An "experience that is thoroughly unique—insane, even." That's how the Denver Post describes navigating the gaming options inside Punch Bowl Social's 24,000-square-foot home. Besides classic bar games such as billiards, pinball, and darts, the emporium encompasses skeeball, board games, and a 1980s-style arcade. If that's not enough, a full-floor shuffleboard court and an eight-lane bowling alley add to the mix with comfortable leather seating framing play areas.
To match Punch Bowl Social's eclectic entertainment, its culinary team crafts equally fun and varied diner bites. On the weekends cooks focus on breakfast options such as mixed berry waffles, cast-iron skillets, and biscuits and gravy served with cage-free eggs. Lunch and dinner options include chicken and waffles, street tacos, a patty melt, and a catfish sandwich with jalapeno slaw. A special menu of pickled foods includes okra and jalapenos and helps game players make just the right puckered face to distract competitors from scoring. To complement all the eating and playing, bartenders serve local drafts, canned beers, adult milkshakes, and signature boozy punches until 2 a.m. every night.
The menu at Angel's Share WinePub invites one deceptively simple, decidedly delicious question: what to order? The pub?s drink menu alone lists more than 100 wines available by the glass and bottle, not to mention eight regional microbrews on tap. Bartenders also craft classic and specialty cocktails using regional produce, house-made syrups, and good old fashioned gumption.
Once patrons have settled on a libation, they can find their perfect pairing in small plates made with local and seasonal ingredients. Said shareable dishes range from chicken drumettes with mint cucumber tzatziki to flatbreads crowned with roasted duck and dark cherry balsamic. And food and drinks aren't the only offerings at Angel's Share?the cozy dining room hosts events such as cooking classes and holiday feasts.