Red Rock Brewing
Our pick for best brew pub in Salt Lake City has to be Red Rock Brewing. Red Rock opened its doors to a thirsty (and hungry public) back in 1994, long before the modern day craft brewing revolution took hold. In the intervening years the business has boomed with locations in downtown Salt Lake City, Murray, Park City and also a direct to the public beer store too.
First up, a word about the food. There’s something for everyone at Red Rock. Whether you’re in the mood for a pizza, a simple burger and fries or a more . The menu is built around pub grub favorites with lots of comfort food classics. The restaurant continues to keep pace with the times and you’ll also find gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options too. Did we mention Red Rock is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Exactly, any time, any mood, it makes a great choice.
Keep an eye on the specials board when you do stop by Red Rock, you’ll find chef specials every day of the week. Wood fired pizzas are always a good bet, as are their gourmet burgers and sandwiches. Lastly, if you happen to find yourself at Red Rock for brunch, make sure you ask about the $2 mimosas and bloody Mary’s, yep, two dollars.
And then there’s the beer, oh the beer! As we said, the brewery has been crafting some of the best Utah suds, long before it was trendy. In the past 20 years, Red Rock Brewery has earned a national reputation as one of the most creative breweries in the country. Its beers have earned more than 100 regional and national awards; the restaurant itself has been named ‘Brew Pub of the Year’ by Brewpub Magazine and ‘Large Brewpub of the Year’ by the Great American Beer Festival. That’s no small accolade.
If you stop by any Red Rock Brewing location you will find a range of regular classic brews and a line of rotating seasonal selections. If you’ve got a growler to hand, you can get that filled to go too! Over the beer store you can also delve into Red Rock’s line of stronger creations, do remember this location is 21+ though.
We’ve been personally enjoying Red Rock for fifteen years at this point, hopefully we’ve given you enough inspiration to check them out and become a life long fan yourself!
254 South 200 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Fashion Place / Murray
6227 South State, Murray, UT 84107
1640 W. Redstone Center, Park City, UT 84098
Red Rock Beer Store, 21+ Only
443 North 400 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Up in SLC’s Avenues neighborhood you’ll find this micro-brewery backed upscale restaurant. The plates are more upscale than your traditional brew pub, and the on site ale production is more nano than micro – but great things come in small packages.
376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Over in Midvale you’ll find this Bavarian focused brewery and restaurant. If you’re in the market for small batch, handcrafted lagers, you’ve found the right place. If you stop by to sample a pilsner or two, you’ll also find a restaurant powered by a sturdy Bavarian menu; think brats, schnitzel and stroganoff as well as some pub classics.
94 Fort Union Blvd, Midvale, UT 84047
A solid brew pub located in the heart of Trolley Square. The restaurant is a laid back and casual affair offering a menu with pub classics: burgers, sandwiches, salads and more. And the beer? Check out the specials board and make sure you taste their rotating nitro special.
273 Trolley Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
SLC’s original brew pub, kicking off a local renaissance of sorts in the late 80s. Before that, Salt Lake’s last brewery shuttered in the 60s. Yeah, we’re glad we weren’t around in that barren twenty years either. Squatters has multiple locations around the valley including a location at SLC International Airport. We’re fans of the downtown original, that offers a wide variety of food and beer.
147 West Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84101
This brew house outlet of one of our favorite Utah brewers is modest in contrast to the others listed here. You’ll find a lighter menu offering sandwiches and salads. The main appeal here are the brews and you can sample Uinta’s full range of flavors. And of course, if you find something you love, take it to go.
1722 Fremont Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84104