Where is it?
The Diamond lounge is located airside in the non-Schengen transit hall in Pier B. The entrance is one floor above the main transit hall where the shop and gate areas are located and can be reached using the stairs or the lift. Follow the signs in the transit hall marked “Lounges”. All the lounges in the concourse are in the same place.
There is also a Diamond Lounge in Pier A for Schengen passengers.
How do I get in?
Brussels Airlines and British Airways both run their own lounges in the non-Schengen area, which are also used by most other airlines part of the Star Alliance and OneWorld alliances.
The Diamond Lounge is used by most other full-service airlines flying to non-Schengen destinations from Brussels. It is also used a pay-in lounge and can be accessed using various lounge cards and credit cards.
What’s it like?
The lounge has a rather unusual layout. Immediately after the entrance there is a small lobby with the reception desk where guests need to register. Afterwards you pass through either the self-service buffet area or the self-service bar area to reach the main lounge with the seating areas. In most lounges it is the other way around.
The main lounge, although modern, feels a bit bleak in its design. There is very little on the walls and the interior and the furniture are all in pastell colours such as grey, black and green. A few more decorations, some pictures on the wall and some brighter colours would definitely enhance the atmosphere.
There is a good view from the lounge overlooking parts of the apron at Pier B through the large panorama windows.
There are also a few interesting design details such as the cutouts in the wall with seats and tables.
Food and drinks
Food and drinks are available for self service in the bar and buffet area just after the reception lobby.
The selection of food and snacks is surprisingly decent and possibly the best of any lounge at Brussels airport. There is a good selection of hot food including dishes such as rice and curry, meatballs and tomato soup. The selection obviously varies depending on the time of the day.
There is also a small cold buffet with salads, vegetables and cold cuts as well as sandwiches and bread rolls.
Situated in Belgium there is of course a decent selection of Belgian beers, both available in bottles and on tap, including Leffe, Hoegaarden, Stella Artois and Belle-Vue. And there are appropriate glasses for each brand.
Furthermore the self-service bar offers red and white wine, different spirits, soft drinks, juices, coffee and tea.
Free wireless internet is available, there is a TV and a standard selection of newspapers.
Restrooms are located inside the lounge, at the opposite end from the entrance.
A surprisingly good selection of food and drinks, possibly the best of any lounge at Brussels airport. Nice apron view, but the design feels rather bleak and is lacking some warm colours.