Denver International Airport (DIA) has become a haven of quality food and drink over the last decade, and many of the restaurants there are considered some of the best wine bars in Denver. Visitors and newcomers to the Mile High City – or residents of East Denver Metro looking for a new wine bar retreat – would do well to consider the establishments at or near DIA for their next outing. The following four wine bars have much to offer vino connoisseurs in Colorado; look for them at DIA, which is located at 8500 Pena Blvd, Denver, CO 80249.
Vino Volo, Concourse A – Located at DIA in Concourse A, Vine Volo is known for its low-key atmosphere and excellent menu variety. Vino Volo “has a nice relaxing atmosphere,” commented Chad S., with Diego R. echoing his sentiments in saying that this wine bar is a “rare adult retreat” that doesn’t seem like your typical airport bar. The option of half-plates and wine samplers makes Vino Volo a fantastic choice for travelers and wine lovers looking for a big variety without an extravagant tab. This wine bar is located near the Frontier, AirTran, Alaska, American, JetBlue, Great Lakes, Air Canada, British Airways, Aeromexico, Lufthansa, and Volaris terminal, and is open daily from 10am – 9pm. Free wifi is also available.
Crú Food and Wine Bar – This DIA wine bar has a loyal following, among both local Colorado residents and frequent travelers. Regarded as affordable, with a fantastic staff and great atmosphere, it’s no wonder that wine lovers flock to Cru Wine Bar when anywhere near Denver International Airport. Hailed as the “perfect place to spend a layover,” Cru Wine Bar offers Happy Hour drink specials, a variety of sampler plates, and several local drinks. Cru Wine Bar is open Daily from 6am – 10pm.
Vino Volo, Concourse C – Although often regarded as being on-par with the Concourse A Vino Volo wine bar, Concourse C is often overlooked due to its location. Unless you’re flying Southwest or Delta – or know about this little gem from previous visits to DIA – odds are you’ll overlook Vino Volo “C.” Also offering half-plates, wine samplers, and free Wifi, Vino Volo C is a great place to kick back and escape from the general chaos of airport traveling. This location is also open Daily from 10am – 9pm, nestled into a corner of DIA.
Lounge 5280 Wine Bar – Posh and stylish, Lounge 5280 is the wine bar of choice for visitors seeking exotic cocktails, Colorado-made craft beers, and of course – delicious wine lists. While most of the wine bars on this list have a laid-back, even quiet atmosphere for most of their open hours, Lounge 5280 has a more upbeat, fine-dining feel to it. They pride themselves on signature cocktails and food selections, yet their price range is comparable with both Vino Volo locations and Crú Food and Wine. Open Daily from 8am – 9pm (with an earlier closing hour of 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday), Lounge 5280 is located near the B Gates section of DIA.
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