Punch Bowl Social
1100 American Lane | Schaumburg, IL | 224.836.9080 | website
The first question I ask myself is what makes a new place unique and interesting? This is an easy question to answer for the Punch Bowl Social in Schaumburg. There simply are not many venues in the suburbs that provide the breadth of dining and entertainment options to its guests.
We began our evening with three ‘New School’ drinks:
- Bourbon Smash;
- El Macho; and
- High Fashion.
All three of these were very different from each other and very different to anything I’ve had before.
In addition to their New School drinks, they also have four different types of Punch. By far, my favorite was their Lord Stanley’s Cup Punch made with coconut rum and Bacardi 8 year old rum. This needs to be on your must-try list. And finally, I sampled their Milk-Xologist #4 Adult Milkshake made with vanilla soft serve, branca menta, coffee liqueur and mint sprig. This is the perfect dessert if you like to drink your calories.
Get adventurous and try any one of their Punch or New School or Adult Milkshake creations… you’re not going to be disappointed!
Their food menu is equally impressive:
- They have Share Plates Appetizers that you will not find at any other restaurant. Here’s a quick sampling: Deviled Eggs, Roasted Eggplant Dip, Spicy Mango Jalapeno Quesadilla, and Cauliflower Nachos.
- They have a great selection of salads, cast-iron burgers, craft sandwiches, and gastro dinners. If you like Chicken and Waffles… they’ve got ‘em. I’ve tried Cuban sandwiches in several other places and this one tasted like it was prepared in Miami… it was terrific.
Their menu philosophy is a nutrition forward leading edge dishes. I can honestly say that I think they nailed it.
The Punch Bowl Social is an outstanding dining and entertainment destination. It is a huge venue with three floors of excitement. In addition to terrific food and drinks, they have a huge number of activities to enjoy.
For example, they have two bowling alleys… one on the 2nd floor and one on the lower level. If bowling is not your thing, there are a number of different options to choose from. They have an 8-person foosball table (I had never seen one of those before). This is a great choice for a large group. You can also enjoy darts, ping-pong, shuffle board, and bags. And finally, if you’re into vintage arcade games, they have those too.
A concept that is popular on the east coast and west coast is private Karaoke rooms. The Punch Bowl Social has several rooms available. Please call them for details.
In summary, the Punch Bowl Social in Schaumburg is the perfect answer to the question always asked by friends, family, and significant others: What do you want to do? This will quickly become your favorite hangout!
Also published on examiner.com