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Punch Bowl Social Picks Arlington Locale

The redeveloped Ballston Common mall will get an adult-friendly gaming complex

Punch Bowl Social in Minneapolis
Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

Come June 2018, Arlington will have a one-stop shop for bowling, boozing, brunching, and more.

Punch Bowl Social just inked a 25,000-square-foot lease at Ballston Quarter, Forest City’s $317 million project to replace Ballston Common mall.

It’ll be the first East Coast locale for the entertainment brand, which originated in Denver and now has five spots where grown-ups can play.

On the food front, Punch Bowl Social has a celebrity chef name behind the menu: Atlanta’s Hugh Acheson. Expect cast iron burgers, charred Japanese eggplant ciabatta, ribs, trout, and breakfast all week. And eponymous punch bowls with alcohol, whipped up at its 360-degree bar, serve up to eight.

Liquored-up patrons can take advantage of vintage video games, shuffleboard, ping pong, private karaoke rooms, eight bowling lanes, a bocce court, and skee ball at the space, which promises a “mountain lodge” look that meets “modern industrial” design, according to a release.

D.C. is also tap for 2018, according to a spokesperson, though a location hasn’t been locked down yet. News regarding its Arlington arrival is expected to be announced Tuesday.