Lounge Review: United Club Concourse B Chicago (ORD)

Lounge Review: United Club Concourse B Chicago (ORD)

Lounge Review: United Club Concourse B Chicago (ORD)

After about 90 minutes in the United Global First Lounge it was time to stretch our legs and head from Concourse C over to Concourse B where are flight would be departing from.

We would be flying out of gate B18 (pretty sure that’s right) which is all the way at the end of concourse B and there’s a United Club basically right next to it.  So we thought that would be a perfect place to spend the next hour while waiting to board.

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

When we entered we again handed the desk agent our Lufthansa First Class boarding passes and were allowed entry.  You can get in United Clubs as a First or Business class traveler on United or a Star Alliance partner or gain entry with 1 day pass vouchers or membership.

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

Past the front desk is an escalator down into the lounge area.  The decor just from the entrance was far superior to the Global First Lounge we had just come from.

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

Here is the trip so far:

After descending down the escalator there are more help desks for United and Star Alliance passengers.

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

Unfortunately we realized when we got down to the lounge that everyone in the whole concourse seemed to be in there as the club was PACKED.

This isn’t a huge lounge but it was certainly bigger than the one we had just come from.  I would say it is smaller that the Concourse F United Club though.

The decor was nice and in line with other United Clubs.  As you walked in there was food to your left which included soups, salad, finger food, fruit and desserts.

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

As well as a fountain drink machine and coffee/espresso drinks.

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

There seems to be a fair amount of seating at tables, along the window and other chair arrangements but I didn’t find a single empty seat!  As you look to your right you see a path to the bar that has more seating to the right of it as the lounge kind of curves around to the right as you get down there.

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

Newspapers and magazines

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

Looking back at the lounge from the bar

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

The bar

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

Looking to the right of the bar at the extended (still full) seating area

We had a little time to kill so even though there was no seating we went up and got some free draft beers at the bar and stood at a large high-top table near the buffet.

At this point I handed Katie her ticket and told her to look at it.  At first she didn’t realize what was so special about it or why I was asking her to look at the ticket (I usually hold onto our tickets/passports).  Then as she flipped the ticket over a few times and pulled it out of the sleeve she saw it and it clicked, we were flying Lufthansa First Class!! Not in economy as I had told her!  She was obviously excited and I could now share my excitement with her as I had been holding it back. I was through the roof to fly this cabin!

I finished my beer and it was time to head to the main event of our trip across the pond!

united club chicago ord lounge business first class concourse b

Overall this United Club was fine and actually had decent food and beverages (which has been the case with other UCs I have visited), but it was just way way WAY too crowded. When there aren’t 2 seats together anywhere on a Saturday afternoon, your lounge is just too small.  With that being said, the hustle and bustle and decor were a welcome change from the quiet, small, boring looking Global First Lounge.

Next Up: Lufthansa First Class to Frankfurt!!

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