Whisky River at RDU named Best Airport Bar

Winning bar known for its Moonshine Mule cocktail

There's nothing quite like a cold craft beer, glass of local wine or creative cocktail to make time spent waiting for a flight fly by. These 10 airport bars, nominated by Airport Experience News (AXN) and voted the best by our readers, serve stellar drinks in relaxed atmospheres alongside excellent food.

  • Whisky River
    Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

    Whisky River, created in partnership with Dale Earnhardt, Jr., features an extensive food menu and a bar offerings for travelers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Those with a layover should try the signature drink Moonshine Mule made with Midnight Moon original moonshine, ginger beer and lime juice.
    Photo courtesy of Raleigh Durham International Airport

  • Three Kings Public House
    St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)

    Three Kings in Terminal E of St. Louis Lambert International Airport serves local beers and handmade cocktails alongside a menu of gourmet pub fare.
    Photo courtesy of Three Kings Public House

  • O.H.S.O Brewery & Distillery
    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

    This brewery and grill in Terminal 2 of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport serves burgers, sandwiches and salads alongside a menu of local brews.
    Photo courtesy of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Drew Pearson's Sports 88
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

    This upscale sports bar in DFW honors Dallas Cowboys legend Drew Pearson. Hungry travelers will find a menu of bar favorites, including burgers and smoked barbecue.
    Photo courtesy of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

  • The Parlor
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    For hand-crafted cocktails pre-flight, head to The Parlor, an LAX location of a classic Los Angeles gastro-pub.
    Photo courtesy of Los Angeles International Airport

  • LoLo American Kitchen & Craft Bar
    Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)

    MSP's LoLo American Kitchen impresses with its craft cocktail selection, served alongside an eclectic menu of comfort food favorites.
    Photo courtesy of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

  • Deschutes Brewery
    Portland International Airport (PDX)

    One of Oregon's biggest names in craft beer pours their signature and seasonal brews in Terminal D of Portland International Airport.
    Photo courtesy of Portland International Airport

  • Vino Volo
    Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY)

    Vino Volo’s knowledgeable Associates are passionate about helping guests discover unique, often hard-to-find wines from great global and American wine regions.
    Photo courtesy of Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

  • Reilly's Daughter Irish Pub
    Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)

    Reilly’s Daughter Irish Pub inside Chicago Midway International offers travelers a relaxed atmosphere that really captures the essence of a true Old World pub.
    Photo courtesy of Chicago Midway

  • Cigar City Brewing
    Tampa International Airport (TPA)

    Cigar City Brewing melds rich local flavors with a wide-selection of ever-changing brews that have made them a household name among beer enthusiasts. One of the first microbreweries to actually brew beer inside an airport, Cigar City is a favorite among travelers who are looking for a taste of Tampa Bay.
    Photo courtesy of Tampa International Airport

The top 10 winners in the Best Airport Bar category are as follows:

  1. Whisky River - Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)
  2. Three Kings Public House - St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
  3. O.H.S.O Brewery & Distillery - Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  4. Drew Pearson's Sports 88 - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  5. The Parlor - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  6. LoLo American Kitchen & Craft Bar - Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  7. Deschutes Brewery - Portland International Airport (PDX)
  8. Vino Volo - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International (MSY)
  9. Reilly’s Daughter Irish Pub - Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW)
  10. Cigar City Brewing - Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Congratulations to all these winning airport bars!

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