A new place called "The Spot Lounge" just opened on Commerce street neat the corner of Mulberry. I walked past it a few times and there are always Devil fans in there before the game. We stopped in before the Philly game and the food was pretty good. Two people ate and had 2 drinks each for $30.
I checked out The Spot tonight and definitely liked it. The place reminds me a lot of what Arena Bar used to be. The only downside is that they don't have any beer on tap (the proprietor said it had something to do with a garage being under the bar and the keg lines would have to be too long), but the bottle selection is thorough. But the food was great, everything was relatively affordable, and the people working there were extremely friendly. Nice place.
It wasn't really much of a hockey crowd, though. Aside from me and my friends, there were only two other people in the bar who were headed to the game. But as gametime approached, the place still got pretty busy, despite the fact that they weren't really pulling in the hocey crowd (yet). I'm hoping this place catches on with more and more Devils fans.
All in all, I recomment The Spot to anyone who liked what Arena Bar used to be and to anyone looking for a change of pace from Scully's or Hell's Kitchen.