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Red Rock Brewing Company

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 43
Beer Ratings: 328
Beer Avg: 3.51

Taps: 11 / Bottles: 2
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
Ratings: 38
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.91%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew Store ]

254 S 200 W
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101-1801
United States
phone: (801) 521-7446

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @redrockbrewing

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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2.5 | $$

This won brewpub of the year at GABF? Against who?

Standard cookie cutter brewpub thing going on. Good selection of brews. Red Rock bottles some nice stuff. Le Quatre is a really interesting saison. The food sucked. They only make burgers medium-well, and I was really in the mood for a burger. At first it was the health department that mandated it. Then it was something about lawsuits. Well, I gave it a shot and gave them the benefit of the doubt. It was nasty. Totally dried out and cooked to oblivion. Not worth $0.03, let alone what I paid for it. The worst meal I had in quite some time. I didn't want to get into a returning it scenario since the initial conversation about it was basically b.s. Service was also mediocre overall. The bartender was in the corner on his phone (at the same time my burger was sitting out waiting to be picked up, I think). After several other less than professional interactions with the staff on two other occasions besides this, I can say without hesitation that this place is more committed to milking the cow than providing an interesting experience. Nice bottled beer. Lame brewpub experience.

10-12-2012 05:16:23 | More by RblWthACoz
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

my first brewery in utah. very standard applebee's type setup inside a fairly large facility. tanks visible in the back, bar in the middle, wood fired pizza oven working hard as well. 9 or 10 beers on tap, 6 of which were light pilsners, golden ales, or lagers. all drafts at 4% abv per law, but the two bottles i had from here were both extraordinary. the elephino double ipa, and the reve belgian ale. beers were fairly priced and the wood oven pizza i ate was really nice, as was our cajun shrimp appetizer. service was decent, if a bit slow and impersonal. overall a cool place to go for a few pints and a bite to eat, but stick to drinking their bottles selections.

04-18-2012 18:04:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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youbrewidrink

Vermont

4.45/5  rDev +20.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Classic brewpbub, lots of wood and glass, large bar and plenty of seating.

The service was prompt and friendly right from the start, we were there during a shift changes and the servers did not miss a beat.

The beers were true to style and there was at least 8 beers to choose from. Nothing outstanding, nothing bad.

The food was great, we started with the bar crackers and all had specials for dinner.

All in all this is definitely worth a visit if your in SLC, a big plus that it is within walking distance of the Gateway Mall.

06-13-2011 14:17:06 | More by youbrewidrink
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busternuggz

California

4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Red Rock was a kinda classy pub place, laid back but nice. The menu has fancy foods and pub fare.
The beers were pretty decent, I particularly enjoyed their pilsner and wet hop harvest ale. The stout and porter were light and passable, but they have those ABV laws for taps in Utah, so what can you do.
The service was quick and friendly. Got a cool beer nerd bartender who was happy to give me samples of everything before I tried it and talked beer with me for a while. My food came out pretty quickly.
They have a range of tap beers and some big bottle stuff (higher alcohol ones). Their Elephant DIPA was pretty good.
The food was delicious, I got the warm shrimp salad with pistachios, grapefruit, potatoes, and blue cheese. It was pretty awesome. The prices are a little high but seem to be comparable to other places in downtown Salt Lake City. Their pints were like $4.85 I think, cheaper than Squatters Pub (and less crowded).
I enjoyed this place, glad I found it on accident around the corner from Squatters Pub.

02-03-2011 17:39:24 | More by busternuggz
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jyeast101

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Was in Salt Lake City for a conference and hit a selection of places. This was the 3rd place that I got to try. The atmosphere was okay. More like a restaurant than a bar/brewery. Needs a little more character to up the atmosphere. The food was good. Had a pizza. It is rare that I order the sampler, but I was able to share it with a couple of buddies that were with me. A standard bell curve of beers and styles. A couple of really good ones, most average and one that was nothing to write home about. Overall, I liked the place, but I went back to other places in SLC. I would recommend. It's worth a try.

08-01-2010 21:21:52 | More by jyeast101
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$

Great atomphere and the palce definitly had it;s upside as I walked in. The food looked great as I walked around and it seemed like that had a decent brewpub selection of beers. I had the schnitzel and it was good, not traditional but good. The foos was a little on the gourmet side and veryone I was with seemed to enjoy their food.

The beer on the other hand was a let down. I had the abbey, stout, roggen, and rauch. All were avergae at best with he roggen being the best and the abbey being the worst. Overall a decent brewpub but there is better hoices in salt lake city because of the great concentration of beer bars in the city.

11-15-2009 04:29:11 | More by CampusCrew
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ScarletLady

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5 | $$

I was in SLC for a convention and found this place through the visitors guide. It was very very crowded and quite loud.

Merchandise was front and center in glass cubes so you could shop while you waited for a table.
The wait really wasn't that bad but we ended crammed in a table off from the side of the bar.

The service was the best part of the place. Even though they were insanely busy our waitress took time with us and never let us feel rushed.

The food came fast & was a little cold. Order a sampler of the beer and a couple of follow up pints which arrived slower than the food. The place was ok but I wouldn't go back.

04-16-2009 16:53:02 | More by ScarletLady
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mudhut

Utah

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%
vibe: 2 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$

I live in SLC, and cannot understand why anyone would go here when there is really good beer at Squatters half a block away. Plus Squatters gives back to the community and makes efforts to be green.

I have been here 3 times in the last two years...for some reason this place is more popular...people here think this place is a good place to go. I'm not sure if they have a big advertising campaign or what... I came here twice for meetings and the first time b/c squatters had a fire in their kitchen and was forced to close. For me they are 0 and 3 for beer and 2 and 1 on food.

Atmosphere is of a generic sports bar with a view of the tanks. Service was fine--it was busy, or server rushed and not interested either way.

I had four pints here in the last trip...the IPA Jr. and Scottish Ale were not good, but not bad enough to be memorable. IPA was muddy orange, flat and had no character at all. The Scottish ale tasted like farm animals (I guess that is memorable). The oatmeal stout was just okay...no head, very sweet for the style, not my thing. The cream stout was the only beer that was good enough to have another...but I didn't. They all suffered from one flaw or another. On the positive side their food is decent-not great. I'm not sure why they don't focus on the beer more? Do they know its not good? They have broad selection, but I'd rather just have 4 solid quality beers to be proud of than 13 questionable ones.

They should relocate to the suburbs where mediocrity reins.

04-13-2009 22:47:44 | More by mudhut
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AylwinForbes

Illinois

2/5  rDev -45.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 2 | food: 2 | $$$

Overall, I am a little in disbelief over the ratings applied by other visitors to this dive. Ambiance-wise it is rather noisy and sterile, or maybe that was the impression garnered from late afternoon rather than a more cosy night. The people that work there seem to like to pal around with each other rather than pay attention to customers; I also did not totally appreciate the loutish staff changing the TV channel before my very eyes without even asking (I was the only one watching at the time).

Okay, those are fairly minor things and I'm sure the RedRock's advocates will blast me for them. More importantly, the beer was plain dreadful; the sort of stuff that used to give homebrew a bad name. It couldn't hold a candle to a serious craft brewer today. No IPA, and the nearest thing, an "organic" pale, was murky, skunky, watery, flat and tasteless. I also found the unimaginative food to be rather expensive for what it was.

Avoid.

03-25-2009 13:03:30 | More by AylwinForbes
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Yetiman420

Ohio

4.22/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

This was my second visit to RedRock over a roughly 9 year span. Both times it was very crowded. Especially this time around at 9:30 on a Sunday night.

RedRock plays well with the liquor laws handed to them in the state. All beers are 3.2% except a special bottled barrel-aged 10% Belgian they were selling for on site consumption in 750 ML bottles (they had to sell them to the state and buy them back to sell at the restaurant). I didn't pull the trigger on one of these because I noticed it at the end of my meal.

They had about 10 beers available. This was late March and they had a couple of Irish-style beers available (red and scottish). My wife had the unfiltered hefe and I had an Abbey and oatmeal stout that was a recommended pairing with the warm goat cheese salad.

The Abbey and Hefe were both very well done. The Oatmeal Stout lacked a good finish.

The food, service, and atmosphere were all above average compared to the hundreds of brewpubs I've had the opportunity to visit.

03-23-2009 15:44:27 | More by Yetiman420
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Red Rock Brewing Company in Salt Lake City, UT
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.