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Guide to Admirals Club Food / Snack & Beverage

Old Dec 12, 2016, 2:45 pm
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The Consolidated Admirals Club Food and Beverage thread
Including F&B policies, offerings, etc.
For 2016 onward, we have combined the "State of the Soup" and "Drink and Spirits" threads into one F&B thread.

NOTE: Link to Flagship Dining

Food policy and offerings

New offerings in certain locations:
  • Fresh, made-to-order guacamole
  • Premium coffee, espresso & lattes
Morning:
  • Hard-boiled eggs & spice bar
  • Oatmeal, cereal & spices
  • Assorted fruit & yogurt
  • Bagels & breakfast breads
Afternoon:
  • Hearty soups
  • Fresh & healthy grain salads
  • Vegetables, hummus & cheese
  • Cookies & brownies
All hours:
Fruit, snack mix,
Food for sale
Guacamole made to order (as of July 15, 2016)

Some clubs now feature a complimentary made-to-order guacamole bar in the afternoons.

Ingredients from which to chose:
  • avocado
  • tomatoes
  • onions
  • jalapeo or serrano (location-dependent)
  • lime
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • salsa (at some locations)
  • corn salsa
  • salt and pepper
Status per club:
  • ATL - not available [current as of December 28, 2016]
  • BOS - (started 9 Dec 2016)
  • CLT B - not available
  • CLT C/D - hours 4pm-7pm Mon-Fri, Sat-Sun ???
  • DCA (Pier B) - hours 4pm-7pm Wed-Fri ONLY (confirmed 12-19-2017)
  • DCA (Pier C) - hours 4pm-7pm Mon-Fri, 1pm-4pm Sun (not available Sat per new signage 9/15/17)
  • DEN - not available
  • DFW B - hours Mon-Sat 3pm-6pm
  • DFW C - hours Mon-Sun 4pm-7pm
  • DFW D - hours Mon-Sun 4pm-7pm
  • JFK C - (observed multiple occasions)
  • LAX (observed 08 Dec 2016)
  • LGA - (observed March 2017) - hours unknown
  • MIA D30 - (observed 10 Jan 2017)
  • ORD G - (observed 19 Dec 2016)
  • PHL B/C - (observed 27 Dec 2016, 1 Jan 2017 until about 6pm)
  • PHX - (observed 10 Dec 2016)
  • RDU - not available
  • SFO - (observed 4 January 2017)
  • STL - not available
Updated by scottmlew
Beverage policy and offerings
  • Complimentary juices, soft drinks
    • Complimentary "lower shelf" alcoholic beverages
      • Complimentary premium drinks (chits): oneworld elites or in F, J on qualifying flights
        • For sale: "top shelf" alcoholic beverages, bottles of water to Admirals Club members
"House drinks" (lower shelf alcoholic and soft drinks, juices) are complimentary.

Premium drinks (including bottled water, handled by issuing bar chits) are:
  • complimentary for those with status or class of cabin that allows oneworld lounge access (see oneworld lounge access rules - link), or
    • available for sale for Admirals Club members and others accessing Admirals Clubs but not in the above categories.
See Admirals Club Treasure Hunt (drink chit / chits / coupons, etc.) master thread 2016+

Link to archived Admirals Club Dinks and Spirits thread

Link to archived "State of the Soup" thread

Updated 27 Jan 2027 - JDiver
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Guide to Admirals Club Food / Snack & Beverage

Old Dec 12, 2016, 2:46 pm
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Just saw this in the BOS club! Chatting with the gent making the guac, this is day #4. I'm a fan! ^
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Old Dec 12, 2016, 3:58 pm
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Saw this at LGA (Terminal B) on 12/11 - seems like it will be there in the afternoons. But I was full and did not partake.
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Old Dec 12, 2016, 5:04 pm
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Was in the LAX AC from 4:45 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. this morning and sat at a single seat where, right next to it was a sign stating "This Area Reserved for Guac Station from (whatever time to whatever time)."

Mad props to the sign maker for referring to it by its real name "Guac!"

Seriously, I cannot wait to try it when I next see it at LAX.
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Old Dec 12, 2016, 7:34 pm
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The PHX "high A" AC had the complimentary guac bar this weekend. According to the AC staff, it had been there for about three days. When I checked in, the AAngel seemed to go out of her way to encourage me to make use of it. As I was placing my order, the chef (for lack of a better term) told me that I was his first customer in over an hour. Overall, the staff seemed genuinely disappointed that more members weren't taking advantage of it, although the club was practically empty when I was there.

It was pretty tasty. I'd definitely order again if I have time and it's available.

It's one of the few unique features of ACs these days (compared to other airline lounges), but it's sort of a bizarre addition, as I can't imagine that it will keep existing customers loyal or attract new customers. I'm certainly not complaining, though!
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Old Dec 12, 2016, 8:06 pm
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Saw this in PHL. There was a line but it moves fairly quickly. I'm a fan.
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Old Dec 13, 2016, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by metallo
The PHX "high A" AC had the complimentary guac bar this weekend. According to the AC staff, it had been there for about three days. When I checked in, the AAngel seemed to go out of her way to encourage me to make use of it. As I was placing my order, the chef (for lack of a better term) told me that I was his first customer in over an hour. Overall, the staff seemed genuinely disappointed that more members weren't taking advantage of it, although the club was practically empty when I was there.

It was pretty tasty. I'd definitely order again if I have time and it's available.
Also enjoyed the guac at PHX last Thursday. Really nice touch!
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Old Dec 13, 2016, 8:15 am
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This is great news. I hope NYC gets it soon.

That and the rumored La Colombe coffee.
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Old Dec 13, 2016, 2:15 pm
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I had a serving of guacamole at the ORD H/K club (near the newly installed construction drywall and across from the open kitchen) on Dec 7 around 2pm. The toppings (corn, pico, cotija cheese, lime, cilantro) were nice, the guac itself was definitely pre-made stuff you'd find from Sodexo's catalog.

Still definitely a nice enhancement!

@CityFlyerNYC I had La Colombe coffee at the LGA Terminal C club in the afternoon on Nov 28. Both regular and decaf were available and tasted the same as I've had it in the other clubs that have switched. Another really nice upgrade compared to the Nescafe brown water/sugar machines.
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Old Dec 13, 2016, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by CityFlyerNYC
That and the rumored La Colombe coffee.
PLEASE!!

Now if they stocked La Columbe rum....
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Old Dec 13, 2016, 2:51 pm
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Added DFW Terminal D to the WIKI as I have observed it multiple times.
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Old Dec 13, 2016, 3:59 pm
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They don't carve up fresh avocados on the scene? Weak.
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Old Dec 13, 2016, 4:55 pm
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They have this in MIA, just enjoyed some myself at the new D15 . The guy is hidden in a corner of the bar, so there was no line.
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Old Dec 13, 2016, 10:07 pm
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Originally Posted by BlindPilot
Saw this in PHL. There was a line but it moves fairly quickly. I'm a fan.
Yup, started last Wednesday in the BC lounge.
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Old Dec 14, 2016, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by FrogProf
Added DFW Terminal D to the WIKI as I have observed it multiple times.
Thank you to all those who have updated the wiki for this topic! ^ /Moderator
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Old Dec 23, 2016, 12:46 pm
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Originally Posted by FrogProf
Added DFW Terminal D to the WIKI as I have observed it multiple times.
Didn't see it here today in the DFW location near D30. Maybe later in the afternoon?
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