Right in the heart of downtown, this place feels like a typical American brewpub. Service was friendly, though frustratingly slow. You can order samples of any beer, two at a time for $1.25. However, you have to order food in order to have beer due to ridiculous laws. Draught beer is expectedly boring due to the stupid 4% laws, though the standout was the Gypsy Scratch, a very nice brett beer. And they have some bottled beers; we had an Elephino IIPA, which was excellent. Standard place for SLC overall, both in beer quality and nonchalant service.
ambiance: looks and feels almost like a hopped up TGIFridays, pretty crowded and noisy, open flames, but a nice mix of people from hipsters to hipsters with hats, to normal people, to hipsters with glasses. service: decent, but I was able to grab a seat directly in front of a tap station, so I was well-positioned. Bar and wait staff all seemed incredibly busy and slightly brusque. Ordered food, the bartender totally forgot and was generally unapologetic. selection: about a dozen drafts and a dozen bottles. Various styles and strengths, although all drafts were 4% abv or under (allegedly). The two beers I tried were excellent-to-great. food: when it came, my "beer cracker" (a crispy flatbread pizza) was solid-to-excellent. value: standard for SLC, seemingly, which put it way better than similar places Iíve been elsewhere. overall: about equal to the nearby Squatters overall, but the beer and food was a bit better. Definitely worth the stop.
After a solid dinner at Red Iguana, we stopped in here to continue the brewery tour.
Nice, large-ish brewpub location in the downtown area. The place was packed due to the Outdoor Retailer convention being in town, but the service was still pretty decent and we were able to find a couple seats at the bar. They (inexplicably) only had one bartender working while they were there, and the guy was really busting his ass.
We didnít eat here, but the food is supposed to be pretty good. I thought the beers were generally pretty good, probably some of the better ones compared to other places in town. Maybe a bit more expensive on the samples, though.
Would have been nice to stop in when they were less packed, but still a good experience and would definitely go back.
Wow just wow! Food is amazing here. Best in salt lake at a pub. Fish and chips for an expensive meal (GREAT) beer pizza for a cheap meal (great still). Many beers on draft 1.25 each. They know how to do low ABV beer. This is at the top of my list if I want to eat and drink in SLC.
If you are touring all the SLC/UT brew pubs, go here though if you can only go to a few, this one may be optional. Overall good but not great though right next door is a must-do destination (Poplar Pub) so hitting both of these is convenient. Also, neither requires food purchase with drinks, so a plus as far as Utah goes.