Utah State Liquor Store #27

7 Ratings

Type: Store

55 W 200 S
Moab, Utah, 84532-2536
United States

(435) 259-5314 | map

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by rowew:
Photo of rowew
2/5  rDev -34%

Was camping in Moab, and decided I'd try some local beer. Stopped in here, and was disappointed to find a grand total of 3 Utah beers! They had a selection of other micros from surrounding states, but nothing too exciting. I suppose this might be a good selection for Utah, but compared to any other place I have been it was horrible and overpriced. If you are coming from CO to camp in Moab, stop somewhere before the border for your beer! Even the 4 % abv in the grocery store looks good compared to this store.

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Photo of jera1350
2.97/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

Photo of Wasatch
3.72/5  rDev +22.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Been here maybe twice. They had some shit that was not around SLC. Surprised me.

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Photo of DESTRO
2.85/5  rDev -5.9%

Went on a 3 day rock crawl through Moab. Ate at the brewery every night and would stop by here to take a bottle back to the hotel. Closes at 7, which is weak. Selection was small but solid with offerings from Sierra Nevada, full sail, Anderson valley etc. Utah beer is represented but nothing you can't find in the numerous gas station in the small towns that are around every turn. Also a small selection of imports with Sam smith, chimay, franziskaner etc. Not mind blowing by any means, but a nice thing to have in a place like Moab that is basically in BFE. You go to Moab for the beauty and Off road challenges, the fact you can get a decent drink after is just a plus.

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Photo of blackie
3/5  rDev -1%

just down the street from the Big Horn Lodge, figured I'd walk over to pick up some locals to carry home

selection is decent at best, a couple standard Deschutes and Full Sail, Pike Place scotch, Utah represented by Uinta and Wasatch, a couple Sierra Seasonals, some imports, diverse enough to find something worthy but lacking anything particularly rare or impressive, on the plus side all beers are priced as singles

service is pretty standard for a liquor store, my experience was limited to help locating the Uinta barleywine

a pretty bland beer store overall, but selections in Moab are limited, hit up the City Market grocery for six-packs of Moab, Uinta, and Wasatch stuff

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Photo of benito
2.5/5  rDev -17.5%

I've only been to state owned liquor stores in three different places: Ontario, Cuba, and now, Utah. While the Utah store might have a better selection than Cuba or Ontario's outlets, they still make for a good example of why capitalism and craft brewing are a good match for each other, and why state interference in the selling of alcohol still does about as much good as the 18th Amendment.

Their selection of micro brews was a hodgepodge of random six packs from around the West: Full Sail, Boulder Beer, Uinta; and a few imports, Chimay, Huyghe, and Guinness.

The best feature is here is that everything is priced by the bottle, so I was able to pick up two singles of Uinta's 2005 Barley Wine. Otherwise, I would have left empty handed.

I suppose that this is the only place to grab some craftbeer in Moab, so it's a must-see in that sense. But I'll always be there begrudgingly. If Marx were to visit this place, he'd start to see some of the holes in the theory of state controlled enterprise.

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Photo of tavernjef
4.15/5  rDev +37%

Stopped in here as we were camping at Arches National Park just outside of Moab. DABC is located right off Hwy 161 in a building that looks more like a bank. But ya can't miss the large sign while driving down the main drag of Moab so its prett easy to find. Place is somewhat small, but definately has enough room for what they carry. Good amounts of singles and sixers from Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Utah, and California micros dawn the shelves along with quite a bit of imports that are comprised mostly of German and English with some Eastern European countries mixed in. Nothing in coolers though, those are saved for the marcos, which they barely have any of. Which I found weird, but refreshing.
The lady that was at the counter was somewhat helpful and new of the stuff she could get and already had in stock and split up some sixers for me that had not been split up yet. So they're willing to make some extra sales if it means breaking up sixers. The shelves were moderately stocked with only a few empty spots. It really was the only place in town besides the two brewpubs I could easily find beer. Everything I saw and found that was beer worthy in Moab is within a short 7-10 minute drive through the main strip on Hwy 161. Enough to fulfill any short stay while in the area.

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Utah State Liquor Store #27 in Moab, UT
Place rating: 3.03 out of 5 with 7 ratings
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