World’s top airport bars

19th August, 2015 by Kristiane Sherry

Whether travelling for business or pleasure, airports can be uninspiring places. Luckily, airside bars have upped their game in recent years, as our top picks from around the world attest.


With more air passengers than ever, hotel bars are increasingly becoming a travel focal point – and they’re more than stepping up.

With more and more people travelling – IATA put the number of passenger journeys at 3.3 billion for 2014 – it makes sense that airport bars have become venues in their own right.

And as the wider airport retail and F&B landscape becomes increasingly creative and diverse, bars need to keep up. After all, the competition for passenger dwell time is fierce.

Whether it’s a branded location or a beautiful setting, there’s no need to fear a lengthy stopover at these airports.

Click through the following pages to discover the airport bars we think are the best in the world. If we’ve left any out let us know in the comments below.

Enjoy airport bars responsibly and remember it’s an offence to be drunk on board an aircraft.

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