Lounge Review: Delta Sky Club® (DEN – Concourse A)

by Anthony Losanno
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I had to go to Denver for a conference last week and wanted to grab a quick bite to eat. Denver International Airport (DEN) might be a United Airlines hub, but Delta has a Sky Club® here as well. You just need to know how to find it as it’s quite tucked away and has yet to be blessed with the renovations that so many of Delta’s lounges saw this year.


Access is granted to passengers with memberships (purchased annually), one-time pass holders (earned from the co-branded American Express cards), Delta One®, SkyTeam premium cabin passengers, SkyTeam Elite Plus when flying internationally in premium cabins, the Centurion® and the Platinum Card® from American Express holders, Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card holders, WestJet business class passengers, and WestJet Rewards Platinum and Gold Elite. Allowed guests vary by access type. A same-day boarding pass is required to enter the Delta Sky Club®.

Anthony’s Take: This Sky Club®, like San Francisco, is here to attract non-United flyers. It’s a nice lounge, but set expectations going in. This is not a brand new Sky Club® and the design is a bit dated. That said, it had a good amount of food on offer, a self-serve bar, and plenty of seating.

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You need to take an escalator upstairs and then head down several long hallways to reach the Sky Club®. The American Airlines Admiral’s Club and British Airways Executive Club, as well as a USO lounge are close together.

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This area of the airport feels particularly dated. Agents are waiting behind a desk when you first enter the lounge.

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There are two rooms that make up the lounge. The main room is where you’ll find the buffet and drinks. The one pictured above is smaller and much quieter. It’s just past the check-in desk.

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The bar is on the left side of the lounge when you enter. This is one of the few US lounges I can think of that offers a self-serve bar. It offers all of the standard spirits, wine, and beer that Delta provides complimentary. There are no premium beverages for purchase here.

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All alcohol can be poured by guests.

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Refrigerated cases below the bar and buffet held beer and sodas.

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A station with lemonade, iced tea, and water is across from the bar.

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A coffeemaker was also here.

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Drip coffee, tea, and lots of condiments were also available.

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Lunch was being served during my visit. This buffet is smaller than many of the other Sky Clubs®, but still offered enough to have a nice lunch. It has soup, salads, sandwiches, cheese, cold cuts, hummus, and a few hot dishes.

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Grilled Chicken Basquaise

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Pasta Primavera

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Roasted Red Pepper and Gouda Soup (one of my favorites that Delta offers)

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Cold cuts and cheese

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Hummus and some salad ingredients

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Salads and more mix-ins

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The Sky Club® has a candy bar and other snacks.

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Fresh fruit was also found here.

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Lemon Vanilla Parfait Cups, Rice Krispie Treats, and cookies were available for dessert.

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Seating & Decor

There is a good amount of seating in this Sky Club® and it was not too busy. There are tables, comfy chairs, and individual workstations around the room. There was not a ton of art around the Sky Club® and it needs a bit of a refresh to modernize it like others in Delta’s lounge network.

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As with all Sky Clubs®, art has nods to its location.

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This was hung by the entrance.

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A printer and device sanitizer were in the main room.

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Magazines were near the check-in desk and next to the printer.

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The lounge provides some cool view of the open, industrial airport below.


This Sky Club® offers free Wi-Fi, a printer, some magazines, and the food and beverages mentioned above.

Overall Impression:

Once you find the lounge, it’s a fine place to spend some time before a flight or to grab a quick bite on arrival. It needs a refresh and will likely see updates in the future as Delta moves to redo more lounges.

Anthony’s Credit Card Pick: I love the lounges where The Platinum Card® from American Express grants me access. It has had a prominent place in my wallet for many years now. While it does have an annual fee of $695, it provides many travel benefits and will always be my go-to for lounge access (both Delta Sky Clubs® and Centurion Lounges) and booking airfare from the airlines to earn 5x points (up to $500,000 per calendar year). Learn more. Rates & Fees. Terms apply.

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rmah September 11, 2023 - 12:02 am

always love these reviews. thanks for doing them!

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Anthony Losanno September 11, 2023 - 9:08 am

Thank you!


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