As Detroit Red Wings, Pistons and concert fans and guests continue to return to live sports and events at Little Caesars Arena, they’ll notice a few changes right away – most notably, the addition of two new restaurants at the award-winning venue in the heart of The District Detroit.
Located on the southeast side of the arena near the Comerica entrance, fans will find The Mixing Board and PointsBet Sports Bar, which both celebrated grand openings during the Red Wings’ Home Opener on Oct. 14. These restaurants, which offer unique and unparalleled experiences for fans looking for additional fun besides live games or shows, are the latest additions to the growing number of places in The District Detroit to grab some food or drinks before or after an event at Little Caesars Arena.
Locally Inspired: The Mixing Board
Every element of The Mixing Board was carefully curated to showcase and celebrate the uniqueness of Detroit. Just as a concert mixing board merges multiple, diverse input signals into a sonorous whole, so too will The Mixing Board, pulling from the city’s rich history of ethnic, neighborhood and local flavors and ingredients that characterize Detroit and the state of Michigan.
The full-service restaurant, which includes a performance stage for live, local music and entertainment, features locally sourced ingredients, libations and creations unique to the region, along with décor that pays homage to the city’s inimitable automotive, musical and industrial history.
The Mixing Board menu includes starters, salads, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, sharables, desserts, craft cocktails and craft beer – all with a decidedly local twist. Both individual and shared items are uniquely presented and served on custom wooden boards, which were specially created for The Mixing Board menu. Larger charcuterie-style boards were developed for sharable menu options.
The Mixing Board guests will enjoy an array of menu options dedicated to the city of Detroit and the great state of Michigan, including the MotorCity Margherita flatbread pizza, the Southwest Detroit tacos, the Woodward Stack double cheeseburger, the Traverse City Bourbon Butter Cake dessert and the Wolverinetini and Spartini cocktails, an ode to one of the greatest rivalries in all of college sports.
Gaming-Focused: PointsBet Sports Bar
Just south of The Mixing Board, the new PointsBet Sports Bar is highlighted by betting-themed pub fare, dozens of taps featuring local craft and domestic beers and unique menu items not available anywhere else in Detroit. Special guests will appear at the PointsBet Sports Bar, along with unique programing, VIP access and gaming promotions. Televisions will display integrated live odds, giving fans real-time updates as they monitor their favorite teams while placing bets. PointsBet is an official gaming partner of the Detroit Red Wings and was announced as the official gaming partner of the Detroit Tigers in 2020.
“We’re always looking to enhance the fan experience at Little Caesars Arena and in The District Detroit, and the additions of The Mixing Board and the PointsBet Sports Bar certainly accomplish that,” said Tim Padgett, Vice President of Operations for Little Caesars Arena. “We know fans are excited to attend live events again, and it’s important that we offer options for everyone to enjoy. Hockey and basketball games, live concerts and shows are about both the event itself and the experience at that event – so we are confident that fans who come to Little Caesars Arena will surely make memories that last with them for a long time.” The Mixing Board and PointsBet Sports Bar, both operated by Delaware North, are open during all events at Little Caesars Arena. Extended hours of operation will be announced at a future date.