The Bayou

645 S State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah United States 84111
bar  4.5/5.0 33 reviews
Mon: 11am-12am, Tue - Fri: 11am-1am, Sat: 5pm - 1am, Sun: 5pm - 12am

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Mayor: Sledutah (3) | Affiliated user(s) here beernutmark | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 380
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
brokensail  (1347) Dublin, 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) doesnít 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Braudog  (839) Yorktown, Virginia | July 9, 2012
July 2012. Maybe my expectations were too high based on the hype here. Donít 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, itís 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 doesnít quite gel with the beer menu, and I wasnít all that impressed. Mitbwas just OK. Iíd 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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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
DiarmaidBHK  (799) 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 canít 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.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah  (558) Utah | January 26, 2010
They donít call themselves Beervana for no reason.
Plenty of taps, mostly Utah beers, but also a few others. A great beer menu of many different US and overseas beers. I didnít eat so I canít comment on that.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (532) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 17, 2007
Cool looking place, pool table at the back, long bar. Iím not a fan of these private club rules in Utah, but this place is worth paying what is essentially a five dollar cover. About 30 taps with a large selection of Utah microbrews. I didnít eat but other people seemed to be enjoying what they had. Friendly staff. The premiere beer spot in the city, by far.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor  (367) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 17, 2011
Probably the best bar in SLC. They have a number of tap offerings (around 30), of course all of these are 4%, including some macros and then draughts from the local breweries (Squatters, Wasatch, Desert Edge, Hoppers, Red Rock, etc). Then a massive bottle list, which was exciting to me as a traveler as it featured about 20 Epic beers. Also a lot of Mikkeller, Boulevard, Deschutes, Full Sail, Jolly Pumpkin, and more. When you have 300+ bottles in stock, selection is clearly not the problem as there are plenty of local, domestic, and international options. Their food is Cajun-inspired, obviously. I just got a white pizza and it was ok, perhaps not one of their better offerings. Overall, had a great time here and the selection is hard to beat here in Utah.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11  (356) Cambridge, England | July 31, 2011
Great spot within walking distance of Brewvies. Best bottle list in town -- especially when it comes to imports. Nice staff and mellow atmosphere. One of the best places in SLC.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3  (353) Tempe, Arizona | July 8, 2008
Could be a crowded place depending on the time of visit. Seating is first come first serve, which can suck. What doesnít suck is the awesome food and the large diverse beer selection. I had the Jambalaya with crawfish and it was d-lish. I also took in a few local brews on tap from Red Rock, Uinta and Roosters. douglas88 enjoyed a 2004 vintage Cantillon Iris. The place has the goods alright. During my 10pm to 12am visit they had very nice live music too. If I ever move to SLC Iíd need to be close enough to be a regular at this place.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
douglas88  (296) Portland , Oregon | August 25, 2007| Updated September 20, 2013
A jazz band is often playing, and the place is always packed. Forget about all that: there are over 200 types of beers here, and many really great ones. No trip tp SLC would be complete without. Some beers often available include many locals, Rochefort, Cantillion, Chimay, Full Sail, Big Sky, Fullers, and many more. The selection comes and goes, but is always excellent. Also check the íoff-the menuí menu.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer  (231) Knoxville, Tennessee | May 1, 2011| Updated May 5, 2011
Great place. Beer selection is excellent for the area, and they were not out of any of my selections, as so many other "great" beer menu places have been. Food is a varied selection of fresh and tasty stuff; bartender is very knowledgeable. This is a good restaurant and pub that is trying to be a great beer destination , and is succeeding.

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