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With access to more than 1,200 lounges worldwide, Priority Pass has quite the network. Recently, the program has branched out and started to add offers and restaurants to its roster, letting members enjoy a true sit-down dining experience as part of their membership.
While Priority Pass is adding restaurant lounges around the world, most TPG readers aren’t going to be able to take advantage of the $53 in free food and drink in Sydney’s airport (SYD) very often. But, the good news is there are now 28 Priority Pass restaurant lounges in 18 US airports.
Here are the most recent additions:
It’s been a rough couple of months for Priority Pass at LAX, losing to of its partners. But, things are looking up for LA-based and LA-connecting passengers. Priority Pass just added Rock & Brews in Terminal 1 as a lounge partner. (Note that the Rock & Brews in Terminal 5 isn’t a member.)
Priority Pass members can get up to $28 per person (up to a maximum of $56) in free food and drink. For the full details of this new option, including the menu, check out TPG’s post on the addition.
The 27th Priority Pass airport lounge has now opened in the US’ 28th busiest airport, letting Priority Pass members grab a sit-down meal before or after their flight. With a same-day boarding pass and your Priority Pass membership card, you can score $28 per person up to a maximum of $56 in free food and drink when you visit with at least one guest. Hours run from 4:30am until the last departure of the night.
This restaurant is located in TPA’s Airside F just inside security. While the TSA doesn’t mind if you go through security in the wrong terminal — as I’ve proven myself multiple times — the hub-and-spoke airport layout means that this restaurant is only going to be useful for passengers flying American Airlines, British Airways, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa and Norwegian.
With these restaurants added, there are now 28 Priority Pass restaurants in the US. Each of these offer members $28-30 per guest in food and drink. Here’s a list of all of them with the latest additions bolded:
- Boston (BOS): Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar and Grill
- Boston (BOS): Stephanie’s
- Cleveland (CLE): Bar Symon
- Denver (DEN): Timberline Steaks & Grill
- Greenville–Spartanburg (GSP): RJ Rockers Flight Room
- Houston Intercontinental (IAH): Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar
- Houston Intercontinental (IAH): Landry’s Seafood
- Indianapolis (IND): The Fan Zone
- Lexington (LEX): Kentucky Ale Taproom
- Los Angeles (LAX): Rock & Brews
- Los Angeles (LAX): P.F. Chang’s
- Miami (MIA): Air Margaritaville
- Miami (MIA): Corona Beach
- Miami (MIA): Viena
- New York Kennedy (JFK): Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
- Portland (PDX): Capers Cafe Le Bar
- Portland (PDX): Capers Market
- St. Louis (STL): The Pasta House (Terminal 1)
- St. Louis (STL): The Pasta House & Schlafly Beer (Terminal 2)
- San Francisco (SFO): San Francisco Giants Clubhouse
- San Francisco (SFO): Yankee Pier
- Syracuse (SYR): Johnny Rockets
- Tampa (TPA): The Café by Mise en Place
- Tucson (TUS): Noble Hops
- Washington DC Dulles (IAD): Chef Geoff’s
- Washington DC National (DCA): Bracket Room
- Washington DC National (DCA): American Tap Room
And here’s a list of Priority Pass restaurants at international airports:
- Brisbane (BNE): Bar Roma
- Brisbane (BNE): Graze Grill & Bar
- Brisbane (BNE): Corretto Cafe & Bar
- Helsinki (HEL): Fly Inn Restaurant
- Lima (LIM): Bleriot Bar & Lounge
- Lima (LIM): La Bonbonniere
- London-Gatwick (LGW): Grain Store Cafe & Bar
- São Paulo (GRU): Bleriot Bar & Lounge
- Sydney (SYD): Better Burger
- Sydney (SYD): Chicken Confidential
- Sydney (SYD): Peroni Bar
- Sydney (SYD): Bistro 2020 & Bar
- Sydney (SYD): MoVida
- Sydney (SYD): Bar Roma
- Sydney (SYD): Wok on Air
- Tel Aviv (TLV): Schmoozy Bar
In addition to restaurants, you can get $28 per guest in booze at House Spirits Distillery in Portland (PDX).
To get free food or drinks at these Priority Pass lounges, you’re going to need a Priority Pass membership. The best way to do so is by having a membership through a credit card, such as Chase Sapphire Reserve, The Platinum Card® from American Express, Ritz-Carlton Rewards Credit Card, Hilton Honors Aspire Card from American Express or Citi Prestige.
You can also get 10 annual Priority Pass lounge visits through the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card or the Hilton Honors American Express Business Card. That’s up to $280 of free food and drink per year from a $95 annual fee card.
And here’s a reminder that shouldn’t need to be said: Tip your restaurant waitstaff. Despite the food being free through the Priority Pass benefit, they worked just as hard as they would have if you were paying for the meal. I’ve been absolutely appalled to witness Priority Pass members stiff the waitstaff on multiple occasions at US Priority Pass restaurants. It’s actions like this that threaten the sustainability of this program. So, if you want to continue to get free food at these Priority Pass restaurants, make sure to bring cash along to tip your waiter/waitress. Or, many restaurants will ring up a $0.01 charge so that you can pay — and tip — via a credit card:
40000% of $0.01 is $4 pic.twitter.com/HZcQEm1Hic
— JT Genter (@JTGenter) August 10, 2018
Additional reporting by Mark Spivak.
Featured image of the author’s meal at Timberline Steaks in Denver (DEN).
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