Which Airport Lounges Can I Access With the Chase Sapphire Reserve®?

Priority Pass airport lounges

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The Chase Sapphire Reserve® is one of the premier cards on the market today. It offers a whole host of benefits including a $300 annual travel credit, bonus categories for earning points, TSA PreCheck or Global Entry credit, travel insurance, and even airport lounge access.

In this post, I’m going to explore everything you need to know about the airport lounge access offered by the Chase Sapphire Reserve®.

Chase Sapphire Reserve® Benefits

The Chase Sapphire Reserve® is a card that offers premium benefits, but also comes with a $450 annual fee.

Welcome Bonus

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This bonus is not available if you are a current Chase Sapphire Reserve® or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card holder or have received a welcome bonus for any Sapphire card in the previous 48 months.

Ongoing Perks

Hot Tip: If you love the idea of this card but are a little hesitant about the annual fee, consider the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card. This card’s benefits aren’t quite as robust as those of the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, but they are still plentiful. Plus, with an annual fee of only $95, it’s much easier on the budget.

Priority Pass Select

Having access to an airport lounge can make your travel experience a lot easier. Instead of sitting in a bustling terminal waiting area, you can enjoy a private space with complimentary Wi-Fi, food, and drinks.

As a Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholder, you will receive a complimentary Priority Pass Select membership. This gives you access to over 1,200 lounges across 600 airports worldwide.

You must activate the membership after you receive your Sapphire Reserve® card in order to use it (you can’t just show your card).

Priority Pass Lounge banner
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The Priority Pass select membership applies to the primary cardholder plus any authorized users (each authorized user requires an additional $75 annual fee).

Each cardholder (primary or authorized user) can bring in 2 guests free of charge to any Priority Pass lounge, and any additional guests will cost $27 per person per visit. Note that access can be denied if the lounge is at capacity.

These lounges are all independently owned and operated — they come in all shapes and sizes, so to speak. Some lounges offer the ultimate in luxury (including spa treatments), while others are more basic…just a place to sit with snacks and drinks.

And some aren’t even lounges at all — the Priority Pass Select membership includes access to some restaurants as well.

Bottom Line: Every Chase Sapphire Reserve® cardholder plus any authorized users are able to bring in 2 guests each at no charge. Any additional guests will be charged $27 per person.

Priority Pass App

I highly recommend downloading the Priority Pass mobile app to use while you are traveling. Since most of us aren’t researching the lounges we will be near, this is an easy way to see what’s available right when you need it.

Priority Pass Mobile App
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You can input the city you’re in to see if there is a lounge available. You can then click on a lounge for more information about that particular location, including:

  • Opening hours
  • What’s included in the facility (refreshments, alcohol, air conditioning, shower, Wi-Fi, etc.)
  • Location within the airport
  • Any additional conditions of that location, like time limits, age restrictions, and what type of alcohol is included

Hot Tip: Along the bottom of the app you will see a card icon — this will give you access to your digital membership card.

Airport Lounge Locations

Your Priority Pass membership gets you access to over 1,200 lounges across 600 airports around the globe. You might be wondering where all of these locations are.

The easiest way to find an airport lounge that accepts Priority Pass is to download the mobile app and search for your airport. It’s a quick way to find a lounge while you are traveling.

If you would like to plan out your lounge visits a little more, you can also search on the Priority Pass website. Here, you can input the city you want to search or scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of lounges by region.

Priority Pass Airport locations
You can search for lounge locations by region on the Priority Pass website. Image courtesy of Priority Pass.

Whether you search on the app or online, these lists will give you important information about each lounge location, including:

  • Amenities
  • Hours of operation
  • Age restrictions
  • Location specifics
  • Dress code
  • Any other entry restrictions

Quick Guide to U.S. Priority Pass Lounges

Here’s a quick peek at all the current Priority Pass lounges in the U.S. These are all independently owned and operated, so they are subject to change at any time. And remember any of these lounges can deny access if they are at capacity.

Hot Tip: For more information on these priority pass lounges, head over to our in-depth guide.

How to Use a Priority Pass Restaurant

You might notice that some “lounges” are actually just restaurants that are open to the public. In this instance, your Priority Pass membership will give you a credit to spend at that restaurant.

For instance, when my family and I visited Timberline Steaks & Grille at the Denver, CO airport, my Priority Pass membership gave me a $28 credit per person (for the cardholder and up to 2 guests) to use toward our bill. This meant that my husband, my daughter, and I got to dine at this restaurant — and we had an $84 credit to use toward the bill.

Since that trip, many of these restaurants have started limiting the number of guests you can claim to 1 — so in most of these locations, your total credit will be capped at $56.

  • 1 person dining: $28 credit
  • 2 people dining: $56 credit
  • 3+ people dining: $56 credit

You can use the credit for anything on the menu including alcohol (excluding to-go orders). If your bill is less than your available credit, you can’t get a cash refund for the difference or use the excess credit towards gratuity.

Also, you can visit a restaurant that accepts Priority Pass more than once in a day. So if you have a long layover, you could stop in for lunch, and then come back later to have a drink before your flight. You will be eligible for a second visit (aka a second $28 credit) 2 hours after your card is swiped for your first visit.

Hot Tip: Your Priority Pass membership will also give you access to select restaurant locations. These restaurants will accept your Priority Pass and give you a food and beverage credit to use. Most locations will give you a credit of $28 to dine plus an additional $28 for 1 guest.

Restaurant Locations That Accept Priority Pass Memberships: United States

Right now, there are 30 restaurant locations in the U.S across 20 airports that accept Priority Pass.

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

  • Jerry Remy’s Sports Bar & Grill: Terminal C before security opposite the Alaska Airlines check-in counter
  • Stephanie’s: Terminal B opposite gate B24

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

  • Bar Symon: C Concourse after security between gates C4 & C6

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

  • The Bracket Room: Terminal B opposite gate 12
  • The American Tap Room: Terminal C near gates 35-45

Denver International Airport (DEN)

  • Timberline Steaks & Grille: Concourse C

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)

  • RJ Rockers Flight Room: Concourse B opposite Gate B3 (domestic flights only)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  • Chef Geoff’s: Concourse C near Gate C14

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston (IAH)

  • Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar: Terminal A near Gate A17
  • Landry’s Seafood: Terminal C near Gate C42

Indianapolis International Airport (IND)

  • The Fan Zone: Located at the end of Concourse B near Gate B17

John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York (JFK)

  • Bobby Van’s Steakhouse: Terminal 8 after security opposite gate 14

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

  • Rock & Brews: Terminal 1 after security opposite gate 11B
  • P.F. Chang’s: Tom Bradley International Terminal after security in the mezzanine level

Blue Grass Airport Lexington, KY (LEX)

  • Kentucky Ale Tap Room: Located after security next to the Concourse B entrance

Miami International Airport (MIA)

  • Corona Beach House: Credit at this location is $30 for you and up to 1 guest. 18% gratuity is automatically added to the final bill. Located in North Terminal, Concourse D Airside between gates D23 and D24. Free Wi-Fi is limited to 45 minutes.
  • Air Margaritaville: Central Terminal, Concourse E, Departures level, opposite the security checkpoints by door 11.
  • Viena: Central Terminal, Concourse E. Landside from Level 2, take the Miami International Airport Hotel elevator to the 7th Floor and follow the signs.

Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

  • PGA MSP Lounge: Cardholders and guests will receive access to the PGA MSP lounge plus $15 per person off their food OR golf experience bill. Located in the upper level of Terminal 1 at the north end of the airport mall.

Portland International Airport (PDX)

  • Capers Cafe Le Bar: Concourse C immediately after security
  • House Spirits Distillery (excludes bottle sales & merchandise): Concourse C near gate C6
  • Capers Market: Concourse D immediately after security

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

  • Floret by Café Flora: Located in Concourse A next to Gate A1 at the intersection of Concourses A and B.

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

  • San Francisco Giants Clubhouse: Terminal 3, Concourse F near Gate 82
  • Yankee Pier: Terminal 3, Concourse F near Gate 72

St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)

  • The Pasta House: Terminal 1, lower level, pre-security, close to baggage claim
  • The Pasta House & Schlafly Beer: Terminal 2 on the upper level across from gate E6

Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR)

  • Jonny Rockets: North Concourse B, in the airside connector after security

Tampa International Airport (TPA)

  • The Café By Mise En Place: Concourse F after security in front of the security checkpoint by Gate F85

Tuscon International Airport (TUS)

  • Noble Hops: Located on the 2nd floor opposite the Arroyo Trading Post.

Restaurant Locations That Accept Priority Pass Memberships: International

Brisbane International Airport (BNE)

Cardholders plus up to 1 guest can receive AUD$36 each off the bill for a maximum of AUD$72 in credit.

  • Bar Roma: In the domestic terminal on level 2 across from gates 23 and 24
  • Graze Grill & Bar: In the domestic terminal on level 2 near gates 16-21
  • Corretto Cafe & Bar: In the international terminal at check-in level on the 4th floor

Lima Jorge Chavez (LIM)

Cardholders plus up to 1 guest can receive USD$36 each off the bill for a maximum of USD$54 in credit.

  • Bleriot Bar & Lounge: After Passport Control by Gate 24 (international flights only)
  • La Bonbonniere: After Passport Control by Gate 24 (international flights only)

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

Cardholders plus each registered guest can receive £15 off their bill.

  • Grain Store Cafe & Bar: South Terminal, 1 level up from the main shopping concourse

Sao Paulo Guarulhos International Airport (GRU)

Cardholders plus up to 1 guest can receive USD$27 each off the bill for a maximum of USD$54 in credit.

  • Bleriot Bar & Lounge: After Passport Control on the 2nd level near gates 301-304 (international flights only)

Helsinki Vantaa Airport (HEL)

Cardholders plus up to 1 guest can take advantage of a set menu (a single lounge visit) in a 24-hour period.

  • Fly Inn Restaurant: Terminal 2 next to gate 27

Singapore Changi International Airport (SIN) 

  • The Green Market (TGM): Alcoholic drinks are subject to payment. Located in Terminal 2 in the main departure lounge on level 3.

Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD)

Cardholders plus up to 1 guest can receive AUD$36 each off the bill for a maximum of AUD$54 in credit.

  • Better Burger: Terminal 1, Pier B near gate 10.
  • Mach 2: Terminal 1 in the food court area before customs, near check-in counter H.
  • Peroni Bar: Terminal 1, Pier C near gate 56 (international flights only).
  • Chicken Confidential: Terminal 1 in the food court area.
  • Bistro 2020 & Bar: Terminal 2, after security in the food court area (domestic flights only).
  • MoVida: Terminal 2 after security near gate 32 (domestic flights only).
  • Bar Roma: Terminal 3 near gate 3 (domestic flights only).
  • Wok on Air: Terminal 3 in the food court area.

Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV)

Cardholders plus up to 1 guest can receive ILS$100 each off the bill for a maximum of ILS$200 in credit.

  • Schmoozy Bar: Terminal 3, Concourse E.

What You Need to Bring to Access a Lounge

Priority Pass Lounge & Membership Benefits
Image courtesy of Priority Pass.

After activating your Priority Pass membership through your Chase Sapphire Reserve® card, you will receive a physical Priority Pass membership card. You’ll need to show this card along with your boarding pass and ID to gain access to a lounge.

If you download the Priority Pass app, you will also have access to a digital membership card. Most locations will accept this, but it’s always a good idea to carry your physical card with you to avoid getting denied access.

In summary, to access a Priority Pass lounge, you will need the following:

  • Priority Pass membership card (physical)
  • Boarding pass showing an outbound flight on the same day
  • Government issued ID
  • Priority Pass digital membership card (optional; not accepted at all locations)

Bottom Line: There is a digital membership card available on the Priority Pass mobile app. Most (but not all) locations will accept this in lieu of your physical membership card.

Retail Offers From Priority Pass

Your Priority Pass membership also offers a few deals for airport retail locations. Honestly, they aren’t that impressive — but it’s always good to know when they are available.

From the Priority Pass mobile app, search for your airport. If there are any retail offers, they will be listed under the lounges. If there is more than 1 offer, click View All to see them all listed out.

Image courtesy of the Priority Pass Mobile App.

Final Thoughts

The Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card is popular for a reason — it offers tons of perks and points-earning opportunities. One of the fantastic perks that’s beneficial to travelers is the complimentary Priority Pass Select membership, which grants you access to over 1,200 lounges across 600 airports around the globe.

These lounges vary by location and offer lots of amenities like free food and drinks, Wi-Fi, workspaces, and even showers in some! In addition to the traditional lounges offered, Priority Pass also gives you discounts at select restaurants so you can save some money on a meal while you are waiting for your flight.

Airport lounge access is just one of the many benefits offered by the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card.


Featured Image: Courtesy of PriorityPass.com

FAQ

How do I get airport lounge access with my Chase Sapphire Reserve card?

Your Chase Sapphire Reserve card comes with a complimentary Priority Pass Select membership. This membership gives you access to over 1,200 lounges across 600 airports worldwide. Once you activate your membership you will receive a physical membership card to show at each lounge to gain access. You will also have access to a digital membership card through the Priority Pass mobile app.

Is Priority Pass free with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card?

Yes. A Priority Pass Select membership is free if you have a Chase Sapphire Reserve card. The membership needs to be activated before it can be used to access an airport lounge.

Where can I find a list of airport lounges that I can access with the Chase Sapphire Reserve?

To get a full list of airport lounges accessible with the Chase Sapphire Reserve card you can visit the Priority Pass website or mobile app. This post also contains a quick guide to all of the U.S lounges available plus all of the restaurants accessible through your Priority Pass membership.

How do Priority Pass restaurants work?

Your Priority Pass membership includes some restaurants that are actually open to the public. In these scenarios, your PP membership will give you a $28 credit to use towards a food and/or beverage purchase. You can also bring in a guest who can also receive a $28 credit. So, you and a friend can dine at one of the select restaurants and get a $56 credit towards your bill.

Katie Seemann

About Katie Seemann

Katie is an Ohio native who caught the travel bug after spending a semester in college in Nottingham, England. In addition to exploring England, she visited Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands during that time and loved every minute of it (everything except the hostel in Scotland – that’s an experience she doesn’t intend on repeating!) In 2015, Katie discovered the world of points and miles, and since then she’s earned countless points and has an embarrassingly large number of credit cards in her wallet (which she needs a spreadsheet to keep track of!)

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