Stapleton’s former air traffic control tower will see some action again starting Saturday, November 18, at the grand opening of Punch Bowl Social.
The restaurant, bar, bowling alley, arcade, and more is housed across 32,000 square feet at the base of the tower. It will open to ticketed guests from 7 to 9 p.m. for unlimited appetizers, drinks, and games, and all of the $20 ticket proceeds will benefit nonprofit We Don’t Waste. After 9 p.m. the newest Punch Bowl Social will open to the public.
This is the 10th location for the business that started in Denver in 2012 and has since expanded across the Midwest, West Coast, and Texas, with nine more locations planned across the country over the next two years.
Punch Bowl’s Southern-leaning food menus were created by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. Indoor entertainment covers all the bases — six bowling lanes, bonzini, darts, ping-pong, two private karaoke rooms, a photo booth, shuffle board, giant scrabble, and a wrap-around full bar with sports screens. Outside activities will include two regulation-sized bocce courts, ping pong, corn hole, giant Jenga, an astroturf lined “pool”, stadium seating, a gazebo, and a beer garden.
Starting Monday, Nov. 20, Punch Bowl Stapleton will open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. It will close on Thanksgiving and reopen Friday, Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. Check the website for normal opening hours as well as weekday happy hour and weekend brunch times.