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(Some Traveler)   Here's a list of the world's best airport bars to relax in after you've been thoroughly groped   (amog.com) divider line 128
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2012-03-20 10:56:59 AM
First thing I thought of: Link (new window)
 
2012-03-20 10:57:42 AM
Cibo Bistro and Wine Bar is the only good thing about PHL.
 
2012-03-20 11:01:35 AM
FTFA:

Encounter (Los Angeles International Airport)

Some have found Encounter and their UFO theme a bit cheesy, but, they have excellent food at reasonable prices. While checking out the 360-degree view you should try one of their Radioactive-colored cocktails.



Hmmmmm....notice how they didn't mention drinks having "reasonable prices"....and I'm still curious if their food prices are really all that reasonable.

/Flown in and out of LAX many times.
//Never been to that bar.
///Had no idea what its name is.
 
2012-03-20 11:22:21 AM
Jet Blue's JFK terminal makes me happy.
 
2012-03-20 11:30:07 AM
Eyecon features a selection of great Danish beers

How many kinds of Carlsberg are there again?
 
2012-03-20 11:50:45 AM
I prefer to visit the bar before the groping, thankyouverymuch

/it puts me in the mood
 
2012-03-20 12:17:24 PM
Oh wow, Salt Lake International Airport's Wasatch and Squatter's Pubs made the list. Cool. I've been enjoying their products there on trips home and back, as well as in downtown SLC.

/Brigham Young must be spinning like a top.
 
2012-03-20 12:29:36 PM

The_Sponge: FTFA:

Encounter (Los Angeles International Airport)

Some have found Encounter and their UFO theme a bit cheesy, but, they have excellent food at reasonable prices. While checking out the 360-degree view you should try one of their Radioactive-colored cocktails.


Hmmmmm....notice how they didn't mention drinks having "reasonable prices"....and I'm still curious if their food prices are really all that reasonable.

/Flown in and out of LAX many times.
//Never been to that bar.
///Had no idea what its name is.


If it's like anything else in LA, it's overpriced and under-value
 
2012-03-20 12:31:12 PM
I've done a bit of traveling, both business and pleasure, and I'm proud to say I've never become a know-it-all jackass about hotels, airports and airlines. Fact is, I don't care. My memory banks are purposed elsewhere.

Of all the bars listed, the only one I've been to was "eyecon" in Copenhagen and I only went there because some hot chicks went in there and I figured I could have a beer and ogle them while I waited for my connecting flight to Vienna.

/nothing better than a jet-lag half-boner.
 
2012-03-20 12:41:54 PM

AmazinTim: Jet Blue's JFK terminal makes me happy.


I love that terminal. I don't know that I've been to Terminal 5 though.
 
2012-03-20 12:50:13 PM
I've never taken Jet Blue before but that one at JFK terminal definitely would change my mind.

Beautiful looking.

/Usually just in JFK for International
 
2012-03-20 12:57:07 PM

The_Sponge: FTFA:

Encounter (Los Angeles International Airport)

Some have found Encounter and their UFO theme a bit cheesy, but, they have excellent food at reasonable prices. While checking out the 360-degree view you should try one of their Radioactive-colored cocktails.


Hmmmmm....notice how they didn't mention drinks having "reasonable prices"....and I'm still curious if their food prices are really all that reasonable.

/Flown in and out of LAX many times.
//Never been to that bar.
///Had no idea what its name is.


And I have to throw an objection to it: it's in the middle of the airport compound, not behind security. You're either pre-groped, or done with your travels, if you go there.

The food is good though, and for the quality it is reasonably priced by L.A. standards, and especially by "airport pricing" standards.

/Reasonably priced by L.A. standards = mind-bogglingly expensive to most of the country.
//One of the great things about traveling outside of CA is remembering how relatively cheap restaurants are in the rest of the country.
 
2012-03-20 01:10:51 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: I've never taken Jet Blue before but that one at JFK terminal definitely would change my mind.

Beautiful looking.

/Usually just in JFK for International


There are two very good restaurants with real food, and a nice French wine bar. Can't remember what else. I usually like to show up an hour early to the airport if I'm going out JetBlue just to have dinner and a couple few glasses of good wine.
 
2012-03-20 01:14:33 PM

BKITU: And I have to throw an objection to it: it's in the middle of the airport compound, not behind security. You're either pre-groped, or done with your travels, if you go there.



Good call. Not to mention that if you plan on going there before your flight, you have to get to the airport really early.
 
2012-03-20 01:20:42 PM
*checks story*

Ok, the Wasatch Brewpub at the SLC Airport made the list.

Carry on.

/yes, Utah has great beer
 
2012-03-20 01:21:12 PM

make me some tea: AlwaysRightBoy: I've never taken Jet Blue before but that one at JFK terminal definitely would change my mind.

Beautiful looking.

/Usually just in JFK for International

There are two very good restaurants with real food, and a nice French wine bar. Can't remember what else. I usually like to show up an hour early to the airport if I'm going out JetBlue just to have dinner and a couple few glasses of good wine.


Thanks, good to know. I always tend to be very early anyway and would enjoy this before a long flight.
 
2012-03-20 01:44:07 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: Thanks, good to know. I always tend to be very early anyway and would enjoy this before a long flight.


I'll end up spending $60-70 right there. I like to get toasty with a couple glasses of wine before flights (beer is a nono), cuts down on the takeoff jitters. :)

I only wish Virgin flew out of a good terminal. That'd be win-win, because Virgin is the best domestic airline right now. Worth paying a little extra for a better flight.
 
2012-03-20 01:45:49 PM
DFW airport has a gentleman's club just right outside
 
2012-03-20 02:28:19 PM

AirForceVet: Oh wow, Salt Lake International Airport's Wasatch and Squatter's Pubs made the list. Cool. I've been enjoying their products there on trips home and back, as well as in downtown SLC.

/Brigham Young must be spinning like a top.


Polygamy Porter
 
2012-03-20 02:28:27 PM
I was totally expecting Airbraeu in Munich to get on this list. For shame, author.

www.womansday.com

It's a German beer garden and microbrew, and the prices are even fairly reasonable. 4 euros for one of the more tasty beers I've had.

Airbraeu! (new window)
 
2012-03-20 02:29:44 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Cibo Bistro and Wine Bar is the only good thing about PHL.


This. PHL is horrible.
 
2012-03-20 02:29:54 PM
I frequently stop in Denver and I always used to go to the smoking bar. But, now that I'm no longer a smoker I need to check out the New Belgium bar. The smoker's lounge only has Fat Tire.
 
2012-03-20 02:30:22 PM
If you ever get to Sacramento's new Terminal B, it's glorious.

/really
 
2012-03-20 02:30:57 PM

The_Sponge: FTFA:

Encounter (Los Angeles International Airport)

Some have found Encounter and their UFO theme a bit cheesy, but, they have excellent food at reasonable prices. While checking out the 360-degree view you should try one of their Radioactive-colored cocktails.


Hmmmmm....notice how they didn't mention drinks having "reasonable prices"....and I'm still curious if their food prices are really all that reasonable.

/Flown in and out of LAX many times.
//Never been to that bar.
///Had no idea what its name is.


I remember the restaurant before the 1997 remodel. It used to revolve once an hour giving you a great view. I don't know why they didn't maintain that.

You could take the elevator to the roof where there's an outdoor observation deck but I think the 9/11 paranoia ended that.

More history here (new window).
 
2012-03-20 02:31:56 PM
OK, the obvious follow-up is Worst airport bars.

I'll start the ball rolling. New Orleans Louis Armstrong Memorial. ONE bar. And of course, it's before the security gate. Crowded, noisy, yes you can get what they call a Sazerac but don't expect much else. On the concourses? Drink vendors. Kee-rist.
 
2012-03-20 02:32:01 PM
Airport bars are the Starbucks of drinking establishments.
 
2012-03-20 02:33:07 PM
List fails without the little piano bar outside the casino in Amsterdam.
 
2012-03-20 02:33:32 PM
I for one am extremely weary of sushi bars in airports. Far too many of them. Also, I cannot think of a worse name than Squatter's Pub. Do the women have to pee on the floor there?
 
2012-03-20 02:34:53 PM

MBooda: OK, the obvious follow-up is Worst airport bars.

I'll start the ball rolling. New Orleans Louis Armstrong Memorial. ONE bar. And of course, it's before the security gate. Crowded, noisy, yes you can get what they call a Sazerac but don't expect much else. On the concourses? Drink vendors. Kee-rist.


I continue with the theme of my previous post in PHL there is a bar/eatery called 're-vive' or something and basically it's all pre-made packaged meals that they reheat and then serve to you like it's a real restaurant with real restaurant prices. I never would have set foot inside of it except that they are remodeling that particular terminal and that was just about all that was there.
 
2012-03-20 02:38:03 PM
Austin's airport as the Salt Lick BBQ in it.. so.. there's that.

/doesn't drink
 
2012-03-20 02:38:14 PM
I'm shocked at how much love JFK T5/jetBlue gets.

I guess the fact that it is new gives it lots of mileage, but its a pretty awful looking building, very utilitarian, and one of the least attractive JFK has ever built. Its warehouse construction for the most part. T1, T4, and T8, all relatively new, are nicer buildings to be in.
 
2012-03-20 02:39:43 PM
Some of those are pre-grope.
 
2012-03-20 02:43:15 PM
Hell, I only ever wait at DIA from 4:30 - 5:30 a.m.

And wow - I've actually been to Jet's Bar.
 
2012-03-20 02:44:47 PM
I'm a veteran of the hell hole in Atlanta.

The best place to hang out is in Terminal/Concorse T - it's the last one on the tram. It's the international one, It's new. It's clean. It's got a nice wine bar and relatively speaking one of the nicer places to hang out at.

Also in Concourse A, there's a Heniken Bar (Terminal A) . It's dank hell hole, BUT you can drink and SMOKE at the bar. Thank you Henieken.
 
2012-03-20 02:45:25 PM
Yes Wasatch in SLC is good beer.
blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com
/this one's not their best though
 
2012-03-20 02:45:46 PM
The Las Vegas airport is chalk full of angry servers/bartenders. I know it sucks, when everyone is leaving they're all broke and probably don't tip very well.
 
2012-03-20 02:46:04 PM
12$ for a pint of Guiness does not make for a good airport bar no matter how pretty subby thinks the ferns and wallpaper look.
 
2012-03-20 02:46:16 PM

CmndrFish: I was totally expecting Airbraeu in Munich to get on this list. For shame, author.

[www.womansday.com image 628x371]

It's a German beer garden and microbrew, and the prices are even fairly reasonable. 4 euros for one of the more tasty beers I've had.

Airbraeu! (new window)



Flying out of there in July. Thank you, kind sir.
 
2012-03-20 02:46:40 PM

vodka: Airport bars are the Starbucks shopping mall food courts of drinking establishments.


Airports - perhaps the only place that can outdo sports/concert arenas in food & alcohol markups.
 
2012-03-20 02:46:49 PM
Somehow the Love Field Chili's did not make the list.
 
2012-03-20 02:48:32 PM

LeroyBourne: The Las Vegas airport is chalk full of angry servers/bartenders. I know it sucks, when everyone is leaving they're all broke and probably don't tip very well.


Yeah but you can make book on whether your flight's gonna crash.
 
2012-03-20 02:48:59 PM
The tiny airport/lounge in Long Beach, CA has some of the most reasonable priced (and tasty) food around. Their wine isn't too bad either. The view is nice as well.
 
2012-03-20 02:49:12 PM
not very fancy, at all, but you can get a beer and a dozen oysters for a modest price

www.zydecocruiser.com

although, i would never go there, since i live in new orleans, and why the hell would you go to an airport bar/restaurant where you live.
 
2012-03-20 02:54:36 PM
I'd stick with the booze in Copenhagen and Zurich.

/despite recent hype, the cuisines of both Denmark and Switzerland leave a lot to be desired outside of deserts
 
2012-03-20 02:56:04 PM

pute kisses like a man: why the hell would you go to an airport bar/restaurant where you live.


THIS. Been to Acme in the Quarter. Still fantastic, always been fantastic, always will be. Been to just about all the other Acmes, on Vets, in Covington, Red Stick and yes, the airport one too. All I can figure is they keep the best oysters for the one in the Quarter and send the rest to the outliers.
 
2012-03-20 02:57:05 PM

AmazinTim: Jet Blue's JFK terminal makes me happy.


That terminal is one of the reasons why I only fly Jet Blue when going back to NY.
 
2012-03-20 02:57:19 PM
I've always been fond of the dump in the middle of HNL. Wait, wait! Hear me out:

You've just had a great time on the island(s). You're maybe a little sunburned. You're definitely exhausted, hung-over / tailing out of a multi-day bender, have plenty of great memories (or partial ones) and have survived / evaded security, leaving you only to contemplate the horror that is cramming yourself into a plane for a 5 hour flight back to the grey dreariness you escaped.

Thus, it's the -perfect- time for one last overpriced (but, the last few times I was there, strong and reasonably well made) tropical drink of your choice and some decent people watching, of both excited new arrivals and similarly morbid departures.

And, if you choose wisely, you can get a backscratcher, which comes with its namesake: A handy device for annoying your seatmates and/or smiting the [ kid who won't stop screaming | guy who keeps trying to recline into your knees ] in the seat in front of you!

/ been a few years, though, ymmv
 
2012-03-20 02:58:09 PM

pute kisses like a man: why the hell would you go to an airport bar/restaurant where you live.


When your flight has been delayed 3 hours and you rushed to the airport after work, a nice local airport bar can be a good stress relief.
 
2012-03-20 03:00:08 PM
no strip bars?
 
2012-03-20 03:00:19 PM

beta_plus: the cuisines of both Denmark and Switzerland leave a lot to be desired outside of deserts


So as not to offend the natives as I travel to the areas with the better food, is it the Danish camels that have one hump and the Swiss that have two, or vice versa?

; )

/ sorry... can't help myself....
 
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