I enjoyed a delicious slab of pork ribs at SweetWater Mountain Taphouse in Denver (DEN), one of my favorite Priority Pass restaurants.
SweetWater Mountain Taphouse Review – Denver (DEN)
While American Express and Capital One cardholders can no longer use their Priority Pass benefits for restaurants, if your Priority Pass membership is via Chase Sapphire Reserve, you still can (you receive a $28 restaurant credit per-person, for up to two people).
SweetWater Mountain Taphouse is one of two Priority Pass restaurants at DEN. This restaurant is very convenient to United flyers due to its location in Terminal B. You will find the lounge airside after Gate 79 on Level 2B, next to Starbucks. Follow the signs toward the high B gates and once you pass the new United Club Fly Lounge, turn right and you will first pass the Starbucks before coming to a fork with stairs going down to the United Express gates or the restaurant on the right.
It is open from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm daily and what I love about this lounge (in fact, I was proactively offered) is that you can take your food to go. With so much nice seating in the newly-expanded United gate area, you can get your food to-go and not even have to leave a tip.
The menu includes a few breakfast entrees, sandwiches, and some heartier dishes like pork ribs and mahi mahi tacos.
There’s also starters, salads, and sides
There’s also grab-and-go items in a refrigerators near the entrance.
Inside are dining tables and a bar. As the name implies, the restaurant specializes in beer.
I ordered a slab of St. Louis pork ribs along with cooked vegetables and salad. This was a relatively healthy, high in protein lunch that was quite a nice alternative to the lounge food. The portion was generous.
Denver has two great Priority Pass restaurants, but the value is better at SweetWater Mountain Taphouse than at Mercantile and I really enjoyed the ribs here. I look forward to returning.