The Bayou | Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Bayou
Excellent based on 31 ratings
Type: Bar

645 S State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah United States 84111 [ print map ]
801 961 8400 | facebook | twitter | food menu | beer menu

Hours: Mon: 11am-12am, Tue - Fri: 11am-1am, Sat: 5pm - 1am, Sun: 5pm - 12am

Mayor: Sledutah (10) | Affiliated user(s) here beernutmark | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 350

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Beer Available At The Bayou (arranged by most recent)
Deschutes The Stoic 96, Deschutes Zarabanda 88, Ballast Point Wahoo White 48, Annex Kettle Sour IPA , Red Rock IPA Junior 75, 2 Row Dangeraux Farmhouse Strong Ale 89, Epic Capt’n Crompton’s Pale Ale 85, Lagunitas Olde GnarlyWine 99, Lagunitas Maximus 98, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Deschutes Inversion IPA 93, Alameda Klickitat Pale Ale 56, Santa Fe State Pen Porter 89, Ballast Point Pale Ale 38, Ninkasi Lux German-Style Helles Lager 50, Annex Rye with Dried Apple Rings and Cinnamon , Andechser Weissbier Hell 96, Desert Edge Special Bitter - Dry Hopped w/Fuggles & Aged on Pimms soaked Oak , Alameda Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA 94, Uinta Wyld - Salted Orange IPA
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31 reviews for The Bayou
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  74%
 Selection  85%
 Food  72%
 Value  66%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1171) San Leandro, California | August 16, 2015
A cajun themed bar and restaurant in Salt Lake City? Sounds interesting... Okay, so the place itself is actually kind of a typical bar/restaurant and (thankfully) doesn’t have kitschy decor or anything like that. The menu is certainly Nawlins inspired, though. Met up here with Dallas and Bonnie to begin our crawl through some of the breweries and also just the city in general.

Great beer list with maybe 30 drafts and a ton of bottles. Given the ABV limits on draft beers, mostly local, Utah/SLC stuff. Being from out of town, it seemed good to me and I had pours of the Red Rock Jr. IPA and The Annex Sour IPA before trying a taste of the Dangereux from 2 Row that Dallas ordered.

Friendly bartender and really good prices on most of the beers, though some of the special, imported, and significantly higher ABV stuff was pretty pricey.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
peponi  (61) Mainz, Germany | July 13, 2015
A quite decent place located nearby the Courthouse. Really good selection of beers, good food and acceptable prices.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm  (68) Taft, Tennessee | March 15, 2015
A good choice when in Salt lake. They have several draft about 20 and many bottles. I only had the appetizer but it was good. I wouldn’t go to salt lake for Cajun... but if you are from the west coast, why not.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322  (140) Chesapeake, Virginia | March 2, 2015
Nice selection, mostly bottled beer, but a few taps. No flights per UT state law. Food is Louisiana inspired and big plates for very reasonable prices. Very nice beer list of a couple of hundred beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | September 29, 2013
Located in a brick building with limited parking on the side. Foods going for a New Orleans theme but is fairly bland. I had the Etoufee and there was way too much rice. The reason to come here is the incredible beer list. You could go a year and not see a Cantillon on the list and they had 4 at prices that were pretty reasonable all things considering. They also had over 300 other bottle options many of which you can’t find in the local liquor stores. The had 30 taps of mainly Utah beer. Of course the states draft laws constraint hem. The service was pretty good considering how bus the place gets. If you come to the SLC you have to come here.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
BrewMstr  (16) Pleasant View, Utah | September 19, 2013
Great selection in SLC for beer! While in the area, try the Epic brewery just down the street.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
joebudzjoe  (45) Connecticut | March 24, 2013
Recommended by a college friend, this bar met expectations. New Orleans styled food with seemingly every 4.0% Utah beer on draft. Hundreds of bottles as well. Food was good, service was OK, but slow. Overall a very pleasant experience.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake  (6) Salt Lake City, Utah | February 28, 2013
Best beer selection in the state... Staff is knowledgeable about beer, and they’re generally on the ball--even when the place gets pretty damned busy (happens a lot). Really good food. Nice place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Changed  (10) Ithaca, New York | August 5, 2012
Saturday evening, place was busy, not packed. Great service from the bartenders-- some old guy got shot down for complaining about the 4% Hooegarden-- chuckled w/ the bartender. Ended up talking with and yelling at the Olympics with 5 guys around me that we’re very friendly and beer-knowledgable. I drank a large portion and the bill was only 20 something-- think I got comped a beer or two. I’d go back to SLC just for this bar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | July 9, 2012
July 2012. Maybe my expectations were too high based on the hype here. Don’t get me wrong, this place does have an impressive beer list. But the drafts are only the most commonly available Utah brews (plus Bud Light, Shock Top, and Guinness). And while the bottle list is pretty good, it’s focused on just a few sources and is horribly overpriced. The Eoic beers from right down the street are marked up 100-500%. And while "Cajun" food might be an interesting twist, it doesn’t quite gel with the beer menu, and I wasn’t all that impressed. Mitbwas just OK. I’d categorize this place as "good" but not as impressive as suggested. If pressed for SLC stops, do the breweries. Slackwater in Ogden is a more simpatico beer haven.

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