Eating between layovers at Denver International Airport is about to get better

Posted at 3:38 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 17:38:58-04

DENVER – If you’re excited about those nonstop flights from Denver to London, then hold on tight: Denver International Airport is getting more than a dozen eateries next year.

Airport officials announced Thursday the construction of 17 new shops and restaurants, the result of recently approved contracts by the City of Denver.

They said each of the new locations are in the design phase and are expected to be open in about a year.

Here’s what’s coming to Denver International Airport:

  • Three new Starbucks, located on Concourses A, B and C
  • Three new Dazbog coffees, located on Concourses A, B and C
  • Larimer Street Market (travel convenience retail store) on Concourse B
  • RiNo District Market (travel convenience retail store) on Concourse C
  • Three new Sky Market locations (travel convenience retail stores) on Concourses B and C
  • Denver Central Market on Concourse A, including: Vero Italian, SK Provisions, Curio, Izzio Artisan Bakery, Sushi-Rama, Crema Bodega, Culture Meat Cheese
  • New Belgium Brewing Sports Bar on Concourse B
  • Brothers BBQ on Concourse A
  • Snarf’s on Concourse A
  • CNBC on Concourse A
  • Breckenridge Brewery on Concourse A

Officials said other locations currently under construction include Tivoli Brewery & Tom’s Urban Kitchen, located at the Westin Denver International Airport and two Smashburger & Bar locations, located on Concourses B and C.

The airport also recently opened The Roasting Plant, a specialty coffee shop, on the train platform under the Hotel and Transit Center.

“With a record 58.3 million passengers last year, Denver International Airport continues to see substantial growth that is driving an increased demand for exceptional shopping and dining options,” said Patrick Heck, DEN’s chief commercial officer. “The addition of these concessions won’t just add much needed capacity to serve passengers, but they will thoughtfully add a variety of local Colorado flavors and national brands to our growing lineup.” 

Brothers BBQ, Snarf’s, CNBC and Breckenridge Brewery are all part of a package of concessions to be operated by Paradies Lagardère as part of an upcoming expansion of the A Concourse, according to Denver International Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery. 

The airport is currently building six new temporary gates on the east end of the concourse to accommodate airline growth, Montogomery said. These four concessions will primarily serve that new holding area, which is expected to open by the end of this year.

The airport currently operates a total of 77 restaurants, 43 shops and 45 cart and kiosk locations. In 2016, restaurants, stores and other services generated $370,458,290 worth of sales.