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Wasatch Brew Pub

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Wasatch Brew PubWasatch Brew Pub
BA SCORE
86
very good

21 Ratings
Ratings: 21
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.03%
Active Beers: 70
Beer Ratings: 4,355
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

250 Main St
Park City, Utah, 84060-5113
United States
phone: (435) 649-0900

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @wasatchbrewcrew

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Reviews by breweryaprntc13:
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3.28/5  rDev -12.3%

Stopped in twice while in Park City, both times at peak hours for dinner; lingered till close to closing time.

A: The atmosphere is probably the strongest thing going for Wasatch Brew Pub. Good seating, a bar area, and an upstairs for the more drink oriented. The outdoor patio was closed at the time I went. Decent brewing atmosphere, but emphasized the restaurant aspect the most (most likely to fit in with the rest of the establishments on Main Street).

Q: The beer was decent but not great. Wasatch produces a wide range of beers which allowed for a variety of different styles to be tried in the same night. The waiter made sure to bring the proper glass or stemware for each style of beer, which while I do not focus too much on glassware I found to be a refreshing change from other brewpubs and bars. They also offered a good selection of Squatters' beer as well. A few brews impressed me yet others felt flat. Overall it was hit or miss.

S: Service was a little slow, however the waiter I had was the same both nights and he knew his beer well which would have increased his tip had it not taken 20 minutes to get the bill at the end of the night.

S: As said above, the addition of other micro brews on tap and in bottles added to the overall value of the place. They even incorporated other breweries' in their recommended pairings.

F: Standard bar fair of burgers, sandwiches, etc. However most menu items do incorporate their beers in some favorable fashion. The food was a little over priced considering the quality. While it was not bad, it was not great either. On the first visit I started with buffalo wings, which is a dish I am highly fond of, and compared to other restaurants wings they left something to be desired. I followed this with the beer battered fish and chips which also seemed lacking. The second visit redeemed the food a little, with the buffalo burger being above average. However overall I would not go here if I was looking for a great meal.

V: Overall for the range of micro-brews I was able to try in one location versus the average food selection and flavor I believe my total at the end of the night was reasonable.

It is worth a visit if you are in the area and want to visit a brewpub, however I would not chose this place if you just want to drink a microbrew with a good meal; there are many other locations on main street that offer better food with a decent selection of micros.

breweryaprntc13, Apr 28, 2010
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3.81/5  rDev +1.9%

I gave Wasatch a go during my ski trip to Park City. For a brew-pub their food was above average. There were several options and everything we had was good. Service was also above average.

The beer choices were slightly limited on tap due to Utah's state law limiting the alcohol content to 4% ABV if the beer is on tap. The jalapeno cream ale was spicy, the nitro porter was about as smooth tasting as they come and the white IPA was a very pleasant surprise. I'll probably be heading back to this place again before I leave.

Kieller, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

perfect location right at the top of main street in park city. tiny cozy feel inside, but apparently there is a bigger open area upstairs. totally uncrowded on a monday afternoon around 1pm. bartender was friendly, but wouldnt do sample tasters for us because of state law (did not have this problem in other pubs). enjoyed the polygamy porter and was intrigued by some of the other selections. food looked good, but we didnt eat. little shop in front with gear and take home bottles of their bigger beers. this is a cool little brewpub worth checking out if you make it to park city. better than average beers, especially the bottled stuff. prices were fair and i will be back here at some point.

StonedTrippin, Apr 19, 2012
Photo of dtivp
3.95/5  rDev +5.6%

Review is from notes taken during a visit in August.
While traveling to Jackson Hole from Salt Lake City, we decided to stop in Park City. Of course I was required to check out the local brews. The Wasatch Brew Pub is located at the top of the hill on Main Street, a perfect location in a neat old mining town.
The brew pub had a very nice bar area which had the brew works in the back ground. The indoor area had numerous tables and a large covered outdoor area with sides that could be dropped during windy and cooler times. The decor was nice, typical brew pub fashion.
We visited during a very busy lunch rush time, so we sat at the bar. The bartender was very friendly, had very good beer knowledge and was very tentative to provide service. The beer selection was good with a nice variety of the Wasatch beer on tap along with a few guest beers. There was also a nice bottle selection if you went that route.
The menu appeared to have a nice variety, we choose to have the calamari appetizer which was excellent. The prices were reasonable considering that prices are high in Park City.
Overall we had a good experience and would definitely stop in again when in the area.

dtivp, Oct 24, 2010
Photo of GClarkage
3.7/5  rDev -1.1%

05/13/09-

Visited here while in Park City. Nice clean looking brewpub with plenty of seats at the bar as well as booths and seating outside. The bar looks into all the brew vats and brewing equipment. They had about 10 or so brews on tap, 4 of which I tried. Most of them were average at best, but their nitro cream ale was outstanding. A large list of food, including the fish and chips which I had. I think it was $12.99 and it was a nice side portion with 4 decent sized pieces of fish plus fries and cole slaw. Very good. The service was quick and the server was fairly knowledable about the beer. Overall a good place. Would probably go there for the food first and maybe the beer second though.

GClarkage, May 15, 2009
Photo of Arbitrator
2.65/5  rDev -29.1%

Popped in for a mid-meal snack and drink. Not too many people inside.

A: Unable to say, given that it was an off-hour. However, I get the feeling it's mostly dominated by tourists (since it is a tourist town); not likely to be a real beer nerd place.

Q: The beer quality (I sampled 3) was very middle-of-the-pack. I sampled the Nitro Polygamy Porter, Evolution Amber Ale, and their strong ale (I think... can't remember the name either). Generally speaking, 'bland' is the way to describe them. I asked about their cask-conditioned ale and was warned away from it by the server. Amusing.

Srv: The server came by often and was willing to offer suggestions / pairings.

Sel: Nice lineup of beer. Several things to try and it appeared they sold bottles to go.

F: I enjoyed the pizza and fries I got, but it's not worth coming by on that basis alone.

This is apparently one of the beer highlights of Park City.... IMO you're not missing much if you don't stop by.

Arbitrator, Mar 12, 2009
Photo of Patrick999
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%

Got here just before a large crowd started to amass. This was a common theme with my tour of Utah brewpubs.

A - Small place, a little dive-y. Appreciated in tony Park City. Decent beer vibe.

Q - Seemed to be slightly above average, both food and beer.

S - A little bipolar. The young woman was at times friendly, at times completely unattentive. At times, service with a smile, at times, a stressed-out, unhappy look. Weird vibe with the help here, overall, I thought.

S - As with the other Utah brewpubs, Wasatch has a fair number of beers on tap and in bottles.

F - I had the buffalo burger, which was good. Good looking pub menu that mostly delivers.

V - A little pricey, but then again, this is Park City. By Park City standards, downright cheap. I'll split the difference.

Patrick999, Feb 24, 2009
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4.16/5  rDev +11.2%

i vacationed with my famly in 2006 and stoped in for a few, this place was the highlite of my trip, i spent about four hours and tryed about ten difrent beers. i loved the personilised mugs from ther mug club that sit behind the bar, i also liked the birds eye view of the beer tanks on the left hand side of the bar. this place had a peanut butter porter, that was to die for, i had three glasses and took a growler of this brew back home to new york with me.
if you are visiting park city this place is a must see. i hope to return and get my own "orcasteve" mug, i would also like to bring a few of my beer students with me. this is my second favorit brewery that i have ever visited

orcasteve, Jul 11, 2008
Photo of Atlas1
2.8/5  rDev -25.1%

I was in Park City back in May and visited this place per some decent reviews on the BeerFly. Needless to say, I was not impressed at all.

First impression of this joint, Fox News is on the television. Not a basketball game. Not a baseball game. Not a hockey game. Fox freakin' News. What kind of bar has Fox News on in the bar at peak dinner hours? This alone almost made me walk out.

The bar was crowded, so I sat a table nearby, with a view of the tap handles and the one television not showing Fox News. Otherwise, it was a slow night at the Wasatch Brew Pub.

The menu consisted of standard pub fare: pizza, sandwiches, burgers, stews, fish and chips, etc. The special of the day was "San Antonio Stew." Now, I live in San Antonio, and I don't really know what San Antonio stew is, so I thought that was funny. Didn't really feel like stew either, so I have no idea if it was good or not. I had the Buffalo Burger, cooked medium rare. It was okay, but not great. Decent fries. Runny, bland coleslaw. Nothing memorable about the meal at all.

I had a Hopalicious IPA to go with my meal, and will review that separately. The other beers on the beer menu were varied. They had a Mexican style lager (again, I stay away from the south Texas/Mexico references when north of the Red River), a Kolsch, a hefeweizen, a raspberry wheat, a pale ale, an amber, and their Polygamy Porter, which seems to be their best-selling brew. I thought the beer selection was good.

The place itself isn't fancy. There is an outdoor patio that looked nice, but it was too cold to sit outside when I visited. The staff was slow and not very friendly. Some of the staff was young and aloof, but my waiter was older and just a jerk. Considering how slow it was in there that night, this was unacceptable.

This is an unremarkable brew pub in my opinion. Maybe some of the other beers on tap there would entice me to go back, but otherwise it's a totally forgettable experience. The service sucked and the food was marginal at best. There must be better places in Park City.

Atlas1, Jun 17, 2008
Photo of Wasatch
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%

Finally got over to this place. Nice little place on the main drag in Park City. There's a dinning area, bar, and gift shop in the building. There was about 8-9 brew's on tap (had 3 brews). I ordered the pub burger, which was very good, with some potatoe chips, and pickle on the side. The atmosphere was nice, met a couple from GA that were there for some sking. They were acclimating to the higher altitude, they were tired. Nice cozy place, you could see some snow falling out the windows. Would highly recommend this place if you are in the area.

Wasatch, Dec 17, 2006
Photo of harpus
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%

I have now been to the Wasatch Brew Pub twice now about a year apart. The first time I was here I went with a group of 4 and and we all enjoyed our meals. I ordered a beer that was a little above average, but two of the others ordered the house Rootbeer, which I tried and was really good. The second time that I was at the Wasatch Brew Pub we ordered two pizzas. Both the pizzas were great and the beer was again a little above average. If I go back to Park City, I will go back, the food is great and the beer is good. one problem is that they do not offer samplers, the reason that I received was that you can not have more then one or two drinks in front of you at one time. The weird thing is that all the other Brew Pubs that I visited in Utah allowed samplers.

harpus, Oct 06, 2006
Photo of yemenmocha
4/5  rDev +7%

Wasatch Brewpub in Park City has what I call an "old school" brewpub feel to it - it reminds you of the way brewpubs were 10-12 years ago when brewpubs started to spread. Why? The atmosphere, traditional pub fare, brewpub humor shirts (We Drink Our Share and Sell the Rest! ... Good for what Ales you!).

Given the 3.2% restrictions, Wasatch has come up with some amazing results. Their Hefe-weizen, available year-round, is IMO the best in Utah. Great bananna clove, very drinkable, and simply delicious sans lemon. Other ales such as Polygamy Porter and Superior Ale are worth venturing into, but my bet is you'll stick with their stellar Hefe.

Food quality is "good." No complaints, many items clearly above par. Pizzas have a very, very fresh homemade dough crust that is fantastic! Cuisine is slanted towards fish and other meats, but the veggie folks can find a few items too.

Selection of beer is usually 5-6 regular taps with 1-2 guest taps and/or seasonals (total 1-2). They usually offer an ale on cask as well. Oh, I almost forgot to mention - beer is served in cool 20oz. dimpled mugs. Very few places do this any longer. Nothing like a porter in a dimpled mug!

Value is good reasonable on the whole, but VERY reasonable if you consider the context of pricey Park City.

yemenmocha, Jul 21, 2006
Photo of DuqTroops
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

I came here on a ski trip to Park City and looked into a decent brew pub for lunch. Found it here.

This place has a great decor and is surrounded by its large vats of sweet beer! The wait staff are not that experienced with their own beer, but the food was good.

I chose to have the cask-conditioned ale on tap and finished the night with a polygamy porter (of which I bought a glass for)! Great beer, better to have it on draught rather than from a bottle. Not sure, but, before you come to Utah, look into the state's alcohol laws - very very stringent.

Would be a decent place to visit, there are better brew pubs in Park City, but this was a good experience nonetheless.

DuqTroops, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of ALECOHOLIC
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%

I visited with the purpose of trying the Polygamy Porter. The brew was tasty. I asked the barkeep what the ABV level was. He asked me what I meant. After explaining the acronym to him, he told me it was 4%. I then asked what was the highest ABV brew. He explained that all draft beer in Utah is 4%. I was puzzled by the response. I am unfamiliar with Utah alcohol laws but it seemed like this guy either didn't know himself or he didn't feel like giving a full explanation. I'm glad I packed a few bottles of Belgian ale for the trip.

ALECOHOLIC, Mar 05, 2006
Photo of stevecooks
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%

I hadn't been to Park City for 12 years and the Wasatch is still there and it's now one of the elder statesmen of Main Street eating establishments. Due to Utah's rather screwy liquor laws, the Wasatch has three liquor licenses. The pub serves the homebrew. The restaurant sells beer *and* liquor, but only with food. Upstairs is the Cantina which has that whole member thing that just makes my head hurt.

I had the enchiladas on my first trip in with a 1st Amendment Lager on the side. (Or was that the other way around?) The enchiladas were very good. I like them flavorful with the opportunity to add my own heat. The lager was tasty, but got lost next to the food. (That was my choice, no fault of the beer.)

Next time in I had a Chasing Tail in the pub. Checked out the rest of Main Street and returned for a Polygamy Porter and some wings. The Porter was excellent and the wings were baked rather than fried and quite delicious. Once again, I added my own heat. My cousin who ate with me had the calamari which tasted just like they had opened a fresh bag of Sysco frozen calamari with way too much dill. Still, the "spicy" mayo with it was good.

To sum up, it's good fresh beer. They take it seriously. The food prices are reasonable and if you check out the other menus on Main Street, the Wasatch looks downright cheap.

stevecooks, Sep 20, 2005
Photo of IrishRedRock
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Decided to hit up this brew pub in Park City, about 30 minutes east of Salt Lake. Located at the top of the hill on picturesque Main Street. It was a beautiful, sunny 80 degree day (and I found out that 80 degrees out west is a lot different than 80 degrees on the east coast...where's the humidity?!), so I had lunch outside.

Good amount of seating inside. The brewing equipment is easily seen right through the large glass front window. Outside patio is nice, with umbrellas over all the tables. Didn't get much of a chance to check out the bar area, but it looked as if it could seat about 15. Just a guess.

Our server, in addition to being an attractive 20-something young lady, was extremely friendly, serviceable, and knowledgeable about both their food and beers. Check plus.

The food was typical pub grub, though they did have some more interesting choices. I had a pastrami reuben on rye. Loaded with pastrami and horseradish, it was quite tasty.

I sampled two of their beers...they have one offering on cask, so of course I bit on that first, a hoppy pale ale they call Hopalicious. Pretty good stuff, hoppy as advertisted, and quite herbal. Had the Polygamy Porter from the tap for dessert, which was quite nice as well.

If I ever get back to Park City I would return here, though I'd like to see more of what the Salt Lake City area has to offer. Apparently it isn't the barren beer wasteland that I had once thought it was. I'm sure this brewpub does much better in the winter as well. The restaurant had more than an average amount of people, but it was a warm holiday weekend. Don't expect crowds in the summer, but my guess is this gets crowded in the winter months, as Park City is primarily a ski resort town.

Small gift shop here as well, where I picked up a T-shirt and a cool mug. Sweet.

IrishRedRock, May 31, 2005
Wasatch Brew Pub in Park City, UT
86 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.