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4.55/5 rDev +18.2%
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.
09-22-2009 21:44:39 | More by CampusCrew
4.45/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
01-17-2008 06:10:41 | More by HomerGSimpson
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
03-05-2008 10:35:32 | More by woodychandler
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
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.
11-17-2013 11:26:10 | More by Jsteez
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
09-30-2010 00:54:05 | More by gixxerman
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
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.
05-10-2013 16:50:57 | More by Mothergoose03
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
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?)
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.
10-27-2011 01:18:45 | More by Yetiman420
4.01/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
08-20-2013 19:16:43 | More by andy_c
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
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.
04-11-2004 07:09:56 | More by drewbage
Bohemian Brewery in Midvale, UT
88 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.