Punch Bowl Social—the leading national “eatertainment” concept known for its social gaming, high-quality food and beverages, and engaging spaces—will bring its unique version of a great night out to Columbus when it opens its 16th location at Gravity in Franklinton.
 
Punch Bowl Social features food, drinks and social gaming experiences like classic bowling, lively table games, old-school arcade games, interactive darts and soul-belting karaoke. It will occupy the ground floor—20,970 square feet of space—of Gravity’s Building B, a tower with 257 residences in Gravity’s second phase. The new location is slated to open in the spring of 2024.
 
With this announcement, Punch Bowl Social returns to its growth posture and its pre-Covid status as one of the hottest growing concepts in eatertainment. Punch Bowl Social chose Columbus to launch its first post-pandemic location as the market reflects its core appeal—great energy, an appreciation for well executed food and beverages, and a desire for an exciting, differentiated experience.
 
“We are thrilled to announce that we will be opening our next Punch Bowl Social location in Columbus in the thriving Franklinton Arts District,” says Robert Cornog Jr., Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Punch Bowl Social. “Gravity is the perfect place to lean into our extremely bright future. We cannot wait to throw our hat in the ring and get the party started next year by sharing with Columbus our take on hospitality as the proud host of the unexpected.”
 
Gravity Founder and Kaufman Development CEO Brett Kaufman is excited to bring the nationally celebrated concept to Central Ohio.
 
“Punch Bowl Social has created these incredibly high-energy, enjoyable spaces around the country, and we’re thrilled they’re making their next home in Columbus, in Franklinton, and at Gravity,” says Gravity Founder Brett Kaufman. “Part of being a conscious community is this idea that we want people to live life to its fullest, and having fun, celebrating and laughing is a really important piece of that. Punch Bowl Social is the perfect platform for these shared experiences, and we’re excited to welcome them to our community.”  
 
Founded in 2012 and known for its engaging entertainment experiences, Punch Bowl Social allows guests to indulge in competitive socializing across a variety of activities, from bowling to darts, billiards and ballads. It also offers a diverse menu of from-scratch, chef-driven, contemporary American dishes and custom cocktails. Menu items include fare like ahi tuna tacos, chicken ‘n’ waffles and the vegetarian-friendly Beyond Burger. The signature cocktails list is highlighted by the brand’s eponymous punch bowls, including favorites like I’m on A Whiskey Diet and Steal My Sunshine.
 
Located in Columbus’ Franklinton neighborhood, Gravity is an ethos-driven community of apartments, offices, restaurants, retailers and indoor and outdoor gathering spaces built around wellbeing, expression and impact. The largest conscious community in the world, Gravity’s mission is to offer a physical space and programming to help people live intentional lives pursuing purpose and engagement that positively affect the world. Including its coming third phase, Gravity encompasses nearly 15 acres and almost 2 million square feet of mixed-use space. 
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