Over the past year we’ve seen several airport restaurants and bars in the US join Priority Pass. The concept is that at some airports Priority Pass has a tough time striking a deal with a major lounge due to crowding issues, so when that’s not possible, they instead work with a restaurant.
Priority Pass pays a fixed amount for each guest who enters a lounge, so instead Priority Pass is just paying these restaurants a fixed amount, and then you can spend some dollar amount at that restaurant (typically $28-30). So far in the US, Priority Pass restaurants & bars include the following:
- House Spirits Distillery Portland Airport
- Capers Cafe Le Bar Portland Airport
- Capers Market Portland Airport
- Timberline Steaks & Grille Denver Airport
- Corona Beach House Miami Airport
- Viena Miami Airport
- Air Margaritaville Miami Airport
- The Pasta House St. Louis Airport
- Kentucky Ale Taproom Lexington Airport
- Bobby Van’s Steakhouse New York JFK Airport
- Bar Symon at Cleveland Airport
- Johnny Rockets at Syracuse Airport
- Barney’s Beanery at Los Angeles Airport
- Bracket Room at Washington Reagan Airport
- The Fan Zone Indianapolis Airport
- RJ Rockers Flight Room Greenville-Spartanburg Airport
Priority Pass has just added another US restaurant location – Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill at Boston Logan Airport.
As a reminder, the following are some of the most popular credit cards that come with Priority Pass memberships (I’ve also listed the respective guesting privileges):
|Card||# Of Guests Who Get Free Access||Authorized User Access||Cost To Add Authorized User|
|The Platinum Card® from American Express||2||Yes||$175 For Up To 3 People, $175 For Each Additional Person Beyond That|
|The Business Platinum® Card from American Express||2||Yes||$300 Per Person|
|Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card||2||Yes||$75 Per Person|
Boston Logan Airport Priority Pass Lounge
Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill is located landside (before security) in Terminal C, across from the Alaska Airlines check-in counter.
Since the lounge is landside it should be easy for any passenger to visit, though it should be easiest for passengers on Aer Lingus, Alaska, Cape Air, JetBlue, Sun Country, and TAP Air Portugal, since those airlines have flights leaving from Terminal C. Terminals C & E are connected airside, though.
Furthermore, Jerry Remy’s will only be open to Priority Pass members between the hours of 2PM and 8PM. Outside of those hours, Priority Pass members won’t receive any sort of credit here. I suspect this is because “The Lounge” (the Priority Pass lounge in Terminal C) sometimes restricts access to Priority Pass members, especially between 4PM and 8PM, so this acts as a good overflow option.
Priority Pass members will be entitled to $28 worth of food & drinks per person. In order to be eligible you need to have a same day day confirmed boarding pass, though there’s no explicit requirement that it needs to be an outbound boarding pass (so in theory you could visit on arrival).
The Priority Pass member will be responsible for any overage beyond the $28 credit, and that credit can’t be applied towards gratuity (and personally I think it’s appropriate to tip, as a Priority Pass membership is just a form of payment here).
The restaurant is described as offering “classic New England fare in a full service sports bar named after local icon Jerry Remy.” You can find the restaurant’s menu here (click on “full menu” at the time).
While seeing Priority Pass restaurants added at some smaller airports has been cool, it’s also nice to see one added at a major airport. Jerry Remy’s does have limited hours for Priority Pass members, though fortunately it’s during the peak afternoon period, where Priority Pass members are probably most looking for a place to hang out.
The fact that the lounge is landside is either good or bad, depending on how you look at it — on the plus side, it’ll be easier for everyone to access, though it also won’t be as convenient for those connecting in Terminal C.
This is Boston Logan Airport’s fourth Priority Pass lounge, after The Lounge in Terminal C, The Club in Terminal E, and the Air France Lounge in Terminal E.
Anyone plan to check out Jerry Remy’s at BOS?