clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Punch Bowl Social to Bring Virtual Reality Games to Chicago in March

More games are coming to Fulton Market

Punch Bowl Social Schaumburg
Marc Much
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

After a delay, Punch Bowl Social has an opening date for its first Chicago location. Already open since 2015 in suburban Schaumburg, Punch Bowl will now open on March 10 at 310 N. Green Street — a space once ticketed for Brooklyn Bowl. While Punch Bowl won’t host live music like Brooklyn Bowl would have, the two-floor and 30,000-square-foot space features food, booze, vintage arcade games, Skee-ball, and more.

Private karaoke rooms, a bocce court, bowling, and TVs for sports are also present, according to a news release. The space also includes virtual reality gaming. Punch Bowl didn’t detail what titles or how the tech would be implemented. Drinks will come from a “custom-designed 360-degree bar.” It’s unclear if that’s just marketing jargon or something that will actually wow customers. The first floor will feature a vintage laundromat-inspired design including vinyl floor tiles. They’ll used communal tables made from repurposed laundry carts.

Punch Bowl Social serves punch.

The food in Fulton Market, like at Punch Bowl’s 11 other locations, comes from a menu developed by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson. Playful pub favorites include lobster bacon fries, roasted cauliflower nachos, monkey bread French toast, and more.

Punch Bowl will be open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Stay tuned for more information as Punch Bowl will be open in time for March Madness.

punch bowl social

1001 National Pkwy, Schaumburg, IL 60173 (224) 836-9080