A sweet retreat

Malted Maple Royale, Punch Bowl

Illustration by Maria Ratinova

It seems the best drink at the Punch Bowl would be the punch, right? Too obvious. This small-but-growing chain has a carefree ambiance complete with SkeeBall, bowling and virtual reality. Treat your inner kid to the Malted Maple Royale ($10), a thick milkshake made with Jim Beam Whiskey, malted milk and vanilla soft serve. The nutmeg-topped whipped cream lasts for days. Bite into the candied bacon garnish, take a slurp through a giant straw and wish for a world where we have dessert for breakfast every day. 500 J Street, (916) 925-5610.