DSM Airport Opens Remote Coffee & Bar at C5

July 15, 2020

Des Moines, Iowa (July 15, 2020): The Des Moines International Airport opened a remote bar with food and drink options on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. An extension of the flagship restaurant Portermill, the remote bar offers a limited food menu along with coffee and alcoholic beverages served in cans and bottles. The new restaurant extension is officially called Coffee & Bar.

“Passengers want to get to their gate as quickly as possible,” said Kevin Foley, Des Moines Airport Authority Executive Director. “So, we are bringing the concessions to them.”

Coffee & Bar, affectionately known as the “C-Bar”, is located at gate C5 in the terminal’s C Concourse. It will be open seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. until 30 minutes before the last departure on the C Concourse. With current passenger numbers, Coffee & Bar will offer a limited menu. As more passengers return to the airport, the menu will expand. The alcoholic beverages will be served Monday through Saturday 6:00 a.m. to close and on Sunday’s starting at 8:00 a.m.

Committed to making DSM a convenient and pleasurable airport to travel through, the Authority Board approved the budget for a remote bar back in 2019 when passengers were lining up for coffee at Friedrich’s Coffee during peak travel times. After discussing the impact the pandemic has had on passenger numbers as well as forecasted recovery with airport leadership, the Board approved the construction contract in April to meet demand as it returns.

“The C-Bar is a great addition for those who are traveling now,” said Foley. “And as passenger traffic picks up it will ease overcrowding at our other restaurants while meeting the needs of travelers. We are confident it will be a popular stop here in the airport.”

About the Des Moines Airport Authority

The Des Moines Airport Authority is an independent entity that oversees the operations and maintenance of the Des Moines International Airport. The Airport Authority works to improve the quality of air service and make air travel to and from Des Moines more convenient and pleasurable. For more information, visit www.dsmairport.com and follow @dsmairport on Twitter and DSM International Airport on Facebook.