Chase Center is pumping up the jam for a big fall, with the Warriors tipping off their first home game of the preseason tomorrow, October 6, and their first home game of the regular season in a couple of weeks on October 21. As per usual, SF sports fans and concert goers are going to arrive hungry and expect way more than soggy nachos and warm beer. Chase Center, the new home of the Warriors, was a massive new opening in fall of 2019, debuting dozens of eateries inside and outside the new stadium in Mission Bay, from hyped fried chicken sandwiches to colorful dumplings and tender tamales. Nearly all of those are coming back this fall, as well as a new dessert bar and wine bar debuting inside the arena, and a luxe new steakhouse that just landed outside the stadium. Here’s what’s new and delicious at Chase Center this season.
Inside the Stadium in Chase Center
Room for Dessert is a new dessert bar from pastry chef Bianca Montijo, who fans might recall, baked Steph Curry a super cute popcorn bucket cake for his birthday. Featuring local ice cream from Tin Pot Creamery, the new dessert bar is offering ice cream by the scoop or cone, a Cookie Dubster milkshake with cheesecake, cookies, and cherries; and a Chicken & Waffle Cone with orange, maple, and buttermilk (lower Budweiser Legends Club).
Splash Wine is now the first dedicated wine bar within the stadium, pouring cabs from Silver Oak and bubbles from Moet & Chandon, alongside charcuterie and sushi boards. It further proves the point that you can actually get a really good glass of wine at Chase Center, from the list of more than 100 different options, from the canned rosés in the cheap seats to the thousand-dollar bottles stocking the exclusive cellars (upper Budweiser Legends Club).
Wings & Woks is the newish wings bar from new culinary director Chad Neuman, that already replaced the Dumpling Time counter inside the stadium earlier this year (don’t worry, the eternally popular Dumpling Time still has a full restaurant in Thrive City). Neuman signed on this spring, and he’s originally from Puerto Rico, before cooking around the world for Ritz-Carlton hotels. So Wings & Woks is rocking some saucy adobo chicken wings (Upper concourse 600 level, Budweiser Club 300 level).
In addition to these new eateries, there are also 50 new dishes running across the entire stadium, from a new shrimp & sausage boil from Boug Cali to new vegan lumpia at Sarap Shop, and they’re doubling down on more vegan options overall. And there are also seven new cocktails, including a spicy pineapple margarita. Check out those new menu items in gold, below.
Outside the Stadium in Thrive City
Miller & Lux is the highly anticipated and luxe new steakhouse from celebrity chef Tyler Florence, which finally opened doors on September 28, as reported by the SF Chronicle. The Chron says it’s a generous 7,000 square feet and 147 seats, all designed by acclaimed designer Ken Fulk in mid-century style with tan leather booths and gold trim. Diners can feast on 45-day dry-aged Black Angus steaks, while salad and dessert carts roam the dining room with tableside Caesar salads and eclairs (700 Terry A Francois Blvd).
Also in Thrive City, the name of that area immediately outside of the stadium, Miller & Lux joins the new locations of Gott’s Roadside that brought burgers and shakes in September 2021 (1 Warriors Way) and Harmonic Brewing that added pizza and beer in May 2021 (7 Warriors Way, Suite 206), as well as Dumpling Time that’s been throwing down juicy XLB since January 2020 (191 Warriors Way, Suite 101).