Taps: 30 / Bottles: 306
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by 4000qtrap:
4.58/5 rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Hands down the best place for beer in SLC, at least that I found. And quite good food to boot. The caveat is that I had really low expectations for both food and beer in SLC and I was taken back by this place. Spent 3 evenings here and had a great time.
Atmosphere is pretty good, though since it is the best beer bar in SLC it gets crowded around 6-6:30. Really crowded. Far more crowded than if it were located somewhere other than SLC, but I guess they have the quality beer market cornered. Staff were fairly knowledge but alternated between really dumbing descriptions down or being aloof and didn't come across as very personable.
I just wish the bottles weren't so expensive. I could get many of the bottles beer they had available around me as a pint for less than half the price. Oh well, you get what you get.
06-16-2010 02:00:43 | More by 4000qtrap
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New Brunswick (Canada)
3.94/5 rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$$
When I travel, it's always with beer in mind. So when I came to Salt Lake, The Bayou was an obvious choice. I was only in town for one night, so decided to eat at Red Iguana (yummmm) before coming here for beer. The beer selection was really good (I don't quite remember numbers) considering Utah liquor laws are about 200 years behind. The live band playing was great, I seem to remember a great Black Keys cover. The service was pretty good. The layout of the tables wasn't too strategic, I was practically bumping into the table next door every time I got up; if you're looking for intimacy, this probably isn't the place. All in all, a pretty good beer bar - the best, I imagine, in all of Utah (whatever that's worth). I wish I had stolen a coaster though, I love coasters..
04-07-2013 22:08:38 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.8/5 rDev +15.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
I have been coming to SLC from Philadelphia 3 or 4 times a year for the past 4 or 5 years, and once I found it I have made it a point to hit it every time I am here. It is a reasonable walk from the downtown hotels, even in the very cold (like today, where temp is 10 F). Beer list is very strong, particularly on the hard-to-find-in-this-part-of-the-country Belgians. Price not too bad for what they are selling, for instance a Rochefort 10 was $10, most of the others in the $6 or $7 range. I have not been there when it is terribly crowded, given all the concrete and metal I would imagine it gets pretty loud. Have not tried the food. For good beer experience, best I have found in SLC.
01-15-2013 00:01:32 | More by BelgieScott
4.05/5 rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Great atmosphere, and a popular location. Had an excellent variety of beer, organized by local breweries and beer type, which is helpful. While they had a large selection of IPA's, I struck out three times with my order. Would have liked to see more variety in IPA's from around the country. Also, would have liked a server with a little more beer knowledge. Would have liked to see more choices of beer that can't be found in the local liquor stores. Overall, great place for the beer advocate, however; it doesn't compare to some places on the east coast.
11-24-2012 15:45:29 | More by Mosman445
4.03/5 rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Well that certainly is one big beer list. Huge amount of beers from all over the world with a massive variety of styles. Lots of beers on tap, with most being from Utah, of course. The bottle list also has what seems like as many Epic beers as you will see anywhere, if you are looking for them. Service was mature and mellow. Decor was a little bit less polished than the Beerhive. Food was decent. I feel like I'd want to eat there one more time to be able to accurately comment on it. With so many beers available, you can't go wrong at all by visiting. A good stop.
09-09-2012 05:17:41 | More by RblWthACoz
4.2/5 rDev +1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
The Bayou has an excellent selection of beers (very detailed beer/wine menu) and the staff is very knowledgeable on all of them. They carry all of the Salt Lake breweries' beers, so if you're in town for a visit and not able to make it to all of the breweries in SLC, try this place for a "sampler" of all the SLC beers. You won't be disappointed. There is also a wide selection of California beers, as well as lots of Belgian style beers to choose from.
For food, the pizzas are great, and most of the sandwiches are going to be delicious as well. If you want to play a game of pool, there are 2 tables in the back of the restaurant.
05-24-2012 15:51:35 | More by nichcollins
The Bayou in Salt Lake City, UT
92 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.