The Arena is a sports bar at 203 E Washington St in downtown Ann Arbor. Lots of TVs, a pre-packaged barfood menu, a bunch of decent beers on tap and good drink specials every day. Great spot for a quick lunch.

According to an ESPN article, the Arena is a local refuge for Spartan fans. Also according to the article, "the bar is owned by a pair of MSU alumni and the restaurant hosts the Washtenaw County MSU Alumni Club once a month."

The Arena on MySpace

ESPN: Ann Arbor's conflicted rooting interests in the 2009 NCAA Basketball Final Four

Timeline: The Arena

July 14, 2016. Ann Arbor owner featured on Spike TV's 'Bar Rescue' sentenced to prison. Detroit Free Press. "Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina also ordered Brian Michael Flore, 53, of Brighton, owner of the Arena, to pay $1.5 million in restitution, Attorney General Bill Schuette said in a news release Thursday."