Leaving New York just got a little more fun.
As of Thursday, January 13, Amtrak passengers can now enjoy bar service at the Amtrak Upscale Metro Lounge in Moynihan Train Hall in New York City. The bar’s new menu offers beer, wine and cocktails for purchase between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. A nod to New York State’s more than 400 breweries (many of which are accessible by train), the menu features rotating seasonal selections of local produce. breweries including Five Boroughs Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Ithaca Beer Company, Empire Brewing Company and Montauk Brewing Company.
“We are excited to introduce this new convenience to our customers traveling inside and outside New York; this is another example of Amtrak’s commitment to continuously assess and improve the customer experience, ”said Roger Harris, executive vice president and chief marketing and revenue officer, Amtrak. “Customers who want a drink and relax before or after their train can now do so in the comfort of our flagship lounge. “
And to accompany the new alcoholic drinks, free snacks! Lounge guests can free pastries, yogurt parfaits, fruit, salads, sandwiches, and La Colombe specialty coffee (e.g. espresso, lattes, americanos, etc.) throughout the day, as well as hot dishes for purchase.
The Metropolitan Lounge features unique finishes, furnishings, decor and features, including a grand entrance and reception area with a welcome desk and luxurious guest seating, various seating areas for solo, group or group lounging. for families, luggage lockers, integrated power supply and USB access to maximum seats, a business center, private toilets, a nurses’ room, information panels on trains, a family area and a large balcony with cafe style seating overlooking the rest of the train room.
Because we are still living in a pandemic, Amtrak is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy restaurant environment. All prepackaged consumable items are served by an attendant behind the service counter. Each guest aged 12 and over is required to prove that they have received two doses of the vaccine, except those who have received the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. As of January 28, 2022, children aged 5 to 11 must also show full proof of vaccination.
Lounge is available to Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Executive and Select Plus members, Acela First Class and Private Room customers, and Day Pass holders, with same-day reservations. Amtrak Business Class passengers can also purchase day passes for $ 50.
The Metropolitan Lounge is open Monday to Friday from 5:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to. 9:00 p.m.