Four big-screen TVs around playing random sports stuff, but all muted; the piped music is a weird mix of generic pop (e.g., J. Geils), shitty club/techno music, and occasional funk and soul thrown in. Pretty basic layout that is unsurprisingly somewhat reminiscent of the brewpub in Ft. Collins. Four standard yawn-inducing NB beers on tap (Fat Tire, 1554, Snapshot Wheat, and Ranger IPA), plus two or three rotating things that are sometimes unusual (this visit, they were Le Terroir, Pumpkick, and Hop Kitchen Bretta IPA, last time there was some goofy mediocre Fat Tire collab with Avery). Six to eight NB bottles and cans as well, but all boring/common stuff. If you’ve got a flight in the B concourse, it’s worth a quick check to see if there’s something odd on, but otherwise I wouldn’t bother. Bretta IPA was new to me, and better than expected, but usually NB is a massive disappointment so I only dropped in because my flight was at B56. It’s a fairly long walk from the B concourse center hub, as others have noted. Both times I’ve visited, the staff have been pretty disinterested in either smiling or talking. Which suits me fine as an introvert, but it wouldn’t hurt to be a little more welcoming to customers. Got one new rake on each visit, but $9-something for a pint is a bit much for the typically low quality of the beer. Oh well, at least the Bretta IPA was mostly drinkable.
You have to walk miles to get there, but then it’s pleasant enough for an airport bar. Good range of NB beers on tap, at typical airport prices, so maybe 20% up. Bar staff know their beer, the table staff are much more food-based.
Ambiance is good for concourse bar/resteraunt. Service is alright, they do not know the beer well from what I saw. Wide selection of New Belgium products. Food was good. Prices are high, as per concourse food and drink. Overall, probably the best concourse bar I have been to personally, and of course awesome beer.
Stopped in on both layovers I had this trip, it was in the perfect spot of the terminal for my connections. Decent food and good service. Beer list is short, but OK. HD the FoCo on with Odell and that was nice. I’d stop here any time its convenient, but wouldn’t go out of my way either. Cool bike rim light fixtures.
theisti (888) 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 = ★½ (Local place tickers only)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
What is there to say. A small bar tucked at the end of a terminal that serves New Belgium. As others have echoed, not much of a tap selection, but what do you expect. Still, nice to be able to grab a decent beer before your flight. Service was very friendly and prompt.
If your flight is not leaving from this terminal you’ll 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 didn’t know what to expect honestly and while I didn’t think that I’d 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.
Stopped by here during my layover in DIA. The service was good and prompt. They do not have sampler platters, but they did tasters of their beers. They carried a little of everything from their flagship beers to one seasonal/one lips of faith series tap. The food I found to be just as good as the beer. Worth the stop in terminal B, just know its at the far end of the gates.