About Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social - knock off burger
Punch Bowl Social – knock off burger

The basics

Punch Bowl Social is a restaurant/bar/entertainment facility opening on September 21st in The Gateway in downtown SLC. The business is part of a national chain that focuses on craft beer and cocktails, elevated diner food and fun gaming activities.

Need to know

Punch Bowl Social offers a mix of food, drinks and fun. Some of the standout points about this SLC business include:

  • Punch Bowl Social has an award-winning craft cocktail program and a from-scratch culinary program. These guys mean business when it comes to the food and drink.
  • The Salt Lake City location has a variety of games and activities – from ping-pong, mini-bowling, darts, private karaoke, arcade games, board games and more!
  • The name Punch Bowl Social comes from old fashioned parties called punch bowl socials where people would gather 'round a punch bowl and socialize, dance and play games.
  • Punch Bowl is known for their “shareables” – plates that can be passed around the table and shared between everyone. Our Chicken 'N Waffles are also famous (made with a chipotle citrus maple syrup).
    Prices for food range from $7.00 – $18.50
  • There are a wide range of drinks from craft cocktails to freshly-squeezed juices to mocktails and house-made sodas – so no one will feel left out when it comes to beverages
  • There is no cover charge at Punch Bowl Social but several games do have a pay per play price
Punch Bowl Social - interior
Punch Bowl Social – interior

Opening hours:

Monday – Thurs 4pm – midnight
Friday 4pm – 1am
Saturday 10am – 1am
Sunday 10am – midnight

Starting October 14th 2019 Punch Bowl SLC will be open for lunch from 11 a.m. Monday – Friday. See our preview of the opening here.

Other details

Menu: see here
Cuisine: Elevated pub grub
Alcohol: Full bar, 21+
Vibe: Fun, trendy
Cost: Moderate
Seating: Tables, high tops, private rooms, counter
Parking: On site at The Gateway

From our news archives…

The following list of articles are all the times we’ve mentioned Punch Bowl Social here on Gastronomic Salt Lake City.

Punch Bowl Social - knock off burger

Covid closures, a running tally of the impact on the SLC food scene

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Supporting black owned businesses, closures and other news around town

Black owned restaurants Makaya Catering poulet Yoganese With the nation grappling to understand and...
Log Haven - chipotle honey galzed salmon

Valentine’s Day 2020 dining specials and upcoming events

One of the busiest dining days of the year is almost upon us, and if you want to celebrate it with that...
Lovebird's Hot Chicken

The unstoppable rise of the fried chicken sandwich

2020 might be the year of the rat, but 2019 was most definitely the year of the chicken; well the year of...
SkinnyFATS at The Gateway

Essential Salt Lake City restaurants to check out in 2020

By about about now you should be coming out of that blissful, holiday-induced haze. Wall to wall calories and carefree attitude...
Ginger Street - pad Thai

State Of The Plate 2019

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DABC news, closures, dining specials and Fall product launches

All Star Bowling / Pins N Ales - now licensed The headline news out of the October DABC...

More than fifty new restaurants, bars and businesses to keep an eye on

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Spooky food and drink specials plus other not to miss menu updates

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Santo Taco (City Weekly | John Taylor)

Lobster through lengua – running down all the latest restaurant reviews

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Get ready for Salt Lake City’s next hot spot

And while you're at it...how about entering to win a pair of tickets to the grand opening on Saturday night too? ...
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Free food samples, DABC news, unmissable grand openings, closures, and more

DABC News Slackwater coming to Sandy (Slackwater) No major shocks or surprises at the August...
The Old Goat - Borderline Pigs in a Blanket (The Old Goat)

Wrapping up June’s food news, DABC updates and more

DABC news Despite a relatively long meeting (clocking in at over two hours), there weren't any huge shocks or...
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New restaurants around SLC you won’t want to miss

Baek Ri Hyang We might be five or more years behind the curve, but Korean food is finally starting...
Chedda Burger - coming to The Gateway with beer (Chedda Burger)

Liquor law loopholes, restaurant closures, award winners and much more

DABC news Making the headlines across the land this month was Social Axe's return to the commission, seeking to...

It’s A Wrap April: DABC Updates, Mother’s Day

DABC Licenses Enough ink has been spilled as a result of the April DABC meeting that you'd think the...
The Rising Bun - comrade fries (Rising Bun)

It’s A Wrap – February 2019

DABC Licenses Mountain West Cider - desolation A brace of noteworthy items from this month's...
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Essential Salt Lake City restaurants to check out in 2019

I'm not one to sugar coat things, so I'm going to give you it straight right now. Take a last glance...
Soup at Stratford Proper, opening any day soon now (Stratford Proper)

It’s A Wrap – November 2018

DABC licenses The following is the round up from November's DABC meeting, a relatively brisk meeting all said and done, but one with a few...