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I flew the red-eye home this morning and noticed the new Henderson Brewing bar behind some hoarding at Pearson Airport. I think it is opening this week.

The bar is located right as you leave customs in terminal 1, where everyone waits for their loved ones to arrive.

It's a bit unfortunate it's on the outside of security which obviously makes it less appealing for pre-flight drinks. But I suppose if you're going to greet travellers or have a connection, or go to the airport super early, it presents an option to have a nice beer.

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It's actually in a perfect spot for those arriving and wanting to take a quick moment to decompress before figuring out their transit downtown. It was open went I passed by at 8PM today, but after a looong 13h flight with a cranky S/O in tail, I skipped it. But it looks like a nice little spot, with beer-to-go and merch with a strong emphasis on the Rush collab.

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Napalm Frog wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 12:22 am It's actually in a perfect spot for those arriving and wanting to take a quick moment to decompress before figuring out their transit downtown.
Very fair point - I can think of times when I've arrived home after a million hours of travel and just want to have a beer. It really is one of the first things you see after exiting the customs hall so would be quite welcome!

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Cass wrote: Tue Nov 21, 2023 10:17 pm
Napalm Frog wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 12:22 am It's actually in a perfect spot for those arriving and wanting to take a quick moment to decompress before figuring out their transit downtown.
Very fair point - I can think of times when I've arrived home after a million hours of travel and just want to have a beer. It really is one of the first things you see after exiting the customs hall so would be quite welcome!
I can see having a beer on the way somewhere, or during a layover BUT the last thing I want to do after arriving at my destination is spend more time at the airport!
The place to decompress is a proper bar (at or near a hotel), or on a comfy chair at home ... not some stress filled, large, noisy airport.
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Post by Craig »

I'm with Portwood on that, but to each their own. When I get off the plane the only thing I want to do is get somewhere I can drop off my luggage as quickly as possible.

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Yup, I want a nice beer while after Security while waiting to fly out (both in domestic and international terminals), not at the end of my trip or (GULP!) ahead of dealing with Security.
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Post by S. St. Jeb »

I don't travel by plane very often, but nonetheless have had the same thoughts as many of you; when I land, I just want to get on my way home.

I have been to the airport a couple of times this year to pick people up; it would be nice to go there a little early and have a beer while I wait, but then I'm paying those high parking rates for that much longer. :(

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I usually rent my cars from the airport, sounds like a perfect spot to stop after I drop my car off, and before I hop on the TTC express bus back to the city. I think they have an exclusive beer for that location too?

Normally I am with others on the beers in airport thing though - enjoy one or two when departing somewhere, not after arriving.

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