MECCA Sports Bar and Grill will have its grand opening
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
“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
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.