American Airlines and British Airways have added yet another cool new feature to the Greenwich Lounge New York JFK. We recently saw the opening of the Brooklyn Brewery Pub, and we’re now seeing the opening of the Bridge Bar.
Basics of the Bridge Bar at the Greenwich Lounge JFK
Major changes were recently made to lounges at JFK Terminal 8, coinciding with British Airways co-locating there with American Airlines. We saw the rebranding of the Flagship Lounge and the closure of Flagship First Dining, and that has been replaced by the Greenwich Lounge (for business class and oneworld Sapphire passengers), the Soho Lounge (for oneworld Emerald passengers), and the Chelsea Lounge (for first class passengers).
An awesome new expansion has just been added to the Greenwich Lounge, which is definitely worth checking out. We’re just seen the opening of the Bridge Bar, a new open-air space overlooking the terminal. The space has been created to have a mid-century modern design with a classic 1960s feel.
This is described as a space designed to celebrate the love of flying, and offers customers a place to relax pre-flight, while enjoying a cocktail or mocktail. The cocktail menu features a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, including Aviation American Gin, which infuses a blend of botanicals and is fronted by actor Ryan Reynolds, and Betty Buzz, a range of non-alcoholic sparkling mixers founded by actress Blake Lively.
The Bridge Bar is part of the Greenwich Lounge, so has the same entry requirements.
Some will remember that the new Bridge Bar was previously branded as the Flagship Bridge, and it was my favorite part of the Flagship Lounge. This is located inside the entrance to the lounge and to the right.
What a fantastic addition to the Greenwich Lounge
It’s exciting to see the Greenwich Lounge expand its overall footprint, given how busy this lounge can get in the evenings during peak periods. While the main part of the lounge is quite nice, I’m especially thrilled to see the two recent additions.
Guests can now hang out in the new Bridge Bar, which is such a nice space that I used to love visiting back in the day. Not only that, but the former space of Flagship First Dining has been turned into the Brooklyn Brewery Pub, offering the best views in the lounge.
Even if I’m not a big beer or cocktail drinker, I love the themed concepts, and especially love that these are probably the two nicest spaces in the lounge. I can’t wait to check them out!
The Greenwich Lounge JFK has undergone its latest expansion, with the introduction of the Bridge Bar. This features an open-air bar with plenty of seating, serving up a variety of cocktails. Between this and the Brooklyn Brewery Pub, we now have two awesome themed spaces within the lounge.
Well done, American Airlines and British Airways!
Anyone else excited about the new Greenwich Lounge Bridge Bar?
For ExP and CK, which rooms are included regardless of class of travel?
I don’t drink in airline lounges. Why? I have to tip the bartender. I drink on the plane where I don’t tip the FA.
Haha, I'm in my mid 20's so can still handle getting drunk before a flight. With the addition of a pub and bar maybe I'll go out of my way to connect in JFK next time.
If you’re in your mid 20s and not living/working in NYC, your career is going nowhere. (Exception if you’re an actor who should live in LA, or in government/policy and may live in DC.)
I'm endlessly entertained by New Yorkers who think there's nothing to America beyond the Hudson River. Y'all are cute. Keep slaving to pay that rent check! Live the dream!
@Lucky: do you know which lounge can LOT business class passengers use at JFK's T7? I called LOT, they couldn't tell me just that there is a lounge. JFK's website says T7 only has a BA lounge.
Per star alliances lounge finder, you can access the ba lounge in terminal 7. I assume that star alliance/lot is paying for flyers for access, so it is a contract lounge.
@Brenster21: great, thank you for the info!
The new lounges at jfk and the names all being places in London makes me think that when Heathrow eventually does get expanded we'll see a rebranding and refurbishing of the BA lounges at Terminal 5 (with the exception of the Concorde Room perhaps) as American permanently relocate to a part of the expanded Terminal 5 and we see the creation of joint lounges perhaps called the Brooklyn Lounge or something along those lines
You may have missed the conceit in the naming of the new JFK lounges, they are all places in New York as well as being places in London.
If you get loaded in the lounge you may not notice the crummy experience when you settle into your business class "cabin!"