Punch Bowl Social Minneapolis

4.2
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282 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 classic parlor-style entertainment that will turn your date night into a shuffleboard showdown and your bowling buds into chicken ‘n’ waffle connoisseurs. #HeresToGoingOutRight
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.0
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4.2
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4.2
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3.8
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

if you want to just relax have a little fun, this is the place to be. Energy is great, but there could be better and more food choices, not too much to choose from.

GS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food or and service was great! We had reservations for 8:00 and didn’t get seated until 8:45. Too late when you make reservations you should get seated closer to your designated time.

A
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a holiday lunch and the food was delicious. The only issue was that we booked the lunch about a week out and at the time there were no private events. The day of the lunch everything was booked besides the arcade due to private events. When I erred some frustration I was told it was best to call the day before to book. That is obviously not feasible when planning a holiday lunch. The staff was sympathetic however and we did eventually get in to bowl. I would just suggest leaving some areas open to the public for those that did not book privately.

OT
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My wife was really bummed that they got rid of the gluten free fried chicken. Their remaining gf items are a bit weak. But I loved the falafel burger.

IL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Total bummer, came to play games but the game area
Was fully booked by a company.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had reserved a table for 12 of us. We had been ordering drinks and food throughout our time. We hadn’t even received our bills yet and the hostess came over and said, I don’t really know how to tell you this but you need to leave in 5 minutes because the next group is coming in that reserved this table. We said well then we better finish all our drinks and get our bill in 5 minutes!!

Overall experience was really good but that was not a fun way to end. Many of us would have had another drink.

BU
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It's quite disappointing when you go to a place to specifically to play games and have family fun and they have the vast majority of the games reserved for a private party. When the games are open, this place is great... but unfortunately, you cannot count on having fun here.

m
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great and I loved the falafel burger. I'm not a vegetarian but thought it was an interesting dish. Pretty noisy, so a little hard to hear at times.

IM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super chill place. Food was good and lots of fun stuff to do

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, good solid food

KB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Great server, menu limited. Not enough choices. Got an appetizer which was very poor quality and quantity. Atmosphere nice, and inviting.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Had 3 Different waiters change out. After 10:30 it got Annoying Loud

JT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Too COld to be outside for our family day so we came here for the first time. Too expensive for games like pool and ping pong. Food was tasty. Server was not o early friendly. Did just enough.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was great. Service was insanely slow. Took 20 minutes to get a server and an additional 20 minutes any time someone ordered a drink. They blamed it on the bar being slow but there was several times that our drinks were just waiting at the bar and we even went and grabbed them ourselves a couple times. It was my birthday and was just terribly disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great first time experience!

N
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place. Very busy and I would make reservations. Good place for big groups and parties and the food was good.

OT
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was weak

MD
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall nice. Place was almost empty but we were seated by the kitchen, my fault for requesting booth. Booths are poorly configured almost dangerous to get in and out of. Enjoyed the food bit wasn’t wowed by it. Will be back again.

HB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They had great food! Nice, attentive servers! The message on the front door is stellar!!!

A
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our service was very slow. First round of drinks took well over 10-15 minutes to get. Waiter didn’t return to check on how food was until we were basically finished eating. Also had asked for more chips/crackers to finish our appetizer with and those finally arrived when our entrees did. Food was good but options were somewhat limited.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good and environment good for a birthday party. A little more explanation of how everything works would have been helpful.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We ordered chips and guacamole, the chicken and waffles, strawberry rhubarb fizz, and Mac and cheese, and to be honest the only good item was the Mac and cheese. The fizz tasted like a candle, the guacamole was bready (yes, bready) and the chicken and waffles were covered in a this super weird syrup, I believe they had added chipotle. It was not good.
We decided to try their bowling and oh boy was that not a good idea. Issue after issue kept happening, balls jamming, pins resetting incorrectly, glitching over turns, etc. The only good part was the photo booth, and unlimited skew ball (because as you may have guess it too was broken).
All in all, super overrated.

KS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already suggested it as a place for a company party!

OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had a lovely time. The space has an echo and amplifies dining noise, so if any in your party are hard of hearing, it will be tough to dine here. Our party of 9 especially enjoyed the milkshakes and the cauliflower nachos!

N
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Yes I would recommend! I went for lunch and it was great to sit outside!

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I used to visit PBS quite a bit, but had not been in a while. Although the service was excellent, I was disappointed in the shortening of the menu and removal of a few of my favorite items including the lobster roll. The Knockoff Burger was a bit disappointing but the chicken and waffles were excellent. As always, I enjoyed the fresh strawberry daquiri.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been coming to West End for a long time and honestly didn’t know this place existed. Nice find. Food was great and the service was excellent.

OT
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal. Kinda forgot the menu isn’t that large. Will for sure go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took family there. Great Service. Great Food.

C
Minneapolis
22 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is my first visit and I was happy with the look of the place and that the service was excellent. The food also surprised in that I expected generic bar type food, but everything we had was well executed. Delicious nachos and the burger was tasty too. I was happy that my can of Hamm’s was referred to as an “old Man Can,” as I am indeed an old man. Well done.

M
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super fun, but a bit too loud for good conversation in medium sized group. Would recommend if you want to chat to skip it, if you are good with loud spaces, then it is perfect!

MF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and games!! Great service too!

AG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Loved, loved, loved our time there. Fun atmosphere, great drinks. Ps bring back the Canadian poutine

DL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The interior was very interesting, comfortable, casual. The food was good as expected but not spectacular. My only issue was the service. We started with one server who was chipping in temporarily to help our our actual server. The first server missed half of our drink order, and had to be reminded more than once. This was due to the fact she did not write anything down. I know that is the current trend for servers, but when orders are complicated or when there is a large party - things get missed. I am not a fan of the memorization technique. It goes wrong more often than it goes right. Our actual server was much better and we enjoyed her service right up until management cut her for the evening and then we were back to the "set-up" server. She made a couple of jokes about the drinking order being messed up and blamed it on the bartender. Not a good look for the "team".

BO
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, especially the super food bowl. It's the best. Our server Ashley was kind, attentive and did a great job with our party of 10. She's an asset, and we'll all be back many times.

JS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very good. We had a nice booth in the back.

FC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and drinks were phenomenal, but expensive. Although I didn’t mind due to the quality that is given, I definitely have to save this place for times when I have a little more money in my pocket. The restaurant itself was also a very cool designed place with lots of games. My only gripe was that the service was not great. We had a party of 8 people and only had our water refilled once and it was quite difficult to get the attention of our waitress as well as any other wait staff in general. Overall the experience was great, despite the lack of attentive service.

CQ
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I was disappointed in the brunch menu as it was very limited and a little too quirky. Also spendy but you are paying for the atmosphere and there is free entertainment. My classic breakfast was quite good.

JE
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the customer service was amazing! That is why we continue to return.

E
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Family group dinner. Great food. Best burger ever! But a bit too loud to visit so we finished up outside on the patio.