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

food menu beer menu
Mayor: Sledutah (2) | Affiliated user(s) here beernutmark | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 380
Create a free account for these features:
Add Event

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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Ernest  (228) Boulder, Colorado | December 31, 2016
Without question the best bar I visited in SLC. Huge list (they even have a phone app for fuck’s sake!) that easily destroys anything else in town in all three areas: local beer, out-of-state beer, and out-of-country beer. Lots of drafts and tons of bottles. No doubt some of the bottles might be a bit old, but given how much more common it is for people to order bottles in Utah due to the stupid 4% draft law, it’s probably not nearly as bad as most states. This should be among your first visits in SLC.
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
nickd717  (131) San Francisco, California | September 13, 2016
Nice beer bar centrally located in Salt Lake City. Large, spacious, nice atmosphere. Loads of bottles, hundreds, but because it’s Utah and church=state here, only 4% taps. Prices typical. One of the best places in town.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
footbalm  (76) 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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322  (144) Chester, Virginia | March 2, 2015
Nice selection, mostly bottled beer, but a few taps. No flights per UT state law. Food is Louisiana inspired and big plates for very reasonable prices. Very nice beer list of a couple of hundred beers.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm  (69) 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 wouldn’t go to salt lake for Cajun... but if you are from the west coast, why not.
78
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
peponi  (96) Hannover, Germany | July 13, 2015
A quite decent place located nearby the Courthouse. Really good selection of beers, good food and acceptable prices.
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.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah  (612) Utah | January 26, 2010
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.
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 didn’t 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.
76
  • 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
It’s 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, it’s 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. IIt’s a great place to go and try a beer you’ve never heard of before, and often the only place (outside searching the liqour stores) you’re going to find the more obscure brews.

Review This Place


What's Your Opinion?
Add your review


Checked In

Print Travel Map