Editorial Review of
Location, location, location is the mantra of the hour, and yet Airport Lounge’s isolated moorings, in an errant district near Little Italy, have only enhanced the lustrous lounge’s popularity. After maintaining a guest-list only patronage during its first weeks open, the lounge opened its doors to San Diego’s most fashionable crowds, who in turn opened their hearts.
Outside, only a rotating arrow announces Airport Lounge’s existence. Inside, the décor is truly unique. Long and lean like an airplane’s cabin, color-changing, oblong windows are projected onto the lounge’s sleek white walls. Cocktail servers wear vintage stewardess uniforms, with go-go boots. Pricey drinks are best sipped out on the patio, where every five minutes or so, planes roar overhead and silence all conversations—a loud, yet enthrallingly unusual experience.