Beer in the Beehive

Mmmm, Beer
Salt Lake isn’t typically thought of as the epicenter of beer, but on your next visit you may be surprised by the amount of good beer in the Beehive State.

Squatters PubIf you’re looking for some delicious grub to accompany your brew there are several breweries whose food could be bragged about as easily as their beers. Squatters Pubs and Beer’s flagship location is in the heart of downtown. Its first pour was in 1989 and it’s only gotten better with time, even winning ‘Midsize Brewery of the Year’ at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival. People come for the beer and come again for Squatters’ excellent food prided on local, organic and eco-friendly standards.

Right around the corner is Red Rock Brewing Company, 2009 winner of ‘Large Brewery of the Year’ at the Great American Beer Festival. This popular beer stop boasts delicious pizza, salads and brewpub atmosphere.

For a full dining experience, head for Porcupine Grill. Located at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, Porcupine is perfect for après ski, including some excellent beers. Also in the Cottonwood area are Bohemian Brewery and Hoppers, both local alehouses.

Jazz musicFor a larger selection of beer on tap or bottled, head over to the The Bayou. With the most extensive beer list in Utah, The Bayou’s menu features more than 300 different beers. New Orleans-influenced food complements the great atmosphere with frequent live jazz bands and pool.

A local’s favorite, the Beerhive Pub has an impressive beer list. With a unique ice bar to keep your class chilled, this is the place to be on the weekends. Belly up to the bar, relax with some friends in one of the booths, take in the energy of downtown out on the patio or step outside to experience the energy of downtown – whatever you choose, the Pub will have the perfect beer for you.

Beer bottlesNewest to the Salt Lake brewery scene is Epic Brewery. Epic prides itself as Utah’s first brewery since prohibition to brew exclusively high alcohol content beer. The ANNEX by Epic Brewing recently opened in the Sugarhouse area of Salt Lake and offers a bohemian atmosphere and casual dining, serving lunch, dinner and late night fare.

Of course, there are hundreds of additional eateries, pubs and bars serving a wide range of local, national and international beers in the Salt Lake area. Trust us on this one!

Cheers! 

Check out these local brewpubs and add them to your Favorites.

  • 2496 S WEST TEMPLE
  • (215) 760-3138

Some say that traditional neighborhood values, a sense of community, and customer services as a lost art are gone forever. We embrace these traditions and want them back. Welcome to Level Crossing Brewing Company, a crossroads where people can meet to share their stories and…

  • 2245 S West Temple
  • (801) 556-0646

We started with the notion that gin wasn’t being given the love it deserved. Real gin—a blast of juniper followed by the complex intrigue of all the other botanicals—was being challenged by pretenders. Gin shouldn’t taste like a citrus drink, and it shouldn’t taste like cleaning…

  • 445 South 400 West
  • (385) 528-3840

Located just a block south of Pioneer Park, Bewilder Brewing Co. is downtown Salt Lake's newest downtown brewpub. From our start in homebrewing, and operating Salt City Brew Supply, to opening Bewilder, we have always had a focus on helping people in their discovery of the craft…

  • 94 E. Fort Union Blvd
  • (801) 566-5474

At Bohemian Brewery, we've been serving up old-world European specialty fare to Salt Lake since 2001. We continue the tradition by delivering the best old world dishes mixed with modern pub classics, to create a menu that offers something for everyone... and our dishes are made…

  • 675 VFW Parkway
  • (888) 623-8687

We’re not here to knock bottled beer, but isn’t the best beer poured straight from the tap at the brewery where it was made? We think so, and that is why we’re excited for you to visit our incredible Salt Lake City brewery affiliates! City Brew Tours has fostered relationships…

  • 273 Trolley Square
  • (801) 521-8917

Located in Historic Trolley Square since 1972, we've been satisfying the local Salt Lake community with hand crafted food and beer for decades. In our roots, we began with a simple offering of food and poured Coors to college students. Over time however, we have evolved and…

  • 7321 S Canyon Center Parkway
  • (385) 900-4315

EIGHT SETTLERS’ FOUNDERS After owning a business in Utah and successfully pioneering a restaurant and sports bar in California for 12 years, coupled with many years of researching the distillery business, we were ready to take the big leap to fulfill our longtime dream of opening…

  • 825 South State Street
  • (801) 906-0123

One of the Top Rated Breweries in the World – Utah’s first brewery since prohibition to brew exclusively full strength beer, Epic continues to win awards for its cutting-edge, handcrafted and unique beers. The Tap-Less Tap Room offers the opportunity to pair Epic brews with…

  • 320 West 800 South
  • (801) 487-2337

Originally founded in Salt Lake City in 1884, Fisher Brewing Company has returned as an employee owned, community-focused craft brewery. Located in the Granary District of Salt Lake City, we serve fine ales and lagers on draft in our brewery taproom featuring a rotating cast of…

  • 608 West 700 South
  • (801) 215-9165

Here at Kiitos Brewing, we’re all about gratitude, from the bottom of our hearts to the head on our beers. We see brewing as a privilege and we’re thankful to be doing so, just as we’re thankful for good friends, family, and a beautiful planet on which to enjoy them all. So raise…

  • 425 North 400 West
  • (801) 935-4147

The West isn’t just for beer anymore. Mountain West Cider uses local ingredients from the Mountain West region to craft everyday, seasonal, and artisan hard apple ciders. Mountain West is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Jeff and Jennifer Carleton, along with their…

  • 857 S Main Street
  • (801) 916-9420

Proper Beer The beer that started it all. Our flagship ale is perfectly balanced: not too malty, not too hoppy - just right. English Maris Otter pale malt, German Pilsener malt, English hops, and an American yeast come together to make a Proper Beer big in flavor, but easy to…

  • 254 South 200 West
  • (801) 521-7446

Over twenty-Years of Delicious Food, Craft Beer, and Good Company! 23-years ago we began brewing our distinctive craft beers in downtown Salt Lake City. That makes us one of the pioneers of Utah’s innovative craft beer culture. Although it’s never been our intent to be the…

  • 30 East Kensington Avenue

RoHa was 10 years in the making, the dream of Rob (the Ro in RoHa) Phillips. Long before Rob was plotting breweries, Chris Haas was busy creating award-winning beer. Haas (the Ha in RoHa) is a Utah brewing pioneer with two decades in the business. RoHa: a clear passion for beer…

  • 253 25th Street
  • (801) 627-6171

Owners Kym and Pete Buttschardt are the driving force that IS the lifestyle known as Roosters! They bring a new style of restaurant to each the Weber County and Davis County communities. They immerse themselves into the community. As an anchor in the downtown community of Ogden…

  • 154 W. Utopia
  • (435) 200-3009

We brew because we love making great beer — delicious beer that makes drinkers realize that yeast settles but they shouldn’t have to. Our beers give customers what they didn’t know they were missing. Unexpected, disruptive, or as we like to say a refined rebellion against the…

  • 366 South State Street
  • (510) 830-8850

Located in the heart of downtown, Shades on State is the perfect place to enjoy delicious food and libations. For over a decade Shades Brewing has been known for our unorthodox and innovative beers, priding ourselves in using only the finest quality ingredients and processes. In…

  • 147 West Broadway
  • (801) 363-2739

Squatters has been creating award-winning cuisine and beer since 1989. Featuring daily specials and traditional pub favorites such as bacon topped meatloaf and a delicious array of burgers, and of course award-winning craft beer, Squatters is Salt Lake's premier brew pub. We…

  • 1722 Fremont Dr
  • (801) 467-0909

Life is about living experiences worth reliving—and having the perfect beer to pair those experiences with. The journey, for us, is the process. Good beer requires state-of-the-art brewing equipment, quality ingredients and talent. But GREAT beer is brewed with environmental…

  • 2084 West 2200 South
  • (385) 202-5725

Waterpocket Distillery® is named for the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park, a quintessentially Utah landscape and a national treasure. A wild and remote place, it attracts adventurers prepared to step away from the safe and ordinary. We invite you to leave the…

  • 1763 South 300 West
  • (801) 466-8855

The West Side Tavern has the largest selection of both Wasatch and Squatters beers with 24 taps full of your freshest favorites. Cold, high-point beer available to-go, seven days a week (yep, event Sundays!). Tours, tastings, and private events available. Please contact…

  • 1048 E 2100 S
  • (801) 742-5490

Located in the heart of Sugarhouse, The Annex by Epic Brewing is Salt Lake’s newest gastro-pub. Featuring the entire range of over 36 Epic beers paired with eclectic dishes The Annex offers a bohemian atmosphere and casual dining, serving lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch…

  • 552 W 8360 S
  • (801) 706-1428

Outlaw Distillery and its founders are committed to making and selling the finest quality hand-crafted spirits. We concentrate on the old tried and true standards along with bringing new and distinct spirits to market with a continued commitment to purchase locally grown…

  • 2020 W Industrial Cr
  • (801) 828-3469

At Salt Flats, we’re about great beer which may have started in a Draper Pub—but it’s true spirit was born on the track. Our beers havebeen designed and built to provide people an arm-waving, pointscomparing, horsepower-salivating, cockpit-tech-geeking-out experience. We brew…