Minneapolis-St. Paul International
Hennepin County, MN
Mill City Tavern (Concourse G)
One of the new crop of actually pretty fantastic spots in an airport, Mill City could wind up on our best restaurant list as well (SPOILER ALERT), but either way, you could spend a perfectly solid layover just drinking its fantastic cocktails (get the Aviation with creme de violette and a steady pour of gin), local beers (Surly Bender!), and even Michigan beers, if you want to be a heretic and get a Bell’s.
Newark Liberty International
Proof Whiskey Bar (Terminal C)
While NYC area airports, by nature of their size and traffic, have always had better food and drink options than most of America’s, the vast Port Authority revamp has made Newark Liberty a place I'd be willing to go hangout at for fun for the night. Of the new boozy choices (Oeno Wine Bar, from a Momofuku alum also gets a nod), head to Terminal C’s Proof Whiskey Bar.