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Punch Bowl Social opens in East Village

Punch Bowl Social San Diego
Hugh Acheson, chef and partner in the new Punch Bowl Social which opens this weekend in the East Village of downtown, San Diego. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Robert Thompson, CEO of the new Punch Bowl Social which opened in the East Village of downtown, San Diego.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Interiors of the new Punch Bowl Social which includes a dining room, 360 bar, breakout areas with popular games and bowling alley on both levels of the new place. The Punch Bowl is scheduled to open June 9 in the East Village of downtown, San Diego.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

The ‘50s-style diner area of the new Punch Bowl Social which includes a dining room, 360 bar, break out areas with popular games and bowling alley on both levels of the new place. The Punch Bowl is scheduled to open June 9 in the East Village of downtown, San Diego.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Patrick Williams, beverage director for Punch Bowl Social chain, at the 360-degree bar inside Punch Bowl Social San Diego, which opens June 9 in East Village.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
It’s Always in the Banana Stand cocktail

“It’s Always in the Banana Stand,” a cocktail at Punch Bowl Social San Diego, which opens June 9 in San Diego’s East Village.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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The Coco Fresca, one of the 30 non-alcoholic drinks available at Punch Bowl Social San Diego, which opens June 9 in San Diego’s East Village.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Chef Hugh Acheson’s Chicken Tinga, left, and Impossible (vegetarian) tacos at Punch Bowl Social San Diego. 

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Chef Hugh Acheson’s squash and avocado taco, rear, and brisket tacos are among the new menu items at Punch Bowl Social San Diego, which opens June 9 in San Diego’s East Village.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

A skillet of Chef Hugh Acheson’s beef brisket enchiladas, one of the new menu items being tested with diners at Punch Bowl Social San Diego, opening June 9 in San Diego’s East Village.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

The Superfood Grain Bowl is one of the most popular longstanding items on Hugh Acheson’s menu at Punch Bowl Social, which opens June 9 in San Diego’s East Village.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Chef Hugh Acheson has created this Lookin’ Like a Snack platter of “Mex Tex” food at Punch Bowl Social San Diego, which opens June 9 in East Village.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego
Interiors of the new Punch Bowl Social which includes a dining room, 360 bar, break out areas with popular games and bowling alley on both levels of the new location in San Diego.  (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Interiors of the new Punch Bowl Social which includes a dining room, 360 bar, break out areas with popular games and bowling alley on both levels of the new place.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

One of three private karaoke rooms at Punch Bowl Social San Diego, which opens June 9 in East Village.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
Punch Bowl Social San Diego

Punch Bowl Social eatertainment complex will open June 9 in East Village. It was built inside the long-shuttered Coliseum Athletic Club, a boxing gym built in the 1920s.

 (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune)
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