- : 5:00 am - 11:15 pmMon5:00 am - 10:30 pmTue5:00 am - 10:30 pmWed5:00 am - 10:30 pmThu5:00 am - 10:30 pmFri5:00 am - 11:15 pmSat5:00 am - 11:15 pmSun5:00 am - 11:15 pmFood:
- Complimentary snacks
- Complimentary soups
- Complimentary finger food
- Complimentary soft drinks
- Complimentary house wine and beer
- Complimentary liquor
- Premium drinks for sale
- Air conditioning
- Flight information monitors
- Newspapers and magazines
New York-Newark Liberty airport, United’s largest hub on the East Coast, is in the midst of a complete transformation. While major investments have been completed—such as the construction of a world-class Polaris Lounge for intercontinental business class passengers, and a complete remodel of the concourse with a myriad of restaurants and seating areas—the United Club experience is still a work in progress.
With the permanent closure of the main United Club near gate C120 (the space is now occupied by the Polaris Lounge), the club near gate C74 is operating beyond its intended capacity. The location also happens to be highly inconvenient for international-bound passengers. As a mitigation, United has opened an ultra-basic temporary “pop-up” lounge space near gate C124, the lounge near C74 remains vastly superior despite the crowds.
The lounge is located on the upper floor, above the food court. We recommend climbing the stairs and avoiding the slow elevator.
United Club EWR design
The United Club at Newark Liberty airport near gate C74 dates from the Continental day, and still sports much of the legacy Presidents Club décor, with ample wood paneling, secluded but dated work cubicles, and a depressing color scheme.
The lounge received a minor facelift late 2017; the carpet and furniture were replaced, and several partitions were removed to make room for much-needed additional seating. The most notable aspect of the upgrade is the addition of power outlets throughout the space, which used to be sorely lacking. While basic, the setup is perfectly functional. Guests have their choice of spacious armchairs separated by side tables, numerous dining tables, or communal work-tables with built-in outlets. There are also several work cubicles equipped with an individual lamp, power outlets and (typically inoperable) network and phone ports.
The circular-shaped United Club overlooks the food court and its imposing LED-sculpture, which adds a touch of dynamism to the otherwise gray ensemble. The club receives daylight from the glass ceiling above the food court, though there are no outside views.
Patrons tend to congregate in the area next to the reception desk, near the dining area, and by the bar. The opposite side of the club remains relatively quiet even at peak times.
United Club EWR amenities
The United Club at Newark airport features a basic set of amenities.
In the morning, patrons will find a modest but satisfying breakfast selection with pastries, cereal, yoghurt, muesli, and hard-boiled eggs. Throughout the day, United offers a salad bar, soups, as well as a variety of snacks, nibbles, and desserts. The spread is suitable for a substantial snack, though is by no means a substitute for a meal.
Soft drinks, espresso, well drinks, and house wines are complimentary; premium drinks may be purchased from the bar. Walk around the lounge for special complimentary temporary offerings such as an enjoyable mimosa bar or NYC-inspired treats.
Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout, though the service may be slow at peak times.
The bathroom situation is dire. There are only two small bathrooms per gender (each equipped with two stalls, or one stall and a urinal) for hundreds of customers. At peak times, it may make sense to use the facilities outside the club. Showers are not available—while United used to offer showers at the main club near gate C120 and at Terminal A, the former location was converted into the Polaris Lounge, and the latter saw the showers removed with the recent remodeling.
Other amenities include a selection of newspapers and magazines, a printer, as well as access to a vast library of online magazines and publications.
United Club EWR bottom line
With power outlets aplenty and comfortable seating, the United Club at Newark airport near gate C74 functions well as a place to relax or catch up on work, assuming it’s not excessively crowded.
Otherwise, there’s little to be excited for, otherwise. The noise, crowds, vintage décor, insufficient bathrooms, and limited amenities make for an unremarkable experience overall. The lack of showers, distance from the international gates, and relatively limited catering fail to deliver a world-class for transcontinental premium customers, and international-bound Star Alliance Gold customers, who do not have access to the Polaris Lounge.
A better experience is on the horizon, though it will take at least through 2020 to materialize. United is building an additional pop-up United Club near gate C91, and planning a new two-story, centrally-located lounge. The United Club near gate C74 will then finally be remodeled.
All food items are complimentary. Soft drinks, house wines and well drinks are complimentary, while premium drinks are available for purchase. All selections and pricing are subject to change.
Breakfast (until approximately 10am)
- Banana nut breakfast bread, mini corn muffin, selection of bagels, sliced whole wheat bread, rye bread and white bread, served with butter, cream cheese and preserves.
- Fresh cut honeydew and cantaloupe.
- Rotating: fresh blackberries, fresh cut pineapple, orange segments, minted grapefruit segments.
- Whole apples and bananas.
- Greek vanilla yoghurt.
- Selection of cereals: Raisin Bran, Cheerios, Special K and Corn Flakes; whole milk, semi-skimmed milk.
- Orange juice, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice.
- Assorted teas with steeping ingredients: honey, lemon, fresh mint, sliced ginger
- Citrus infused water (lemon, orange, lime)
- Rotating infused waters: Cucumber mint; Mango and ginger; Strawberry basil; Watermelon; Apple and mint; Cranberry lime.
- Rotating soup 1: Chicken corn chowder with sweet peppers, mushroom onion bisque; Cheddar cheese and beer; Chicken noodle; Beef pot roast; Butternut squash; Beef barley.
- Rotating soup 2: Mushroom onion bisque; Roasted vegetable; Southwestern vegetarian chili; Broccoli and cheddar; Italian wedding; Roasted tomato and red pepper.
- Fresh chopped herbs, chopped green onions, croutons, baked tortilla strips, whole wheat crackers, whole wheat roll, and seeded parker house roll.
- Salads: Spring, romaine, kale mixed green; Chopped tomatoes; Sliced red onions; Sliced cucumbers; Shredded carrots, served with LF ranch, honey mustard, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
- Rotating signature composed salads: Tuscan bean; Honey bean barley; Wheat berry crunch; Cranberry quinoa and pumpkin; Tri‐color chickpea; Pad Thai.
- Rotating desserts: Lemon bars, Toffee brownie bites; Oreo brownie bites; Blondie bites; Melt-a-way bar; Carrot cake bars.
- Double chocolate chip cookies.
- Whole apples and bananas.
- Cheeses: Swiss, Cheddar.
- Rotating artisanal feature item: Wheel of parmesan; Chandoka; Smoked gouda; Fontina; Brie; Ementhaler.
- Crudites: carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing.
- Mediterranean board: prosciutto, chorizo, salami, mortadella, served with capers, gherkins, whole grain Pomery mustard, sliced baguettes.
- Mediterranean board rotating options: Sopressata, Capicola; Bresaola; Pate or terrine.
- Snack mix: 4 hour power trail mix (cashews, pumpkin seeds, golden raisons, dried blueberries.)
- Hydration station: citrus infused water (lemon, orange, lime.)
- Rotating infused waters: Cucumber mint; Mango and ginger; Strawberry basil; Watermelon; Apple and mint; Cranberry lime.
- Water, soft drinks and juices.
- Red Bull and Red Bull sugar free.
- Coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, tea, hot chocolate.
- House red and white wines.
- Prosecco: Mionetto.
- Vodka: Smirnoff.
- Red Gin: Beefeater.
- Rum: Cruzan.
- Whiskey: Evan Williams, Black Label.
- Scotch: Cutty Sark.
- Beer: Miller Lite, Bud Lite, Budweiser.
- That Toddlin’ Town: Chicago distilled Koval Four Grain Whiskey, Rare Tea Cellar Sicilian Blood Orange Tea, Balsam American Amaro, Strawberry, Citrus and Mint: $10
- The Hanky Panky: A modern twist on the classic 1903 cocktail first introduced at London’s Savoy Hotel American Bar Hendrick’s Gin, Blood Orange, Sweet Vermouth, Fernet Branca, and Rosemary: $10
- Basil Raspberry Margarita: Delightfully refreshing with a hint of the unexpected Patron Reposado, Lemon, Lime, Cointreau, Pure Agave, Raspberry Puree, fresh Basil & Salt Schmear on the side: $10
- Mule Cocktails: A delicious combination of house-made ginger beer, juicy lime and any spirt of your choice topped with aromatic bitters: $10
- Texas Mule: Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Angostura Bitters: $3
- Spicy & Stormy: Captain Morgan Rum and Dale DeGroff Aromatic Bitters: $3
- Orange Ginger: Veuve Cliquot Champagne and Regan’s Orange Bitters: $3
- London Buck: Bombay Sapphire Gin and Regan’s Orange Bitters: $3
- Presbyterian: The Duke Whiskey and Angostura Bitters: $3
- Moscow Mule: Grey Goose and Angostura Bitters Grand Marnier Float: $3
Premium beers and winesBeer
- Local craft: $3
- Blue Moon: $5
- Corona Extra: $5
- Goose Island 312: $5
- Heineken: $5
- Lagunitas IPA: $5
- Revolution Anti-Hero IPA: $5
- Sam Adams: $5
- Stella Artois: $5
- Esperto Pinot Grigio: $9
- Love Block Sauvignon Blanc: $12
- Moonlite White Blend: $9
- Rombauer Chardonnay: $15
- Fleur de Prairie Rose: $8
- Moet & Chandon Imperial Brut: $15 By the Glass
- Piper-Heidsieck Rose: $30 Half Bottle
- Layer Cake Pinot Noir: $9
- Decoy by Duckhorn Merlot: $9
- Motto Gun Ho Red Blend: $9
- Bonterra Zinfandel: $9
- Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon: $15
- Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon: $15
- Deep Eddy: $7
- Ketel One: $9
- Grey Goose: $12
- Bombay Sapphire: $9
- Hendrinck’s: $12
- Patron Silver: $9
- Patron Reposado: $12
Bourbon, Whiskey & Rye
- Bacardi: $7
- Captain Morgan: $7
Scotch & Cognac
- Jim Beam White Label: $7
- Buffalo Trace: $9
- Bulleit Rye $9
- Jameson: $9
- Crown Royal: $12
- Maker’s Mark: $12
- Glenfiddich 12 year: $12
- Courvoisier VS: $12
- Macallan 12 yr: $15
- Glenlivet Founde’s Reserve: $12
- Balvenie DoubleWood: $15
- Baileys: $7
- Campari: $7
- Cointreau: $7
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United Club at New York, NY - Newark Liberty International (EWR) welcomes:
- United Club members departing on a same-day flight operated by United or a Star Alliance member airline, or arriving on a United flight (+2 guests, or the member’s spouse and children under the age of 21.)
- United Polaris business class passengers departing or connecting (no guests)
- United Business passengers departing on a United transcontinental Premium Service flight at the origin and destination of their premium transcontinental flight (no guests)
- United Business passengers departing on an United international flight (to/from Mexico, Guam, Caribbean, Central America, Columbia and Ecuador) at departure, connecting and arrival airports (no guests)
- Business Class passengers departing on an intercontinental flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier (no guests)
- First Class passengers departing on an intercontinental flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier (+1 guest)
- United Premier Gold, Premium Platinum, Premier 1K, and Global Services members departing on an intercontinental flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier in any class of service (+1 guest)
- Star Alliance Gold Members (except United Premier members and above) departing on a domestic or international flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier in any class of service (+1 guest)
- United Club one-time pass holders (paper or electronic passes) (no guests)
- Active U.S. military personnel departing on a same day United flight (+family members)
- Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Plus and Select Executive members departing on a same day United flight (+1 guest and children under the age of 21.)
- Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members departing on a flight operated by a Star Alliance carrier (no guests for Air Canada Maple Leaf Club North America members, +1 guest for Air Canada Maple Leaf Club Worldwide members)
- Passengers in domestic First class do not receive United Club access. United Business passengers flying on a Premium Service flight between San Francisco/Boston, San Francisco/Newark, or Los Angeles/Newark receive access at the origin and destination of their premium transcontinental flight.
- A government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license, passport or military ID) may be required.
When flying Star Alliance. North America Plus and Worldwide memberships only
- 2.5Based on 99 ReviewsLinda C.2019-11-26 10:55:28Too bad this place is so sparse. It's nicely located in Terminal C since it's at an intersection but maybe the new Polaris lounge will replace or allow...Dan A.2019-10-06 06:41:10The main lounge is located close to gate C90. There is a smaller club close to C94 but open from 2:30 pm-7:30 pm. Sunday morning around 7:30 they weren't...Ted T.2019-09-15 12:01:07At EWR, United has four clubs. Main club is in the middle of terminal C by the intersection of the 70 and 90 gates. Main Club is below average as United...Amanda S.2019-09-11 19:04:43If you are paying to enter this club, DO NOT DO IT!!! Trust me, I'm usually of the mind that the worst airport lounge is better than the terminal...Carolina F.2019-08-31 07:13:11Nice place to sit, relax, eat and have a drink until your boarding time. Food selection is very small, but good. They have a nice selection on drinks so...David B.2019-03-30 11:10:44Probably the worst United Club. The layout is crazy. It's a huge donut shape that somehow makes you far away from everything no matter where you sit....Kelvin Y.2018-08-06 11:23:33Deceptive signage outside the entrance of the Polaris lounge in Terminal C EWR. I had Business class tickets and the signage indicated that the United Club...Katie H.2018-06-14 15:23:32Wow. Talk about crowded. I think of going to a club in order to get away from the craziness of an airport so I can relax. But this place doesn't really...Bill D.2018-05-07 04:16:30perfect location to get reel smashed before your 26 minute short-haul to wilkes/barre/scranton in upper pa sometimes they have good soup from the kitchen...