Colorado is known for its craft beer. Many of the best microbrews in the country call the state home, so it’s no surprise that many of the best places to eat and drink in the Denver International Airport feature long lists of local microbrews.
Here are the best places to drink at the DIA.
Chef Jimmy’s Bistro & Spirits: Grab a drink at the bar or sit down for American and Italian food and a glass of wine or two (or cocktails, if you’re really not looking forward to your flight).
Denver Chophouse: The place to be for Colorado craft beer and upscale American food.
Lefty’s Colorado Trail Bar and Grille: Full bar, craft beer, burgers and fries, and espressos are all fair game at Lefty’s.
Mesa Verde Bar & Grill: Mexican-inspired food with a full liquor bar and craft beer selection.
Blue Sky Bar: Perfect place to grab a quick beer or cocktail from the full bar. Also the place to be if you need to charge your phone. Countless outlets go great with a drink.
Vino Volo: Class it up while you wait for your flight with wine served alongside cheese and charcuterie.
Aviator’s Sports Bar & Bar-B-Que: Colorado barbecue — let alone Colorado airport barbecue — is often overshadowed by barbecue in the South.
Crú Food and Wine Bar: Wine by the bottle, tasting flights to down before your flight, and by-the-glass wines (you know, if you’re in a rush).
Colorado Sports Bar: Like your neighborhood bar with a full bar and beers, just in an airport.
Lounge 5280 Wine Bar: A signature cocktail menu and wines from around the world.
New Belgium Hub: There are some sandwiches and a full bar at the New Belgium Hub, but the main event is the Colorado craft beer.
Que Bueno! Mexican Grille: Sometimes you just need to sit down and browse a good tequila list. Que Bueno! is the place to do that.
Steve’s Snappin’ Dogs: Nothing goes together like gourmet hot dogs and microbrew.
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery: Eat American and down some original American microbrews.
Root Down: You don’t think of a hip place to get food when you think airport, but that’s exactly what Root Down offers. Locally inspired dishes and a healthy list of Colorado craft beer.
Timberline Steaks & Grille: If you have the time for it, sit down and get a steak and a beer, wine, or cocktail from Timberline.
Red Rocks Bar & BBQ: Barbecue and craft beer.
Boulder Beer Tap House: This is the airport location of the brewery that started Colorado’s microbrewing craze. Soak it in.