PHOTOS: Amtrak debuts full-service bar in Moynihan Train Hall

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Amtrak's new full-service bar opens in the Metropolitan Lounge at Moynihan Train Hall. Photo credit Amtrak

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Looking for a new place to nosh and enjoy a cocktail before your train ride? Amtrak’s premium new full-service bar in the Metropolitan Lounge at Moynihan Train Hall has you covered!

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The Metropolitan Lounge will offer beer, wine, cocktails and a variety of hot food options for purchase daily between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The lounge is open Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The bar menu will offer seasonal selections from New York's breweries, including Five Boroughs Brewing, Brooklyn Brewery, Ithaca Beer Company, Empire Brewing Company and Montauk Brewing Company, in celebration of the more than 400 breweries statewide.

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Amtrak's new full-service bar opens in the Metropolitan Lounge at Moynihan Train Hall. Photo credit Amtrak

"We are delighted to introduce this new amenity to our customers traveling in and out of New York City; it is another example of Amtrak’s commitment to continually evaluate and improve the customer experience,” said Roger Harris, Amtrak executive vice president and chief marketing and revenue officer. "Customers who want to have a drink and relax before or after their train can now do so from the comforts of our flagship lounge."

Commuters can also enjoy complimentary snacks, pastries, yogurt parfaits, fruit, salads, sandwiches and La Colombe specialty coffee, while enjoying the lounge's unique decor, a variety of seating options (most of which have integrated power and USB access), luggage storage lockers, a business center and more.

Strict health and COVID-safety protocols will be in place in the lounge.

Everyone 12 and older is required to show proof they have received at least two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, except for those who have received the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Children ages 5 to 11 will also need to provide proof of full vaccination starting Jan. 28. All prepacked items are served by an attendant behind the service.

The lounge is available for Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Executive and Select Plus members, Acela First Class and private room customers and Single-Day Pass holders with same-day reservations. Amtrak Business Class passengers can also buy day passes for $50.

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Amtrak's new full-service bar opens in the Metropolitan Lounge at Moynihan Train Hall. Photo credit Amtrak