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Punch Bowl Social opening at The Battery next month with Hugh Acheson-designed menu

Punch Bowl Social is about to make a splash in Cobb County with its "eatertainment" business model.

The 25,000 square-foot restaurant, bar and entertainment complex is set to open March 24 at The Battery at SunTrust Park.

Georgia restaurateur and celebrity chef Hugh Acheson is on board as a "culinary advisor," helping develop the menu that includes dishes such as the OMFG GF Southern Fried Chicken, Hugh’s Pimiento Cheese, Lobster Bacon Fries, Lil’ Street Tacos and It’s Nacho Mama’s roasted cauliflower nachos.

Punch Bowl Social's craft beverage program will includes cocktail classics and new cocktails, beers and sharable punches as well as non-alcoholic drinks including sodas and fizzes, floats and shakes and fresh-pressed juices.

On the entertainment side, look for games including shuffleboard, two outdoor ping pong tables, video games, eight bowling lanes, virtual reality, Skee-Ball, a bocce court, private karaoke rooms and a 360-degree bar with lots of televisions. The design will meld “mountain lodge, Victorian and modern industrial design elements,” according to a press release.

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Punch Bowl Social founder and CEO Robert Thompson said that Atlanta had been on his radar for quite some time.

"Atlanta has a unique mix of urban sophistication and southern charm," he said in a prepared statement.

This will mark the restaurant's first southeast location. Existing locations include Denver, Portland, Austin and Indianapolis, with several more locations set to open in 2018.

Punch Bowl Social will be the third Acheson-affiliated project at The Battery; he also has First & Third Hot Dog & Sausage Shack and Achie's at The Omni Hotel at The Battery.

On opening night, Punch Bowl Social is hosting a ticketed party open to the public from 7-9 p.m., with proceeds going to The Giving Kitchen, the non-profit arm of Staplehouse. $20 tickets include two full hours of Punch Bowl Social's food and beverages, access to games and live music from New Junk City. Tickets can be purchased here for $20.

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