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Punch Bowl Social to Reopen in Deer District

Scheduled to open ahead of Bucks Season

By - Aug 13th, 2021 11:59 am

MILWAUKEE (August 13, 2021) –  Punch Bowl Social, the popular interactive restaurant and bar, will reopen its Milwaukee location prior to the Bucks first preseason game in Fall 2021. Located in Deer District and steps from Fiserv Forum, Punch Bowl Social is an official tenant of the 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks organization. Punch Bowl Social Milwaukee has been closed since March 2020 due to COVID-19.

“We are thrilled Punch Bowl Social will reopen in time to welcome fans for the preseason,” says Michael Belot, Vice President of Ventures and Development for the Milwaukee Bucks. “We know the entertainment and hospitality industries were hit hard by the pandemic, and we are grateful that Punch Bowl Social will continue to serve our fans as an amazing Deer District destination.”

As the nation’s preeminent “eatertainment” concept, Punch Bowl Social uniquely combines elevated food and drink with curated locally inspired design, activities and games. Occupying more than 24,000 square feet in the heart of the Deer District, Punch Bowl Social is the city’s premier social gathering place and the perfect choice for pre and post-event gatherings.

Punch Bowl Social Milwaukee features a 360 degree bar, eight bowling lanes, three karaoke rooms, billiards, ping pong, and many other games and activities, as well as TVs throughout. The interior design is a nod to Milwaukee’s unique culture and  its proximity to Lake Michigan.  Guests from far and wide can enjoy a true Milwaukee experience at Punch Bowl Social.

“We are ecstatic to partner with the Bucks and reopen in Deer District,” said Punch Bowl Social Chairman and CEO Robert Cornog, Jr. “With the Bucks pursuing another championship and Punch Bowl Social reopening nationwide, there couldn’t be a more exciting time to reintroduce Punch Bowl to Milwaukee.  Everyone  – Bucks fans, concert-goers, residents and visitors alike can once again look forward to an unparalleled experience and come together to enjoy our food, drinks and social entertainment.”

While the Bucks preseason schedule has not yet been announced, Punch Bowl Social is working closely with Deer District to ensure a reopening in late September or early October. Upon reopening, Punch Bowl Social will offer its full inventory of activities and games, as well as new happy hour specials, brunch on weekends and its signature selection of craft cocktails, local beers and scratch made food.

About Punch Bowl Social:
Punch Bowl Social is widely regarded as the leader in the growing “eatertainment” category with a curated mix of scratch food, innovative craft beverages and social gaming in a design-forward environment. Based in Denver, with fifteen high volume restaurants operating in eleven different states, Punch Bowl Social is an established brand that appeals to a spectrum of guests. For more information about Punch Bowl Social, please visit or follow @punchbowlsocial on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Deer District:
Deer District is Milwaukee’s newest neighborhood and is redefining the city’s downtown. Anchored by the world-class Fiserv Forum, a preeminent sports and entertainment venue and home to the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the 30-acre Deer District is Milwaukee’s premier location for people to live, work and play, and is a hub for the city’s vibrant future. A year-round destination, Deer District features a myriad of dining and entertainment options in addition to Fiserv Forum including The MECCA Sports Bar & Grill, GATHER at Deer District, Cream City Cluckery, The Beer Garden, Good City Brewing, Punch Bowl Social, Drink Wisconsinbly and Insomnia Cookies. Deer District also features a large plaza which serves as an ideal setting to enjoy live music, festivals, outdoor movies, fitness classes and other events. Additionally, Deer District includes the Bucks’ state-of-the-art training center, the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Sports Science Center, and the 550 Ultra Lofts apartment building, which are both located directly across from Fiserv Forum. Future developments for Deer District include a premium boutique hotel (The Trade, opening in Spring 2021), additional high-end apartments, and further commercial, office space, real estate and entertainment opportunities. For more information on Deer District, visit

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