There’s a relatively new restaurant concept that is making waves in cities across the nation. It’s called Punch Bowl Social, and some are saying that it’s exactly the type of place that Buffalo – Canalside – needs. The company has already set up in a number of Rust Belt cities, meaning that Buffalo should be on their radar. Punch Bowl Social is a concept that mixes bowling, craft beer and cocktails, arcade style games, and quality food into an aesthetically hip atmosphere.
“Punch Bowl Social has eliminated having to choose between respectable food and beverage, and a great social experience. Punch Bowl Social brings ‘Old School’ entertainment, culinary refinement, and a modern beverage program under one roof. Our “Dirty Modern” style combines industrial, Victorian, and Modern design elements in a playful, timeless setting for all.” – Punch Bowl Social
Founded by Robert Thompson, the concept brings together many of the aspects that are currently hot (drinks and food), while infusing timeless activities such as bowling – updated to fit into the modern day lifestyle of various age groups. It’s The Big Lebowski-meets-Katz’s Delicatessen, with bowling, shuffleboard and Space Invaders thrown in for good measure.
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