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Escape Lounge

OAKTerminal 1 (inside security)

Escape the hustle and bustle of the main concourse and enjoy Oakland’s brand new airport lounge. With fresh, seasonal cuisine from local chef Chris Pastena of Chop Bar, complimentary soft drinks and alcoholic beverages, plenty of seating with power points and lots of natural light, you can dine, connect, and relax in contemporary surroundings at Escape Lounge OAK. A warm welcome awaits!

Closed Now5:00am - 9:00pm

Opening Hours

Sunday5:00am - 9:00pmMonday5:00am - 9:00pmTuesday5:00am - 9:00pmWednesday5:00am - 9:00pmThursday5:00am - 9:00pmFriday5:00am - 9:00pmSaturday5:00am - 9:00pm

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Important Information

  • Restrooms are located outside the lounge in the public terminal area. Hot entrees and other premium food options may not be available during the early morning hours (5:00 AM - 7:00 AM). Children under 2 years old are admitted free of charge with an adult; please notify the lounge in advance.
  • Closing hours may change slightly based on airport and flight activity.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are permitted up to 24 hours before check-in for a full refund. Cancellations less than 24 hours before check-in are not eligible for reimbursement.

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Oakland International Airport
Oakland International AirportOAKOakland, California, United States
Located in Terminal 1 (inside security). After security, between Gates 8 and 8A.
    Travel times are estimates and are not guaranteed. Airports may require you to re-clear security and immigration control to reach the lounge. Clearing security might require a boarding pass departing from the terminal. For lounges inside security or immigration, you must first check your baggage and obtain your boarding pass.

    Reviews (23)

    OutstandingLounge was good, not busy as it was early morning, plenty of food options.
    AnonymousJanuary 2019
    SatisfactoryThis lounge is always packed and the bartenders are super rude. The food isn’t so bad though.
    Claire BDecember 2018
    OutstandingAs per other EL, this is a great lounge. Though smaller than MSP, it wasn’t too busy on a Fri afternoon. Great spread including Greek dishes. Staff friendly.
    SirLouNovember 2018
    OutstandingSuper nice lounge with really good snack and food options. Staff was very friendly and attentive.
    JoeyNovember 2018
    OutstandingExcellent lounge! Good food, good service, nice atmosphere. Not crowded at all on Sunday morning.
    Becky CollyerNovember 2018
    OutstandingThis is the second time I’ve stopped in here during a layover and I have to admit it’s becoming one of my favorites.....tasty snacks and stiff drinks don’t hurt.
    Donovan AlcantaraOctober 2018
    OutstandingVery nice lounge. Well stocked food and drink selection. Was not crowded at 4 on a Saturday. Kind and attentive staff.
    AnonymousJune 2018
    Worth a DetourGreat spot but this place gets crowded fast. It’s a small lounge so seating is limited compared to many other lounges. They have great food options like sandwiches and some hot food. Worth a detour.
    MGApril 2018
    OutstandingVery new and comfy. Good food too! No bathrooms which is a bummer, but a very nice lounge.
    DJApril 2018
    Worth a DetourPretty neat place although I wish they replenished the food more often. It took them 30 minutes to refill the soup and Mac and cheese that was completely out.
    DineshMarch 2018
    Worth a DetourNice to have a lounge in OAK. Food is above average: mushroom polenta, prosciutto/cotto sandwich, pita chips, etc. Lack of restrooms is only disappointment.
    BrandonJanuary 2018
    Worth a DetourNot bad! Decent food, chill space. The big issue for me is the staff had no idea what is in the food, so if you have food allergies beware.
    AnonymousDecember 2017
    OutstandingGreat value when you are in all day meetings and need a place to work. On a Monday, quiet in the AM and then around noon, folks start arriving for a BA flight. Food options rival AA Admirals lounges.
    TravisNovember 2017
    Worth a DetourDecent food and drinks. Only problem is it is a small space and feel very cramped.
    EdOctober 2017
    Worth a DetourDecent lounge option. Quiet, comfortable, abbreviated but quality food options.
    PhilSeptember 2017
    SatisfactoryNothing special. Arrived around 540am for early flight. No food options except cereal and yogurt. Service almost nonexistent. Worth a stop if you have layover.
    damo August 2017
    Worth a DetourThe food and service was great, also the wifi. But the place was small and it was really crowded.
    AnneAugust 2017
    Needs ImprovementJust like Oakland airport, this lounge is a "pass it by", the food was not replenished, the services were slow, and I was poured the smallest glass of wine in my life. I could go on ...
    AnonymousJuly 2017
    Needs ImprovementWe were refused access today upon arrival to Oakland after a long, airline delayed day. They said they don't allow access for arrivals, only departures. (Found out later they were wrong.)
    DavidJuly 2017
    SatisfactoryJust OK especially since OAK doesn't offer much else. Service was meh and I was the only one in in the early morning. No coffee brewed was a major FAIL at 8:30am.
    George T.March 2017
    OutstandingVery happy with my visit. Loved the contemporary look, excellent food options, and plenty of comfortable seating.
    MarkJanuary 2017
    OutstandingThis is a great little lounge will an awesome full bar. Food selection is great, especially during lunch. Nice views of planes and very comfortable seating. What more can you ask for?
    GarrettDecember 2016
    OutstandingCan my flight please be delayed? I loved it. From the moment I arrived - the ladies made me feel comfortable and brought me a drink swiftly and I went right to the food and enjoyed the yummy selection.
    MirandaDecember 2016

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