Punch Bowl Social - Sacramento

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American
Courtside to the Kings Golden 1 Center, Punch Bowl Social Sacramento is all about red carpet treatment for all of the Legends-In-Our-Own-Minds. This 25,000-square-foot hot spot is set up with bowling, billiards, darts, ping-pong, karaoke and other games that’ll have you running point all night. And because amazing food and craft cocktails always take things to the next level, we’ve got those covered too. Score. #herestogoingoutright
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3.9
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4.0
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4.0
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BC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Out of 5 meals, 4 were fantastic, one meal was just okay (chicken tacos). Play the games.. Have the dessert!

PE
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking 5 year old grandson to the Globetrotters. He said it was the best hamburger and vanilla milkshake ever!

RS
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun stop for dinner before the game.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We were told we had no reservation under open table. This is the second time this had happened.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

KK
Sacramento
134 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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!

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

No choice on burger prep, flavors were ok. Barbacoa was a little chewy. No chocolate shake available.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun environment & great flavors!

MK
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food came out before drinks. Way too busy and need more staff

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place and great food. But it’s always too loud, especially in bar area.

S
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

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!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Dave Ramsey Golden 1 event, so even though it was busy with everyone it was amazing food and service!!

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience1

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.

LK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ALWAYS have a great time at Punch Bowl! The food is excellent, as well as the service and the activities

MG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was nice. Menu seemed diverse. However, the food was nothing special.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very fun atmosphere! Drinks and food were great! And service was great!

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait staff and drinks

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Served my 17yo an alcoholic beverage, by mistake. Drank 1/2 before we knew.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

WA
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment and good food.

TS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

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.

C
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. The food was excellent and the drinks were delicious.

OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

KA
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

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.

BC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time 😀

L
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Not good at all! Chips were stale service bad maybe for bowling it will be fun

TH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

AH
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

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.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent burger (with gluten-free bun). Great tacos and yummy milkshake. Tasty guacamole and crab dip.

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Concert event.

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.