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The Bayou

Not Rated.
The BayouThe Bayou
BA SCORE
92
outstanding

36 Ratings
Ratings: 36
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.1%
Taps: 30
Bottles: 306
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

645 S State St
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111-3819
United States
phone: (801) 961-8400

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @utahbayou

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(Place added by: HochFliegen)
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.45/5  rDev +7%

Stopped in around 9:30 on a Sunday night. The interior is surprising large and nice compared to the exterior and surrounding (run-down) industrial area close to downtown.

Sat at the bar and had excellent, attentive service by two well-informed male bartenders.

The informative beer menu is laid out by style with style descriptions. In terms of beers available, I would have to guess that they had every beer that is available in Utah (including Cantillon which I was told they usually get around summer and was gone by now). They had lots of Epic beers as well as all the local stuff. Also had Jolly Pumpkin, Firestone Walker, and Deschutes for those traveling from the east.

I was keeping it local and had $4 pint drafts of Uinta Kolsch and Desert Edge IPA. Both were excellent. They also had a large bottle of Uinta oak imperial pumpkin which they sold by the glass.

I had a bowl of the gumbo and as a Gumboadvocate snob can say it was good. I prefer mine a shade darker.

I'll be back and would recommend this as a great stop for anyone looking to sample Utah craft beers in a single location.

Yetiman420, Oct 27, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

psychita, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

skilletizer, Jun 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

elkinbrown, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

casapy, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%

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..

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of BelgieScott
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%

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.

BelgieScott, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of Mosman445
4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

Cheers,

Mosman445, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

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.

RblWthACoz, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of nichcollins
4.2/5  rDev +1%

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.

nichcollins, May 24, 2012
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The Bayou in Salt Lake City, UT
92 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.