Airports can leave even the best travelers feeling frazzled. So it\u2019s a relief to find One Flew South, an eating and drinking haven within Atlanta\u2019s Hartsfield-Jackson, the world\u2019s busiest airport.\r\n\r\nHere, Tiffanie Barriere and her bartending team soothe and revive guests with top-notch cocktails alongside a backlit wall that evokes calming forest scenery.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019re creating an oasis,\u201d says Barriere.\r\n\r\nOpen since 2008, the current cocktail menu includes classics and original drinks, like the Cab Calloway, a nutty, pleasingly warming mix of oloroso Sherry, apricot liqueur, dry vermouth and rye whiskey. Working closely with Executive Chef Duane Nutter, the drinks often incorporate seasonal produce. No wonder it was named \u201cBest Airport Bar in the World\u201d at Tales of the Cocktail in 2013.\r\n\r\nIt might seem like a lot of trouble for clientele that\u2019s just passing through, but Barriere has plenty of regulars.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou\u2019d be surprised how many people fly to work,\u201d she says, chuckling. \u201cI see some people every week\u2014I know so many by their name and their title and their drink.\u201d\r\n\r\nEven for those less likely to return, Barriere prides herself on her ability to read a guest.\r\n\r\n\u201cJust look at \u2019em,\u201d she says. \u201cThey\u2019re pretty much exuding what they want to drink,\u201d whether it\u2019s a \u201cvulnerable\u201d traveler who needs a restorative elixir, a \u201cdetermined\u201d type who seeks a spirit-forward pounder to prepare for a long flight, or a group of pleasure-seekers who want something celebratory.\r\n\r\n\u201cYou can tell everything from your characters before you speak to them and bombard them with questions,\u201d Barriere says. \u201cWe always ask our travelers how much time do you have, how are you, where are you going?\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Louisiana native says that the secret to creating the world\u2019s best airport bar is simple: consistent, friendly service.\r\n\r\n\u201cWhen travelers sit at our bar, they are going to forget for a moment where they are going and where they are coming from,\u201d she says.\r\n\r\nPerhaps the ultimate compliment is that many customers at the bar aren\u2019t flying out of Concourse E, where One Flew South is located.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ve attracted people that want to have a good time, and came over just to see us,\u201d Barriere says. \u201cThat\u2019s what I call a purpose-driven layover.\u201d\r\nMore Layover-Worthy Airport Bars\r\nWhere are you headed next? Keep an eye out for these airport bars, each a drink-centric destination of its own.\r\n\r\nLounge 5280, Denver International Airport: Modern and light-filled, thanks to an expansive skylight above. It\u2019s one of the few airport bars to offer barrel-aged cocktails.\r\n\r\nCenter Bar, Zurich Airport (Switzerland): Noted for its strong whiskey selection, the bar\u2019s relaxed, thoughtfully designed space provides relief from the bustling terminals.\r\n\r\nEyecon, Copenhagen Airport (Denmark): Look for aquavit, Danish beers and Scandinavian-style small plates amid this bar\u2019s minimalist setting.\r\n\r\nLaurelwood Public House and Brewery, Portland (OR) International Airport: Two cozy, wood-paneled brewpub locations in PDX offer outstanding selections of year-round and seasonal craft beers.\r\n\r\nLe Grand Comptoir, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston): Select from 50 wines available by the glass at this sleek bar, which recently opened a second location at New York City\u2019s John F. Kennedy International Airport.