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.
Easy walk from downtown. This is a fairly large space, long bar and tables around. Loads of beer coolers behind the bar support a large bottle list. Thirty taps as well. They have a modern LCD display for all taps, which rotates through other interesting stats as well (although this can be annoying when trying to select a beer). Of course all taps are 4% ABV -- other than the cider, which seems immune to the silly beer rules. I ended up with a bottled DIPA. Friendly service. Prices were about Utah-normal for the taps and "regular" bottles. Kinda crazy for some of the larger format bottles. I am not sure if this is Utah taxes kicking in or what is going on there.
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.
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.
They don’t 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 didn’t eat so I can’t comment on that.
Cool looking place, pool table at the back, long bar. I’m 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 didn’t eat but other people seemed to be enjoying what they had. Friendly staff. The premiere beer spot in the city, by far.
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.
Could be a crowded place depending on the time of visit. Seating is first come first serve, which can suck. What doesn’t 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 I’d need to be close enough to be a regular at this place.
douglas88 (337) 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 ’off-the menu’ menu.