Denver-Based Entertainment And Dining Destination ‘Punch Bowl Social’ Announces Opening Of Downtown Detroit Location

– Bedrock Real Estate Services Signs Lease with Popular Entertainment Venue to Anchor ‘The Z’ Development –

DETROIT – April 2, 2014 – Nationally acclaimed gastro diner, bar and entertainment venue Punch Bowl Social today announced that it will open a new location in the heart of downtown Detroit this fall. The distinct destination will set up its 24,000 square foot street-level shop at 1331 Broadway Street, between Grand River and Gratiot Avenues, in the newly constructed ‘The Z’.

Punch Bowl Social will serve as ‘The Z’s’ anchor tenant and will occupy the development’s full retail frontage along Broadway Avenue. The entertainment hotspot is expected to open in November of this year and will create 150 new jobs in the city.

“We are very excited and proud to add Detroit to the list of outstanding cities that Punch Bowl Social calls home,” said founder and CEO, Robert Thompson. “We are more convinced than ever that Detroit is ready for the kind of unique urban food and beverage experience that Punch Bowl Social will bring.” Punch Bowl Social currently operates venues in Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon, and will open a third location in Austin, Texas, this summer.

The concept for Punch Bowl Social is centered on culinary integrity, entertainment and its acclaimed beverage program. Punch Bowl Social serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. The menu offers made-from-scratch, upscale comfort food, artisan punches, craft cocktails mixed with homemade syrups, juice extracts and bitters, and craft beers. Guests will also enjoy bowling, ping pong, shuffleboard, darts, pinball, foosball, pool, board games, retro video games and private karaoke rooms. Weekend programming will include live DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as Sunday brunch.

Bedrock’s new mixed-use development, ‘The Z,’ opened to the public in January.  The project boasts first-floor retail, state-of-the-art technology and murals painted by 27 different international artists, creating a one-of-a-kind exciting experience for all visitors.

“This announcement is a significant indicator that the momentum of Detroit’s revitalization is attracting national retailers and restaurateurs,” said Dan Mullen, Vice President of Development for Bedrock Real Estate Services. “Punch Bowl Social is the kind of dining and entertainment experience that belongs downtown. The mix of great food, drinks and games is a perfect addition to our growing entertainment scene,” he said.

“Guests are often drawn to Punch Bowl Social for the games, but more often than not, they return for the gastro-diner and craft beverage experience,” Thompson said. “It is not a coincidence that we seek culturally dynamic and growing urban markets like Downtown Detroit.”

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About Punch Bowl Social

Punch Bowl Social brings classic entertainment and real culinary chops together under the same roof, in an environment that is playful, classy and surprisingly intimate. We like to say that Punch Bowl Social is where Paul Bunyan meets Don Draper. Punch Bowl Social’s scratch kitchen serves four meals – counting our late-night snacks! – while the in-house mixologists focus on the craft of cocktails. For more information, visit 

About Bedrock Real Estate Services

Detroit-based Bedrock Real Estate Services is a full-service real estate firm specializing in purchasing, leasing, financing, developing and managing commercial space. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock has recruited more than 100 tenants to downtown Detroit’s Central Business District. A full listing of recruited tenants is available here. For more information, visit

About Opportunity Detroit

Opportunity Detroit is both a mission and a brand that promotes downtown Detroit as a great place to live, work and play. The campaign launched as a partnership between several downtown Detroit businesses, the Detroit Regional Chamber, and dozens of civic and philanthropic organizations in the city. Opportunity Detroit continues to evolve by telling Detroit’s story as an emerging high-tech hub, and the city’s ongoing transformation from its muscle economy of the past to the brain economy of the present and future. For more information visit