The Deer District is no longer a “hidden gem” after the Bucks profile rose throughout the playoffs last season. With the Milwaukee Bucks winning the 2021 NBA Championship all eyes are on another successful run in 2022. Bucks fans will once again be looking to join in the festivities. If you have been to the Deer District in the past, you may already know that you can find great food and a lively atmosphere just outside the doors of the Fiserv Forum. Thousands descended on the Deer District during the 2021 NBA Playoff run. This season, fans will return and they have many options for food, drink, and fun. This is Ticket King’s Deer District Food and Drink Guide for 2022.
We must start with The Fiserv Forum itself. The Fiserv is sleek, modern, and the best NBA venue in the league. From craft beers to local burgers, the food at the Fiserv Forum matches the quality of the venue. Check out the Fiserv Forum for Bucks games, concerts, or Marquette basketball.
Just outside the Fiserv Forum is the Mecca Sports Bar & Grill. It’s the place to be for Bucks watch parties and Brewers broadcasts. You won’t miss a second of the action with their 64 hi-def televisions. The Mecca seats over 700 people and reservations are recommended for Bucks playoff game days.
Good City Brewing opened a second location, taking advantage of the crowds in the Deer District. It’s located on Juneau Avenue, just around the corner from the Mecca Bar and Grill. You will not be disappointed with their beer menu. Good City has a great lineup of pub-style sandwiches, pizza, and salads. For those looking for a great non-alcoholic drink, try their Athletic Upside Down or Athletic Free Wave drinks.
The Beer Garden is another easy choice for gathering before, during, or after the game. Located between the Mecca Sports Bar and Good City Brewing, you will find it’s an outdoor oasis on warm nights. The Beer Garden is a great option if you don’t have a ticket to the game, but still want to hang out with a laid-back group of Bucks fans.
Don’t forget Punch Bowl Social for more than your average viewing party. Punch Bowl Social is known for its bowling, arcade games, karaoke, and food. All ages are welcome until 10 pm. After that, the venue transitions to a 21 and over “place to be.” This guide does not cover every option for food and drink in and around the Deer District. Explore the neighborhood and you’ll find pubs, restaurants, hotels, and shopping.