National dining and entertainment concept to open hiring center, fill 100 positions at new downtown Allentown venue
A nationally acclaimed dining and entertainment concept is looking to fill 100 positions at its new downtown Allentown venue.
Sports & Social, set to replace The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar this spring at 645 Hamilton St., plans to open a hiring center on the Allentown ArtsWalk on Monday, the company announced Wednesday.
The Sports & Social Hiring Center, at 21 N. Seventh St., Suite 3 (across from Blended by Bru Daddy’s), will be open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The company plans to hire approximately 100 employees, including managers, servers, barbacks, bartenders, hosts, bussers, line cooks, dishwashers, and prep cooks.
Walk-in job applicants will be welcome, and in-person interviews will be available. Face masks are recommended indoors in public by the City of Allentown.
Interested applicants may also fill out an application online at SportsSocialAllentownJobs.
“We are seeking positive, high-energy individuals who will provide impeccable guest service within this fun and casual dining environment,” said Tony Monaco, vice president of operations for Live! Dining & Entertainment.
For more information on Sports & Social job opportunities, visit SportsandSocial.com/Allentown or call the hiring center at 404-857-5987.
Sports & Social, a division of Baltimore-based The Cordish Companies that also operates Xfinity Live! and Live! Casino & Hotel in the South Philadelphia Sports Complex, is scheduled to open in the spring at the corner of Seventh and Hamilton streets on the ground floor of the Two City Center office building.
The Hamilton Kitchen & Bar, which was in that space for seven years, closed in late November.
Sports & Social’s portfolio of venues can be found at the front door of professional sports stadiums, high-profile entertainment and lifestyle districts, and casino resort destinations nationwide — including The Battery adjacent to Truist Park in Atlanta, Ballpark Village next to Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Texas Live! in the Arlington Entertainment District and Live! Casino Pittsburgh.
Sports & Social Allentown will be the brand’s third Pennsylvania location.
The 8,000-square-foot venue will feature live music and entertainment throughout the week and sports-watching experiences with its game-day Sports Watch activations.
It will have an LED display at its center, to view multiple games and sporting events, along with al fresco dining on an outdoor patio.
The Allentown venue also will offer a variety of special events, including a brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
The interior and patio of the new Sports & Social in Allentown are being redesigned by Knauer Incorporated under the direction of Mark Knauer, who has created some of the country’s top destinations in dining, hospitality, and entertainment.
Prominent Knauer projects include Bourbon House in New Orleans, Westin Milwaukee hotel and Stella Van Buren steakhouse in Milwaukee, Le Colonial Vietnamese restaurants in Chicago and Houston, and Ocean Prime steak and seafood restaurants in Boston, Denver and Chicago.
Sports & Social, which has a tagline of “raising the sports bar,” will join a diverse mix of downtown Allentown restaurants, which include other full-service spots such as Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works, Bru Daddy’s Brewing Co., Tacos Y Tequila, Bell Hall and The Dime.
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