Located in the Hyatt Place, 217 N Neil St, Champaign
Swanky bar located downtown in hotel. Good selection of cocktails
The most well crafted cocktails I've had in CU!
Charcuterie board is highly recommended. Excellent cocktail variety, well prepared.
Since a walk in this bar, the music, the atmosphere, the appearance; EVERYTHING is wonderful. The food was delicious, the drinks are great , specially the Summer Sangria. The bathrooms are amazing, so clean, the soap and the paper towels are so satisfying. The lighting is so relaxing. The staff are so attentive, caring, friendly, social, they were overall wonderful! I would definitely recommend this place and I would definitely come back! Thank you for such a great service , food, drinks, attention and overall a great time.
Not sure why I haven't reviewed Punch yet but this is THE cocktail bar to go to in Champaign-Urbana. I'm originally from Chicago so when I visit home I usually find the places I want to frequent on a night out but I finally have a place to frequent in Champaign! First off, the service is always great! Everyone here is friendly and informative about the cocktails. Everyone always greets you with a smile and treats you like a friend. Love the staff! Second, the bites to eat, although I haven't tried much because I usually come here after dinner, are amazing! I love the baked brie and my friend likes the camarones cubanos! Their fries are also very good. Definitely a treat when you're having happy hour or coming in for a dinner date with a friend! Third, the cocktails are so amazing! I really, really appreciate good drinks. I love trying the different cocktails every season and I enjoy their genius creations. Right now, my favorite is the Biscuits cocktail because it has honeydew milk tea (which is my favorite milk tea back when I was a teenager btw so memories) Definitely check out Punch if you want to have a great weekend or weekday treat!
Best Mojitos I’ve had in awhile! Loved that spicy shrimp appetizer too!
Love everything about this bar! The pride in the Owner/Manager's craft is apparent from the decor and ambiance, the stellar service, right down to the excellently hand crafted cocktails and food. Conveniently connected to the Hyatt hotel, this bar really knocks it out of the park, bringing a unique, upscale experience that you would expect from cities like Chicago to the heart of the city of Champaign. The "Super Great Mango Poblano Awesome High Five" has to be my favorite of my most recent visit.
Love everything about this bar! The pride in the Owner/Manager's craft is apparent from the décor and ambiance, the stellar service, right down to the excellently hand crafted cocktails and food. Conveniently connected to the Hyatt hotel, this bar really knocks it out of the park, bringing a unique, upscale experience that you would expect from cities like Chicago to the heart of the city of Champaign. The "Super Great Mango Poblano Awesome High Five" has to be my favorite of my most recent visit.
Amazing atmosphere and staff! I will definitely be back.
Our recent visit to Punch! was awesome. We were greeted by a server at the door who guided us inside and gave us our seating options. We chose the bar and loved the environment. We were distanced from others without it feeling overly social distancey. The menu is electronic -- on a tablet which was great to be able to see details and photos of all the drinks and food! The bartenders were friendly but not intrusive, made great suggestions and delivered delicious drinks (and food-- shout out to the kitchen staff). They are incredibly talented. They have a seasonal cocktail menu (and a classics menu) and literally everything we tried was delicious so you can't go wrong. The desserts looked great but didn't get a chance to try them this time--we filled up on apps and cocktails. We loved our experience and plan to make this a regular spot. Can't wait to try the happy hour! It's nice to go somewhere in Champaign that feels like another place-- in a good way.
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It was date night with my husband. We wanted to try something new, and we had never been, so we came here. Everything was amazing. Drinks were delicious as well as the food. Wonderful customer service. We will be back for sure!
Punch Bar is chic and unique bar in downtown Champaign! There is nothing else like it! Very nice vibe and atmosphere. Marjie and Jade are amazing! And the entire management staff is always accommodating! I hosted a baby shower there and it was perfect!
Moldy bathroom, Understaffed and broken items in our room makes me very unlikely to choose this hotel of a Hyatt property again. One staff member working front desk and housekeeping. Old shower with mold. Broken sofa bed, TV and bedside lamp. AC was either full blast or off. No other settings worked. Breakfast was packaged and everyone was touching every item. We stayed in 3 different hotel while taking our son on college visits and this was by far the worst.
Wish I could give this place 5 stars. I have stayed here a couple of times in the past year to visit my son who is attending University of Illinois. Had a great stay the first time when I came down to pick him up for winter break, but the last time I stayed recently, there was a loud birthday party going on. The first time I called the front desk, it seemed as though the party goers left for a while, but when they came back they brought more people and were even louder. Most of the night was disrupted by these folks. Sounded like they were partying in the hallway. They sounded to be older than college age students too, would guess they were around mid 30s to early 40s. By the time they all finally quieted down (after they were warned by the hotel) it was almost 5am. Sleeping was really a challenge. My son is now hesitant to stay at this hotel because this kind of ruined the stay for us. Otherwise, the staff is fantastic and it’s a very clean hotel, located right in the heart of downtown Champaign. The beds are very comfortable too. Would love to give it another shot sometime soon but not quite sure yet.
Located in the Hyatt Place, 217 N Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820