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

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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)
Ballast Point Wahoo White 48, Annex Kettle Sour IPA , Red Rock IPA Junior 74, 2 Row Dangeraux Farmhouse Strong Ale , Epic Captín Cromptonís Pale Ale 86, Lagunitas Olde GnarlyWine 99, Lagunitas Maximus 98, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA 98, Deschutes Inversion IPA 93, Alameda Klickitat Pale Ale 58, Santa Fe State Pen Porter 89, Ballast Point Pale Ale 39, Ninkasi Lux German-Style Helles Lager 54, 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 , Sockeye Dagger Falls IPA 97, Mother Earth Pin Up Pale Ale 90
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31 reviews for The Bayou
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  74%
 Selection  85%
 Food  72%
 Value  66%
 Overall  78%
 Rating  88%
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60
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
yemenmocha  (66) Glendale, Arizona | May 4, 2009
This social club has the only decent bottled beer selection in town, and the menu is incorrect most of the time. I canít tell you how many times I picked 2-3 beers in a row and ALL of them were not in stock. Service is atrocious. More effort is put into hiring young females than competent servers. Atmosphere is contemporary beer bar in nature with decor, but itís hard to overcome the shortcomings in service and selection. Theyíre only in business because there is no real competition for the craft beer consumer who wants normal ABV beers in SLC.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
viet959  (5) , Georgia | March 6, 2009
Had to pay a "membership" fee like all Utah bars. The parking sux. The place is nice, reminds me of a loft w/ exposed brick walls. Went there on a week day and it was still very busy. Nice beer selection w/ very resonable. Would definitely recommend this place to other people. Staff was pretty knowledgeable on beers.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
Wasatch  (14) Utah | October 26, 2008| Updated December 16, 2009
This place rocks, but the prices on the brews are out rageous. I had the Hoppin John for lunch, very tasty with some fries and sweet potatoe fries. Next came the brews, ordered the 750ml of Unibroue Terrible the price was not bad, but alot more than I can get a bottle for. Next came a bottle of Samichlaus, price was better, but still on the pricey side. They do have a bunch of awesome brews though. Since I have a bunch of these at home, the pickings were a little slim, but mangaged to pick a couple out for this time around. Overall this place brings a nice reality to UT, but I wish the priceís would come down.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Losati  (5) Salt Lake City, Utah | July 10, 2008
The best beer bar in SLC. The selection is immense. The only problem with it is that the menu isnít always updated with what is currently in stock. And some of the more íexoticí brews (ha! beer itself is exotic in this state) are often not available. The place can get real loud, which sucks for me and my bad hearing. The service is okay, though the waitresses are not really beer people. My only problem with this place is the food. I know people like it, but not me. My parents live in Louisiana, so I have an idea of what Cajun food is (sorry to sound arrogant) and this isnít it. Iíve only tried a couple of things, both of which disappointed me, so I may be off on this, but I donít think so. (Note: Everyone I go with to this place love the sweet potato fries. I donít like sweet potatoes, so the fries donít appeal to me. But you may love them.)
80
  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.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG  (36) Salt Lake City, Utah | April 23, 2008
A bar and restaurant - was totally packed on the night I was there, but I was able to get a table on their small outdoor patio right away. You basically have to pay a $5 charge to join their club or something to be able to buy good beer. They have a pretty good selection of both drafts and bottles, including some pretty high alcohol stuff (barleywines, etc.). Service was not all that knowledgeble, but they went to find out answers that didnít know. The food was fairly standard bar food. I had the burger, and it was mediocre at best. Still, in a city that I thought of as a beer desert, this is a pretty good place.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
footbalm  (74) Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota | November 24, 2007
Hey, was I surprised by this place?? No fucking shit. Beautiful women everywhere and a beer list that was very nice. Had a Piraat as the Karmaliet was gone. Have a live bands but this is a great beer bar for Utah.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) 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 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88  (271) 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.
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
mikey  (3) farmington, Utah | May 17, 2007
I love this place! Over 200 different labels from all over the world. A good mix of people and lifestyles with an emphasis on jazz and blues. Staff is friendly and the food is pretty good. They just went non-smoking even though Utah indoor smoking act dosnít go into effect ítil 2009.

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