In 2008, our founder Troy Alstead started dreaming about creating a space in his community where people had enough elbow room to hang out and connect with each other through meaningful social experiences. Having grown up on the Puget Sound, he also has a passion for the oceans and seas. As he learned more and more about the risks to our waters, he was driven to bring his dream and purpose together full circle.
Today his dream is now reality. We're thrilled to be a destination that is a social gathering spot where people can have fun, while inspiring people to take action that improve the health of our oceans.
Ocean5 is named after the five great oceans. Just like they're all connected, so are we - to each other and to our planet. That's the big idea behind Ocean5. We know that even the simplest efforts can add up to make a big impact, and together we can make a difference.
We're proud of where we are starting but know there is always more we can do. We love to learn, grow, be inspired. Ocean5 is on a journey and invite you to join us. Here we go!
Artist Brian Brush tells the story about the inspiration that led to the beautiful art sculpture that welcomes each guest in our lobby. Hear about the sustainable materials he used, and how it fits in with the vision for Ocean5's quest to save the oceans.
Built and operated as one of the most environmentally responsible businesses in the region, Ocean5 shows that you can have fun and have a positive impact on the environment.
The building is applying for LEED certification and is expected to save enough energy that could run 36 traditional-sized homes. 80% of the energy saved is due to the geothermal system of 3.6 miles of wells under the parking lot that will heat and cool the whole building. The geothermal heating and cooling system alone will save 175 - 200 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, the equivalent to taking 30 cars off the street.
15% of the expected energy savings is based on lighting design that utilizes LED lighting.
The building was designed to maximize natural light with expansive windows and solar tubes, minimizing the amount of electricity used on lighting during daylight hours.
Recycled and reclaimed materials were used throughout construction, including carpet tiles made of recycled commercial fishing nets. Our restaurant dining tables and decor are made of reclaimed wood, and all interior alder wood was sourced within 100 miles of the site.
One of the first things you see at Ocean5
“Reef” was created by artist Brian Brush, and is composed of identical pieces of aluminum arranged three-dimensionally in space to create a one-of-a-kind suspended mobile sculpture.
Each of the 303 plates are offcuts of reused materials from other projects that Brian has done, so nothing has been wasted in the creation of this piece. Every individual plate has its own mapped position in the sculpture and each were hung individually at their unique specified length.
The sculpture takes its name and inspiration from the biodiverse ecologies of the ocean reefs, and the intent of the artwork is to convey the energy, complexity, and fragile beauty of the oceans.
Did you know some of our carpet is made out of recycled nylon from abandoned fishing nets that have washed ashore?
In walking around the building, all the carpeting you see in the activity space is part of Interface’s Net Effect carpet collection - built and chosen with sustainability in mind.
The Net Effect collection is part of the bigger Net-Works project in the Philippines, which works to clean the beaches and waters of discarded fishing nets - threatening the double barrier reef offshore. Now, small fishing villages have a new source of income: selling the nets they find to Aquafil, an Interface partner. Aquafil purchases the wasted nets and repurposes the nylon, converting it into yarn for carpeting, which Interface uses for their Net Effect collection.
The Net Effect carpeting design is a clear nod to the oceans that originally inspired this project. This includes a soft, coastal color palette, and a textured weave that references the moment waves wash over land.
Net Effect is also a third-party verified climate neutral Cool Carpet. Cool Carpet zeros out all greenhouse gas emissions associated with carpeting, and gets us one step closer to having a fully LEED certified building.
A school program from Crayola!
We invite you to bring us your unusable, dried-out markers (dry-erase and highlighters, too)! We'll be collecting them in conjunction with a local school to have the markers repurposed and out of our landfills. Another small way we color the world a little greener. Learn more about Colorcycle!
Ocean5 and Table 47 are proud to be a part of the South Sound community and support our local schools and charities. We provide donations to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, as well as schools in the greater Gig Harbor area. Requests are reviewed on a first come, first served basis each calendar year, up to our annual limit.
AUCTION & DONATION PACKAGES
The following packages are available to accepted organizations:
Ocean5: $150 Activities gift certificate. Redeemable for activities, food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Table 47: Dinner for 4 gift certificate, excludes alcohol and gratuity. Valued at $160.
We do not provide monetary donations at this time.
DONATION REQUEST PROCESS
We review all requests, but due to the large number of inquiries, the following criteria has been established for fairness:
Ocean5 activities and Lanes Menu are available during the following hours.
Mon-Thu: 11 AM - 10 PM
Fri: 11 AM - 12 AM
Sat: 9 AM - 12 AM
Sun: 9 AM - 10 PM
*Lanes Menu starts at 11 AM on weekends.
This facility is designed for your enjoyment. We welcome children of all ages.
Please keep in mind that an adult must be present at Ocean5 with children younger than 16 and must accompany children younger than 8 at all times.
The management reserves the right to refuse service, ask you to leave and/or prohibit you from the property for uncooperative, unruly or inappropriate behavior.
No outside food or drink permitted, except special occasion cakes, cupcakes, and wines. Service fees apply. Ask a team member for details.
Proper attire and shoes must be worn at all times.
No smoking or vaping. Please secure weapons in your vehicle.