The Best U.S. Airport Bars to Drink At


It’s no secret that no one likes to spend any more time in airports than they have to. But when those delays and layovers do happen, it’s good to know where the best bars are to enjoy a drink. Below you’ll find a few of the best airport bars to have a drink at around the US.

Vino Volo, San Francisco International Airport.  You didn’t really think we could talk drinking and not mention San Francisco did you? While Vino Volo is located in SFO’s Terminal 2, you can also find it in other airports around the US, including Baltimore, Detroit, Sacramento, and Newark, just to name a few. If you need some wine to take the edge off before, or even after, your flight, this is your stop. The small wine bar is located just around the corner from the Virgin gates so you can camp out here until your flight, enjoying a couple glasses or flights of wine. They also serve small food plates.

Belgian Beer Café Transit, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. This is one of the newest airport bars in the US, as ATL’s new international terminal is just a couple months old. Guests can sit at the bar and order a couple Belgian beers, such as Stella Artois, before grabbing some food in the food court area that includes local Atlanta establishments like The Varsity. This is the first in the US with another location expected to open at Newark Liberty International Airport later in the year.

New Belgium Hub, Denver International Airport. Are you seeing a recurring theme here with Belgian beers? Colorado’s legendary beer status in the US even makes its way into their airports, such as New Belgium Hub in Denver International Airport. The bar and restaurant is located in the B terminal, offering a selection of Colorado’s microbrews.

Le Grand Comptoir, Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport. We’re striking a balance here by featuring bars that focus both on beer and wine. While you may be surprised to see Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport on the list, you may even be more surprised to see that it’s a wine bar. Le Grand Comptoir features a selection of wines that numbers nearly 100, in addition to a food menu with small plates. While it’s primarily a wine bar, it also has a couple beers on tap.

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