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Cool bowling and beer concept pins down location for Fort Worth

Cool bowling and beer concept pins down location for Fort Worth

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Bowling and beer make the world go round. Photo courtesy of Punch Bowl Social

UPDATE: Punch Bowl Social in Fort Worth will open on July 27 with a grand-opening party benefiting PFLAG Fort Worth. Tickets to the party, taking place 7-9 pm, cost $20. For more information about the party and tickets, click here.


Denver entertainment concept Punch Bowl Social is coming to Fort Worth. Dubbed an "eatertainment" concept, it'll open in the West 7th entertainment corridor, in the former Times Ten Cellars space at 1100 Foch St.

This will be the second location for the award-winning lifestyle brand, which balances eating, drinking, and playing, all under one roof, with made-from-scratch dishes and craft beverages — both alcoholic and non-alcoholic — combined with social gaming; a location was previously announced for Dallas' Deep Ellum neighborhood.

Punch Bowl Social's Fort Worth location will represent an exciting evolution in the company's expansion with a new, more compact model.

Historically, Punch Bowl Social properties have encompassed approximately 25,000 square feet, but the Forth Worth location will be half that size. While this newest configuration will occupy less space, guests will enjoy the same combination of food, drink, and fun.

Punch Bowl Social Forth Worth will feature a refreshed menu that melds the best of the American diner with a fresh, modern take on Mexican cuisine that's designed by chef and Food Network regular Hugh Acheson.

It'll also boast an expansive selection of social activities including duck pin bowling, ping-pong, karaoke, darts, board games, classic video games, and more.

The brand's design aesthetic is unique: think mountain lodge meets Victorian, industrial, and midcentury modern design. Smaller design themes nod to Fort Worth, including "Rockin' Robin" birds printed around the main bar (singer Bobby Day was born in Fort Worth) and custom possum-inspired wallpaper in the karaoke room (for Fort Worth band Toadies' song "Possum Kingdom.")

Punch Bowl Social founder and CEO Robert Thompson says in a release that the move to introduce a smaller footprint in the Punch Bowl Social portfolio was inspired by their desire to open a location in Fort Worth. He credits the opportunity on West 7th with mobilizing him and his team to find the right design schematic.

"Fort Worth was too good of an opportunity for us to pass up," he says. "It's a fantastic city with a well-known cultural scene. Add in everything that's happening along the West 7th Corridor and we knew we had to be here. I can’t think of a better place to launch this newest iteration of Punch Bowl Social."

Punch Bowl Social debuted in Denver in 2012 and has locations in 14 cities across the country including Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Sacramento, and San Diego.

Fort Worth marks the company's fourth planned Texas property. Punch Bowl Social Austin opened in 2014; Punch Bowl Social Dallas is slated to open in November 2018 and a second Austin location, scheduled to open in early 2019 in the heart of downtown, was announced in April.


Stephanie Allmon Merry contributed to this story.