I have heard so much about Punch Bowl Social in Detroit, I was so happy to finally check it out for myself to see what all of the buzz was about.

I first noticed that our hosts Jeri & Raymond were sure to keep their favorite drinks & food coming to us, and fast to share information with us & answer questions, especially for our gluten-free guests.

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My first dinner experience was the PUNCH BOWLS (makes sense from the name, right?). While PBS does offer individual menu options, the setting is best suited for parties to mingle & share together. I actually really liked both of these drinks, but maybe the Shrubbery drink slightly won out for to be my favorite of the 2. & drinking from vintage dinner wares makes everything more fun & glamorous.

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Drinks in hand, we toured the sights of PBS. Like the theme of the punch bowls, I could tell this was not a “normal” restaurant where one might just come for a lunch or even with just a date or a few friends (though that is possible with the diner-style seating staged throughout). PBS encourages reservations for a whole party experience. The Holiday Lodge cozy lounge & game area, karaoke rooms, small bowling alleys, 4 bars, & buffet-style tables, appetizers, & menu choices are able to be reserved & geared for groups of all kinds. Jeri has coordinated parties & events of all kinds & sizes. From a 5 person/1 hour karaoke party in a small room all the way to large (1,000 people) wedding & corporate holiday events. All of the rental pricing is available on the PBS website, & Jeri is also available to consult for the perfect party plan.

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All of the wandering makes bloggers hungry, so we were served some of the menu favorites, buffet party style of course.

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My favorites were the sweet maple & walnut chicken & waffles, cauliflower nachos, & the healthy & flavorful cheese & veggies on the Farmer’s Board.

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For everyone not familiar with Detroit, the easiest place to park is the Z Garage Deck, since it is attached to PBS. The Compuware garage is nearby & a good Plan B.

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Written by Bonny Buckner

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