After more than two years of anticipation, Punch Bowl Social has opened its doors at 2600 Main Street. We're counting on you to see it for yourself, but here are some details to entice you to make the trip.
It's new to town
The concept is well known throughout the country and the Deep Ellum location is only its second Texas build up, with a future locale in the works for Fort Worth. The large-scale concept can be best described as an entertainment center with food and beverage at its core. While activities throughout the space will certainly catch your eye, the made-from-scratch menu and creative cocktail offerings are not to be missed.
If you're into bowling, you're in for a treat
The bar and arcade combo has 10 lanes tucked away in various corners of the space. Find four full-sized lanes near the 360-degree bar, and other pairs of both full-sized and petite (think smaller balls and pins) lanes in more secluded areas.
Play all you want
Head to the activities bar to reserve bowling lanes, pick up bowling shoes (required for the full-sized lanes and optional for the petite lanes), grab a board game or check out some of the funky gifts that they have available for purchase. Prices for games are listed on a large board near the 360-degree bar and go as follows:
- Bowling: $10/hour until 5 p.m. and $12/hour after that
- Ping pong: $12/hour
- Bonzini: $12/hour
- Giant Scrabble: $10/hour
Board games, cornhole, yardzee, darts and giant jenga are available to play for free. All activities are first come, first served but you can reserve bowling lanes for a special occasion seven days in advance.
Bring the kids
The entire establishment is kid friendly and open to everyone every day of the week until 10 p.m. – so making it a Sunday Funday with the little ones in tow is not an issue. They'll love the board games available at the activities bar, as well as the old school arcade games. Arcade games do require a play card, and those can be purchased at vending machines throughout the space. Game cards start at $5 and most games cost at least $2.
Karaoke lovers rejoice
Spare the crowd at the bar your best rendition of the latest Taylor Swift song by renting out a private karaoke room. The rooms are spacious and have plenty of seating.
- 1-4 people: $35 an hour
- 5-8 people: $45 an hour
It pays homage to its neighborhood
Touches throughout the sprawling 24,000 square-foot space pay tribute to Deep Ellum. The walkway between the diner and bar spaces is lined with wallpaper littered with images of the infamous Deep Ellum sign along Good Latimer, while another wall features cassette tapes (look them up, Gen Z) filled with the sounds of local musicians – all who played local areas at one point or another. Other areas have robot-themed décor, a nod to our favorite steel giant Traveling Man.