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 Captín Cromptonís 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 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 wouldnít go to salt lake for Cajun... but if you are from the west coast, why not.
  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 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
nbutler11  (350) Rota, Spain | 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah  (484) 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.
  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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
seanosean  (10) Salt Lake City, Utah | August 4, 2009
Itís Utah, so the prices are just silly as they have to buy from the State DABC at th same cost as Joe Public (no wholesale alc in Utah!), then they markup even higher ustto survive. Not there fault really, itís jut Utah. The beer selection is second to none and the staff seems to know right off which few they are out of stock. Rare beer s galore! The food is good, but pricey for a pub. It was much too hip of a place before Utah got rid of the membership/private club law, now it seems to have mellowed a little, dropping some of the yuppies. The jazz combos in the corner are always a nice touch and not so loud they overwhelm. IItís a great place to go and try a beer youíve never heard of before, and often the only place (outside searching the liqour stores) youíre going to find the more obscure brews.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
chimay67  (60) hunt sta, New York | August 1, 2010
A very lively cajun themed beer bar/resto in downtown SLC very close to Epic Brewing. Staff was okay but maybe spread too thin to be effective. My main complaint here was that while equipped with AC they did not have it on. I donít know if they were saving $ or trying to be green but it made for a very unpleasant experience. Donít be fooled by the extensive beer menu, many of the selections listed were not in stock. Still enough there for most beer geeks to find something to make them happy. Gripe #2, if I order a large format bottle, I donít want the whole thing poured into one giant glass. I want to share the darn thing with the people I am eating/drinking with. Food was decent, recommend sticking with the cajun dishes. Burgers were ho-hum. So turn on the AC, hire two or three more servers, and keep the list updated or printed with things that are always kept in stock and print up a new arrivals/specials insert.
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.
  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. 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.
  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.

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