Moab Brewery

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3.6/5
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Place Score: 86
Ratings: 42
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: n/a
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Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

686 S Main St
Moab, Utah, 84532-2901
United States
phone: (435) 259-6333

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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 25
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Photo of rowew
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped in for lunch while in Moab. Large place with a nice sized patio, plenty of parking. Inside it has a large dining area, good sized store area with lots of assorted brewerania. Good sized bar in the back corner. Decor is assorted outdoor gear, most of which has an add for a local shop integrated somewhere into it. Bikes, hang gliders, jeeps, kayaks, etc. Food was all good - nice variety of salads, burgers, sandwiches, some bbq, etc. Beers were good - decent variety of beers brewed locally and from their sister brewpub in Park City.

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Photo of GregJ
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A bit on the touristy side but food and beer are pretty good.

Photo of EMV
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

We spent the better part of a week hiking in southeastern Utah... hitting Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, and every night after a day on the trails we hit the Moab brewery for dinner... to have a drinks and unwind, occasionally with new friends we'd met on the trail that day. Utah is an interesting place to drink beer, and the stuff they have on tap is all less than 4% ABV as per Utah law. The brewery gets around this by bottling their best stuff, and you can order it chilled and drink the full strength stuff at the bar with no problem and they had a few very nice beers available this way. The ambiance is great... very family friendly, ample seating, friendly service... and even though they were packed every night we never had to wait too long for seating/service. It helps that the food was great. Overall a great little brewpub and a fantastic night out in Moab.

Photo of cbutova
3.61/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Visited during my one night stay in Moab after spending the day hiking around Arches National Park. It was great to see a brewery in Moab which is a lively town with lots of tourist activity. Pretty standard brewpub overall with a large bar and a ton of tables. It was very busy in the dining section but there was plenty of space at the bar when we were there. The service was fast and attentive but it seemed like one of the bartenders was a bit arrogant and was talking constantly about the patrons around the bar. Doesn't really bother me but can be annoying. Certainly not decked out for the beer geek but the beer will definitely hit the spot after being out in the hot sun all day. I would say it is slightly above average brewpub beer and consistently that way; not just one or two good beers. I sampled a few drafts and I actually thought the Dead Horse Mild was a good representation of the Mild style. Not many other options in the area but this is enough to satisfy craft cravings in a ridiculously beautiful part of the country.

Photo of rmargeson
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Rated OK since they serve 3.2% (AB) or 4.0% ABV) beer. Friendly atmosphere, convenient location but a lot of business - definitely one of the hot spots in Moab, UT.

Photo of Windexman
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

I liked the atmosphere here a lot. The beer isn't exceptional, but not bad either. It is hard to have great draft beer in Utah. The food was better than I expected and their growlers are bigger than most I've seen. I would definitely recommend stopping here!

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.41/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

Stayed here overnight for a road trip and was the only place in town that was packed and hard to find parking for. I think this is the one place that everyone who's not from Moab stops in at to have a brew and some food.

Atmosphere was nothing special and you have to remember, you're in Utah. Sampled most beer and all had above average flavor and it was actually nice to enjoy some low ABV beers after beeing in the sun all day. Food was what you'd expect if you were to visit an upscale sports bar, service was above average and bartenders were friendly.

Photo of zrab11
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A- Has a Utah desert atmosphere to it. I don't know what i really mean by that. but its decore is out west stuff with tables and a nice sized bar.

Q- The quality of beer and food was just normal. Something you would get at a family diner

Ser- was good. Had a nice waitress. She was somewhat knowledgeable about beer which was nice

Sel- They had like 8 or so different house pints then 4 Bottle contioned beers. I went with the bottle conditioned series beer and was pleased

F-Food was just normal bar/diner food. Def. good but nothing out of this world good

V- very inexspensive. Well my liter of beer was 18$ but i did get to keep the swing top bottle so that was awesome

Overall this was a nice place to eat in Moab. Prob. wont find much better in this small town. It was very busy so u know its good. Wont make any special trip to go here again as there beer was good but not amazing but would reccomend to someone passing through.

Photo of wieserjd
3.45/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Stopped by the brewery while in town visiting my sister-in-law over Halloween weekend. We arrived around 4 and there were not many people at the bar or in the dining room which was fine with us. So we sat at the bar and ordered some snacks and beers. I had the beer cheese soup and an order of their jalepeno cornbread. Both were very good and filling.

The only beer that I had was the Scorpion Pale Ale. It was pretty goode for the style but did not pack much punch. My wife has their Elephant Hill (Hefeweizen) and sister-in-law the Dead Horse Amber Ale. They said both were good but not great beers. Unfortunately, Utah's strange blue laws do not allow them to brew any big beers which ultimately hinders the final product.

Overall it was not a bad place. Service and food were very good just wish the beer was a little bit better.

Photo of jmdrpi
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

ate dinner here the night we camped outside of Moab, during our honeymoon roadtrip through the area to visit Arches National Park and Dead Horse Point (the namesake of their beers).

It was a welcome beer oasis in the literal Moab desert and the figurative beer desert of Utah. Of course it was very busy and crowded during the dinner hour. But that was fine as we waited at the bar, only to learn about funky alcohol laws of the state which didn't allow for them to serve my wife a mixed drink at the bar, only with dinner.

I had the Black Raven stout, Bead Horse amber ale, and Deraileur Ale, which were all at least average. The food was good and reasonably priced. The service and staff was friendly

Photo of djmichaelk
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

One of two brewpubs in Moab, which is a pretty small town overall. Handicapped by the blue laws in UT, or at least used to be, and still hasn't overcome its limitations.

Beer-wise, they cover a lot of ground/styles, but not very well. My first choice was the stout, which was thin, watery, and bland. Next up was the hefe, which was slightly better than average (and served with unnecessary citrus). They also offer samplers, which I didn't try for whatever reason. ABV for all beers is around 4%. They offer a bottled belgian-style beer at a higher ABV, but unfortunately I didn't notice it until I was on my way out.

Food-wise, it's a mixed bag. Standard brewhouse/bar food for the most part. Highlights include the beer-cheese soup and a chicken salad (the dressing is great). We had nachos to start the first night; they were a letdown. Sandwiches and burgers are solid, dependable offerings. Make sure to stop by the gelato station on the way out for some delicious italian-style dessert. Service is all over the place; we had kind of a flaky server the first night, then a pretty good one the next.

Beer prices are great, food prices range from okay to very good. Growlers are low priced, and they offer a club membership to reduce them even more if you're there on a regular basis.

In spite of its shortcomings, this is probably your best bet in Moab, so make sure you stop by.

Photo of DESTRO
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Did a 3 day rock crawl through Moab and stayed at a hotel in town, ended up eating here all 3 nights. Pretty big joint, shows jeep/crawlin videos while you eat to help prepare you you for the near death experiances you will encounter on the 4+ trails. Menu was simple, the hit for me being the tri tip and on the lower end of the spectrum, the Reuben. Had the Jack daniels burger as well and it was pretty bomb. Beer selection is around 8 drafts. The oatmeal stout was thin and dissapointing, the pilsner and hefe were light but ok and the derailer was actually pretty good. Also had an IPA which while low in alcohol has a nice hop bite and was pretty refreshing. Brews are pretty cheap (2.75 a pint on certain nights, pitchers are discounted on others). They also do the growler thing, 12 bucks off the bat, 7 dollars for a refill. They also make sodas for the kiddies and non drinkers. Lastly there is a gelato bar at the entrance, pretty good too. If you're in Moab and need a decent meal and a solid beer, this is a good choice.

Photo of binghamk
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We came here in the summer of 09. We liked it very much. I am pretty blue collar when it comes to resturants. I wrote a review for the San Luis Brewing company in Colorado as well. It was better. But we really liked this place too.

We were in Moab to do the national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef. Arches was the best. We liked the Moab Brewery so much we ate here 2 out of the 3 nights we stayed in Moab. We stayed at the Adventure Inn, also reccommended.

I started with the sampler and all were very good. Their pints were only $3.50, which is a good price any where. They also had a deal where you could get the glass, of the beer you drank with the name on it, to take home for $5.50. The names of the beers are neat, like Lizard Ale and such..

The food was mostly sandwiches, wraps, and soups. We liked what we got each night. It was plenty of food for the price. It is a busy tourist town but not like Vegas and out of control. We walked on the main drag and felt very safe and comfortable. I highly reccommend this place for the food and beer. If you like pubs and don't have your super high standards you should like this place.

Photo of blackie
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

visited after a fantastic day on the Slickrock and Porcupine trails

as there was a bit of a wait we had plenty of time to sit around and observe, the place was packed with all manner of tourists and locals but seemed to cater especially to the former, nary a seat available at the bar, large boulders in the parking lot provide seating for those on the waitlist, the interior is generally unappealing - decor reminiscent of an expanded fast food restaurant with a load of kitsch thrown in, obviously an attempt to speak to the outdoor sports-loving nature of the town but terribly contrived, the gift shop is imposingly placed just inside the front door

selection of beers was alright, maybe 6 selections to include a pale, wheat, amber, stout, and surprisingly a steam beer, unfortunately the higher abv beers are only available to go, I settled on the Derailleur Ale and was more than happy with my choice, all beers in standard pints, growlers available

the waiter was friendly and quick to provide whatever was needed, not outstanding but above average

very diverse menu, the Texas Smoked Tri-Tips were good enough, juicy and flavorful, but lacked the rich smoke and char flavors that make the use of barbecue sauce unnecessary - fortunately the house-made Jack Daniels sauce was quality, onion rings were fine, salad was a bit wilted but the chile-lime vinaigrette was an interesting touch

pints were $3.50 and all the dishes were reasonably priced

my favorite dinner stop of our three-night stint - certainly better than Eddie McStiff's which for some reason pulls off self-billing as a "brew pub", also check out the Eklecticafe for breakfast and coffee

Photo of arizcards
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped after visiting Arches National Park on 9-24-09.

Atmoshpere was pretty good, Da Boss and I sat in the front room that was open to a lovely September day. Inside there was a large gift shop area to cater to the throngs of park visitors.
Quality of the food and beer was good.
Service was average, we were acknowledged by the server as we walked to the table but unfortunately sat for about 10 minutes before she came back. It improved once the orders were made.
Selection of food and beer were good, there were approximately eight house beers to choose from. Menu was pretty expansive.
Food was good, the JD chicken sandwich and onion rings were good. Da Boss enjoyed the fish tacos and vegy chili.
Overall value was reasonable. This was a pretty good place to visit, do not miss if you are in the area.

Photo of Seanibus
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A cute little brewpub - perfectly average in terms of food, though it does have a larger than usual menu. The quality is good, the service is friendly but down home, the beer sampler is generous, and the brews themselves are reasonably tasty (my favorite was the Steam Ale, my wife's was the Amber Ale). The room is decorated with vehicles typical of the rugged outdoor lifestyle - an old hang glider, a half a jeep (yes, just half), a canoe, and so on. The food is tasty if not exceptional. There is a nice mix of tourists and local-looking people. A good stop in town, which is otherwise somewhat undistinguished, foodwise. They do have an outstanding line of merchandise also - good graphic design and a generous assortment of monogrammed clothing and accessories (including a monogrammed pair of thong underwear, which is an eyebrow raiser considering this is Utah).

Photo of Dajtai007
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

My girlfriend and I stopped by on our way up to Seattle to grab a bite to eat. Me being a beer nerd suggested Moab Brewery. We walk in, its very touristy. Big spacious spot in a strip center along the main road through town. It was pretty busy and our server looked as he wasn't even old enough to drink beer. When I asked about their selections he pointed out they have a menu. I was very disappointed. The food was fried and the atmosphere reeked Moab( not trying to put down Moab, I actually love the place). It was all in all a "Okay" place. Beer wasn't too bad, being in the middle of a desert.

Photo of hoegaardenhero
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

first off. this place is so incredibly overwhelmingly air-conditioned that it would freeze a normal human beings nose off. however, after coming in from a few days in zion national park in the desert or canyonlands national park it is like a freezing arctic hellhole. however. the food was decent and the space was ok if a little sterile and overly large. the waitress i had was great and the beers were ok but a super godsend after a week in the desert. i liked this place but it had a little bit too much of a warehouse deal.

Photo of dnichols
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

While visiting Moab for three days I enjoyed dinner and drinks at the Moab Brewery twice. The decor fresh and new and a bit "fern" bar in style with kayaks, sails and similar outdoor sports gear dominating the ceiling. On both occasions I was served in the bar. The service was great (however on both visits the bar was not very busy). I very much enjoyed both meals and strongly recommend the JALAPEÑO CORNBREAD, BLACK BEAN SOUP, and CAJUN CHICKEN SANDWHICH. All were excellent and reasonably priced. The beers were refreshing and flavorful (but a bit light given the ABV limits imposed by the state). I enjoyed two beers on each visit (Park City Steamer, Dérailleur Ale, Dead Horse Amber Ale, and Black Raven Oatmeal Stout) and the staff was attentive in that they ensured I was never without a beer to consume with my meal.

Photo of colbylee
3.6/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4

The first thing me and my girlfriend did after setting up camp was trying out the town of Moab. I love Moab, been there many times, but it was my first time being 21.

We got through the town on foot/longboard in about 30 minutes, and are destination was the Moab Brewery. I tried their beer only once on tap in Salt Lake City, but was very interested in trying their full line of beer.

Got there at a very good time, nobody was at the bar around this time. I would say 2 in the afternoon. The only people that were there were construction workers being loud and rowdy, plus checking out my girl (j/k).

I tried their Scorpion Pale Ale and was very satisfied with it's freshness and great taste. My girl tried their Hefe. And she loved it.

Although I didn't try there whole selection that day, I loved my one beer that I did try. (oh I sipped the hefe, and it was very well crafted, I'm not a big fan of the relly lite beers).
I would love to go back and sit there for a longer period of time, but the mountains were calling that day.

Overall I would go back again and again. It's a must go if you're ever in Moab.

Photo of Wasatch
4.05/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Well finally got over the the Moab Brewery. Stop in on Friday night and then again on Saturday night. Friday it was slow, we got there really late. Ordered a couple of their brew's very tasty reviewed in the beer section. They had a few different TVs going on for the crowd. The atomesphere was nice. Saturday the place was packed lots of people. We ordered some food, very very tasty, I got the Mushroom Burger, was pretty huge and tasty, the fries were ok as well. Also, got a glass from the gift shop. Overall this place is very nice, if you are in the area, stop by.

Photo of biking4beer
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I hit this place at least once every time I visit Moab. It's usually crowded. Moab draws beer drinkers.

We got a sampler tray. 8 3 oz servings. That's their entire lineup. It was only 4.50. Good enough or 3 of us to try all their beers.

The service on this last trip flat out sucked. Our waitress was a ditz. I would suggest avoiding the bar area. Maybe there is some UT law that says you can't give good service in the bar area since it will encourage drinking. I would have given the service a lower rating, but I've been there before when it was good.

I thought the beers were good. I liked the British Mild. I think that is the Dead Horse that is listed as an APA here. The Park City Steamer and Derailluer Ale rounded out my top 3 favorites. I was also impressed by the Elephant Hill. I'm not usually too crazy about Hefes but this one I enjoyed. All the beers are 4.0 abv or 3.2 abw, but it's kind of a nice change. I wish there were more options of good beers at this ABV out there.

I've had good food there every time. The onion rings are tasty, and my Jack Daniel's burger was good.

They also have good prices. 3.50 pints or 5.50 to take home a glass. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Photo of benito
3.03/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Oh the woe of a Utah brewer.

Moab Brewery has one great thing going for it: Moab itself, a mecca for outdoor recreation, foreign tourism, and balmy desert weather. A true, secular oasis (here, the dieties of singletrack of class IV whitewater rule) in the midst of Brigham Young's promised land. And, Moab Brewery dresses up an otherwise typical pub with a few nice touches that make it more Moab friendly. With rafts and bikes mounted on the walls and ceiling, the brewpub interior is simultaneously and advertisement for local outfitters--literally, some of the bikes have the phone number of rental places next to them--and an homage to all that has made Moab a tourist destination.

Unfortunately, the laws that undermine Utah's brewing culture still apply in Moab as well, and the brewery suffers most notably in the quality of its beer. They had eight of their own brews on tap when I visited and one from the Park City Brewing Co. in Heber City. Though their mild cream ale (Lizard Ale) was quite tasty and their English IPA had a fun almond flavor, the rest of the brews suffered from a lack of flavor and strength, a restraint imposed by the state that I'm sure the brewer(s) would do away with if only it were possible.

Because of this, MB is fairly average across the board. It's cleanliness wins it points over Eddie McStiff's, the other brewpub in town, but both are worth visiting if only to see how hard Utah brewers will strive in the face of great adversity. If this brewpub were anywhere else in the country, it would be roundly unmemorable.

Photo of rrwiltse
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A memorable place to have a beer! Great atmosphere, fabulous outdoor patio looking onto this biblically named town in the middle of a Mars-like landscape.

All the beers I tried were very good, the staff was very friendly--as were the other customers. A welcoming place, highly recommended, especially after hiking through Arches National Park.

The food was good, what I come to see as standard brewpub fair, maybe slightly above average. About 10 beers to choose from, nothing too daring or special, yet solid brewpub standards. The hefeweizen was nice and refreshing, flavorful unlike many brewpub's bland wheats. The dead horse amber was fine. The two beers that really stood out were the Derailleur Ale and the Scorpion pale. The Derailleur was just damn good, and the Scorpion was was a hop delight!

Also, they have an excellent beer store inside, a good selection of memorabilia and beer glasses.

Photo of tavernjef
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Moab is a small, cozey, old fashioned, yet fully updated, touristy, granola eating, adventuresome, hiking, biking, trail riding, rugged, dry, windy, town. The Moab brewery is one of two brewpubs in town and its located right on the main street through town on the southern end. A big sign with blue lettering stands out well against all the other signage thats decorating the street sides. Parking lot right in front.
We visited here twice, once for a late dinner and drinks on our first day in the area and for lunch on our third day when leaving the area. Once inside, its fairly big inside, a tourist trap t-shirt, ballcap, postcard area is right to left as you enter.
Large and spacious dining area inside, a smaller patio outside, and a small horseshoe bar where on the back side there are windows encasing the brewing facilities which can be seen from the left.
They brew 8 beers here which include a couple of contracted brews from Park City Brewing in Heber City. You can get 2oz samples to try for free to decide what to get. But during my 2 visits I was able to try them all in 12oz glasses and I also purchased a few they bottle to try later as well. The 2 by Park City, a pilsner and a steam beer were my favorites, the Scorpion pale ale made there was nice as well, but the other offerings were subpar. Growlers available @ $14, refill for $5.
Food was quite good, its good pub grub with that southwest twist found everywhere in southern Utah. Albiet, it was a bit pricey for larger entrees, and our service wasn't very good on both visits. The late dinner was OK, it was quite busy with lots of visiting adventurers such as myself sitting back, drinkin' and talikng about the days events. Everyone kept to themselves pretty much and it didn't seem very social in the dining area. So after paying our meal ticket we went to the bar area where it was lively and loud but again no real interaction with anyone or with the staff. Where, everywhere we went we were always asked, " So, were you guys from?." and that would get a whole crap load of stuff. Beyond, "So what are you in town for?" Which also, usually was one of the first things anyone asks. But not here?!
The beers were alot better here then across the street at McStiff's, but McStiff's had a better vibe(see review). The lunch visit they mixed up my burger order, but had my actual ordered food to me within a couple of minutes, which wasn't a big deal as was enjoying the beer. I think this place was a bit to business-like and more family oriented then McStiff's. But the beer is worth trying and maybe a bit more effort on my part(I was always pooped) and it would have been a bit more fun to have hung out.

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Moab Brewery in Moab, UT
86 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.