Southwest Airlines has opened The Southwest Porch at Skyline Park, a new outdoor lounge situated at the base of the historic Daniels and Fisher Clocktower in Denver. The lounge area serves Neapolitan-style pizzas from Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada and Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret. Click here to view photos of the Porch and to read a blog about the location.
The Southwest Porch at Skyline Park is the airline's latest effort to show that Southwest is "Dedicated to Denver." The company has teamed up with Denver chef David Bravdica from Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada, and who was recently named a finalist for "Chef of the Year" by Denver Magazine in the Specialty Chef: Street Cart category. The Porch will offer food and beverage service Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and for special events throughout the year.
"The Brava! Pizza team is thrilled to be part of the Southwest Porch at Skyline Park," said David Bravdica, owner and chef of Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada. "We've been committed to the Skyline Park location since April because of its proximity to just about everything Downtown Denver has to offer, but Southwest Airlines has helped give the Porch a new look and create what we think will be one of Denver's best spots to take a lunch break or enjoy an after hours drink and snack."
Denver's The Perfect Petal created the custom designed Porch, featuring locally crafted aspen structures, seats made from reclaimed beetle kill wood, and sustainable materials. Heaters will be added in the cooler months for Coloradans to enjoy pizza and warm beverages.
The Southwest Porch at Skyline Park is the second "Porch" in the airline's "fleet." In June 2009, Southwest opened up the Southwest Porch at Bryant Park in New York to celebrate the carrier's inaugural service into New York's LaGuardia airport. The New York City effort was such a big success, Southwest decided to bring the experience to the Mile High City and customize it in a Denver-centric way as a way to thank Colorado for helping to make Denver Southwest's fastest growing market in the airline's history.