The Ten Best Airport Bars in the World

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Time to hit the bar.

Airports all over the world are improving delayed flyers' experiences by improving their drinking establishments. Frequent flyers no longer find themselves sitting in McDonald's for 3 hours. Instead, they're lounging on the rooftop of Singapore's Terminal 3, drinking Thai beer or playing the oenophile at Frescobaldi's Wine Bar in Rome's Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport.

Travelers routed through Portland take in local microbrews at Laurelwood Public House and Brewery and vacationers in Belize City International Airport hit the sauce in old-fashioned Caribbean style.

Everyone checking in should be eager to check out our favorite airport bars.

Filed Under: Air Travel, Food + Drink

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jmadlinger

Eden Holland's bar (Jet Bar) is in the top three most famous airport bars in the world.

It is worth the trip to Belize to meet " Mr. Jet" himself! He is truly an ambassador to Belize!

July 28 2011 at 6:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
hendrik

is that really something new?Bars at airports have always been there,each one with its own type of style.

July 26 2011 at 7:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bryan

Drinking b4 flying at 35,000 feet probably not the best idea ever!

July 26 2011 at 5:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Curt brown

What about Airbrau at Munich airport. Great food and freshly brewed beer.

July 26 2011 at 4:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jsjordan

You forgot Encounter resturant/bar in LAX. This place has gormet food and drink in a funky new wave atmosphere, perched on an elevated structure in the middle of the terminals. This place is a great luxury place to relax at after a long week at work in Cal, or a long intercontinental flight. One of the best airport restaurant/bars I have experienced on 6 continents

July 26 2011 at 11:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mama

I am so gratified to see that reader's reactions were the same as mine-that this is a pointless, idiotic article about a disgusting industry in a once great country.

To read about the abuses of the TSA, and then to read an article encouraging people to drink before flights makes me sick. This is an outrage.

July 26 2011 at 6:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy

I agree with Joanne...what good does a bar do stranded tired parents with whiny and screaming kids?!! It not only affects them but everyone around them. I also agree that the cost of food and drink in airports is awful. Better someone should come up with the idea of family-only areas and adult only areas with reasonable prices instead of bars! Airports need to consider 21st Century traveler needs. They would profit from volume; not inflation...

July 24 2011 at 8:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
donna

This is all fine and good but do they not watch "AIRLINE" where they decline boarding to so many people for drinking too much? lol Why do they serve alcohol anyway

July 23 2011 at 11:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rbeekman

Guess I'm old fashioned.....I use an airport to go somewhere.

July 23 2011 at 10:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rbeekman

The 10 best airport bars? Someone has too much time on their hands. They get paid for an article like this? Does anyone change their flights based on an article like this? I'm sorry I waisted my time.

July 23 2011 at 10:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Betsy

You can get drunk at any bar, the something special must be more than drinks.

July 24 2011 at 1:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply