Travlr (2467) Washington, Washington DC | February 11, 2012| Updated June 21, 2015
For some reason, this place is packed, yet Iím the only one drinking New Belgium beer. Everyone else has a Bud Lite (!), Amstel Light (!!) or a gin & tonic. FOOLS! They donít know what theyíre missing. Located about 1,000 miles from the terminal, this place had the feel of a modern diner. Despite Denver being blanketed by snow and only 9 degrees Fahrenheit, they had abandoned their winter seasonal for a spring one. Oh well. They did have one Lips of Faith on tap, Cocoa Mole. Nice enough place if you need the exercise getting there. But please try the New Belgium stuff. Please.
There is a NB Spoke at Gate A61, about 2000 miles from the terminal, in no mans land. Even the bag jockeys were sleeping. Three taps plus Coors Light. Definitely not worth the long journey.
If your flight is not leaving from this terminal youíll need at least an hour to hike the half mile stretch (and back), drink a beer, and catch the train back to your terminal. I ran parts of the stretch. The service was friendly and were joking about each other. The prices were meh but could have been worse for an airport bar. The beer selection was also kind of meh. I didnít know what to expect honestly and while I didnít think that Iíd find half a dozen different Lips of Faith taps and some vintage La Folie, I hoped that there would at least be something interesting. No. Fat Tire, Mighty Arrow, and the black lager. I like New Belgium but I am not a fan of most of their more popular beers.
Well, this little slice of New Belgium is tucked away in a corner of Concourse B, on your way to the smaller, regional plane section. The selection is primarily New Belgium, both taps and bottles, though I did notice some macros too. I ordered the 1554 Chili, which came out quickly and was nice alongside a Snow Day. The service was quick and friendly.
(Visited 10/2009): New Belgiumís airport pub/cafe is located above gate B80, which is way, way at the end of the terminal which is important to keep in mind depending on how far away it is from someoneís gate/terminal.
There are a few tables outside the restaurant, and more inside. There is also a small bar on the left side. The scenery looks similar to most other airport restaurants, including a view of the tarmac.
The New Belgium draught selection includes around 4 different beers, including one rotating seasonal. Again as with most airport bars/restaurants, the beers are overpriced at $7 each, albeit they are large glasses.
Service was decent on our last visit, but donít expect any beer experts to be employed there.
The food menu is pretty sparse, containing mostly sandwiches and appetizers. Our roast beef sandwiches were maybe a half step above Arbyís.
Overall this is a welcome sight at the airport so despite the shortcomings I would make the trek there on any layover.
Perfectly reasonable airport bar with views of the runway, decent food, and several new Belgium beers on tap and in bottles.
theisti (746) Kansas | November 22, 2013| Updated September 9, 2014
Located on the far end of Terminal B, right before the hallway for the commuter planes. Skinny cramped location, though it opens up a bit with some tables in back. 7 draft New Belgium beers, seemed to have some bottles available as well. Mostly standard lineup, though the two rotating taps looked interesting. Decent food and service by airport standards. Worth the walk if you have time.
58 = ★Ĺ (Local place tickers only)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
This place is tucked away in the far corner of Concourse B, but Denver airport isnít all that large. There are two New Belgium bars here and this is definitely the superior one. This one has more space, more beers and more inviting decor. They had the standard lineup along with one seasonal (Mighty Arrow) and one Lips of Faith (cocoa mole). The best place for a beer in the airport.