Punch Bowl Social - Atlanta

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261 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in The Battery Atlanta entertainment district mere steps from SunTrust Park and Coca-Cola Roxy, Punch Bowl Social Atlanta has what you need to take the game to the next level. With 25,000-square-feet of sheer awesomeness that includes multiple bars, virtual reality, ping pong, billiards, bowling, classic arcade games, craft bevvies and kickin’ food, you may not want to leave and we wouldn’t blame you. Come on people- it’s game time.
What 261 People Are Saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.8
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.7
Value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Awesome place for large gathering. Food was great and the staff was on point

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ShakiaBurnette
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Think it would have been better pre-Covid. Limited menu, several games couldn’t play because of safety reasons (Covid). Really appreciated that they are conscious and want to care for the patrons. I’ll go back as some point.

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LorrieW
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Birthday celebration. Never acknowledged special day!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience

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ml2626
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Made a reservation for myself and my boyfriend. We were seated & waited almost 30 minutes. No server ever came to the table. Saw servers grouped up talking and none of them noticed us sitting down. We left and went to another place for dinner.

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ArahA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Considering COVID guidelines, it was still a great experience... I actually prefer it that way :) Since they skip bowling lanes, we had the entire section to ourselves, the food was delicious and the server was friendly and accommodating.

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AlessandraS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I Always have fun here with My friends. Could have more options for food though...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Super disappointed with our experience. Our appetizer came out with all of our food, our order was wrong, sauces were left off, fries and French dip were ice cold, drinks were left empty for a long time, and the list goes on. The restaurant was nearly empty and there was staff everywhere and they just really dropped the ball. It’s such a cool place with a great drink menu so they have what it takes to be successful if they step up the service game. It was down right pitiful. There is no reason for cold food on a super slow night.

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TheATLKing
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience4

Love the place. The service can be better. The punch bowl was cool. I have no complaints about the food.

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vipReagan
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

For a Monday, at lunch, when it is poring rain, I would have expected faster, more attentive service. There wasn’t another table in our section. Food was very good!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

It was great for my husband and kids. It was his birthday

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LeontaW
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Girls night out. Great time... only negative was the 3-hour wait for all the activities except board games.

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KieshaJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was very mediocre. So if you going just to have fun, that's ok, but don't go for the food. Bowling is more on the expensive side and on the weekend you only get 1hr. Drinks where decent. It is a bit noisy. But we had fun overall.

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AmberS
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience3

I made a reservation three days in advance and the table they saved us was small and not nice. I was embarrassed since it was a birthday party for 6 turned into 8. We wouldn’t have enjoyed brunch because the table was too small so we left.

After a long time to get any service. Our server was great!! We ended up eating in our laps at the bowling alley. I ordered an 8 person bowl that didn’t really have much alcohol in it for the price. My burger was fabulous but my friend ordered the breakfast with bland fried potatoes. It looked terrible. She said it was A flavorless breakfast platter.

I just wasn’t impressed. Just another place to grab food. Nothing spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Service was slow and food was below average

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

first time there. crowded & noisy but nice.. our server was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Server was awesome but the food wasn’t hot. This is the second time I’ve been and the same thing happened. My sister had to send fries back and my tacos weren’t hot. Drinks were very weak as well. Music selection was good and it was cool to play a game. That was the fun part

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FlipBumWalla
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

My company was beyond great, so that might factor into this review. I would say the food was very good. I've had better, but there was nothing wrong. The service was fantastic. They were attentive without being persistent. It was loud. But it's supposed to be loud. The place is incredible. There are so many things to do. People watching is unparalleled.

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Gigi
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

Good experience, service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was tasty but the portions were small for the price

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MikeS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Hard avoid here. Was incredibly chaotic. When we finally found the hostess table in the middle of the second floor they were very rude and even though some of our party had been seated and i showed them our reservation they insisted that we were in the wrong and would not honor the reservation (for which they had seated some of our party already!) and said it didn't exist and that i should go look myself.

The food was atrocious, I ordered the super greens salad and hte quinoa was "crispy" as in undercooked. The salad was drowning in a rancid oil that made me sick.

The "games" were all taken by a private party or were broken. The board games which we thought would be fun were poorly taken care of and had tons of pieces missing.

Spend your birthday dollars elsewhere

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vipBigScottATL
Atlanta
97 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great spot; my first time at the Battery! service and food were great, awesome selection of specialty drinks & beers! parking was easy & free!

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Susan
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Our waiter was great and tried to make up for the kitchen MESS. In our party of 8, 1 order came 30+ minutes later (after all 7 other people had finished eating for quite a while). My goodness - it was just tacos.
My son put the ketchup on his burger and then declared the burger inedible. The waiter agreed that the off-brand ketchup they offer is bad and he won’t eat it either.
I really want to like this place..... but.....

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Tess
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The only negative I have is that it was difficult to play many of the games even though there was very people there.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow!! We had the best time at Punch Bowl Social. First interaction was with our waitress MIA!! She was outstanding she was very attentive quick and had great conversation. She was also on point keeping us aware every step of the way about our orders. Mia was amazing. Next we interacted with Alex how was also a wonderful delight. Alex was extremely sweet and thorough. She even stayed a little late to make sure we got everything we need. She was also very friendly. Those two made for a great interaction. The food and drinks are very tasty. There wasn’t a morsel left and all drinks were drained. Now just the activities alone with the exception of a couple of kinks with the bowling and pin setting machines we had a great time. We casually moved from one activity to the next (there are an abundance) there is something for everyone board games etc. Ambiance was good. The lightning was perfect even the level and kind of music was popping. We can’t wait to our next trip there.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5Food3Service3Ambience5

Fun filled evening

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Angela
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

Go there for the atmosphere, not the food. The menu left a lot to be desired -- nobody at our table of 9 enjoyed their food all that much -- but at least it came out to our table quickly. This place is a fun concept for a night out. We used one of the private karaoke rooms which was great. The multiple bars were also great with a good selection of premium liquors. NOTE: parking in the red parking lot is free if you are there less than three hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and the food was delicious. It was a bummer there was an event downstairs so we were not able to play the games below. However I will definitely try to come back again especially for the mac n cheese.

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LCBRE
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

I was very excited to take my teenagers there (3 of teens + 2 parents) but doubt I will return. It was confusing at arrival. The downstairs was closed with no one to direct you as you walked into restaurant. Though there was a work of art on the wall to indicate there was upstairs dining, it was not lit, so I assumed it was an art piece. I had to guess downstairs was closed and the restaurant was indeed open. No one helped my kids get equipment to play the games. Waitress would leave before getting everyone's order ( this happened multiple times). Seemed like plenty of staff but our waitress could not be found several times - though she was certainly nice enough when present.

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PhillipK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

We had some issues for brunch. All in all, the management stepped up and comped some food and discounter the rest of the bill. Cold entrees, lackluster wait staff, delayed entree. I haven't given a poor review in a long time but this one was deserved. It's a great place to go for fun but to waste a family brunch there was maybe a mistake.

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NormaC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The place is nice and the music is good. However, the menu could better. The drinks taste HORRIBLE!!!! I sent the first drink back and I tried a simple Bacardi and sprite.... somehow they manage to ruin that too. The place has the potential to be great, but only if the hire good bar tenders. People go for the ambiance, but it’s the alcoholic beverages that keep them coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my daughter’s 12th birthday celebration. She and her friends had a wonderful time

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AyeT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

The concept of the restaurant is great, the ambiance and setting is great, the food & service is meh. Our orders came out far apart, luke-warm, and they took forever just to bring a salad. The place wasn't even busy. The manager came by to ask how everything was and didn't even seem like he was concerned when we told him.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing 😍 it’s soo pretty and fun!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Came for brunch for a bday party! Service was okay, our server was not engaged and had no idea about the brunch menu because she “works nights”. But unpleasant
Food was average, lacked seasoning but def had potential.
Best part was the games lol

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Only disappointment was that the big games area was closed for a private event which wasn’t made known to us in advance. Otherwise it was a great experience and we will def be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Absolutely the worst service I have ever had . It was so bad as to be laughable .

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was pretty good, I had the KO burger with an old fashion. My wife had the poblano Mac n cheese, but took over twenty mins to receive our drinks. Service is very slow... have to go back and check out the games over the dining.

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Alexcat
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was fabulous. Smiling and efficient. Handled a large group with ease

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

This was supposed to be a family get together . An engagement (daughter who flew in from Seattle) celebratory dinner /fun night. I personally visited the place twice to ensure there would be no glitches with confirmation that they would be open normal hours. They confirmed twice they were. Few days before I stopped by again to-make sure everything was good. Reservation was for 6:45pm and I receive a call at 2:30pm that they were closing at 8pm. Despite the huge scrambling(I was working) we got there for 6 . Manager Malcolm wasn’t accommodating with the time( one member of our party didn’t make it in time from airport for the occasion) and firmly told me I am leaving at 8 . He’s not sticking around!
I thought - is this how you talk to customers????
I appreciate and respect that it was Christmas Eve, hence my intense searching for a venue that would be open until 10 at least.
Our special evening was ruined!

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Punch Bowl Social - Atlanta is rated 4 stars by 261 OpenTable diners.

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