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American Opens Newly Refurbished Admirals Club at Newark

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After a months-long renovation, American Airlines has reopened its Admirals Club at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Modeled in a style similar to the new Admirals Club at Reagan National Airport (DCA), the lounge features a much more modern aesthetic and also offers new food and beverage selections.

New Lounge

This new lounge is 7,050 square feet and has a capacity for 137 patrons. You’ll find it near the A7 and A8 gates on the mezzanine level, and there are sweeping views of the airplanes and runways outside, which will be a delight to any aviation geek!

There are several cool design elements in this lounge, including:

  • Metal frames inspired by bridge construction in New York
  • Unique lighting and exposed lightbulbs, a tribute to Thomas Edison and his home in New Jersey
  • Brick walls in the dining area, which pay tribute to Newark’s nickname of “Bridge City”

The lounge uses a lot of darker tones, wood, and metal to create a much more sophisticated space — a far cry from the current sterile lounge design that’s used in other spaces in Dallas (DFW), New York (JFK), Chicago (ORD), and other major cities.

Admirals Club EWR entrance
Image Credit: American Airlines
Hot Tip:

To access the lounge, you’ll need to be an Admirals Club member, an elite passenger on an eligible itinerary, or a first/business class customer on a long-haul itinerary. Learn more in our detailed guide to Admirals Club.

Useful amenities include:

  • Phone pods
  • Semi-private workstations
  • A business center
  • Wireless charging
  • Charging capabilities at 90% of seats
Admirals Club EWR nooks
Image Credit: American Airlines

Food and Beverage

In addition to a new design, this lounge will feature upgraded food and beverage offerings, including:

  • Breakfast: Belgian waffles; seasonal quiche tartlet
  • Lunch/Dinner: Pastrami sliders; falafel served with cucumber tzatziki; quinoa, kale, and edamame salad; antipasto salad; locally-sourced meats and cheeses
  • Treats: Black and white cookies; seasonal macarons
  • From the Bar: Jersey Tomato Bloody Mary; Hopfish IPA
  • Grab-and-Go Options: Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps; Bobo’s Strawberry Oat Bites
Admirals Club EWR bar
Image Credit: American Airlines

These new food offerings will be much more substantial than previous selections, which only included cheese cubes, vegetables, hummus, chips, and other small bites. You’ll now find a much heartier offering, though still far behind what Delta Sky Club serves.

Admirals Club EWR bites
Image Credit: American Airlines

Final Thoughts

If you’re traveling through Newark Liberty International Airport, you can now enjoy the new American Airlines Admirals Club lounge in the new design scheme. You’ll find a much more inviting space and new food and drink that will provide an elevated experience for club members.

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James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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