Chase Center burst wide open in September 2019, and fans immediately started asking — do you know where you want to eat? The stadium by the Bay boasts an overwhelming number of food and drink options, and the menus are worth checking out, from craft breweries and throwback barbecue to meaty burritos and modern dim sum. So for anyone amped up for a game or concert, it’s time to get serious about your dining strategy, too. Here’s everything you need to know about where to eat and drink at the massive home of the Golden State Warriors.
Like an onion, the Chase Center has many layers — and levels. Inside the stadium, for most people with general seating, you’ll be dining on the main concourse or upper concourse. Additionally, there’s a cantina at the rooftop, theater boxes at mid level, and lounges lower down. The most luxurious option is the courtside suites, as close to the action as possible. Thrive City, the surroundings immediately outside the stadium, offers a plaza, shops, and restaurants. Beyond that, the larger Mission Bay neighborhood also boasts many fun restaurants of its own, always ready to serve the influx of foot traffic on game days.
Inside the stadium, Bon Appétit Management Company and Levy Restaurants, best known for serving Google, manage the food offerings. But the company also partners with local restaurants for a Taste Makers program. Depending on where you’re seated, you’ll be dining on either the main concourse or upper concourse. Fortunately, many vendors have more than one location, so you won’t have to hike too far for fried chicken sandwiches. Here are all of the delicious options on the main concourse.
Bakesale Betty: The wildly popular fried-chicken lady from Oakland serves buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, chicken tenders, salads, and fries. (Main concourse 300 level, upper concourse 600 level, Budweiser Club 200 level)
Big Nate’s BBQ: Nate Thurmond was an NBA Hall of Famer, former Warrior, and owner of a old-school barbecue joint. This revival is a fun throwback, with pulled pork and barbecue brisket sandwiches. (Main concourse 300 level, upper concourse 600 level)
City Bistro featuring Boug Cali: Tiffany Carter, a La Cocina graduate, serves creole food to the Bayview. Her garlic shrimp noodles and jerk chicken nachos will be sliding onto menus at the City Bistros. (Upper concourse 600 level, Budweiser Club 300 level, United Club 300 level, Pepsi Club 500 level)
CC Made: This sticky-sweet company hails from Berkeley, and is known for the caramel corn. (Various locations, including the premium spaces)
Earl’s Brittle: Earl Shaddix crafts brittle in the Bayview, and he’s known for the homemade peanut brittle. (Various locations, including the premium spaces)
Food Republic featuring Sarap Shop: This former food truck serves Filipino-American comfort food, and is offering adobo poutine, pork tocino cubano, longanisa dirty dog, and Impossible lumpia. (United Club 300 level)
Gourmet Popcorn: This popcorn shop features a variety of flavors, from truffled parmesan to s’mores. (Upper concourse 600 level)
Hot Dog Bill’s: This old-school spot dates back to 1950, and the claim to fame is the burgerdog, previously an exclusive at the Olympic Club near Lake Merced. Options are no frills, with burgerdogs, hot dogs, and fries. (Main concourse 300 level, upper concourse 600 level, Budweiser Club 200 level)
Kaiser Permanente Healthy Picks: For the health conscious, Kaiser offers seasonal salads and fruit cups. (Main concourse 300 level)
La Cocina featuring Alicia’s Tamales: This local nonprofit supports women and immigrants, and hosts a rotating kiosk with different vendors. First up is Alicia’s Tamales, serving handcrafted tamales filled with pork, chicken, and vegetables, along with aguas frescas. (Upper concourse 600 level)
La Corneta: This family-run taqueria rolls meaty, Mission-style burritos, filled with carne asada, carnitas, or chicken. (Main concourse 300 level)
Old Skool Cafe: This local nonprofit and restaurant serves soul food while supporting at-risk youth. Try the peanut stew, Creole meatball po’boy, mac and cheese, or sweet potato tart. (Upper concourse 600 level)
Paper Lantern featuring Woks & Wings: Bon Appetit culinary director Chad Neuman took over this location and updated the menu in 2021, debuting a new wings bar. Neuman is originally from Puerto Rico, before cooking around the world for Ritz-Carlton hotels, so don’t miss the saucy adobo chicken wings (Upper concourse 600 level, Budweiser Club 300 level).
Room for Dessert is a dessert bar that debuted in fall 2021, from pastry chef Bianca Montijo (who also baked Steph Curry a popcorn cake for his birthday). It offers ice cream by the scoop or cone; milkshakes like the Cookie Dubster with cheesecake, cookies, and cherries; and other sweet treats like mini donuts, seasonal cheesecake, and a Chicken & Waffle Cone with orange, maple, and buttermilk (lower Budweiser Legends Club).
Sadie’s Delicatessen: This traditional deli serves sandwiches with turkey, pastrami, brisket, or corned beef, with potato salad or coleslaw. (Upper concourse 600 level)
Sam’s Chowder House: A Half Moon Bay institution for classic seafood, Sam’s dishes up clam chowder, lobster rolls, popcorn shrimp, and crab fries. (Main concourse 300 level, upper concourse 600 level)
Sugar & Spun: This gourmet cotton candy maker rocks inventive flavors, from piña colada to cookie dough. (Various locations)
Tacolicious: The mini chain will be serving its popular tacos filled with guajillo beef, beer-braised chicken, or veggies, as well as the “Marina girl” salad, nachos, and churros with chocolate. (Main concourse 300 level, United Club 300 level)
Tin Pot Creamery: This Peninsula creamery serves its small-batch ice cream, soft serve, and cookies. (Budweiser Club 300 level)
Tony G’s: Tony Gemignani, world champion pizza maker, spins cheese, pepperoni, and veggie pizzas, chased by soft serve. (Main concourse 300 level, upper concourse 600 level, Budweiser Club 300 level, United Club 300 level, Pepsi Club 500 level)
Yvonne’s Southern Sweets: Yvonne Hines is an SF native who’s been serving the Bayview with her southern sweets for more than 15 years. Try the pecan pies, butter cookies, brownies, and soft serve. (Upper concourse 600 level)
Bon Appétit is pouring out a full beverage program, including cocktails, wine, and beer. Cocktails started strong: The Bon Vivants and BVHospitality group, best known for Trick Dog, consulted on the opening menu. It is possible to get a really good glass of wine at Chase Center, with more than a hundred different wines available throughout the stadium, from canned rosé to big cabs. And beer drinkers can find everything from big brands to local brews across the eateries, as well as in bars and lounges: Magnolia, Lagunitas, Anchor Steam, Fort Point, Cellarmaker, Local Brewing Co., 21st Amendment, San Francisco Brewing Co., and Drake’s all appear on lists throughout the stadium.
There is one local brewery with a counter and one dedicated wine bar:
Drake’s Brewing: The craft brewery from San Leandro pours hoppy IPA. (Upper concourse 600 level)
Splash Wine is the first dedicated wine bar within the stadium, which opened in fall 2021. It’s pouring cabs from Silver Oak and bubbles from Moet & Chandon, alongside cheese and charcuterie platters, sushi, and chocolates (upper Budweiser Legends Club).
And also, here are the big brands and sponsored bars:
Pernod Ricard: The French premium spirits company has several bars throughout the stadium, including a Jameson Bar (upper concourse 600 level).
Tanduay Rum: The theater boxes enjoy a full bar stocked by Tanduay Rum (theater boxes). More details below.
Moët Hennessy: The champagne-and-whiskey giant has a Hennessy Bar. (West upper concourse)
Michelob Ultra: There’s a Michelob Bar in the Budweiser Club, exclusive to longtime season ticket holders. (Budweiser Club 200 level)
Elysian Brewing: The Seattle craft brewery, now owned by Anheuser-Busch, will have beers on tap at the City Bistros. (Main concourse 300 level, upper concourse 600 level)
Magnolia Brewing: The San Francisco craft brewery, born in the Haight, and now owned by New Belgium Brewing, is also on tap. (Main concourse 300 level, upper concourse 600 level)
Modelo Cantina: The Mexican beer brand has two locations, with the Modelo Cantina (north upper concourse) and Modelo Bar (south upper concourse). More details below.
For soft drinks, Pepsi Co. is the brand throughout.
More Dining Options
The Modelo Cantina is an open-air bar at the top of the stadium, with long counters and high tables. Season ticket holders can reserve seats inside, but it’s also cool to walk in for food and drink. It’s buffet-style service, with a global mashup of comfort foods, including chips and salsa, a wedge salad with blue cheese and bacon, pork belly bao, baked penne pasta, and chocolate s’mores. It’s $55 for food, plus cash for the bar, and there is a full view of the court.
The Theater Boxes
On a higher level, the theater boxes are a long string of 60 tables, with seats facing the court, all trimmed in gold. It’s buffet-style service, but with a reserved table, and the menu includes popcorn, chips and guac, hot dogs, brisket sandwiches, chicken tenders, Nashville hot chicken sliders, and s’mores.
On a lower level, the Chase Club, exclusive to the first five rows off the court, and JP Morgan Club, exclusive to the first two rows of courtside seats, are dark caverns with deep bars and comfy couches. Both offer buffet-style service. The Chase Club has more classic fare, including popcorn, dips, salumi, cheese, burgers, sausages, and fried chicken sandwiches. The JP Morgan Club gets a little more luxe, with a few items cooked to order, and the menu includes fish tacos, wine-braised short ribs, jerk chicken wings, cupcakes, and milkshakes.
The Courtside Suites
In the belly of the beast, the courtside suites are the most luxurious experience, with front-row seats linked to private quarters. It’s a full dining experience, with a dedicated server ready to pass appetizers and top off champagne glasses. The menu includes sushi, cheese, charcuterie, 72-hour Cabernet-braised short ribs, pear crostata, and chocolate mousse brownies. There’s also a wine vault, which you can fill with private bottles, or request to have stocked. Chase Center still won’t dish on the pricing, but annual fees get into seven figures.
Outside of the stadium, the immediate surroundings are known as Thrive City, a collaboration between Kaiser and the Warriors. The 11 acres include restaurants and shops surrounding a plaza, with space for future farmers’ markets and yoga. Offering 29 leases, businesses have been steadily rolling in since the stadium opened.
Dumpling Time: The popular dim sum restaurant from the Omakase group both has a restaurant nearby in the Design District. Dumpling was the first full restaurant to open a location in Thrive City in January 2020, and has been throwing down juicy XLB for the entire pandemic. This location boasts the bigger menu, with hand-shaped gyoza, bao, noodles, and more. (191 Warriors Way, Suite 101)
Gott’s Roadside: The mini burger chain, originally from wine country, opened a location in Thrive City in September 2021, and parked a shiny Airstream out front. The menu hits the longtime favorites, including cheeseburgers, hot dogs, poke tacos, and milkshakes. (1 Warriors Way)
Harmonic Brewing: The original Harmonic brewery is only one neighborhood over in Dogpatch, but the local microbrewery now has a second location in Thrive City. It boasts way more outdoor seating and bay views, as well as a menu of pizza, pretzels, and turnovers developed by dough whisperer Greg Mindel of Neighbor’s Bakehouse (7 Warriors Way, Suite 206).
Miller & Lux: Celebrity Chef Tyler Florence finally opened his highly anticipated and luxe new steakhouse in September 2021. There are tan leather booths and gold trim in mid-century style, and the salad and dessert carts roam the dining room, while diners feast on dry-aged Black Angus steaks (700 Terry A. Francois Blvd).
Other Stadium Info
To get a better sense of the space, check out these beautiful photos from Curbed SF. And scroll to the bottom for a few hot transportation tips (seriously, don’t drive).