Priority Pass is a network of more than 1,200 airport lounges and restaurants worldwide, and it’s growing all the time. The beauty of a Priority Pass membership is not having to fly a specific airline or being an elite flyer. As long as the lounge is part of the network, feel free to enjoy it before, or even after, your flight.
Airport restaurants have been a welcome addition to the lounge network, and some establishment have dabbled in participating in the program.
Rock & Brews Joins Priority Pass
Los Angeles International Airport has a few Priority Pass restaurants and recently gained another. Priority Pass members now can enjoy Rock & Brews in Terminal 1, opposite Gate 11B.
Depending on your membership type, you and a guest can receive up to $28 per person toward food and drink (excluding to-go orders). As usual, if the bill exceeds $56 for two people, you’re responsible to cover the rest, and the tip isn’t included, so don’t forget to tip your servers.
LAX Terminal 1 serves Southwest Airlines and previously didn’t have any lounge options. The terminal doesn’t have an airside connection to any other LAX terminals, and it was rather difficult to enjoy lounges or restaurants in other parts of the airport. Providing access to the sports bar solves the problem for Southwest flyers who are Priority Pass members.
Barney’s Beanery Leaves Priority Pass
Barney’s Beanery is another Priority Pass restaurant located at LAX, in Terminal 2, but it’s leaving the lounge network on Nov. 30. It’s not clear why the relationship between Priority Pass and the restaurant is ending, but make sure to get your last visits in before it happens.
Which Priority Pass restaurants have you been to? What do you think of the option to visit a restaurant compared to the lounges?