The Bayou

645 S State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah United States 84111
bar  4.5/5.0 35 reviews
Mon: 11am-12am, Tue - Fri: 11am-1am, Sat: 5pm - 1am, Sun: 5pm - 12am

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Mayor: Sledutah (2) | Affiliated user(s) here beernutmark | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 380
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
BrewMstr  (16) Pleasant View, Utah | September 19, 2013
Great selection in SLC for beer! While in the area, try the Epic brewery just down the street.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
joebudzjoe  (45) Connecticut | March 24, 2013
Recommended by a college friend, this bar met expectations. New Orleans styled food with seemingly every 4.0% Utah beer on draft. Hundreds of bottles as well. Food was good, service was OK, but slow. Overall a very pleasant experience.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake  (6) Salt Lake City, Utah | February 28, 2013
Best beer selection in the state... Staff is knowledgeable about beer, and they’re generally on the ball--even when the place gets pretty damned busy (happens a lot). Really good food. Nice place.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Changed  (10) Ithaca, New York | August 5, 2012
Saturday evening, place was busy, not packed. Great service from the bartenders-- some old guy got shot down for complaining about the 4% Hooegarden-- chuckled w/ the bartender. Ended up talking with and yelling at the Olympics with 5 guys around me that we’re very friendly and beer-knowledgable. I drank a large portion and the bill was only 20 something-- think I got comped a beer or two. I’d go back to SLC just for this bar.
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 4/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Braudog  (888) Yorktown, Virginia | July 9, 2012
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.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Strebs  (221) St. Louis, Missouri | June 24, 2012| Updated May 31, 2014
The best part of the Bayou is the Cajun food...it’s darn close to the real thing. Add great beer to the mix and the place is a welcome destination for any thirsty and hungry beer lover. I’m very impressed how the Bayou can have such a good selection and deserves support from beer lovers.
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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Gription79  (53) Bountiful, Utah | September 18, 2011
Been there many times and the service varies dramatically. Some of the wait staff have great knowledge on beer and are attentive, other not so much. Our favorite beer spot in Utah.
78
  • 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 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
ChanceD  (10) Utah | June 18, 2011
The selection is the best I have seen since I move to Utah the food and wait staff are excellent. Get there early if you are going on a friday or saturday night because most of salt lake will try to cram their way in.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer  (247) 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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