United States > Utah > Midvale
PorterPounder (311) Tallahassee, Florida | August 17, 2014
78 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited here while on vacation in August ’14. Has a hunting lodge feel to it - reminds me a bit of the old Buckhead Brewery back in Tallahassee. Has about eight or so of their lagers on tap (all 4% ABV) and some higher ABV cans and bottles are available for take out. I bought two cans - had to purchase at the "tavern" portion of the brewpub and had to exit out a side door....only really weird Utah law I encountered on my visit to the state. The food was pretty solid, had a brat sandwich - nice and hearty. Beers on tap are true to style and flavorful enough. Friendly down-home staff. Worth a stop if cruising through on I-15.
Ibrew2or3 (338) Tempe, Arizona | February 4, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Located just a few blocks closer to the freeway than Hoppers where we were greeted by a very food and restaurant knowledgeable manager (owner perhaps?) who was terrific. He knows his German beer too inside and out. He informed me of where the German beer ingredients are coming from for several of the German style house brews on tap. He went into detail about their fresh ingredients that go into all of their food that was indeed fresh and yummy. I look forward to coming back.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | July 31, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Love the ambiance. Any place with hops growing out front gets my attention. Solid set of lagers on tap, and good food. Nice staff. Would spend a lot of time here if I lived in SLC.
ChanceD (10) Utah | June 18, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
Ambiance, this place has it. beer is great, food is great. one of my fav’s for date night with the wife.
em1 (10) Utah | May 2, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 11/20
Decent Food. Good Beer (bohemian style) but small selection.
hellbilly (139) scottsdale über alles, Arizona | January 16, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
visited 7/22/10... hops growing in the parking lot! dark lodge type building with open tanks and a loft! lots of wood and windows... very comfortable and quite ’bavarian’ feeling.
four brews on tap (all lagers...very cool!) though the adorable old server snuck me a taste of the rye ( i had mentioned i have a love of!) which had not gone on yet.
the food is good but the sandwich bread was stale (my only beef with this spot). and what’s with serving schnitzel next to pizza?
very cool joint which i would live in if i were in slc!
SuperDave (26) Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona | January 11, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice log cabin style building with hops growing everywhere. The beers are very good, if you like lagers. Your not going to find a maple-hopped-bourbon-barrel-imperial-porter-stout here, but you will find a few solid, well crafted lagers. You will also find some excellent food, from typical pub fare to the more exotic, there is something everyone will enjoy. Definitely worth a visit!
digitalczech (13) California | March 25, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Bohemian Brewery is a jewel for the Salt Lake Valley. Not only do they have some of the most amazing food in the state but this is one of the few breweries that Lagers all of their beers. They do not brew Ales. All beers ferment 4 weeks and Lager another 4 weeks creating some of the best quality beers in the country. An this shows with all the awards they’ve received over the years. They took Silver for their Schwarzbier - Cherny Bock at the GABF. The brew 4 beers all year round in house and for distribution. They usually have one seasonal on every month or so at the bar. You can also find their beers on draft around the state. And they’re the only brewery who can’s their beer instead of bottling for purchase at the local supermarket. They went this route for a number or reasons. 0 UV light to skunk the beer and the cans are truly recyclable unlike bottles. Do not miss this brewery on your next visit. Also, a note to WASATCH reviewing. In Utah you need to have the intent of eating to drink. I think this is why the servers were asking about food. It is a restaurant after all.
Sledutah (329) Utah | October 19, 2009| Updated February 1, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice restaurant with good beer. Not a big selection, but what they do have is very good. I’ve been there a few times and the food was consistently good. The best garlic fries I’ve had.....
yemenmocha (66) Glendale, Arizona | September 19, 2009
54 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 5/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 10/20
First visited summer 2004. Log cabin style building is certainly appropriate for such a wonderful skiing destination - Salt Lake City. Hops are plentiful around the bar as decoration and the aroma is noticeable.
Food is simply marvelous. Excellent variety and quality are hard to find. IMO this is why this place has stayed in business unlike the previous 2 or 3 places that failed in this same building.
The Czech owner was often on premises as well as his spouse. Very friendly atmosphere during the evening hours prior to closing.
4-6 beers are brewed here, so the selection is average.
But unfortunately the good points stop here. As a beer lover, this place disappoints in the area that matters most - the beer. The beers are uninspiring, especially the so-called Hefe-Weizen which is actually a lager, according to the bartender. The bar tenders can’t seem to consistently tell me what this beer is, a hefeweizen that is lagered? what? why is it so flavorless and watery? Other Utah breweries do just fine with the 3.2% law but this weizen is an exception. The Vienna lager lacks the malt and hoppy character that a vienna lager is supposed to have, and the pilsener is more of an American pils than a Czech pils (light, low flavor profile, etc.). So, for quality, I must give a low score for quality in beer - which is one of the more important criteria for reviewing a brewpub.
Other incidentals are worth mentioning. The service is sometimes terrible, simply terrible. Oddly enough, the owner has hamsters in the back and the bar often smells like cedar shavings from the hamster cage. I couldn’t tolerate the smell so I said something and the bartender informed me it was the hamster cage. Hmmm. In a restaurant?
They may have corrected this error since then, but I cannot go back.
They have VERY conservative hours too. Don’t be surprised if the door is locked before midnight, even on a Friday or Saturday.
So, for excellent food in Salt Lake City head over to the Bohemian. Just don’t bother with the beer.
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