Denver ChopHouse & Brewery

The ChopHouse is a homegrown chain that took its concept to the airport in 2009. Its outpost on Concourse A is a dark-wooded space with a bar often packed by travelers sipping one of the handcrafted beers on tap or glasses of cabernet while taking down a salad or burger with fries or onion rings. Those who can't nab a spot at the bar -- or who have ample time before their flights -- opt for the dining area's linen-draped tables, using expense accounts to order up seafood or a strip of tenderloin, thick, tender and medium-rare.