Punch Bowl Social Denver

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305 reviews
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Punch Bowl Social cultivates an eclectic approach to the new concept of eat-ertainment. In a design-forward environment described as “dirty modern,” Punch Bowl Social effectively combines a diner-inspired scratch-kitchen, craft beverages, and social gaming that will turn your date night into a shuffleboard showdown and your bowling buds into chicken ‘n’ waffle connoisseurs. #HeresToGoingOutRight
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Sun - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri - Sat 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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4.2
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

This was our first time. We had terrible service & we had a reservation... I asked for a booth & was told they only seat 4... so I moved us because my seven yr old doesn’t take any space & no men were dining w/ us. We were not even asked for drink orders for 10minutes or more. No one talked up anything. No one seemed to know what was special about mother’s day there & we had to ask so many questions to so many people... Your job is to educate the guest... my mom was disappointed it wasn’t a bunch buffet... however the kids buffet was perfect & I wish I could have eaten that! I did like the mom-Oosa bar but the Bloody Mary mix wasn’t refilled so it looked gross... my chicken was over cooked. The bread & fancy jam was great! We had to ask about free games & only the purple haired girl in the games area was helpful & AMAZING. She is the only person that was doing a great job, everyone else could care less about us being there... we were just trying to have a fun & special mother’s day... My mom asked about the bowl for your meal everyone said no except later when we talked to the awesome purple haired girl but seemed to late at that point. The video games were free but it wasn’t really free till 3pm because 2:45 the guy w/ the quarters ducked out & everyone else played clueless. They kept saying oh there should be credit but there games were out... Honestly it felt lame... why wasn’t there specials for bowling or the other things. Why didn’t staff know what’s going on & why didn’t anyone really try to make our bunch nice? It was a disappointment to me & especially to my mom & even to my kids ages 12,10 & 7. I will be telling people not to celebrate there...

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had another great Easter Brunch experience! The mushroom biscuits and gravy—delicious.

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P
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Easter Brunch with my daughter and her friends. I had thought there would be some kind of brunch buffet so expectations were off a bit! Yummy Bloody Mary bar. Regular breakfast menu with a few Easter specials. It’s a fun place but food was good, not great. Service was good at first but as the restaurant became busy, service was spotty. Forgot i had ordered beignets so had to remind him. I will go again.

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AB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I go back and yet every time I repeat to myself that the food is not good. Our waitress was like a deer in headlights. Forgot our bloody mary, tried to clear our plates while we were still eating...The atmosphere is fun, the bar is fun, but for brunch and lunch I say NO

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NF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience. I made a reservation for 4 which included myself, husband and a friend and her husband. I have not seen this friend in almost 20 years. We occupied our table for almost 4 hours catching up, eating and enjoying drinks. I don’t normally stay at any restaurant that long and felt guilty for taking space for so long. The staff did not pressure us to leave, nor did they make us feel unwanted. Thank you SO MUCH for allowing me to spend that time with my friend and providing amazing service. Whenever I am in Denver, Punch Bowl is always my go to for amazing, creative and delicious food! I

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to give this place a try out on my way back from visiting the Denver Art Museum. Seen tons of great reviews and I will say that they definitely did not disappoint. I ordered the Chicken and Waffles which is one of their most popular dishes. There’s also an arcade on the second floor if you’re into video games. Will visit again very soon.

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CD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place lots of fun

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C
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Unless you're into paying $16 for a fried bologna burger, terrible "tacos", overpriced P.B sandwich then this place is for you. They have a very limited overpriced menu with no variety. They only offer 4 main course meals. Definitely do not recommend to eat.

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Denver
28 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous spot for family fun, but also lively crowd. Plenty of fun games for the kids, bowling, photos, etc. Fun cocktails! Creative Cuisine - great for brunch!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible and wait staff was rude. Vibes and food were good

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The ambiance was good. The host and waitress were nice. The food was good, but biting into a hot chili in the quesadilla ruined it. Too many vegetables, the highlight of a quesadilla should the meat and cheese. The drink was pretty good.

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JM
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were seated and within a short amount of time we gave our order to the waiter. The dining room was less than half full but we noticed our order seemed to be taking an unusually long time so the waiter said he would check on it. He then stopped by with a couple of mini biscuits for us to snack on while we waited and informed us it wouldn’t be much longer. After another 10 min, I asked if there was a problem and the waiter said there was a large party whose order was causing a delay in the kitchen. However, when I mentioned we had given him our order before he took theirs, he went back to the kitchen to check again. We were then informed the kitchen had lost our ticket and they were working on making our food. At this point in time, we had been waiting for our food for over 40 min now so we thought ok, we can give a bit longer as it should be coming out shortly. The manager stopped by our table to apologize and offer to cover “something” of our meal. Ok well that was nice so we continued to wait. After more time, still no food...or offer to get us anything else. So we got up and left after being there for an hour with nothing but water and a couple of mini biscuits. All I can say is it was a very disappointing experience. :(

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K
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a large group of 30 and they accommodated us so well! Service was excellent, food was excellent and entertainment was way better than expected! The boys love the VR and the girls love the karaoke rooms. Fantastic place for a large group!

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Hello! We had a great time meeting for happy hour after work. the only down side in our plans is our group didn't get a chance to bowl. We were unaware of the of the reservation rule for happy hour bowling. My thoughts are in the future the hostess should ask questions regarding what type of meeting or event we are having, what is the purpose and then make suggestions according to the type. I think this would have help our outing plans to be a little bit more successful.

Thank you

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MP
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to have a Happy Hour and networking event. Venue provides an energetic environment that allows people to have fun.

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L
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there mid-day on a weekday for a company lunch and celebration (bowling and foosball). The food was great and a fun mix to pass around and the games were festive! We had a fun time!

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S
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

all I can think of is that this place is a circus for young people. Don't go there to converse! it won't happen...service was slow.

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LI
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had s wonderful time here! It was my Mother in laws birthday and she had never been here before. We started with brunch and kept the party going! Service was excellent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter did a great job.

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AR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

There were six in our party, and we all had a good time. We enjoyed our food, including he desserts.

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NJ
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my friends birthday party and y'all were so accommodating! Thank you for everything!!!!!

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 4ambience 3

The breakfast menu has changed and that was a disappointment. I miss the protein-rich breakfasts with vegetables. Those ‘salads’ with the grains, eggs, and superfoods were a real highlight, and the new kids menu was a let down for my boys. The waitress was accommodating but overall I felt like the last few breakfasts were much, much better.

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AK
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food exceeded our expectations and a great beer selection. Had a lot of fun playing ping pong and Tom the bartender up there was really great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time! Definitely will be back.

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Denver
29 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Group Breakfast Update

This last Saturday, a group of us met for breakfast at Punch Bowl Social on Broadway. Our food was decent. A couple of us tried the Wolf and the Hen, which was a fried bologna sandwich with cheese, egg and potato chips. Others tried the Knock-off Burger, the Standard Breakfast and Duck Confit Huevos. I will only vouch for myself and Bob that we both enjoyed our food. Bob really liked his burger with its mystery "comeback sauce"  which was basically Thousand Island dressing served with crispy shoestring fries. My bologna sandwich was pretty good, but I wish I had asked for the egg to be cooked runnier...I just forgot.

The service was spotty (no spoons, dirty plate, multiple requests for cream and coffee top-offs.) I think 9am might be a bit too early for the crowd that works there. The place was empty until closer to 11am.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make sure to check if there is a private event. We didn’t realize and that through us for a loop. Foods good, drinks good. Games are good but there’s so many people that it’s hard to hear each other and the wait for the games are too much.

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SS
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Our waitstaff was inattentive. Did not offer new drinks when ours were empty. Was distracted. Then the bartender in a different area was flat out rude! While trying to play shuffleboard the waitstaff kept walking into us, asking us to move, and completely rude. Having a station they needed right next to the table was awkward & not conducive to either the players or the staff. Would NOT recommend AT ALL!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great time & location for our weds anniversary with family members! Lots to do & great food.

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MH
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came in for lunch at an off time. The staff were all super friendly from the hostess to the waiter to the young lady who walked us upstairs to show us the fun old school video games. The food was amazing too. We'll definitely be back.

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S
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Unique place with numerous things to do, however, the food was just ok.

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KW
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was disappointing. Most of the gaming areas were closed for private events. I think the restaurant should do a better job of notifying folks with a reservation about closures. If you are making a reservation ahead of time, be sure to call and make sure the gaming areas will be open.

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PW
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Waiter was new so understandably a bit behind. Knowledge of the food and drink menus was limited. Service was very slow.

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C
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Fun place with good food but the crowd can be obnoxious.

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SR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The venue if fun and provides entertainment . The food was great!

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TA
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Fun time at Punch Bowl Social for a birthday party. Food was only decent but the atmosphere picked up the slack.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good happy hour deals.

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S
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was amazing. Everyone in our party ordered something different, and every entree was tasty and beautifully presented. Service was great.

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MG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy, comfortable atmosphere with attentive but not overbearing service.

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I
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loud but fun. It’s hard to get access to games during the holiday season because you’re competing with large groups.

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JH
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my sisters birthday here and our waitress Lexi really made the whole night. We were a big group but she handled us with ease. She was friendly and fun. Yummy cocktails, good food and fun games. We would definitely go again even if it’s not a special occasion.

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