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Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento

3.3
3.3
69 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Punch Bowl Social, Proud Hosts of the Unexpected, brings people together for one-of-a-kind food, fun, first-rate hospitality, and entertainment. Scratch kitchens, craft cocktails, social gaming, DJs, and live music in eclectic and creatively designed spaces provide the perfect setting for exceptional experiences. Whether you’re looking to have a fabulous night out with friends or want to host an unforgettable event, Punch Bowl Social has got it covered.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (916) 925-5610
  • Dress code
    Business Casual

What 69 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.3
3.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.1Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Hot spot

  • Sacramento

    Hot spot

69 Reviews
  1. Emily

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Punch Bowl is great! My friends and I had a good time, and I would recommend it to others for casual events and get togethers. The only thing that could be improved is a wider food menu variety.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow. Wait staff confused about whether we had ordered. Ordered and asked for sweet potato fries and waiter came back just before delivery and said they didnt have them but could sub with green beans. Green beans? I said ok on regular fries. Then another issue on dinner partner order. We then cancelled both orders paid and left without dinner. Probably wont be returning. Also it was a non-event night.

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  3. kacies

    Tahoe

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible experience from the get go of making the reservation in advance. We left 3-4 messages trying to get someone to call us back about a large party reservation, no one called back! We even tried emailing. When we arrived, they said they were very short staff. Thankfully the waitress was pretty quick with drinks, and was friendly. When our food came out 5 of our meals were cold, one never even came out! We didn’t even bother complaining. Plenty of other great options in the area. We won’t be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, our group was split. There were some initial problems with our table due to another party sitting at one of the two tables for our group but management was very kind and solved it. We never had a waiter help us and had to order at the bar. Food was delicious and drinks were great.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was cold and stale tasting The seats could’ve been cleaned My waitress was amazing tho And the atmosphere was pretty cool This was my second time here, the burger last time was alright! The drink I believe I had was a bowl for 4 ppl and it had cucumbers and berries in it and lemon slices. The drink was pretty delicious!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Probably one of the worst experience I’ve ever had as far as dining. When I book the reservation, I asked not to sit in the bar we were sitting at a high top in the bar. I asked to move, and they said nothing else was available, although that’s how I reserved the table. We saw our waiter a total of three times. The food is subpar. Nothing to write home about. The waiter recommended I get the wings extra crispy. Thank God I said that because I don’t think that they’ve been cooked. When the runner delivered the food, my husband asked for ketchup, and she delivered an empty catchup bottle and then took another five minutes to find a different waiter not our server to get some ketchup. The noise is probably the worst but I understand that it is a game orientated restaurant, so that wasn’t the big thing!

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  7. DanielleR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our food was not all delivered at the same time. By the time the last meal came everyone else in our party had finished. Our waitress forgot to put the 4th order in. The food was very dry. The drinks were terrible. The service was slow and poor.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Bowling experience priced too high. Prohibitive for most.

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  9. BenJr

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food came out 1 plate at a time. My food came out last. By the time it arrived everyone was done eating. Everyone shared with me so I wasn’t hungry by the time it arrived

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  10. DebbieDomestic

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very accommodating for our large group of 60! Thank You!

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  11. ParysM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was 5 of us, we had a great time. Had reservations. Good music. Took longer than expected to get 1 margarita, and they forgot to add the berry skewer in the “berry drink” (can’t think of the name) Someone else in our party ordered tomatoes and mayo on the side, and that took a long time as well. One waiter does not write things down. Nachos, chips and queso, and crispy chicken sandwiches were good.

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  12. Yummy

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Have a large party and (2) of us never even got our food. We asked about it after a long time had gone by and they said we’re just really busy and that was the last I heard. It wasn’t even in our bill so I’m assuming it wasn’t even ordered

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and ambiance great, friendly helpful staff, drinks were good but food could use some work. Nice place to congregate for larger groups.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a good time with amazing people, good food and strong drinks, bringing into the new year.

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  15. LisaF

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was good, food was delicious but it was really loud. We had a reservation so why would put a party of 2 next to a loud big party group of 10 or more. That wasn’t a good idea and it was hard to hear ourselves talk to each other.

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  16. MichaelJ

    Sacramento

    32 reviews

    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall experience - meh. Nice place, lots to do but service disappointed. Took forever for our server to greet us, take our order, and deliver our drinks and food. You could tell he knew it but never apologized. Also our expectations on food were relatively low and were met. Nothing interesting or very tasty. We won’t be returning anytime soon… lots of other options around town.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was horrendous. Order was incorrect twice and after ordering more drinks twice, they were never delivered. Bill was incorrect and included an additional entree. No apology for anything.

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  18. MaggieH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so sweet! We went before the game and they were super accommodating... And went back for a drink after! Wonderful experience. Fully recommend!

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  19. StevenX

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was my first time here and I wasn’t really impressed. It was a game night, so I expected it to be busy, and for the most part it was. I didn’t expect that it would be a condensed menu, but I guess they offer a smaller menu in game days. The quality of the food was not great. Queso dip was watered down and had no flavor. The chips it came with were all the tiny crumbles at the bottom of the bag. Also, the extra side of guacamole (for $2) was sooo small. Nothing else we got was good either. The waitress was nice and the vibe is ok. Just don’t go off you want a decent meal. Maybe a cool place for drinks and that’s it.

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  20. SparkleT

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time going to punch bowl social, I decided to take my sister for her birthday and was hoping it'll meet our expectations and we will have a good time and enjoy ourselves. Upon arrival we was greeted and seated, we then was able to ask our waiter what was the most popular purchased item on menu we was answered with a few options that met our standard, My sister did want a mimosa but that day mimosa wasn't available to keep in mind only sat-sun. We then found the perfect person to help us find a drink my sister will like and this waitress was really great, attentive and helpful mind you she wasn't our original server but she overextended herself to help us and she made my sister birthday, we enjoyed ourselves thanks to her!!

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  21. MichelleL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a large party and Lori was attentive and helpful with our group. Thanks!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was okay but the fries were cold, the service was terrible and we had to get our own condiments because the waitress gave us an empty bottle, lots of attitude from the helpin server. The only good thing was the margaritas , definitely it worth the 180$ spent that night. Has a lot of potential but would recommend rotating out lazy employees, the girls sit in the darts game area and chit chat without check up on people.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. JeffS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I don’t usually like to submit reviews, but our experience was so poor I’d like to warn others of what they might experience. After waiting for almost 90 minutes, we never got our food. Our server was running around and very apologetic, but seemed almost embarrassed that our food was not close to being ready, even an hour after ordering. We were not walk ins, we had a reservation. When I spoke with manager, it was not even apologetic, more of a matter of fact that their cooks called out sick. My point is why even seat more people when you cannot feed them in a timely matter.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    My reservation, which I called TWICE to change from 12 to 18 people, was not ready when I arrived. Manager put my birthday party on the patio, where THERE WAS NO SERVER, so we all had to go inside to order anything we wanted (and also retrieve it). Nothing offered to compensate for the terrible service, not even an appetizer. Food had run out, games were available but crazy expensive.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! We dined here 2 years ago and had an awful experience. It started out fine, but then my youngest daughter didn’t get her food. At all. We asked many times to multiple staff and waited over 90 minutes before paying and leaving without the food. We figured it was a fluke and tried it again today. We had a 6:15 reservation and arrived early. They couldn’t find a table for us, but finally seated us in the bar area at a high top table. I had 2 kids with me, so it ideal but also not a deal breaker. We ordered as soon as a server came to our table (I didn’t order anything because it was a shortened ever menu, so very limited). My kids ordered off the kids menu. Very simple items. We waited over an hour before our waiter returned and told us that the kitchen didn’t have any updates and we’d probably be better off leaving. WHAT?!! So we left and had to find another place to eat at prime time on a Friday night. We missed both events that we planned to attend.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservations were following a Friday night event. We expected delays but not poor attitude from the male assigned to our table. After 1.5 hrs of waiting for our food, 2 trips to the bar (because not once was our drink order asked) and then being berated for getting our own drinks, we left. Of note, we did not receive our dinner so I cannot comment on the food.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Manager said tech issue with our order getting to kitchen but server no where to be found most of time. Went before an event at golden one so we had a hard stop. We got our drinks fast but waited a full hour after ordering food til manager came out and admitted there was an issue and he still didn’t know when the food might arrive. He gave us two orders of fries and comped our drinks, but we had to go to concert without dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. AmberF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Mind you we had reservations for 5pm on a Friday night and this place was not busy when we were seated. Unfortunately we were not aware they’d be offering a VERY limited menu the night we had reservations to dine here. They were out of several of the already limited items, further restricting our options for food. My main came out 15 minutes before the other 2 dishes. This used to be our go-to for family friendly dining near Golden One Center but we won’t be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. LucyandColin

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Christine was fantastic! The food was amazing. We had the Rosemary French fries and cauliflower nachos as an appetizer. Chicken sandwiches and carnitas tacos. Yum! The drinks had a very good pour wow! Be prepared for a loud experience. Super fun!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is terrible. I couldn’t even pretend to like it. Couldn’t even continue to eat it. The waiter was very nice & compd our meal even when I insisted on still paying. Drinks were good, the arcade would have been nice if the machine was working. Would definitely be a fun place to have a few drinks and play their games ! But don’t come for the food

    1 person found this helpful

  31. mandm

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service. Long wait time. Server with an attitude. Won’t be returning.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. KMer

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Terrible terrible service. It seemed that the server was angry that the hostess seated us in her section so she refused to serve us. She went to every other table multiple times but we basically had to beg for service. Food came out cold and we had to find our own utensils and napkins. Worst server ever.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was subpar would not order again. Would not come back. Queso came out cold and basically solidified Guac was good but expensive for a side ($2) and it’s only a small amount. Silver tin what ketchup comes in. Looks like a thimble. Do not recommend

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was mediocre at best. The wedge salad was served with ranch dressing instead of blue cheese dressing. On the charcuterie board there was fried polish sausage and two basic sliced meats with only two pieces of cheese rather than the normal amount. Our server Nathan made this terrible experience better with his service and demeanor.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. MariaP

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good! But the service was very slow. We had to get a busboy to grab a server to help us. We know they were busy but at least acknowledge us, no menus no utensils . We had to get our own drinks from the bar

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor service and the food wasn’t good either. We waited over an hour for the food to be served.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. LisaV

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I booked a table for my team to have a little team building lunch and activities. I went to the restaurant the week before to discuss our plan and verify the activities available to us. They told me that it was first come, first serve, but on a Wednesday at lunch- shouldn't be a problem. When we got there, table was ready- no problems there. Appetizers were delicious. About half the meals we had were just ok. No one was bowling, so we asked to book a couple lanes. They suggested we pay for an hour and then we could add another hour if we wanted to. We were reaching the end of our hour and I bought an arcade card as we were kind of done bowling. Almost immediately after I bought the card, we noticed they seemed to be setting up the area next to us for an event. We asked the lady setting up if they were closing off the arcade as we were planning on moving that way. She informed us they were closing off the whole area, including the bowling lanes! She was waiting for us to wrap up our hour and let her clean up. She needed us out by 2:30 and this conversation was happening at 2:15. They begrudgingly let us try to use the arcade card I bought for 20 min. My irritation was the complete lack of communication. I would not have purchased the card had they given us any indication they were closing for a private event. We were led to believe we had time to enjoy activities and then abruptly informed we needed to clear out. Really left a bad taste in my mouth. They had so many opportunities to tell us that there was a private event that afternoon.

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  38. Forrest

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Absolutely awful service from start to finish. We went there for my 40th Birthday, with a month’s reservation. Despite the reservation, with a note about it being a significant birthday, the host made us wait an extra 15 minutes, then just stuck us on the lamest table l, completely away from the main dinning area. It took over 20 minutes to get our drinks, almost all the food orders were wrong, the waitress tried to get us to take the check early because she was getting off shift, AND she got the check wrong 3 times. This place almost completely ruined my 40th Birthday. Very weak!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. EliotP

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun for friends night out! Love all the recreational amenities here @ PBS Sacramento! Can’t wait to return again and get hyped!😎👍

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  40. KMMM

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Made a reservation ahead of time for a group of 10 and we may as well have been invisible. Never once had a server come by our table, had to do everything on our own and order everything through the bar. I told someone we were going to bowl but would be returning. They told me to tell my server and I said "Oh do we get one of those because I haven;t had anyone come by once today" You'd think maybe they'd try just a little after that but nope. No one cared about providing service to the patrons as much as they did about chilling and socializing with each other. Eff me right?? So ridiculous, I can easily say I will never even consider setting foot inside that horrific place ever again. Service sucked and was non-existent. Beer was either out/unavailable or was served warm and the food sucked, my 12 year old nephew could have provided a better experience for me if he decided to open a pop-up tomorrow.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento is rated 3.3 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento

500 J St suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 10:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
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