Instead of putting animals on their tails, one airline is working hard to put Denver seats in seats. On the 16th Street Mall that translates to recent free pedi-cab rides to events and to filling seats at the porch area of Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret. This is a delightful oasis dead center in the feeding melee that the area between Larimer and Curtis has become. And, a welcome spot it is.
About 40 people could be enjoying a beautiful Colorado day, a fine beverage from the small porch bar of Lannie’s and a nearly round 10″ whole (not by the slice) wood-fired pizza from the on-site Brava, our very own Pizzeria della Strada. Doesn’t that sound enticing? The pizzas are all about $7 with daily specials. Handcrafted right in front of you. Smells to match! Or, to go.
Comfortable chairs, nice wood furnishings, lights, bright yellow umbrellas and, hopefully, heaters when it gets cooler. And, sure, you know who the sponsor is, but that’s the beauty of the deal worked out between all the parties involved…Lannie, the Cabaret, the airline, the pizza guys, the landlord, the city and the Downtown Denver Partnership. This is under the able overview of one Jefferson Arca, a.k.a. Naughty Pierre on some nights, and amiable host at Lannie’s Cabaret. The Arca’s have worked hard to bring some of the best entertainment into the lower level cabaret space, often with the appearance of Denver’s own Lannie Garrett. Shows every night but Mondays, and you can see the schedule here at the website.
But, back out on the porch. Open Monday through Saturday 11-8, and planning on staying that way. Enjoy your seat. No charge for bags. It’s just tough to look up and see the clock from right there!