3fourths (1564) Boulder, Colorado | October 17, 2004| Updated December 31, 2016
Decent place to try a variety of beer, but just know that the bottles are made at full-strength in their production brewery, while all of the draft beer is made here at the brewpub, and the quality of these draft beers is significantly lower than what they bottle.
After a solid dinner at Red Iguana, we stopped in here to continue the brewery tour.
Nice, large-ish brewpub location in the downtown area. The place was packed due to the Outdoor Retailer convention being in town, but the service was still pretty decent and we were able to find a couple seats at the bar. They (inexplicably) only had one bartender working while they were there, and the guy was really busting his ass.
We didn’t eat here, but the food is supposed to be pretty good. I thought the beers were generally pretty good, probably some of the better ones compared to other places in town. Maybe a bit more expensive on the samples, though.
Would have been nice to stop in when they were less packed, but still a good experience and would definitely go back.
Two blocks from my hotel, which makes this an easy tick! As noted, pretty normal looking brewpub, large and spatious inside. Long L shaped bar with the kitchen prep and pizza oven behind, which made for interesting stuff to watch while drinkin alone :). I am not sure whether laws changed recently or what, but I was not asked to order food here, or anyplace else in SLC, in order to have a beer. I ordered a few samples and a 500 ml bottle without any problems whatsoever, and most of the other folks at the bar were not eating either. Service was decent, perhaps a bit below SLC standards (which are quite high). Prices were a bit up as well - $1.25 for a taster is a price I would be happy to pay back home, but was basically the highest I paid during this trip. Beers ranged. I really liked the Chocolate Chili Porter - very nicely balanced.
Total side note here, but why the hell don’t more Utah brewers make the few beer styles that actually should be at or under 4%? I have seen one gose and zero Berliners on this trip so far, and only a few bitters. It would really seem that they are missing out on something potentially quite positive within the stupid tap beer restrictions imposed in this state.
Right in the heart of downtown, this place feels like a typical American brewpub. Service was friendly, though frustratingly slow. You can order samples of any beer, two at a time for $1.25. However, you have to order food in order to have beer due to ridiculous laws. Draught beer is expectedly boring due to the stupid 4% laws, though the standout was the Gypsy Scratch, a very nice brett beer. And they have some bottled beers; we had an Elephino IIPA, which was excellent. Standard place for SLC overall, both in beer quality and nonchalant service.
Repeat visitor, most recently in June 2003: Nice restaurant feel right downtown. Awesome brickoven pizzas and other delights for the tummy. The beers are pretty good, but second fiddle to Squatters which is like a block away, conveniently. Eat here, then go drink at Squatters.
The food and beer are both good here. Service is not the best. When you first sit down they are right there asking what you want to drink/eat, but after that they are slow to return to get more drink orders.
JoeMcPhee (536) Toronto, ON, Ontario | June 15, 2007| Updated September 17, 2007
The other brewpub that is close to the convention centre. Large corporate feeling place. Sit at the bar if you’re here and watch the cooks work the wood-burning oven. The food here was very good. Some very tasty pizza in addition to some slightly upscale pub fare. Lots of selection and some of the beer here was also very well made. I expected so much less of Salt Lake City and it really surprised me.
Had a chance to stop here while in Salt Lake for the holidays and I was sure glad I got to stop. I missed this place last time when I was here for the Great Salt Lake Beer Run and was really kicking myself for missing it. They have a great brewpub feel and style. Just like every other brew pub I have been in and they all look and feel the same. This place was jumping with people. Now for the reason I went the beers. A huge sampler and with there funky Utah booze laws they had to say the sampler of 10 was for the both of us my wife and I. So it was off to the races and chugging the samples. They have light beers to dark beers and all around the 3.2 mark. With the lighter style the 3.2 is no biggie but when it comes to styles that need more malt they tend to come across watery with using less malt. So they have some issues but the beers overall where decent. The service was very good and the server told me some interesting facts about there beers. We had a great time the food was good and plenty. I
A fun brewpub in downtown SLC. It was pretty crowded on a Wednesday night and the bartenders were running all over the place. They have about 6 or 7 draughts, some regulars and seasonals (not sure of the exact split) and they also offer their high gravity beers in bottles. The beer is pretty good (I liked the Harvest Ale a lot). Food menu is ok, but definitely on the pricier side. Overall, I had a great time here, would definitely recommend it.
Quite lively with people only having a beer and people having a meal. Because I was driving could only taste 2 beers, but they were fine. Food is average, service is American style, thus OK. The Elephino was perfect, bit too cold, but that is the American way.