Yaamava’ Opens Sports Bar That Connects To Community

Written By TJ McBride on December 7, 2022
Yaamava' connects to community with The 909

There is now a new dining and sports bar concept at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino. The 909 was named after the local area code as a way to connect to the community.

L.A. Kings drumline performed at opening

The Yaamava’ Resort & Casino has undergone extensive enhancements over the last few years, including a $76 million theater earlier this year and a 17-floor hotel late last year.

The new space was specifically named The 909 in order to keep the locals in mind, according to Christopher Fave, vice president of food and beverage at Yaamava’.

“We are in 909 territory, so we wanted to create something for people to feel at home and connect it to the community.”

The 909 opened on Nov. 17 with a music set from DJ Jojo and a performance from the Los Angeles Kings drumline. The mascots from the Anaheim Ducks and the Kings were also on hand at the Southern California casino.

Bar sports more than 150 TV screens

The 909 encompasses 17,100 square feet. It features several tables that fit four people as well as 78 seats for bar-top gaming. There are several games available, from card games to mini games and everything in between.

For sports fans, there are TVs seemingly everywhere. There are over 150 TV screens around the area, so patrons will never miss a play. A gargantuan collection of LED screens make up the feature screen, which can play multiple events at the same time. It is a whopping 50 feet wide and 12 feet tall.

The 909 would have likely been a hot spot for California sports betting had Propositions 26 and/or 27 passed several weeks ago. However, both initiatives suffered blowout losses on Election Day.

The 909 features 4 restaurants

There are four separate food vendors in The 909.

  • Get It Grill
  • Just Barbecue
  • Pizza Mayhem
  • Thai Chi 2

Get It Grill

Get It Grill provides American food such as chicken wings, hot dogs, loaded fries and several different types of burgers. Additionally, there are specialties such as a Beyond Burger, pastrami burger and a Texas hot chicken sandwich.

Get It Grill serves appetizers, main courses and desserts. Items are priced between $6 and $17.

Just Barbecue

Just Barbecue (JBQ) was originally considered for Yaamava’ years ago but was scrapped. They’ve now bought it back. It offers all types of classic barbecue-style dishes such as beef brisket, pulled pork and smoked turkey breast.

Beyond the entrees, JBQ also serves essential sides like baked beans, coleslaw and potato salad. Everything on the menu costs between $5 and $19.

Pizza Mayhem

Pizza Mayhem does more than just pizza. It also features pastas as well as an Italian sub. Their pastas include penne alfredo, rigatoni bolognese and tortellini alla vodka.

Pizza Mayhem also has slices of pizza as well as full pizzas. Their food and drink prices range from $5 to $19.

Thai Chi 2

Thai Chi 2 rounds out the four food options at The 909. The reason for the number 2 is because the first Thai Chi sits one floor above it at Yaamava’. Thai Chi 2 will serve dishes already loved by patrons such as kung pao chicken, pepper steak with onion and shrimp in black bean sauce.

It will also offer different dishes on the weekends. Prices at Thai Chi 2 will range from $7 to $19.

Don’t forget the drinks

Of course, there are drinks, too. Two separate bars offer all sorts of beers from India pale ales, stouts, ales, ciders, and seltzers from California breweries, all on draft. There are also bottles and cans of beer available, along with 21 different vintage beers to choose from. The drinks range from $10 to $100.

The new 909 space previously housed The Pines and the Finish Line Bar.

Photo by Yaamava' Resort & Casino
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