Spent a long layover here. Pretty standard bar layout, with large windows looking out on the airport. The lineup was standard New Belgium beers, with a Lips of Faith on tap and the new winter seasonal. The non New Belgium beers were standard macrobrews, but I wasn’t surprised. The bartender was very knowledgeable, helpful, and very prompt and friendly. The food was fair for an airport restaurant, and, of course, everything was overpriced. To date, this was the best airport beer bar I’ve found, but that’s not saying much.
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.
theisti (884) 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.
(Visited 10/2009): New Belgium’s 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 someone’s 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 don’t 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 Arby’s.
Overall this is a welcome sight at the airport so despite the shortcomings I would make the trek there on any layover.
Not great. Kind of cramped, and doesn’t provide flights, only glasses. Staff seemed knowledgeable, and definitely better than the average beer bar at the airport, but overall not a great experience.
Travlr (2847) Charlotte , North Carolina | February 11, 2012| Updated June 21, 2015
For some reason, this place is packed, yet I’m the only one drinking New Belgium beer. Everyone else has a Bud Lite (!), Amstel Light (!!) or a gin & tonic. FOOLS! They don’t know what they’re 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.
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.