Best Bars At Detroit Metro Airport

November 8, 2012 6:00 AM

Detroit Metro Airport (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

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Detroit Metro Airport (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

The Detroit Metro Airport has a world-class selection of bars available to travelers. Have a cocktail at a sophisticated lounge or settle in for an imported beer at a pub. The majority of bars are conveniently located within the McNamara Terminal, one of the largest in the world. Make the most of your downtime before flying the friendly skies. You will be glad you did. To view a map of the Detroit Metro Airport bars listed below, please click here.
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Vino Volo
McNamara Terminal
Concourse A, Gate 45
(734) 229-9900

With a selection of fine wines from around the globe, Vino Volo makes a welcome stopover for the globe-trotting traveler. Revel in one glass or take part in the ‘Sommelier Series’ if you have more time before your flight takes off. This lounge is known for balancing its upscale atmosphere with a friendly vibe. The staff is knowledgeable about fine wines and will offer appropriate pairings and recommendations. A limited menu of small plates is available for famished travelers. Cuisine is available for dining in or for enjoying in-flight.

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Dema Bar at The Westin
McNamara Terminal
Concourse A, Gate A35
(734) 942-6500

Spend the time prior to your departure in a unique environment. This Asian-fusion bar and restaurant sets a new standard for airport bars. Sit alongside the fountain as the water glides past or try a seat at the bar with some appetizers. This is ultimate relaxation in a sophisticated and secluded atmosphere. The impeccable service and luxurious surroundings will truly allow you to escape into another world. Dema boasts an extensive wine list as well as a variety of draft beers.

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Grey Goose Martini Lounge
McNamara Terminal
Concourse C, Gate C19
(734) 247-6887

Modern decor and dim lighting make Martini Lounge a welcome refuge in the hustle and bustle of the airport. The outstanding service and quiet atmosphere make this lounge top notch for those hoping to relax before they board. But don’t worry, if you are in a hurry, the staff is known for its speed of service. The cocktail lounge specializes in… martinis! There is a full bar for those wanting more variety.

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Thee Irish Pub
McNamara Terminal
Concourse B, Gate B7
(734) 247-6887

This spot provides traditional pub atmosphere in an airport. The ambiance is casual and comfortable, just right for some downtime. A large pint glass of Guinness is the preferred drink at this establishment, although there is a variety of beer and other drinks offered. A customary yet truncated Irish menu is available, perfect for finding something to satiate hunger between flights.

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SlapShotz Bar & Grill
McNamara Terminal
Concourse A, Gate A24
(734) 955-2003

Don’t want to miss the game while waiting to catch your next flight out of DTW? Head over to SlapShotz Bar & Grill. The big game will almost certainly be on one of the many flat screens. An added bonus for sports fans and patrons alike is that SlapShotz serves strong drinks to airport travelers. If you prefer beer, SlapShotz offers an extensive selection of bottled and draft beer. The modern decor is stylish and comfortable with sleek fixtures and contemporary design throughout. The atmosphere is friendly and laid back, but can get rowdy when your team is winning (or losing). Menu items include standard fare such as wings, burgers and fries.

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