.
The theme is the Liberty Bell, with Pass and Stow named for the two foundry workers, John Pass and John Stow, who recast the original bell in 1753 (their names are inscribed on it). The 19-foot Liberty Bell that was on the top of Veterans Stadium before it was torn down will find a new home at Pass and Stow.
As for the huge Shake Shack, taking up more than 6,000 square feet next to the beer garden complex: It’s the first sit-down restaurant–style Shake Shack in a sports stadium.
Both will be ready to go for the home opener on March 28. Pass and Stow opens two hours before games and stays open for a bit after. Shake Shack is open during games.
There’s also a Shake Shack at the Wells Fargo Center, as well as locations at 20th and Sansom, 32nd and Chestnut, 12th and Chestnut, and the King of Prussia mall.