Cheers! - Punch Bowl Social opens in Rancho Cucamonga


The 19,000-square-foot restaurant and bar featuring bowling lanes, social games and Southern-inspired food, beverages and craft beer has opened at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.

The space appeals to the millennials looking to snap photos with the photo friendly backdrops. The main eating area is inspired by a ’50s-style diner, illuminated by neon. Chandelier lighting hangs overhead and the tables come from reclaimed trees felled after a beetle infestation in Colorado, according to information etched into the tabletops. Talk about an eclectic environment – this place has it all.

From private karaoke rooms to the lodge inspired fireplace there’s something for everyone. Games galore include pinball, skee-ball, ping pong and of course bowling. Punch Bowl Social has three bars, which serves cocktails, 12 craft beers on draft and offer other beers in cans rather than bottles since they have an environmental focus. Their mission is to lower their carbon footprint. 

Celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson, designed the menu with items such as “OMFG GF Southern Fried Chicken.” The “GF” stands for gluten free; the breading is made from rice flour. The American diner aspect brings dishes of the South including shrimp and grits. Rancho Cucamonga is the company’s ninth Punch Bowl Social in the United States and California’s first, with others opening later this year in San Diego and Sacramento.