We’re continuing with the Atlanta theme in this week’s post. If you missed last week’s post (this is why you should join my mailing list so you stay in the know), we were in Atlanta for Opening Weekend. Our hotel was 0.9 miles from SunTrust Park/Battery Atlanta, which is very convenient. BTW, in about a 24 hour period, we walked six miles between our hotel and the Battery. Our last day ended up being Easter. The Braves happened to be off since they played Thursday-Saturday to open the season.
My friends were invited to go to brunch with some friends that live in the area. Nikki and I had met them at a game the season before. They invited us to come along too. They chose Punch Bowl Social , which is located in the Battery. They have 13 locations throughout the US with more scheduled to open. I think the establishment would qualify as eatertainment as it combines both a restaurant and entertainment. Punch Bowl Social has two floors, though I didn’t get a very good look at the first floor since brunch was located upstairs. After we got upstairs, there was Bloody Mary bar set up on the right. We were originally going to wait for a table, but decided to eat at the bar to accommodate our big group. As we walked to the bar, we passed an area that had two virtual reality booths. On the left, there was a place to rent bowling shoes. You read that right. On the other side of the bar is a two lane bowling alley. In the same area with the bowling shoes, there were several stacks of board games. They also have two dart boards. On top of that, there are large flat screen TVs as well. This would be an awesome place for a birthday get together.Punch Bowl Social is a unique experience Click To Tweet
Punch Bowl Social has fancy menu items. They have quite a few items that are vegetarian or gluten-free. Of course, just because something is gluten-free doesn’t mean it’s soy-free and/or dairy-free. After speaking with the bartender/waiter (who had to speak with the chef), Nikki chose Lil’ Fried Bologna Sandwiches with tomato and an olive spread. While waiting for our food, Nikki read that olives can potentially cause an IBS flareup. She decided to scrape it off, especially since we had a 4.5 hour drive back afterward. Nikki really liked the food a lot.
I contemplated getting the Ricotta Cheese Pancakes, but I don’t like lemon curd or blueberry jam. I decided to order the Standard Breakfast which consists of eggs, bacon, crisp potatoes, and toast. I had a Mimosa and a water to wash it down. These were both good decisions as it was all delicious.
We really liked Punch Bowl Social. It has a cool atmosphere, delicious food, and great service. We look forward to going back again.
Prior to brunch, we decided to explore the Battery Atlanta with no crowds. We walked around Baseballism, which is an awesome store with baseball related clothing, pictures, and phone cases (made of baseball material!). We found our way over to the ballpark and took advantage of no crowds for photo ops.
I didn’t forget those of you looking for #foodporn that contains gluten and soy.
Although our trip was short, we throughly enjoyed it. I hope to get back to Atlanta soon. If you’d like to read more about our adventures in Atlanta, I got you covered: Road Trip Rewind-Part One, Zoo Atlanta, SunTrust Park, Atlanta Adventures, and Adventures in Atlanta.
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