Flying out of Newark International is what you make of it. Sure, it’s notorious for delays, but depending on your terminal, you can enjoy a top-notch cocktail, pair wine with sushi, or sip on a wide range of Belgian beers.
Here are the best places to drink in each terminal of the Newark International Airport.
Currito Cantina: Listed as one of the best places to get a cocktail in the Newark Airport (by the airport website), Currito Cantina has a mango Margarita that is dying to please.
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Phillips Seafood: This one’s also on the list of best cocktails in the Newark Airport. Try the classic Mojito with fresh lime and mint.
Ruby Tuesday: You know Ruby. Stop by and get a Cosmopolitan, perhaps, and taste the city before you leave the city.
Tony Roma’s: A full bar with a focus on cocktails. Try the Cadillac Romarita, which is Tony Roma’s take on the Cadillac Margarita: Sauza Reposado tequila, Cointreau, and Grand Marnier topped with a lemon wedge and a lime wedge.
Belgian Beer Café: It says it right there in the name: Beer (and not just Belgian beer). There’s also wine and American food.
Champps: Sports bar chain with burgers, fries, and alcohol.
City Point Bar: A full bar with a modern atmosphere, beer, wine, and cocktails. Listed as a top-five place to get a cocktail in the Newark Airport, with the suggestion of the Tangy Lemon Drop.
McGinley’s Pub: Grab some Irish pub food and a beer before your flight. If beer’s not your thing, grab some local wine or a cocktail.
Sora Sushi: Made-to-order sushi prepared on site with appropriate wine pairings.
The Unusual Times: British-style pub. Great for a last minute Bloody Mary or beer before you board.
Caps Beer Garden: A true beer bar with an extensive list of international beers and healthy food.
CBGB: Named after New York’s original punk bar. It’s now a little less punk, with iPads for ordering and sit-down food. There are still drinks, though.
Proof Whiskey Bar: All the whiskey you could ask for, whether you like it in shots, sips, or cocktails.
Oeno Wine Bar: Wine bar that offers flights before your flight.
Saison: An upscale eatery where you order from an iPad. Get your drinks with minimal human interaction.
Surf Bar Oasis: An oasis of a bar in a sea of people waiting to fly away. There’s wine, beer, and cocktails alongside sushi.
Wanderlust Burger Bar: Burgers featuring anything you could want on them, and a beer list that is just as impressive.