By: Jessica Peralta
Parents looking for some time away from the kids? Look no further than the one-stop entertainment experience of Punch Bowl Social in Rancho Cucamonga.
Part of a dining and activities concept founded by CEO Robert Thompson, Rancho Cucamonga’s Punch Bowl Social offers the same layout as its sister locations, including a throwback diner, three bars including a 360-degree bar, bowling lanes, and other social gaming like ping pong and classic arcade games. But every location also has its own personality based on its surrounding community.
“Punch Bowl Social makes an excellent place for a date night for busy parents,” says Thompson. “We consider ourselves a one-stop date-night experience. Start by sharing a drink at one of the bars and catch up after a long day. Then order dinner, with options like the sought-after Superfood Grain Bowl, A La Bama Chicken Sandwich, a selection of tacos or the ever-popular Chicken ‘N’ Waffles. Finally, finish the night by singing a duet – or rocking out – in one of the private karaoke rooms.”
First opening in Denver, Colorado in 2012, the Rancho Cucamonga location opened in May 2017. The restaurant offers made-from-scratch menu items, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails and signature punches. There are also house-made milkshakes, fizzes and fresh juices. The restaurant becomes 21 and over after 10 p.m.
All games are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Private karaoke ranges from $35 to $45 an hour, bowling is $10 to $12 per person per hour, and board games, card games and giant Jenga are free. Punch Bowl Social Rancho Cucamonga will open Punch Bowl Social Putt Club, an 18-hole miniature golf course, in spring 2019.
“We welcome guests to come and stay awhile,” says Thompson. “That’s one of the beauties of Punch Bowl Social. You can spend your entire evening here, moving from the diner to the bar to the bowling lanes and never get bored. It’s a great place for a date, a party or just a night out with friends.”