Makers Quarter Getting Unique Restaurant in Old Boxing Coliseum

Makers Quarter


A former boxing pavilion in the growing Makers Quarter in downtown San Diego’s East Village will become a unique restaurant and entertainment center.

The long-vacant Coliseum Federal Athletic Club will be transformed into a Punch Bowl Social, an entertainment concept that combines classic games like pinball, shuffleboard and ping pong with a Southern-influenced scratch kitchen and craft beverages.

“When we opened our first Punch Bowl Social in Denver in a former brick warehouse, in a then-unpopular part of town, we realized what a positive impact we could have on the community around us and also in preserving and giving new life to the building itself,” said Robert Thompson, founder and CEO of Punch Bowl Social.

“When we saw the Coliseum, we just knew that was the place,” he added. “The opportunity to open a Punch Bowl Social within Makers Quarter in downtown San Diego, and especially in the historic Coliseum, couldn’t be a more perfect fit for us.”

The San Diego Punch Bowl Social is expected to open in the third quarter of 2017.

The Makers Quarter is a six-block work/live/play district being developed by Lankford & Associates, HP Investors and Hensel Phelps.