British Airways and AA open Bridge Bar at JFK’s Greenwich Lounge

10 Mar 2023 by Mark Caswell
The Bridge Bar at BA/AA's JFK Greenwich Lounge (image from

British Airways and American Airlines have unveiled a new bar within the carriers’ recently-opened Greenwich Lounge at New York JFK Terminal 8.

The Bridge Bar has been inspired by the Golden Age of Travel, with “a rich and sophisticated take on mid-century modern design with a classic 1960’s feel”.

The lounge has partnered with American Aviation Gin and high-end mixers brand Betty Buzz, to offer a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails.

BA has previously partnered with the Ryan Reynolds-fronted gin brand, firstly with a pop-up bar when the carrier was operating out of JFK’s Terminal 7, and subsequently with the Portland-based spirit being added to the airline’s inflight menus.

The Tasting Room at BA/AA's JFK Greenwich Lounge (image from

Meanwhile the lounge’s Flagship First Dining space had had a soft refresh, and is now called the Tasting Room, with a “a high-end tap room, making visitors feel like they are inside a beer tavern”.

Brooklyn Brewery is the first to feature in the space, with draft beers, and a paired menu including Beer Braised Bratwurst, French Onion Grilled Cheese, and a Beer Float dessert.

The Greenwich Lounge forms part of the revamped lounge experience at JFK Terminal 8, which was unveiled when BA moved operations from Terminal 7 to join its joint business partner AA late last year.

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The lounge is open to customers travelling in BA’s Club World or AA’s Flagship Business cabins, AAdvantage Platinum status members travelling on Flagship long-haul international itineraries, and oneworld Sapphire and business class customers.

Commenting on the news Calum Laming, British Airways’ chief customer officer, said:

“Following our recent investment in our new JFK lounges – Chelsea and Soho – we are excited to unveil a new experience in the Greenwich Lounge.

“With Betty Buzz and Aviation American Gin, we have created the perfect space for customers to relax pre-flight, offering a varied and delicious cocktail selection and flavours to suit every taste.”,

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