MECCA Sports Bar officially opens Friday in Entertainment Block


May 2, 2019

 The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill will have its grand opening Friday.
CJ Bown, Milwaukee Bucks

MILWAUKEE — The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill, in the Entertainment Block adjacent to Fiserv Forum, will hold its grand opening on Friday.

The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill touts itself as a major attraction for sports fans, featuring a unique menu of elevated sports bar fare, including a vegetable stir fry, Alaskan salmon and crispy shrimp tacos.

“The opening of The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill marks another significant milestone in the development of Deer District,” Michael Belot, senior vice president of Bucks Ventures and Development, said in a news release. “Deer District is quickly becoming an exciting and bustling neighborhood in downtown Milwaukee, and The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill within it will be a prime destination for sports fans showcasing the Bucks and all Wisconsin sports.”

The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill re-creates the in-game experience by featuring state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment built around the centerpiece of a 38-foot high-definition screen. The giant TV is flanked by nine 90-inch TVs. In total, The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill has 65 TVs.

Additionally, an LED ribbon board wraps around the second level displaying in-arena content such as sports scores and information on upcoming concerts.

The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill has a capacity of 750 people. It boasts two large full-size bars, outdoor seating on both levels, and arena-style seating on the second floor. It will also be available for private events.

“The stellar audiovisual equipment and a unique menu of elevated sports bar fare will make The MECCA the ultimate bar and restaurant to watch sports in Milwaukee,” said Justin Green, vice president of hospitality for the Bucks.

From now through May 12, The MECCA Sports Bar and Grill is open from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday. It will be open daily for lunch starting at 11 a.m. May 13.

About 200 people were hired to work at the sports bar following two job fairs on April 18 and April 25. The positions, which include hosts and hostesses, bartenders, servers, bussers and cooks, earn at least $10 an hour, the release said.