|“You've run out of bad guys to fight out there; you've got to come to a place like this. But where is the honor in that?”|
|— Lloyd to Kai|
Yang Tavern is a building in Ninjago, located in downtown Ninjago City. It is a small pub where the low life of Ninjago gather, and is notorious for its Slither Pit fights. Mezmo serves as the announcer, and for a time after Zane's death, Kai (dubbed "The Red Shogun") was the undefeated champion.
Some time after the Serpentine began their pacifistic reforms, Mezmo went on to host Slither Pit matches in Yang's Tavern, with regular participants including Serpentine such as Zoltar, Skulkin like Nuckal, and regular humans, such as Big Dan.
A Team Divided (non-canon)
After Kai unintentionally burned Big Dan's hair off and ruined his son's birthday party, he was challenged to a Slither Pit battle at midnight. The Master of Fire defeated him with ease, before facing off against Zoltar and earning the title of "The Red Shogun."
As the the Red Shogun, Kai made it to the Slither Pit finals where he faced off against Kruncha, whom he defeated with ease. While having a drink at the bar, he was confronted by Lloyd, who asked him to meet at Chen's Noodle House.
Whilst evading the police, the Ninja took refuge at Yang's Tavern in disguise. Discussing the threat of Nadakhan, they promptly witnessed from the television the Sky Pirates attacking New Ninjago City aboard the Misfortune's Keep. Setting their priorities straight, the Ninja decided to go into the open to protect the citizens.
Following the events of Jay's final wish, the rest of the Ninja, other than Kai and Lloyd, would never visit Yang's Tavern.
- Mezmo hosts the Slither Pit, just like he does in Home.
- Although its name would suggest it, it has no relation to Master Yang.