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Punch Bowl Social Brings a Booze-Fueled Gamers Paradise to Fort Worth

The Denver-based chain also has a 23,000 square-foot monstrosity in the works for Deep Ellum

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After first announcing plans more than two years ago to bring its “proven millennial magnet“ to Deep Ellum, Punch Bowl Social will open a second North Texas outpost in Fort Worth’s West 7th entertainment district.

The gamers paradise will debut a smaller footprint (only 12,500 square feet as opposed to other locations‘ 23,000 square feet) at 1100 Foch Street in December. Despite being half the size of its 14 other national locations, Punch Bowl promises to have a wide array of diversions found at its other outposts including duck pin bowling, ping-pong, Skeeball, darts, board games, classic video games and more, all wrapped up in its signature ”mountain lodge meets Victorian, industrial, and mid-century modern” space.

Eats from James Beard Award-winning Chef Hugh Acheson will be on offer, including “fresh, modern“ takes on Mexican fare and super-trendy food staples like avocado toast and a superfood grain bowl. Plus, there will be boozy punch bowls for parties of eight, a robust cocktail menu, and alcohol-infused milkshakes.

Punch Bowl already operates a location in Austin, with a second planned for next year. Its Dallas outpost will open this fall, and as far as coming to Fort Worth? Founder and CEO Robert Thompson said in a statement that Fort Worth is ”too good of an opportunity” to pass up. ”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,“ he said.

Expect for Punch Bowl Social to make its Cowtown debut in late 2018. The chain’s Dallas location, originally expected to open this summer, should arrive before that, sometime this fall.