Best Airport Bar (2018)


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 Revenue News (ARN) and voted the best in North America by 10Best readers, serve stellar drinks in relaxed atmospheres alongside excellent food.

  • LoLo American Kitchen & Craft Bar

    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

  • Reilly's Irish Pub

    Reilly's Irish Pub
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    A West Hollywood original comes to LAX in the form of Reilly's Irish Pub. Draft beers and LA's largest whiskey selection highlight the drink menu, served alongside pub food favorites.
    Photo courtesy of Los Angeles International Airport

  • Prospect Hill Brewhouse

    Prospect Hill Brewhouse
    Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)

    Diners at Prospect Hill Brewhouse at Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids enjoy Founders beers on draft post security.
    Photo courtesy of Gerald R. Ford International Airport

  • Beerhive

    Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

    Travelers can pull up a stool at Toronto Pearson's Beerhive and take their pick of 15 local and international draft beers, served alongside a menu of bar snacks and pizza (ordered from OTG iPads at every seat).
    Photo courtesy of Toronto Pearson International Airport

  • Vino Volo

    Vino Volo
    Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

    Vino Volo’s knowledgeable Associates are passionate about helping guests discover unique, often hard-to-find wines from great global and local wine regions, including the nearby Texas Hill Country.
    Photo courtesy of Vino Volo

  • Pour Bar

    Pour Bar
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

    This Capital-themed gastro pub inside Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport has a full bar to complement the menu of breakfast bowls, paninis and salads.
    Photo courtesy of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

  • Bar Symon

    Bar Symon
    Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

    Bar Symon offers flyers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport an impressive food and drink menu designed by celebrity chef and James Beard Award winner Michael Symon. 
    Photo courtesy of Bar Symon

  • Flying Dog Tap House

    Flying Dog Tap House
    Baltimore/Washington Intl. Airport (BWI)

    Maryland's largest craft brewery now pours their craft beers at BWI airport at the Flying Dog Tap House. Travelers can pair their beer or beer cocktail with food made from Roseda Black Angus Farm beef.
    Photo courtesy of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

  • Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen

    Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen
    Louisville International Airport (SDF)

    This pre-security option at Louisville International Airport celebrates Kentucky's bourbon heritage with a menu of 85 different bourbons and upscale comfort foods.
    Photo courtesy of Louisville International Airport

  • Casa Noble

    Casa Noble
    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport (FLL)

    Three Casa Noble tequilas are pouring at the Casa Noble location inside Terminal 4. The bar menu also features a range of tequila cocktails made exclusively for FLL travelers.
    Photo courtesy of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport


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

  1. LoLo American Kitchen & Craft Bar - Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP)
  2. Reilly’s Irish Pub - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  3. Prospect Hill Brewhouse - Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR)
  4. Beerhive - Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  5. Vino Volo - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)
  6. Pour Bar - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  7. Bar Symon - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
  8. Flying Dog Tap House - Baltimore/Washington Intl. Airport (BWI)
  9. Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen - Louisville International Airport (SDF)
  10. Casa Noble - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport (FLL)

Airport Revenue News (ARN) worked with industry experts to vet and nominate 15 finalists in this category, and USA TODAY 10Best readers had four weeks to vote daily for their favorites.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winning airport concessions.

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