Homefield Sports Bar & Grill, located in Kendall Village, is not your typical sports bar. Sure, there are pool tables and flat-screen TVs everywhere, more than 50 of them; and the bar offers your favorite cocktails and ice cold beer. But that’s where the similarities to other sports bars end.
Instead of a dark, cramped space, think light and spacious. Located in the space formerly occupied by Gatsby’s, the 12,000-square-foot renovated space gives patrons room to roam. Battered high-tops are replaced with cozy tables and sleek leather booths. Only the freshest quality ingredients go into the culinary creations offered on the menu. And the modern, expansive bar serves everything from top shelf liquors to premium wines.
“Our goal was to combine all of your favorite places under one roof,” said partner David Singer, a Miami native. “Homefield is a place where men can enjoy the game and a great meal, and feel comfortable bringing a date or their family.”
Homefield’s food menu is not your typical pub grub. While traditionalists will find comfort in the wings, nachos, pizza and burgers, seafood fans can opt for a grilled fish entrée or sweet crab and shrimp pasta. Choices from the wood fire grill include Black Angus New York Strip, Black Angus Sirloin and Baby Back Ribs, all cooked to perfection over Mesquite wood. Patrons dining on the lighter side can choose a delicious soup, salad or lettuce wrap.
The extensive food menu was developed by partner Stacy Cofield and executive chef Demetrius Mitchell. Cofield brings to the table his unmatched restaurant pedigree gained from years of experience at Steak and Ale, Outback Steakhouse and Bonefish Grill. Mitchell, schooled at Johnson and Wales, has more than 15 years of experience as a chef in casual dining establishments.
“There’s something on the menu for everyone at a price point everyone can afford,” said Cofield. “We use the finest branded ingredients to create dishes with excellent flavor and culinary flair.” The events lineup at Homefield brings something different each evening, so choose your favorite night. On Sundays, children under 10 eat free, and a clown and face painter will entertain families from 4-7 p.m. as they feast. On Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights, families can enjoy a family-style meal for $50 until 10 p.m.
After 10 p.m., let the fun begin. On Mondays and Tuesdays, John Allen will host open mike night for musicians. Ladies will enjoy glamorous drink creations and a DJ with video show on Wednesdays during Ladies Night. For a good laugh, stop by on Thursday nights when Homefield welcomes South Florida’s best comedians. And finally, live entertainment, including the area’s favorite bands, will rock the house with music and dancing on Friday and Saturday nights until 2 a.m.
In addition to the nightly events, the game is always on at Homefield Sports Bar & Grill. With more than 50 TVs and not a bad seat in the house, you won’t miss a minute of your favorite teams in action – even on the new patio area, which will open in the fall when the cooler temps arrive.
“We had 500 people join us each night when the Heat played,” said Cofield. “We’ll be the place to be to during the Olympics and football season, when we’ll host vendor-sponsored events.”
Homefield Sports Bar & Grill, which opened on Cinco de Mayo – May 5, will also host its grand opening beginning Wednesday, August 15. During the four-day event, guests will “Eat, Drink and Score,” which translates to food and drink specials and fantastic giveaways.
Homefield Sports Bar & Grill has two large private room spaces, each with their own bar areas, comfortable seating and IT capabilities, making it the best place in Kendall for business meetings and social occasions. The Homefield team offers culinary creations to please any crowd and budget and will handle all of your special events needs, including rental equipment, décor, entertainment, floral arrangements and more.
With its airy space and private rooms, a bevy of menu options and a TV for every set of eyes, Homefield Sports Bar & Grill has something for everyone. It’s a neighborhood game-and-meal destination that’s perfect for a round or two.
Homefield Bar & Grill is located at 8575 SW 124 Ave., behind LA Fitness and across from Regal Cinemas. Homefield opens at 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at noon on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 305-412-2220 or visit <www.homefieldsportsbar.com>.