Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento
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Out of 5 meals, 4 were fantastic, one meal was just okay (chicken tacos). Play the games.. Have the dessert!
Taking 5 year old grandson to the Globetrotters. He said it was the best hamburger and vanilla milkshake ever!
Fun stop for dinner before the game.
We were told we had no reservation under open table. This is the second time this had happened.
We had a terrible experience!!!!!
Our party had one person that could not use the staircase/needed ada compliance, nothing was available to him. The manager was rude about the situation, our waiter disappeared, we received our food before our drinks, we were then alerted it was “last call” at 7:45pm by a screaming bartender before we even finished our meal.
Really great overall, came here to catch up with friends who are home for the holidays. Really fun atmosphere and tons to do here. The food was really good! I wish they had slightly bigger portions for their meals but the food is really good! Would definitely come back soon!
I think that this would be a great place for happy hour where you want to get rowdy and are unafraid of being loud or obnoxious. When we booked our dinner, in proximity to the Golden1 Center for a show, we thought we would give it a try. Let's start with the hostess: We arrived and were 20 minutes late (yes, we should have called). She made us aware of their policy for reservations (reserved for 15 minutes past the scheduled time) and offered us to find our own table in the bar area. It was REALLY loud and energetic and was not what we wanted. So, we went back to the hostess stand to ask if she could find us a table in the more quiet dinner area. She did, escorted us to a table (likely the table we had reserved as it had a "reserved" sign on it), and told us to enjoy our meal. There were at least 20 other open tables and plenty of staff to help out. This was a little odd- why did she just not seat us in our original table if there was SO many tables still open? We thought she could use some customer service training to make people feel welcomed, not reprimanded. Next let's discuss the bar: In our party of 4, only 1 thought their adult beverage was done right. It was mine- a draft beer (albeit poured with a really big head on it!). The other mixed drinks/cocktails were either too sweet (High Fashioned), lacking essential flavors (like ginger beer in a Mule), or lackluster with unexpected sweet (Old Fashioned). We thought the bartender was new and inexperienced. Now the food: We had a mix of things from different areas of the menu. All was good, nothing amazing, but the stand out winner was the Falafel Burger. Now that was something to come back here for.... if only everything else could be fixed!
No choice on burger prep, flavors were ok. Barbacoa was a little chewy. No chocolate shake available.
Fun environment & great flavors!
Food came out before drinks. Way too busy and need more staff
Great place and great food. But it’s always too loud, especially in bar area.
The food was ok. My tacos were cold, but my daughter's burger was fresh and the fries were hot. The noise level was really loud this time. I don't remember it being that loud before. We couldn't hear our waiter very well. But he was awesome and attentive and kind!
Went to the Dave Ramsey Golden 1 event, so even though it was busy with everyone it was amazing food and service!!
Great location in proximity to Golden 1 center. Food was decent and quick considering how busy it was on Saturday. Our waiter was efficient but spoke too fast-lol- and I thought I spoke fast. Either way, we just made a suggestion to move closer to us so we can hear about the daily specials.
Not a good time but the manager was nice and helpful but we would not return. It’s just not for us but others love it there.
We ALWAYS have a great time at Punch Bowl! The food is excellent, as well as the service and the activities
Service was nice. Menu seemed diverse. However, the food was nothing special.
Very fun atmosphere! Drinks and food were great! And service was great!
Great wait staff and drinks
Served my 17yo an alcoholic beverage, by mistake. Drank 1/2 before we knew.
Very friendly and helpful staff. They made sure we were taken care of and went above and beyond in customer service. Great food as well!
The food was good, even if it took a long time to get to us (with almost no other people in restaurant). I asked for a certain drink, they took it down and after bringing out appetizers was told drink wasnt available, so i had to get something else. Then when bowling asked for another drink, was never brought out too us, but was never charged so its ok.
Great food and great service
Great environment and good food.
We typically dine here before a concert. The service is hit-or-miss. This time we had excellent service. However, each visit, the food has been nothing memorable. It’s just a convenient place to have dinner before an event at Golden One. Otherwise, I’d not make a point to go back.
Awesome environment for groups! Food was delicious, but service was somewhat disappointing, in that, we sat for well over 30 minutes to get our bill and missed out on everything the restaurant offered.
Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the drinks were delicious.
The service was excellent. First time here and had a good experience. Our waiter brought us biscuits with a peppery strawberry jam and they were delicious. He was good at telling us about the establishment and activities. My husband had the Shrimp Louie and I had a French Dip. The au jus was too salty but the beef was extremely tender and had a good flavor. Would recommend the cracklings, they were yummy. We would come back.
The service was lacking. Was served room temperature water. Asked for some ice and received 2 cups of ice for our table of 6. Had to keep asking for more ice water. Server came back with 1 cup of ice water. We had cake held for us in the back. When server came to our table with it, our table wasn't even cleared off yet of all of our plates and food. Also, the cake was presented still in the box. I've never been to a restaurant that presented our cake in that manner. So we had to carefully take apart the box to show the cake. A bit ridiculous considering we were charged $10 to hold the cake. More training of the staff needs to happen. Also had several staff memebers serving us. There was miscommunication between staff as to our bill and if it had already been given. We were given the bill 2x. Anyway, it was an unorganized experience and the staff requires mkre training.
Great place to go to before an event at the Golden One Center. Very hip vibe, loud (in a good way), great drink selection, lots of things to do (ie bowling, Foosball, etc...). If you want a quiet place, this isn't your spot. Service wasn't bad, but they were super busy so had some understandable delays.
We had a great time 😀
Not good at all! Chips were stale service bad maybe for bowling it will be fun
Great games and fun time to be had by all ages, but very loud and hard to have a conversation on the bar/game side. Great before a concert of kings game.
The ambiance was great! The place reeked of fun. The Brisket Chili. Disappointing. The meet was chewy. However I would go back to try another dish and maybe reserve one of those bowling alleys.
Our server & food were great. Love the atmosphere. Not happy with the Bar. This is our second visit & on both visits our drinks were delivered towards the end of our meal (even ordered appetizers). I ordered a non-alcoholic drink called The Florist because it was the only one that didn’t have cucumber in the description. It was served with a giant slice of cucumber. Makes me wonder if I got the right drink. It probably would have been a good drink, but since it came out late, the flavors did not go well with the spicy barbacoa tacos & I barely drank it.
This place is not family friendly. We came on a Sunday night. It was not busy. Servers were friendly but changed without notice. Nothing on them menu for a picky child. Had to order him chicken and waffles and the syrup had a strange spice in it. Teens chicken sandwich had an off putting sauce on it and it was fried so it was difficult to eat it so he didn’t. My salad which was said to be a crowd favorite had huge chunks of date, chicken tasted like it was boiled with no flavor and dressing also had no flavor. Overall, not the fun experience I had hoped. They even told us we had to leave by 10pm which was fine by us considering the food was not good, activities host was rude and VR machine was sub par at best.
Excellent burger (with gluten-free bun). Great tacos and yummy milkshake. Tasty guacamole and crab dip.
Server was great, the food was good. Ambiance was lively and fun. However, The drinks were very watered down and food took forever to come out.