In this video, we are flying out of The Philadelphia International Airport on our way to Atlanta, GA.
The Philadelphia International Airport, much like every other airport in America, is a place of pure frustration.
By the time you park your car and take a shuttle to your terminal or perhaps a family member or friend is dropping you off, you attempt to unpack your car while security is yelling “move your car”… you are already ready to burst…I know I am! Then you have to figure out what line to get into, hope that the silly computer works and can find your reservation so you do not have to wait in the really long line for an “agent” who is inevitably bothered by your presence. Next you head off to security where you are stripped of most of your clothes and belongings… Not to mention the ridiculous 4oz containers and plastic zip lock bags.
Once you manage to repack your bags and put your clothes back on, it’s certainly time for a beer. And while there is a time and a place for every beer – I hate to drop $7 for a Miller Lite. Luckily, recently there has been a subtle movement in the airport bars to introduce some micros.
Prior to our trip we got an email from Martin Clinton at Cheapflights.com. Martin lives in New England and was an early fan of our site. Turns out they not only list cheap flights, but also offer traveler tips, including a list of decent beer bars (pdf) in the airports. He sent us an press release from Jet Rock Bar and Grill which indicated they were devoting a third of their taps to locally produced mirobrewed beer. When we arrived there we found Victory, Troegs, Flying Fish, Yards, and more. I asked the manager, why add microbrewed beer now? His answer was simple…”because that is what the customers want.” Score one for craft beer!
We hope you enjoy our video of the Philadelphia International Airport along with the other videos during our trip to Atlanta, GA. Check out the Georgia beer scene at the Classic City Brew Fest, Terrapin Beer Company, plus coming up shortly – the Brick Store Pub, Leon’s Full Service, Trappeze, and the Atlanta International Airport. Be sure to connect with us on Twitter to find out when all of our videos are released! We will see you next time on Here For The Beer!