Punch Bowl Social at The Stapleton Air Traffic Control Tower
The Stapleton International Airport in Denver, CO, has long been demolished, but the air traffic control tower has stood vacant for over 20 years. Now, the air traffic control tower has been reimagined into an eater-tainment concept called Punch Bowl Social. The historic preservation and adaptive reuse project has been a significant, multi-year undertaking by OZ Architecture. The renovation combines diner-style food with a design aesthetic that harks back to the golden age of jet-setting. Opening in November, Punch Bowl Social will feature six bowling lanes, donzini, darts, a photo booth, shuffle board, and a custom-built 360-degree bar. There's also a pool lined in astroturf and a beer garden outside for the Summer months.