Salt Lake City is the capital city of Utah, a state with historically fascinating liquor laws. These strange laws mean some places require a food order with your drink. Here are the 10 best bars in Salt Lake City.
Beerhive Pub is one of the first places in Salt Lake City where you could get a taste of more than 24 different brews on tap or choose from a long list of impeccable bottled beers. Upstairs, you can even find an ice-topped bar table where you can keep your beer cold while you relax. The warm atmosphere in Beerhive is created by vintage, wood-toned decor and the buzzing chatter as beer-lovers share in the fun of experimenting with the hundreds of beers available in this pub. This place is great if you’re in the mood for a casual drink after work in a laid-back spot. Or, if you are especially interested in beer-tasting from a variety that includes both local and international brews, Beehive is the place to go.
A small and simple brewing operation in the historic downtown area of Salt Lake City, Avenues Proper offer four house brews on tap and several other local beers like Wasatch, Squatters, and Uinta. As you walk into this brewhouse, you get a firsthand look at the brewing process, with fermentation vessels in sight. You can even catch a fantastic weekend brunch here. This July, Avenues Proper is also going to take part in the first annual Eat Drink SLC event. This celebrates the culinary diversity and quality of Salt Lake City’s eclectic establishments.
For creative and artfully mixed drinks, Bar X is the place to try. It was opened in 1933 – the same year that Prohibition was repealed. This place was recently revamped by Modern Family actor, Ty Burrell, his brother and a few friends to give it a cool new feel. Serving old-fashioned Prohibition-style drinks and playing jazz and blues tunes, this bar maintains the speakeasy feel. It also introduces a modern touch with masterfully made cocktails. Bar X is environmentally conscious, processing its recyclable waste in a responsible way, so you can feel great about giving a place like this your business.
Brewvies Cinema Pub
For a unusual pub or movie-going experience, Brewvies Cinema Pub would be your best choice. It’s a cinema-pub where you can get great food, drinks, and watch a movie all at the same time. The beer selection is extensive as is the entire bar list. Plus, the food is delicious, and the movie theater offers tickets that are cheaper than most theaters. You can even grab a pitcher here while you sit at a table or a couch as you watch. Because of the experience that Brewvies offers, be sure to order tickets ahead of time online or on the phone. Arrive early because the place crowds up shortly before a screening.