Priority Pass is the world’s largest network of independent airport lounges, with over 1,300 lounges around the world. One of the cool things that Priority Pass has done is that they’ve added all kinds of restaurant locations to their portfolio.
With these restaurants, members receive a certain dollar credit towards food & drinks. These restaurants have been especially common at airports and terminals where Priority Pass couldn’t otherwise reach agreements with lounge operators.
One of the most popular US Priority Pass restaurants is Timberline Steaks & Grille, located in Concourse C of Denver Airport. Well, unfortunately there’s some bad news on that front. Timberline Steaks & Grille will be closing on October 16, 2019, and therefore will no longer be part of Priority Pass. This is also noted on their Priority Pass page.
Timberline Priority Pass page
It’s not entirely clear why the restaurant is closing. I’m not sure if it’s just closing for some amount of time and will eventually reopen, or what.
What’s interesting is that in early 2018 there were reports that the restaurant would soon be closing, and that several existing establishments would become a new restaurant. So I guess we’ll see if that still happens, or what exactly is planned for the space. Whatever it is, hopefully it once again has a partnership with Priority Pass.
While not imminent, the good news when it comes to lounges is that the Amex Centurion Lounge Denver is expected to open at some point in 2020. The lounge will be located in Concourse C as well, and will be nearly 15,000 square feet.
Denver Airport is getting a Centurion Lounge
I know a lot of people loved Timberline, so this is a big loss for Priority Pass at Denver Airport. This is the only Priority Pass location at the airport, so hopefully they’ll able to work out something with another restaurant or lounge in the meantime.
Will you miss having Timberline at Denver Airport?