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About Punch Bowl Social Detroit

Punch Bowl Social has eliminated having to choose between respectable food and beverage, and a great social experience. PBS 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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
7AM - 2AM

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(313) 749-9738

Website:
http://punchbowlsocial.com/detroit/

Entertainment:
Bowling, ping pong, billiards, darts, marbles, private karaoke, board games, floor shuffle, table shuffle, 80's arcade

Parking Details:
Street parking only.

Executive Chef:
Sergio Romero

Punch Bowl Social Detroit Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

3.8

Service

3.6

Ambience

4.0

Value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Group Bookings (6)
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Bar Seating (5)
Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Child-Friendly (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Lunch (2)
Pre/post-theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Cozy (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Late-Night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Neighbourhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
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Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a reservation at 6:30 pm for 7 and I was excited to get my team together for some fun and relationship building, just doing something different - having fun downtown. At 3:00 on the day of our event/reservation, I heard from the restaurant that we would not have access to any activities because of private parties. We still kept the reservation and wanted to have the experience of the restaurant, hoping it would still be lively and fun - but it wasn't. Food was fine, drinks were good, service was good - but we were hoping for so much more since we can get that in many other places.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great Brunch and excellent staff. Whether we have been there for brunch or drinks after a sporting event, this place is a lot of fun.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a 1:00pm reservation but ended up arriving by 11:45am and it was no problem. We both ordered the Fargo bowl which is a wonderfully eclectic and healthy option but filling and satisfying as well. We were meeting up on a holiday to talk for hours so we ordered various drinks as well. It was incredibly loud in the dining part of the restaurant, which is unusual.. because they had a college game blasting. But we commented on it and the waitress took care of it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Great for Brunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was amazing. Kids had a blast at the arcade. Only issue was one of the entrees we ordered arrived at least 15 minutes after the other entrees.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
Food2
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

Restaurant was out of items and service was inattentive

Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Babysitting the kids

Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went there for Christmas Eve. Not a good choice for what I had in mind...no ambiance. They seated us in the bar area (where we were the only guests). Main dining room would have been better. Very cold temperature made it uncomfortable. Service was good. Food looked unattractive but was actually tasty. Would be fine for casual dinner just not special occasion.

Food1
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The restaurant wasn’t even 50% full. Our server was very nice. However, the kitchen was a total mess. It took 45 min for our appetizer to come. It was sitting under lights for a good 25 min before arriving to our table (we were seated right by the window and could see it) it was cold and lacking flavor. The staff overall seemed very slow and uninterested. Every table surrounding us was upset with their meals (cold, taking too long, wrong dish, etc). Our entrees arrived and looked rushed and not prepared well at all. I usually don’t complain about dining experiences, but this one was exceptionally disappointing. PBS is a place to get drinks and play games....nothing more.

Food3
Ambience2
Service3
Value2

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Disappointed that Punch Bowl thought to call and confirm our reservation but FAILED to mention that a majority of the restaurant would be closed down due to a private party. We had kids in our group that we specifically took there to enjoy the entertainments such as bowling & darts. This is the fun of going to Punch Bowl and it was not available to us. Very poor experience and only 1 single bathroom for our side of the restaurant available!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 30, 2017

The atmosphere of this place was amazing. Nice loud place to get together with some friends. Would definitely recommend for get together. Food was just OK, but we went for the fun.

Tags: Scenic View, Fun, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on November 17, 2017

We did not have a wait. We walked right in and we’re seated immediately. Everyone was very nice and friendly, especially our waiter. The only reason I did not rate 5 stars is because my friend and I were looking forward to bowling and the other activities. However, Quicken Loans rented out the part of the venue that included the bowling alley. Other than that, we had a great town! My friend was visiting from out of town and she kept saying how good the food was!

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
Food1
Ambience2
Service1

vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Game day. Totally unrelated for the crowd. We waited for 90 minutes and never got our food so we left and went to the game which also was poorly managed by the way.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place for a served brunch...the grits are amazing

Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I was pleased with the food. The shrimp and grits, waffles, black eye pea humus, and red velvet cake were all delicious.

The food appearance, flavor, amount and price are all good; however, the service suffers.

The wait staff needs to be trained. Their attire is atrocious, ranging from too small tops to jeans with tears up to their behind while the chef and food service team have nice uniforms.

Also, the music is ridiculously LOUD! One cannot hold a conversation with table guest and even the wait staff could not hear without us shouting when we placed our order.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great place to meet for food or and or refreshments, this place has a lot of activities to do from bowling to watching TV

Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The restaurant was not crowded but it still took over an hour for a party of 4 to receive food after ordering.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our server was fantastic. Food was good, but underwhelming/nothing super-special, and we had to cancel our dessert order because everything was taking so long and we had to get to a concert. The drinks were great though!

Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

It took them 3 tries before they could deliver a warm bologna sandwich with melted cheese & toasted bread.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Live Sports
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The hostess could care less if we were there...POOR attitude...waitress was very pleasant . Need a much larger menu for vegetarians...

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
Food1
Ambience1
Service3
Value1

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Just about the worst restaurant I ever ate in east of the Mississippi

Tags: Healthy
Food1
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service was terrible. Food was hard and tasted old. The waitress was ignoring us and walking away when we were given orders. She was unprofessional and she seemed very irritated with her job. She was rolling her eyes and being rude.

Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great place to take kids or teens who want to game and hang out. We went from 3:30 pm-6:00 so it was not overly crowded and that was great for us. The servers were very friendly and helpful but it was slow and inaccurate.

Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

 
 (Columbus)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Food was fantastic, but the service was really bad. We were there on a Tuesday night at 7pm and it took forever to get our drinks. The manager ended up having to make my drink it was taking so long. The food came out at a fine pace, but we waited for quite a long time to get our check as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Service was awesome and the food was great!!! A real nice experience

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Drinks are small and overpriced. Chicken and biscuits was dry and no sauce.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience5
Service3
Value3

 
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 22, 2017

I have been to Punch Bowl before but today was diffferent. The service was not the best and the food was ok. The staff at the host stand were very loud and unprofessional in there conversations as I sat at the bar a few feet away. The bartender was speaking with off duty staff and took 7 mins to acknowledge me and take my order. One item that I ordered was charged incorrectly (it was not put in as happy hour). I love the chicken and waffles but today they were dry. The second drink I ordered was mad incorrectly. Our server when I was at my dinner table was phenomenal! Great attitude and service. She was my only highlight this time.

Food2
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Meant for this to be a fun stop during a bachelor party to drink up and have fun with the games they had to offer(bowling, pool). Reserved a table for my buddies on a WEDNESDAY. Was not informed that the entire social/game area was completely blocked off for an event.

Considering this seems to be the main attraction for this establishment, it seems a bit unfair to not at least be informed that you can't get access to 3/4 of the place.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Our server Alex was amazing, and our food was great!

Tags: Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Our visit was exquisite. Our food was great and our server Rachel was very friendly and accommodatingredients. That was my first time there and loved it. I will definitely be returning with more friends

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Very nice experience. Food was interesting and good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Healthy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on May 11, 2017

The food was pretty good and the drinks were enjoyable. The only dissapointment was that the side of the restaurant with all of the activities was rented out and unavailable for use. This was one of the only reasons we came to Punch Bowl. Would be nice if they maybe posted this at their entrance to let customers know.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Special Occasion
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toledo)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Was not notified that the main area of the establishment was not available, disappointing.

Tags: Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We have now dined at the Denver and Detroit Punch Bowl Social's and they are amazing all around. Such a fun atmosphere, great food, and the drinks are amazing. It is perfect for gathering with friends or enjoying a night out with your partner. I would 100% recommend this location.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Good food and good service

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Should not be able to make reservations after a certain time as you can't get a full menu. We had to order off the snack menu. However, the food was still good. In addition, at that time, although we were seated at a table, the waitress informed us that she couldn't serve us and that we had to get up and go to the bar to order our food and drinks. Thanks

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Server was amazing. Food was delicious. Music was a bit too loud.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Worst Bloody Mary I have ever had!!!

Tags: Good for Groups
Food1
Ambience3
Service1
Value2

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 26, 2017

We had A very bad experience.Restaurant was not busy. Food came out wrong and service was horrible. Will not be going back.

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Alicia the waitress was AMAZING! She totally made me and my dates experience excellent. She was full of energy and made us laugh all night. The food was out prompt and the service was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Great place to bowl and have drinks. Also good arcade area and good for celebrating birthdays!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene

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