With a scratch kitchen, three bars and entertainment options like bowling, table tennis, 1980s arcade games and pinball, Skee-Ball, shuffle board, corn hole, marbles and darts, Punch Bowl Social is currently thriving in Denver, Austin, Portland and Detroit. The 24,000-square-foot location in Denver, formerly a Big Lots, is popular for corporate outings and events and recently debuted two private karaoke rooms with more than 5,000 songs to choose from.

In addition, more than 20 years after the last plane landed at Denver’s Stapleton Airport, developer Forest City and Denver-based Seasoned Development announced plans to restore the highly visible air traffic control tower complex. The iconic building will be home to Punch Bowl Social’s second Denver location on the two lower levels as well as the company’s corporate headquarters on the third floor. The project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2016. 

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The International Live Events Association Denver Chapter held its May meeting at WhirlyBall in Colorado Springs. WhirlyBall combines lacrosse, hockey, basketball and bumper cars into a game that is both skill and chance. Attendees also enjoyed 12 lanes of bowling, craft beer and cocktails, and a chef-driven menu.