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The Club Lounge at SFO — First Look at Amenities, Location, and More

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San Francisco International Airport is rife with lounges, with tons of options available no matter where you’re traveling.

But the newest — and arguably one of the best — has just opened in SFO’s new Terminal 1. We got an inside look at The Club Lounge and admit it’s not your typical Priority Pass lounge experience.

Let’s go over the details.

Location

The Club is in the new Harvey Milk Terminal 1 of San Francisco International Airport (SFO). If you’re coming in from Terminal 1, it’s just after the security checkpoint. Otherwise, you can walk through to the lounge from other gates — they’re all connected post-security.

Signage is obvious for The Club, which is located right next to gate B4.

The Club lounge entrance

Hours of Operation

The Club is open from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily.

How To Access The Club Lounge at SFO

Since this is a Priority Pass lounge, many travelers can access the new space. Those with a premium travel credit card with a Priority Pass Select membership can get in. These include:

If you don’t have a Priority Pass membership, you can also purchase a day pass for $75.

Amenities

Since The Club at SFO is brand-new, it’s pretty snazzy. There’s a lot of attention to detail within the lounge, and it really shows. This includes a workout room, showers, and even a fire pit area.

Seating

The main portion of the lounge features a few different seatings areas, all of which are bright and airy.

The Club SFO bar main seating
The main seating area, next to the dining.

The lounge is supposed to evoke Northern California vibes, and it does a pretty good job with green and brown tones.

The Club SFO bar work area
Work stations are incorporated into the main room.

There’s also a semi-separate bar area with plenty of places to relax.

The Club SFO bar
You can also look down into the main terminal here.

If you’re looking for more privacy, there’s also an unmarked quiet room located just to the right of the elevator.

The Club SFO bar quiet room
This was our favorite spot in the lounge.

Finally, and probably the coolest little detail in the lounge, is the fire pit seating area.

The Club SFO fire pit
The floors are heated!

Just at the entrance to the lounge, this is the best place to evoke those Northern California vibes.

Food and Drink

There are a few different options available for you if you’re looking to eat in the lounge.

The Club SFO bar buffet
Carrot curry and jasmine rice here.

The self-service buffet has both hot and cold food.

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Vegetarian options are also available for travelers, like these salads and portobello wrap.

In addition to the buffet, there’s also an action station where you can order different types of food, like French toast, shrimp skewers, and breakfast sandwiches.

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Availability is based on the time of day you’re ordering.

Finally, everywhere you sit, there are QR codes that can be scanned. From there, you can order food too — though the kind that’s available isn’t clear since the feature wasn’t live when we visited.

QR Code The Club SFO
The food will be brought right to you.

Of course, if you’re looking for drinks, the expansive bar area has a selection of cocktails and beer on offer, though they’ll make you anything if you ask.

The Club SFO cocktails
We can confirm that the drinks are delicious

There is also a pretty nice selection of draft beers on offer if you’re interested.

The Club SFO menu
Check out that variety.

And, of course, there’s coffee, soda, and water available if you’re looking to quench your thirst.

The Club SFO drink station
There’s infused water too.

Showers

The Club SFO has 3 shower rooms available, all of which can be booked via the QR codes scattered around.

The Club SFO shower
One of the best lounge showers we’ve seen.

Luminescence Room

In addition to the main seating areas, the Club SFO has 3 private luminescence rooms. Again, these can be booked by the app, including a closed door and the ability to shift the lighting to whatever you like.

The Club SFO calm room
It’s pretty nice for privacy.

Workout Studio

Along with a very cool fire pit, The Club SFO also has a workout room. Sure, you can do yoga and stuff with it, but how neat is it that you can do a full-on workout and then have a shower before hopping on a flight?

The Club SFO workout room
This can be booked online, too.

The coolest part? There are Lululemon mirrors that will coach sessions for you.

The Club SFO mirror
This is such a neat feature.

Family Rooms

If you’re traveling with children or a family, there are also dedicated spaces for you. The first is the family room, which is actually a bit smaller than you’d hope.

The Club SFO family room
Where are the toys?

There’s also a nursing room available near the showers.

The Club SFO nursing room
Bottle warmer and other supplies are also on offer.
Hot Tip:

Not traveling out of Terminal 1? Check out our guide on the full list of airport lounges at SFO.

Final Thoughts

The Club at San Francisco Airport (SFO) is meant to be a flagship of their brand, and it shows.

With thoughtful details such as heated floors near the fire pit and cool technology like workout mirrors, it aims to be more than just a pit stop on the way to your flight. Worth arriving early for? With a Priority Pass membership, that’s a resounding yes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can you buy a lounge pass at San Francisco airport?

Yes, nearly all lounges allow you to buy day passes. For The Club, it’s $75.

Where is the Priority Pass lounge in SFO?

There are quite a few Priority Pass lounges in SFO, including this new one from The Club, which is located in Terminal 1.

Can I use any lounge with Priority Pass?

Only some lounges participate in Priority Pass. The app which show you which ones to which your membership will grant you access.

Which lounges does SFO have?

San Fransisco Airport (SFO) has a bunch of different lounges, including airline-specific clubs, an American Express Centurion Lounge, and others that participate in Priority Pass.

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About Carissa Rawson

Carissa served in the U.S. Air Force where she developed her love for travel and new cultures. She started her own blog and eventually joined The Points Guy. Since then, she’s contributed to Business Insider, Forbes, and more.

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