Restaurant, bar and entertainment concept Punch Bowl Social is opening its first Arizona location this September in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.
Eat, Drink, Play, Punch Bowl Social Style
Founded in 2012 by restaurateur Robert Thompson, Punch Bowl Social’s genesis is rooted in placing food and beverage on equal footing with games and social activities, a disruption of the then prevalent model that featured games first, and food and drink as an afterthought. Today, Thompson’s commitment to the culinary and beverage programs is evident across the brand’s 15 locations. Thompson works in partnership with chief culinary and beverage officer Sheamus Feeley, who joined the leadership team in 2018 following a notable career at Hillstone Restaurant Group, to ensure the continued innovation and excellence of both programs.
Punch Bowl Social Phoenix
Punch Bowl Social Phoenix will encompass nearly 22,000 square-feet at 903 N. Second St. and will be housed in a property owned by Phoenix-based developer True North Studio, LLC in the heart of the Roosevelt Row Arts District in the landmark monOrchid building. True North Studio will also collaborate on the project.
Inside, the venue will include a custom built 360 degree bar, outdoor patio space and various lounging and gathering spots ideal for groups both large and small. Ideally-suited to the art-centric Roosevelt Row neighborhood, Punch Bowl Social Phoenix will feature the brand’s distinctive design motif, best described as “dirty modern,” which melds mountain lodge, Victorian, industrial and mid-century modern themes. A fifth design element will pay tribute to the city’s unique character, history and location.
Food and Drinks
Guests to Punch Bowl Social Phoenix will find the restaurant’s high-integrity culinary menu with made-from-scratch items like chicken-n-waffles with chipotle syrup, fried bologna sandwiches, street tacos, and an expanded selection of shareable dishes including pork rillettes and green chorizo fries. The thoughtfully-curated craft beverage program features creative non-alcoholic cocktails, local beers, select wines and the company’s namesake punches.
Further rounding out the experiential offerings is an expansive selection of social activities including ping-pong, darts, board games, classic video games, bowling, private karaoke rooms and more. Punch Bowl Social Phoenix will also feature the brand’s indoor Putt Club, a new social experience that is anything but a standard mini-golf experience. In Punch Bowl Social fashion, the course will start and end at an epic bar where guests will enjoy craft cocktails and scratch-made sharable food.
“We’re thrilled to play a part in the re-envisioning of downtown Phoenix as well as its future growth and sustainability. The Roosevelt Row neighborhood was at the top of our location wish list. It vibrates with nightlife, boutiques, street art and gallery spaces while delivering an unparalleled experience to its many visitors. This really resonated with us as we considered specific sites throughout the city.”Robert Thompson, Founder, Punch Bowl Social
For more information, visit: punchbowlsocial.com