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Bohemian Brewery

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Bohemian BreweryBohemian Brewery
BEER AVG
3.46/5
Based on:
13 Beers
167 Ratings
Place Score: 88
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 13.73%
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

94 E 7200 S
Midvale, Utah, 84047-1532
United States
phone: (801) 566-5474

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @bohemianbrewery

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Reviews by Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Stop #327 on my world brewery tour.

This is the best German brewpub that I've been to so far (having only been to three of them).

Cozy, low ceiling interior with hops hanging in the bar area. Feels like your in a chateau in the Alps. Old-school copper brewing system visible near the front.

I sat at the bar and went with the sampler..
Weissbier with a lager yeast (unusual?)
Czech pils
Viennese lager
Schwarzbier - 08 GABF silver

I doubled down and got a pint of the Czech pils.

All the beers were excellent examples of their respective syles. Drinking fresh, well-done lagers like this should be a mandatory requirement of all beer explorers. These beers are so often done poorly that it can turn one off.

Excellent work and I look forward to returnning for a meal as well.

More User Reviews:
Photo of AlexM
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Mwollenz
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of Jsteez
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Good beer and German/Czech food. I went there in the spring of 2013. It is a cabin, which fits the Rocky Mountain/high desert landscape, I guess. It seems a little redneck to me because there are dead animal heads and deer antlers around, not my thing.

A little pricey, but worth it. I had a couple seasonal Munich dark style lagers on tap, alongside some mashed potatoes, kraut, and bratwurst, which left me completely stuffed after the experience.

The brewery is pretty good and they seemed to stick close to the original beer styles. Utah only allows beers that are 4% or less on tap. Bohemian does know how to make a great beer at 4%. The last I heard, they were making two new brews that will be sold at the state run bottle shops early 2014. These two beers will be at regular strength. One will be a Dortmund style lager, and the other a regular strength German Altbeir. I am looking forward to trying these when I am back in the States next January.

Overall, it is a good place to hang out and have a couple of beers and some great food, especially if you want a little "getaway" from the downtown hipster crowds who frequent the other local brewpubs around town. The brewery is a little outside of the Salt lake City area as it's located in the suburbs. I will go back again because they make decent beer, but I just didn't like the décor.

Photo of andy_c
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have been to this brewery a few times since I live nearby and I think it is pretty cool. The inside looks a bit like a ski cabin or something, most likely trying to cater to the numerous ski tourists in the winter. The outside has a nice porch with hops growing around it. The food here is really awesome, all of it seems like it came from the old country. The beer is okay, but then again I am not the biggest fan of those styles. This is one of the cooler places to eat that is outside of the downtown area.

Photo of Mothergoose03
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I think this place is first, a restaurant, and second, a brewery. That being said, they seem to do their beers very well. If you like German food and beers, this is your place.

My wife and I stopped here for dinner and beers when passing through town on a vacation trip. There are only 5 beers available, and Utah law does not permit more than two alcoholic beverages to be served at the same time, so between the two of us were able to order sample sizes of 4 of the 5 beers, and then we shared them. I'm not very experienced with drinking many authentic German-style beers to know whether these beers were brewed to style, but they were very tasty and we liked all of them.

The food here is the star of the show, and their food offerings seem to be very authentic (although, like the beer, I'm not an expert on German foods either). We thoroughly enjoyed our choices.

Our only complaint about our visit was that the restaurant was very busy and crowded (that has to says something about the quality of the food and beer), and the tables were very close together to accommodate the demand. For a great change of pace, this is a quality place to visit.

Photo of gixxerman
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I found my new spot in SLC. Even though I am not a big fan of the four beers they serve, I found the Pilsner to be very well presented and quite drinkable. They do offer a few guest taps, but I didn't really explore those.

Cool decor, biker stuff, Vespas, a boatload of hops above the bar, not to mention the structure of a log cabin ski lodge.

I tried the Schnitzel with German mashed and crout and it was very filling and quite delicious.

Also group and family friendly for larger parties, they have a whole seperate section upstairs.

I'll make this a regular stop during my SLC tours.

Photo of LittleDon
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 5

Stopped in during a recent trip to Utah. Was recommended by a customer. Very inviting atmosphere. A cross between Rocky Mountain hunting lodge and Bavarian Ski logdge on the inside: timber construction with stone on the inside. Nice outside covered seating area. Service and food were the best aspects of the visit. Waitperson split our check and to a special request to the kitchen. Food was hearty and very tasty (I had the Old World Roast pork, which was exceptional and very reasonably priced). I was disappointed in the beer however, which I found too light for my tastes. There were only 5 drafts available. I'd go back for a meal, but not the beer.

Photo of CampusCrew
4.55/5  rDev +17.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

I just recently got back from a wonderful trip in Salt Lake City. One of the highlights of my trip was the Bohemian Brewery and Grill. Located at 94 East 7200 South Salt Lake City, Utah, 84047 it is just 10 minutes south of the city center. Well worth the visit for a great meal and sessionable lagers. The city is still hampered by conservative 3.2% laws, but that doesn't seem to affect Bohemian Brewery since most of their flagship beers are close to that percentage under normal brewing guidelines. They serve 4 main selections on draft, which includes a true Czech pilsner, a nicely hopped Vienna lager, a super light wheat lager, and a rich Black Bock called Cherny Bock which mean Black or Dark in Czech.

I decided to do an interview with Bohemian Brewery since I was a resident on the Prague, Czech Republic for 6 months. In my opinion their Pilsner was their nicest beer. It truly brought me back to Prague with very memorable flavors. It's hard to find a great Pilsner in the US that is fresh and made properly. Bohemian Brewery really does a great job with quality of their ingredients and follows the strict German Purity laws.

You would think that with nearly perfectly made lagers that it would be the highlight of the restaurant/brewery. Not even close. The food is amazing and would crush any expectations you have for a normal microbrewery restaurant. All food is made fresh and is a fusion of Czech, German, and American cuisines. I really enjoyed my sausage and peirogie platter and my partner really enjoyed the garlic burger and fresh cut fries. The food was a pleasant surprise.

If you get the chance to visit the great city of Salt Lake, I would highly recommend visiting the Bohemian Brewery.

Photo of Beernoisseur
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I always enjoy my outings to the Bohemian. There's a great atmosphere at this place. I went there tonight, and there was some dude wearing bighorn sheep antlers on his head.

It's like a little taste of Europe. The beers they offer are great, but the selection is quite small. I had their amber lager tonight, and it was a fine example of the style. it held a nice head and laced beautifully all the way to the botom of the glass. The service is nice, but not spectacular. the food was pretty good, but once again, nothing to write home about. All in all, I say if you're in the area, definitely go. If you're not, don't go out of your way.

Photo of jwc215
3.36/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Reaonably spacious inside for a pretty small place - Czech themed. Small, split bar in back, behind some tables. Has something of a ski resort bar feel to it, along with a Bohemianish theme.

Only four beers on tap - Czech/German styles.

Service was pretty friendly, though a bit slow.
You can order six different sizes ranging from sample to pitcher. Beers not served in correct glassware, as it depends on size.

Remember to ask for non-chilled glass and no fruit, or you will get both.

I had two of the four - nice enough, nothing special (I liked the Bock more than the Pils).

Didn't eat, so can't comment on food.

Worth a quick stop if you are passing by and looking for a German/Czech style brews (and food), but certainly not worth going out of the way for.

Photo of colbylee
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2

The place is very cozy and reminds me of staying in a cabin in Swiss Alps. I haven't been there for awhile, but I remember the food wasn't that good. My girlfriends dad is a huge food guy and he also was not impressed with the food.

The beer on the other hand was very good. I had the pilsner, it was very tasty, and would have been perfect for a summer day bike ride through the mountains. I always buy the Vienna when its available on tap in bars. The Vienna is a very well crafted brew, I recommend it with a veggie wrap at the Brewvies bar in downtown Salt Lake City. I not to educated on the bitterness and hop selection in most beers, but from what I can tell, they do a great job at crafting a well rounded beer.

Photo of woodychandler
4.43/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Located just a few blocks east of the nearby light rail station, the building featured a grain silo on the right side with the rampant griffin logo painted on it. The copper-jacketed brewhouse was visible in the front window, followed by another series of windows overlooking both the restaurant area and a series of multi-national flags in the overhead.

The entryway was on the far left side of the building and the short vestibule opened onto a glass cabinet of logo items to the right and the m.d.s. to the left. Notably, the door handles were fashioned to resemble steins. Once inside, I was shown to the copper-topped bar in the back right corner of the space. The whole place had a very rustic feel, like being in a hunting cabin with the exposed log cabin-like logs, the mounted birds, and the game heads. Above the bar was a log lattice draped with dried hops vines. In the dining room, past the brewhouse was a cartoonish painting of The Good Soldier Svjeck smoking a pipe, from a WWI novel by Josef Hasek. Centrally, they had a working stone fireplace as well as a set of stairs leading up to the second floor. Up there, they had another dining area, usually for private parties and overflow, as well as another fireplace and a collection of vintage Vespas on either side of the space. We held evening Vespas while I was there. Kidding. Lunch consisted of the Weinerschnitzel.

Beer: I have to say, the Czech Pilsner was much better here at the brewpub than it had been the previous evening at The Bayou. I had a full pint of it, plus samples of Viennese Lager and Cherry Bock, skipping only the Bavarian Weisse.

Photo of HomerGSimpson
4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Five beers on tap. The Czech Pilsener was very good. Vienna was good as well but the carbonation was a little sharp. Otherwise a fine beer. The Cherny Bock was miscategorized, should have been a Schwarzbier. The Bavarian Weiss Beer was fermented with the pilsener yeast so some of the weiss characteristics such as esters and phenolics were missing. It was an enjoyable beer anyway. Good for a lawnmower beer. Seasonal beer was a Chocolate Porter. It was too bitter because of the Chocolate malt and Cocoa bean combination. It could have been a bit sweeter to balance the bitterness.

The Schnitzel was very good. Very tender with good seasonings. I had them substitute the spatzel instead of the mashed potatoes. The mixed veggies were very good as well. Seasoned perfectly.

A very good experience, friendly attentive staff.

I would recommend this to anyone who visits Salt Lake City to try this place.

Photo of xymyl
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Saying that someone has the best beer in Utah is a very backhanded compliment. It is ironic that the most flavorful beers in Utah are lagers as well. These are well crafted beers that have been infused with as much life as seems possible with the 3.2 percent limitations.

The Pilsner was a standout, very flavorful, very clean maltiness, very true to style. The other beers were all lagers as well, my least favorite was the Weiss. Not that it was really a bad beer at all. It was very well made, I just think it would have been great with a ale yeast at a higher temperature.

The other beers would have been better with a bit higher malt bills but then the hops would have needed a boost since there would be no alcohol to help balance the extra sweetness, and these guys are all about the clean crisp flavors of the lagers, and I believe they made the right choices. As far asUtah beers go, you can really do no better.

As for the food. Wow! Very good food. No point in giving all of the details of that, but you won't be sorry if you stop here for the food.

If you are not educated in Utah beer suckage you may not like the beers because you might foolishly believe there is something better at the next place.

If you are uneducated about beer you might not notice that the beers here are still very well made by any standard even if they aren't what you (or I) would normally choose.

Photo of Wasatch
2.73/5  rDev -29.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 2

Nice little place. Only four beers on the menu that I saw, a pils, hefe, bock, and maybe a lager not sure. I settled for the Cherny Bock nice beer (will do a review on it). Me and a friend were BSing and have our drinks. My drink was getting a little low, I guess the waiter saw this and came over and told me if I wanted another drink I would have to buy something to eat. This shocked me, since I was never told this before, pissed me off really. My friends and I just spent $60 on Korean so we were not hungry. Not many people were there, so it was pretty quite. We had our drinks and left. Not sure if I would recommend this place to anyone so YMMV.

Photo of warmstorage
3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 1.5 | food: 3

This place is fairly deep in the suburbs of SLC, but easy to get to off the freeway. (Just exit 7200 south, go east, and look on the right a few blocks later.) Also should be super easy from the light rail (TRAX) station at 7200 South.

The atmosphere is actually pretty pleasant, at least when it's dead empty, as it was at 9pm on a Sunday night. Another BA called it with describing it as a "ski lodge" type feel. I looked for the hampsters, but happily, they were nowhere in view (or smell.) The bar is cozy and smallish, maybe 10 seats, and has a weird Playboy trivia machine at one end, which judging from ther high scores it displayed, only two people ever play. From the paraphernalia on the walls and the bulletin board in the front entry, it looked pretty likely to be a biker bar, though this wasn't obvious on the night we visited. The place was pretty dark and shadowy, but in a nice pub-like way. I commented to my friend that the bar must have been an exceptionally nasty place for cigarette smoke
before the statewide ban (95.)

The beer, well, eeehhh. It wasn't bad for style (Bavarian, Vienna, Czech Rep., Bohemia), but only one thing stood out: the Cherny Bock was very dark, with strong roasty flavors, and like a lagered porter in style (not really a black bock or schwarzbier, as the lagered style was barely noticable.) Slight metallic aftertaste, but a quite pleasant thing to drink. A 16oz. pint was $3.50, and a 20oz. "lovely" $4. Sadly, the $2 pints on Sunday I'd seen listed somewhere weren't forthcoming, but I wasn't complaining. Our other pint, the Viennese Lager, was weak, with slight fruitiness, zero aroma, and limited body: easy drinking, but little else. Tasters of the other two standards, Bavarian Weiss and Czech Pilsener, were underwhelming to boring. Echo the comments of other reviewers: largering the Weiss, apparently intended as a very light bodied Berliner-style, is just weird, and the results are not good: this was an amazingly thin beer, bordering on BMC. Another speciality brew on was forgettable, so forgettable, in fact, that I've forgotten it, and my notes just say "speciality."

Our service was actually excellent, even though we interrupted the bartender's dinner at the end of a night. She was pleasant and friendly, and suggested the cheap tasters ($0.50 per). I don't know how service is when the place is busy, but it was quite good for us.

The selection, four standards and one speciality, leaves a lot to be desired. The place seems pretty darn big, so it seems they could fit some more brewing equipment and lagering space in it if they wanted to. My guess? They know the suburban audience, and bikers who come in after runs to drink, just don't really care.

As to quality, sure, some will defend it with Utah's stone-age 4.0% ABV (3.2% ABW) restrictions, but especially in these styles, it's not that hard to do some well, as other brewpubs in SLC (Squatters, Desert Edge, and Red Rock, in that order) show.

The minimal food we had, garlic fries, weren't garlicky at all, but they were super tasty, with loads of parsley and some other green herb (mild chives, maybe?), thin and crispy fried, and were an excellent munchie with the beer. Can't speak to other food.

Overall, a pretty uninspired place. I'd go back if I were in the neighborhood, or to complete a citywide, comprehensive brewpubcrawl, but I wouldn't go out of my way, at all.

Photo of alexgash
3.9/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

A great place to go if you're in need of some Bohemian culture to ward off the drab Mormon culture blues. A spacious, yet cozy interior makes for a nice atmosphere. It makes you almost forget you are surrounded by Western sprawl. Large deck for summertime drinking and a big fireplace for wintertime imbibing. Only four beers on tap, all brewed on premises, but they are decent to good. They don't seem to have any rotating seasonals either. Anyway, service was good, and the Czech proprietor even came around to ask us how our meal was. Our meals were fantastic. Great food here, and seemingly very authentic. Try the perogies and bratwurst platter with homemade sauerkraut. Yum. Definitely a cool place to check out if you're in the SLC area. I just wish they had more beers/variety, and I wish they weren't restricted by the state's absurd abv laws.

Photo of yemenmocha
2.95/5  rDev -23.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Log cabin style building is certainly appropriate for such a wonderful skiing destination - Salt Lake City. Hops are plentiful around the bar as decoration and the aroma is noticeable.

Food is simply marvelous. Excellent variety and quality are hard to find. IMO this is why this place has stayed in business unlike the previous 2 or 3 brewpubs that failed in this same building.

The Czech owner is often on premises as well as his spouse. Very friendly atmosphere during the evening hours prior to closing.

4-6 beers are brewed here, so the selection is average.

But unfortunately the good points stop here. As a beer lover, this place disappoints in the area that matters most - the beer. The beers are uninspiring, especially the so-called Weizen. The bar tenders can't seem to consistently tell me what this beer is, a hefeweizen that is lagered? what? why is it so flavorless and watery? Other Utah breweries do just fine with the 3.2% law but this weizen is an exception. The Vienna lager lacks the malt and hoppy character that a vienna lager is supposed to have, and the pilsener is more of an American pils than a Czech pils (light, low flavor profile, etc.). So, for quality, I must give a low score for quality in beer - which is one of the more important criteria for reviewing a brewpub.

Other incidentals are worth mentioning. The service is sometimes terrible, simply terrible. Oddly enough, the owner has hamsters and the bar often smells like cedar shavings from the hamster cage. I couldn't tolerate the smell so I said something and the bartender informed me it was the hamster cage. Hmmm. In a restaurant?
They may have corrected this error since then, but I cannot go back.

They have VERY conservative hours too. Don't be surprised if the door is locked before midnight, even on a Friday or Saturday.

So, for excellent food in Salt Lake City head over to the Bohemian. Just don't bother with the beer.

Photo of drewbage
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a decent little place in the southern suburbs of Salt Lake City.

The owner of the joint is old school Czech and the place shows it with the authentic european touches in the place. The whole resturant is shaped like an old european A frame ski chalet with a big roaring fire, a big open grill kitchen area and a large bar (separate from the resturant as required by UT law)

Sitting here on a slow saturday afternoon, I got a good chance to reflect over the 5 lager beers presented (even the Weizen was lagered). Though the service was slow it was nice to have a peaceful saturday afternoon with no sports games, no worrisome fretting about the weird woman to my left.. just my beer and a spinach and pastrami salad.

All in all a very good place with mostly well executed beers.

Bohemian Brewery in Midvale, UT
88 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.