It has become an after-dark hot spot for Denverites, as an all-ages playground of sorts, with six bowling lanes, board games, ping pong, arcade games, karaoke and dart boards. While the tower itself is not accessible to guests, the restaurant’s outdoor patio is one of the best in the city, a sprawling space with lounge chairs, a beer garden, bocce courts, corn hole and a giant Jenga.
Inside, the décor was inspired by the golden age of aviation, so you’ll find a retro aesthetic and clever nods to the location’s past life: airplane shapes stamped into steel wall panels, vintage suitcases, bathroom stalls covered in airline brochures and a few aviation-themed menu items, like the “in-flight snack” (a spicy peanut mix).
The rest of the menu, created by James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson, holds major cred as well. Diner-inspired fare includes favorites like lobster rolls, chicken pot pie and the (appropriately branded) OMFG Southern Fried Chicken, while lighter choices range from a cook’s salad with pickled green beans and Gruyére to a Cuban black bean citrus soup.
There’s an inventive menu of craft cocktails to wash it all down, too. At the top of that list? The Aviation. Naturally.
Photos by Amber Boutwell.