The new, 18,000-seat Golden State Warriors arena and concert venue is mere weeks from its public debut, and now we get to look around inside via some informal video tours.
One tour that's still available today (but not for long) is an Instagram Story from Josh Harris of BVHospitality — a.k.a. the Bon Vivants, the beverage and design guys behind Trick Dog and Bon Voyage! who are the stadium's official drinks consultants. Harris got to walk around the place on Thursday, and he shows off some of the swanky courtside lounge spaces and the J.P Morgan Lounge — places the general public will typically never get to see after the arena opens.
Also, he got to see the huge LED screen thing that is suspended above the main floor being tested while sitting in its fully lowered position.
As Eater reported last month, food- and beverage-wise, we know via some sponsorships what is largely going to be available at the arena. Booze sponsors include Pernod Ricard, which will have a Jameson Bar on the upper concourse; Moët Hennessy, which will have a Hennessy Bar on the upper concourse; Tanduay Rum, which will have "theater boxes" above the suite level; Anheuser-Busch-owned, Seattle-based Elysian Brewing, which will have two Elysian Bistros on the main and upper concourses; Modelo, which will have both a Modelo Cantina and Modelo Bar on the upper concourse; and two Michelob Ultra Bars, including one housed within a two-story Budweiser Legends Club.
Bon Appétit Management Company partnered with the Chase Center to curate a Taste Maker's Program that will also be bringing in food and beer that's local to the Bay Area, including fried chicken sandwiches from Oakland's Bake Sale Betty, dumplings from Dumpling Time, and tacos and other Mexican stuff from Tacolicious and Glen Park's La Corneta Taqueria. Local breweries whose beers will be available at the arena include Drake’s, Faction, Harmonic Brewing, Triple VooDoo Brewing, and Sequoia Sake.
The official opening of the Chase Center is a concert featuring Metallica and the SF Symphony on September 6. Tickets are only available via resale for that right now starting at $620.
Below, a video slideshow of more shots of the stadium under construction from two weeks ago.