Squatters Pub - Airport
Taps: 7 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sleazo:
3.3/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $
Flying a good deal for work generally leaves one to with time to kill at various airports. As a Delta frequent flyer, I manage to end up at the Salt Lake City airport as it is one of their hubs. The airport itself is not sprawling so you can easily reach here from most gates. The bar itself is fairly typical of the chain restaurant feel you get at airports or malls.
Squatters is a Utah brewpub, so their tapped offerings are capped at 4%. I enjoy session ales so this fact is not a problem. On the last visit, they had 8 of their offerings on tap, a hefe, a pale ale, an organic pale ale, an oatmeal stout, a pilsener, a porter(named Polygamy Porter) and a blonde ale. I think the stout was repeated on nitro. They offer a sampler of all of these for $5 which is a bargain. None of the beers were really interesting however and some were rather poor. The oatmeal stout had none of the silkiness associated with the style. I think the pale ale was the best of the lot.
There are also two bottled selections, an IPA and a Dopplebock. Due to whatever odd Utah laws exist these can be stronger than 4%. The IPA ended up being the best of their offerings.
The bartender was friendly and helpful. He did warn me that the sampler had some hoppy beers which I suppose does surprise some folks.
The food however was truly bad. I ordered the wings which came out soggy, overcooked and not really spicy. I didnt even finish them. The rest of the food comoing out of the kitchen looking subpar as well.
All in all a decent place to grab a beer while waiting for your flight.
11-16-2008 19:24:40 | More by sleazo
More User Reviews:
2.81/5 rDev -22.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
I stopped here during a long layover in Salt Lake and wasn't that impressed, but part of the reason was because our server was really bad. The menu says "ask about our seasonals and special offerings" and the server couldn't remember them. There are exactly TWO special/seasonal beers not listed on the menu. TWO. When pressed, she could only remember that Polygamy Porter was on Nitro. Off to a bad start. After we got our beers, she checked in every time she passed by, which meant she was asking how our beers were about once every three sips. Constantly. Annoying.
Reminder about draft beer in Utah: BY LAW, bars and restaurants in Utah can't serve a draft beer that is more than 4% ABV. So anything you get on tap at Squatter's is going to be 4% or lower. But they have several bottle options, reasonably priced (for an airport), that are higher ABV.
Food wasn't bad for an airport. The beer was just OK. The pale ale was a bit bland and the Double IPA tasted very boozy -- almost like a barleywine -- without the hoppiness I'd expect from a double IPA. Not terrible, just not very memorable.
We left Squatter's after one beer and found Vino Volo Ale House, which is a MUCH better option, located between Concourses D and E. They offer a wider range of beers, including drafts and bottles from Uinta, Red Rock Brewing (recommended!), and even Squatters. Service was light years better and the food looked very good.
07-30-2013 14:33:45 | More by huuvola
3.38/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $
The little sister located at the airport is a nice bar & eatery for an airport offering. Most of the beers offer at the mothership are offered here. The service was fine nothing to complain about. Bartender receommend the orgainic amber which was very good. The food was typical airport food quality....so edible only cuz its available. Also cuz its the airport the selection for food was limited. There is no question that if you are on a layover or delayed....a couple of brews from here will help.
07-15-2011 00:03:37 | More by WoodBrew
3.13/5 rDev -14%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
A very conveniently-placed pub for lay-overs. I was joyed to see this right as I got off the runway in Salt Lake City, so I stopped in for a drink and a bite. Average atmosphere...nothing really mentionable. It was just a typical airport bar/restaurant setting. Service was friendly and prompt. They had a good selection of microbrews to choose from, and what I had was not bad. The food was just typical bar fare and comfort food, but a good snack in between flights. More cities should display their local brews in this way.
05-08-2011 21:52:43 | More by Rifugium
3.68/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$
Stopped in for a three-hour layover on the way to Las Vegas... I'm on a mission to try 365 new beers in 2011 so this was a good place to grab lunch and try some new beers.
It's got a decent atmosphere for an airport bar, and a really good selection as well. I tried the Amber, Polygamy Porter, American Wheat Hefeweizen, and the Fifth Element Saison. The Amber and Porter were average, but I really enjoyed the Hefe and the Saison really impressed me as well.
The food was okay... the 'artichoke dip' appetizer was nothing more than a frozen container heated up, and I had a chicken sandwich that left a little to be desired.
Not the best place for lunch, but I'm glad I stopped in to get some beers.
01-10-2011 18:28:38 | More by theboozecruise
4.28/5 rDev +17.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
For an airport place, this is great. Cask and/or nitro on tap sometimes, many of the regular beers, and pretty much the same menu food items are available (though not all of them, such as the Reuben, which I missed). For airport pricing they're very reasonable too, and makes an excellent stop before boarding your plane (or perhaps just after arriving, to get some of that watery 3.2% beer into you before heading out).
Sometimes this place can be busy and hard to get a table. Service is usually fairly prompt, and they'll ID anyone who isn't elderly it seems.
11-21-2010 04:15:02 | More by yemenmocha
3.9/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Came into Salt Lake from Las Vegas on Delta, and saw this. At first I was kind of leary about going there because I remember Utah's beer laws can be a little strange (3.2 vs normal). But, I wanted a beer, so I said why not!
The first beer I ordered was a Vienna Lager on tap. Not bad at all! I enjoyed it very much. (I'll review it in more depth under the actual beer heading to keep things together).
I also had the munchies and decided to order a burger and fries. They were both ok, just about average. They went well with the lager.
Finally, as a closer, I ordered a pint of Captain Bastards Oatmeal Stout. WOW! It was much better than I expected; dare I say even close in taste and every other category to Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout!
If you ever pass through the Salt Lake airport, make the time to visit this place. You wont be disappointed.
09-29-2010 06:06:56 | More by 1099
Squatters Pub - Airport in Salt Lake City, UT
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.