American Express Lounge at Delhi now pouring free drinks

At Delhi Airport, it is always a tough job to get a permit to serve liquor to your patrons. The Vistara Lounge at Terminal 3 open and shut, with its Liquor license still being in the process. American Express renovated and launched its Delhi T3 Domestic Lounge in March 2021. The lounge is much better compared to the earlier version, but it was shut for more than half of last year. However, more improvements are being implemented now.

airplanes on the runway

American Express starts serving drinks on the house

The newest update from the Delhi American Express Lounge has been their pouring license being approved, as a consequence of which, since early March 2022, the lounge has started to serve an elaborate lineup of drinks. I was over at the lounge earlier this week and got an opportunity to try out the new offering myself.

First things first. Most of the time, the lounge management (outsourced to Devyani International), is still stocking up the lounge bar. So a few things are on the menu but not available. The staff will tell you about what is available once you are there. For instance, when I was over, I was told no gin and no sparkling wine was available and cocktails are still not introduced.

Here is the menu on offer.

a menu with a drink in it

I went with the white wine available. But one of the things of note is, offering the drinks menu is not the default case. You have to request it.

Anyhow, after I ordered my wine pour, it turned up pretty quickly. As a Charge Cardmember, I was not needed to pay for the drinks, but if you access the lounge via a Platinum Reserve Card, you will need to pay per the charges on the menu.

a plate of food and a glass of wine

Overall, this is a great addition to the American Express Lounge experience in Delhi and brings it at par with the Mumbai experience.


American Express Delhi T3 Lounge now offers free pours to Centurion and Platinum Charge Cardmembers, and on a paid basis to the Platinum Reserve Cardmembers. The amenity was introduced in March 2022 and is a great addition to the lounge, which easily already has the best views in Delhi Airport.

Have you been to the American Express Lounge at Delhi T3? What has been your recent experience?

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  1. Even on a chargeable basis, the rates are quite Reasonable.

    On a side note, for the longest while I’ve been holding off on taking the plunge into the Amex world. Could you please do a feature on the revised Travel benefits of the Amex Plat charge card post-covid?
    Hotel/ airline membership statuses, lounge or meet-n-greet benefits, add-on card benefits etc.

    I am sure many readers would benefit from your perspective on the value offered by the card in the new world.

  2. Hey Ajay out of curiosity do you have a big chip or small chip Platinum ? Mine is a small chip but it seems retro fixed instead of the big chip.

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