The Golden State Warriors are known for their splashy signings on the hardwood. On Wednesday (7.31), the team announced a big signing off the court. When Chase Center, the Warriors’ new home, opens this fall, the beverage program will be helmed by San Francisco’s celebrated Bon Vivants Hospitality.
“As life-long Warriors fans, we’re excited to work with the organization to help bring this world-class arena to life,” said Josh Harris, co-founder, Bon Vivants Hospitality in a statement. “The areas of focus will include showcasing Chase Center’s great partners and Taste Makers, using fresh and high-quality ingredients, creativity, maximizing structural efficiency and delivering gracious hospitality.”
Founded by Harris and Morgan Schick, BV racked up a slew of awards and kudos for their Bay bars Trick Dog and Bon Voyage!
The duo also attained accolades for their charitable works. BV’s annual Pig n’ Punch fundraiser on the final day of Tales has raised about a half million dollars for charity to date. A rep for BV also noted the organization’s scholarship fund as well as hundreds of thousands raised off innovative fundraisers such as menu sales.
The 18,064 seat Chase Center promises to be the groups’ largest venue to date. Due to the unique nature of stadium sponsorship deals, we already have a pretty good idea what will be on the backbar and on tap.
A release noted that Pernod Ricard, Tanduay Rum, Moët Hennessy, Anheuser-Busch, Constellation Beer Brands, and PepsiCo products will stock the shelves. Of course, this is San Francisco; so materials also touted a partnership with local microbreweries.
“Chase Center will be a global destination venue, and our food and beverage program will be a major highlight for fans,” said Rick Welts, Warriors President & Chief Operating Officer. “We’ve assembled a wide variety of partners, consultants and participants for our program, many of whom have local Bay Area ties, and we are confident that both Bon Appètit and Bon Vivants Hospitality will execute a world-class experience for fans to enjoy.”
Chase Center will anchor “Thrive City,” a new mixed use development in SF’s famed Mission. (Like all development in the Bay, it’s controversial.) The privately funded arena will open this fall with a 20 year anniversary performance of S&M, Metallica’s legendary collaboration with the San Francisco Philharmonic.