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Relaxing Places to Get Some Work Done at DIA

Imagine this: you’ve arrived at the gate just in the nick of time, when an announcement comes over the intercom that your flight’s been delayed. So you figure you might as well pull out your computer and see what’s new on Slack.

Or how about this: you’ve arrived at the airport early, excited to sneak in an episode of your favorite Netflix show, when you get a call from work with a fire to put out.

Whatever the case, you’ve got some time to kill and some work to do.

Fortunately, at Denver International Airport, there’s no need to fight for work space or for outlets. DIA has free Wi-Fi throughout and plenty of restaurants and lounges fit for any working style. Of course, there’s always the option of heading to a concourse food court, picking up a cup of coffee, plopping down at a table, and getting to work… if you don’t mind the ambient chatter. But if you’re looking to do some deep work, take a conference call, or enjoy an adult beverage while working, here are a few more suitable choices.

Lounge 5280

Hours: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Location: B Gates, Mezzanine

Perfect for: Small groups

Lounge 5280 is a hot spot for wine-lovers, beer connoisseurs, and foodies alike. So if you’re the kind who enjoys working with a glass of wine in hand and an artisanal cheese plate at your side, head to Lounge 5280.

Even if you’re not a fan of wine or beer, don’t rule this spot out. They also serve Colorado-inspired cocktails like the “Colorado Gimlet” and “Rocky Mountain Shandy,” and Bloody Marys on every spice level. They also plate up a mean breakfast. Enough about the refreshments, though. Here’s the important bit — most tables have outlets nearby!

Pour La France!

Hours: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Location: B Gates Center Core

Perfect for: Quick solo work

If you need some peace and quiet in the middle of DIA, check out Pour La France! As with most airport restaurants, the servers try to get you in and out of the restaurant quickly, so this isn’t a place to linger, but it’s perfect for checking emails while you grab a bite.

Pour La France serves breakfast, salads, sandwiches, paninis, and more classic entrees with a French twist, offering options for both vegetarians and omnivores. The restaurant also has a big bar, perfect for solo travelers to set up a laptop or those looking to grab a drink between flights.

Tapas Sky Bar

Hours: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Location: C Gates, Near Gate C24

Perfect for: Small groups, quiet solo work

A bright, relaxing atmosphere and a killer view of the mountains make Tapas Sky Bar a hit with people looking to unwind before their next flight. Although most travelers visit TSB for the drinks, it’s a comparatively quiet location and its favorable charging accommodations make it the perfect place for a quick meeting with a colleague or checking in on your daily deliverables.

Tapas Sky Bar doesn’t serve your typical bar fare, though. The menu is fairly light, with options like a cheese board and caprese salad. Eats are served alongside a choice of 16 wines, specialty cocktails, and a variety of Colorado brews.

Vino Volo

Hours: 10 am – 9 pm

Location 1: C Gates, Near Gate C49

Location 2: A Gates, Near Gate A49

Perfect for: Small groups, quiet solo work

Denver International Airport has its share of great wine bars — and Vino Volo is no exception. The simple, comfortable environment makes it an ideal getaway for business travelers looking for a place to hang out and check in with work before their next flight.

Even if you have just a short layover, the friendly staff at Vino Volo will keep you in good wine and perfectly paired eats until you’re ready to board.

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A list of great places to dig into work wouldn’t be complete without mentioning airline lounges. Denver International Airport is home to four main lounges, plus a British Airways Executive Club. The best part about these lounges is you don’t necessarily have to be a member to get in — day passes are typically available. Airline clubs are the perfect place for any style of work: quiet solo work, small meetings with colleagues, conference calls, and even larger meetings. Plus, many serve food and drinks, so you can arrive at your next destination refreshed.

American Airlines Admirals Club

Hours: 4:45 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

Location: A Gates, North End of A Gates Bridge from Jeppesen Terminal

Day passes available for $59

Delta Sky Club

Hours unlisted on DIA website

Location:A Gates, Pedestrian Bridge Y Juncture, Level 4, South end of Center Core

Day passes available for $59

United Club – East

Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Location: B Gates Near Gate B44

Day passes available for $59

United Club – West

Hours: Daily 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Location: B Gates, Near Gate B30

Day passes available for $59

 

Where’s your favorite places to work at Denver International Airport? Let us know in the comments!