Punch Bowl Social Restaurant in Austin – Detailed Review
Punch Bowl Social first launched in 2012 back in Denver, Colorado. Rooted in the English-then-American tradition of communal drinking from a bowl, Punch Bowl Social aims to mix old-fashioned socializing with fun entertainment that any adult can enjoy.
It’s Austin location is no different. They first opened at the Domain in 2014 with some remodeling done over the years. Their second location is on West Sixth and opened in 2019.
Punch Bowl Social Menu
Punch Bowl has a great menu full of classic American brunch, lunch, and dessert options. With the majority of the food at under $30, your wallet and stomach will be happy as can be. At least until you make your way to the many forms of entertainment that Punch Bowl has to offer where you’re sure to spend the money you save on your meal.
Their drink menu is well crafted – pun intended. Classic options like Beer and Ale, IPA’s are on, but so are some cocktails both alcoholic and not. All of their drinks are incredibly affordable, ranging from $8-$15.
Clock strikes midnight? Don’t worry about missing out on dinner. Their 21+ late-night menu has a few filling features like their Knockoff Burger, Cocoa Dusted Carnitas Tacos, and Cauliflower Nachos.
Punch Bowl’s Specials
Punch Bowl’s happy hour is every Monday-Thursday from 4-6 PM where $5 can get you plenty of drinks. I strongly recommend getting their Margarita or a Tom Collins – maybe even both since it’d run you $10.
If you’re hungry, their mouth-watering Knock Jr burger is the most expensive during happy hour at just $11. Other than that, you can find some other savory morsels like their Siracha Peanut Fries and Cauliflower Nachos.
Making reservations is fairly easy. You first go to the website, find your location, click “make a reservation” and look for the next available time for you and your party’s preferred activity: Dining, Karaoke, Bowling, or even all three. After selecting the time that works best, you simply enter your guest information and you’re all set!
If you plan on bringing a big party (10+ people), you’ll have to email ahead of time to make sure they have the capacity.
Locations and Hours
Punch Bowl has two locations in Austin. Their Domain location is right in front of Gloria’s at the corner of Esperanza Crossing and Domain Drive.
Their Downtown location is on the corner of 6th Street and Congress Avenue, right next to the CVS Pharmacy. Both locations have similar hours, open Wednesday-Thursday from 11 AM – Midnight, Friday from 11 AM – 2 AM, Saturdays from 10 AM – 2 AM, and Sundays from 10 AM- Midnight.
However, their Downtown location is closed Monday-Tuesday while the Domain location remains open from 11 AM – Midnight.
Punch Bowl Bowling
Austin’s Domain and Downtown locations are fairly similar when it comes to Bowling with 8 and 7 lanes respectively. Each charges $12/hr per person from Open to 3 PM and $14 from 3 PM-close. Shoe rental is included in this price. Bring your own socks or you’ll owe $7 for a pair.
Punch Bowl Social FAQs
What games are at Punch Bowl Social?
Between tabletop and arcade games, Punch Bowl has a great selection of games for any adult to enjoy. It’s best to check out their website and locations for any specific details.
Who owns Punch Bowl Social?
It’s Austin-based finance company CrowdOut is now the current owner of Punch Bowl, with Robert Cornog and Richard Flaherty being the current CEO and CFO’s.
Where are Punch Bowl Social headquarters?
Punch Bowl is based out of Denver, Colorado.
If you’re in town and are looking for a good, inexpensive time then Punch Bowl Social is the place to be. Featuring fun things all adults can do and great late-night hours, the party never stops while you’re there. Just make sure to make a reservation, especially if you’re planning a party, before heading over.