A pretty cool new feature has been added at the Greenwich Lounge JFK…
Pub opens in space of former Flagship First Dining 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 We saw the rebranding of the Flagship Lounge and the closure of Flagship First Dining, and that has been replaced by the Greenwich Lounge (for business class and oneworld Sapphire passengers), the Soho Lounge (for oneworld Emerald passengers), and the Chelsea Lounge (for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).
With American having closed Flagship First Dining at JFK, a cute new concept has just been introduced in its place. As reported by @xJonNYC, the Brooklyn Brewery Pub has today opened in the space of the former Flagship First Dining facility, inside the Greenwich Lounge.
This will open daily at 10:30AM, and features a large selection of beer, plus a small bites menu. This is within the lounge, so if you have access to the Greenwich Lounge, you also have access to this at no extra cost.
This is definitely a space worth checking out
First of all, it’s awesome to see the overall capacity of the Greenwich Lounge increasing, given how crowded the lounge can get in the evenings. But this space in particular is worth visiting, given that it has amazing views and spacious seating, even better than in the rest of the lounge.
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a beer drinker, so the pub aspect of this has no appeal to me. However, you can always bring over food and drinks from the other part of the lounge, and check out the snack menu in this space.
Admittedly if you have access to one of the better lounges, you may want to go there instead. For example, the Chelsea Lounge is fantastic, with amazing food and drinks. However, the lounge does lack views, and doesn’t have any windows.
The Greenwich Lounge JFK is expanding, with the former Flagship First Dining facility now being known as the Brooklyn Brewery Pub. This will open daily at 10:30AM, and features a wide variety of beers and a snack menu. Anyone who has access to the Greenwich Lounge can also use this space, so it’s definitely worth checking out. This is in addition to the Bridge Bar also opening in the Greenwich Lounge, which is another awesome space.
What do you make of the new Brooklyn Brewery Pub? If any OMAAT readers have the chance to check it out, please report back!
I love this concept! It would be cool to see airlines incorporate more local offerings into their lounges in hub cities. AA seems especially well suited for this since the Flagship First Dining concept is probably going away and they have those spaces in several of their lounges.
The pictures look like they are recycled from FFD days. They are not going to have all those fancy liquors in the new space.
The entire Greenwich/SOHO/Chelsea is kinda a joke.
They are all empty.
Whereas, EXP AdmiralsClub members have to schlep to T3.
So silly and stupid.
or whatever they call that terminal under etc
All of the lounges are in terminal 8. Terminal 3, the PanAm Worldport and later Delta terminal, was demolished in 2013.
Terminal 8 is split between concourses B and C, the latter containing the sole remaining Admirals Club.
I guess you have never been to any of the lounges, since Greenwich was pretty much at capacity in the evening.
Building brands around "Brooklyn-ness" has always been ridiculous. But this lounge/'pub' looks like it belongs in the fanciest new hotel in Tulsa.
Call me back when the place looks like a station on the A/C.
Or don't call me. I'll be at the Soho Lounge. Which, like its namesake NYC neighborhood, will be 90% filled with tourists and d-bags.
True. But at least its an empty space of d-bags
FYI The original Soho is in London since the 17th century. In New York it is an acronym for south of Houston ( street) since 1962
Uhhh, so who has access?
only British Airways First Class..... it seems
but it has no windows and not great experience....
so who cares?!
What about AA transcon First? Does that count for entry?
Business class cabin on long-haul international or Flagship transcon.
Non-AA/AS oneworld Sapphire or higher.
Oneworld Emerald on long-haul international, but they also have access to SOHO
First class cabin on long-haul international or Flagship transcon, but they also have access to SOHO and Chelsea.