Sugar House is a center for eclectic shops, small galleries, and craft restaurants and bars. With diverse, progressive residents—including students from top-rated Westminster College (westminstercollege.edu)—this neighborhood is walkable and friendly. The heart of the neighborhood is the vibrant hub around 2100 South and Highland Drive, and the Sugar House Streetcar (shstreetcar.com) makes it all easily accessible.
EAT & DRINK
Hungry Salt Lakers come to Sugar House for pub fare of the highest order. Wasatch Brew Pub (wasatchbeers.com) serves award-winning craft brews alongside menus that feature dishes like chilaquiles, chicken and waffes. Kimi’s Chop & Oyster House (kimishouse.com) offers surf and turf. Try out do-gooder sandwich shop Even Stevens (evenstevens.com), (for every meal bought, they give one away to hungry Utahns) and the busy brunch spot The DoDo (thedodorestaurant.com). For a hearty plating of comfort food, visit long-time staple Sugar House BBQ (sugarhousebbq.com), and if you’re wanting to watch the game while you nosh, try Fiddler’s Elbow (fiddlerselbowslc.com). If you’re looking for craft cocktails, try The Ruin (ruinslc.com).
Sugar House is all about the “Buy Local” movement, so make sure to check out the many cool shops. Unhinged Boutique (unhingedslc.com) offers one-of-a-kind goods from local artists and vintage finds, while Pib’s Exchange (pibsexchange.com) wins with funky consignment. Sundance the Outlet Store (sundancecatalog.com) offers amazing discounts on western-inspired clothing and home goods. Or walk down to Raunch Records (801-467-6077) to restock your music supply. Local Colors of Utah Art Gallery (localcolorsart.com) features Utah artists’ fine and folk art.
Get together with your people at Sugar House Park (sugarhousepark.org)—110 acres in the middle of the neighborhood. The hilly landscape is great for a jog or stroll. Or hit the links at Forest Dale (www.slc-golf.com)—Utah’s oldest golf course, dating from 1906. The table-top greens reward accuracy.
WHAT THE LOCALS KNOW
Sugar House’s name? From the pioneers, who grew and processed sugar beets.