Bit & Spur Restaurant & Saloon

4 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

1212 Zion Park Blvd, PO Box 130
Springdale, Utah, 84767-0130
United States

(435) 772-3498 | map

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Added by cokes on 05-13-2008

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Photo of Wasatch
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Been here a couple of times. Pizza is pretty good, bottled brew. Prices are way too high, but then again it's Zion

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Photo of timlyon
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Springdale is the tourist town that has sprung up to service the many visitors to Zion National Park. It is a delightful and well maintained little place full of eating houses, souvenir shops, motels, hotels and B&B's. Our B&B was about a mile from the Bit and Spour, so we walked there in the early evening sun, past the field of Elk and most of the town.

On arrival we were taken to a small table, shaddows had fallen on the patio area and grass outside and the temp was dropping fast (early May 2010), so sitting outside wasn't an option.

Low slung wooden roof with stone, wood and plastered walls depending on where you sat or stared. Strange mix of decor, skeletons on beams, lizards on walls and a backroom were familes with children seemed to be taken too.

The beers on offer all came from Sqatters of Salt Lake City or the more local Zion Canyon Brewery. After a day of travelling my wife opted for the Provo Girl Pilsner, I had the Springdale Amber Ale followed by a Polygamy Porter. All in good order and flavoursome considering the alcohol limits the brewers must comply with, they were served pleasantly and swiftly.

We both had pasta dishes and they were extremely good indeed. The place was fairly full, especially for a Monday night. We couldn't see the bar because of a false wall between us and that side of the room, but everybody seemed to be enjoying themselves that we could see. Although this is a tourist town the staff seemed to know a lot of the customers, so maybe this is a locals eating house too?

After three nights in Las Vegas this was pure heaven to us, no machines or sports screens, the only noise was polite conversation and the sound of cutlery being used.

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Photo of cokes
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Bit and Spur is located in Springdale at the mouth of Zion Canyon/National Park and the views from its outdoor tables give this an easy 5 for atmosphere. Indoors, it's not too shabby either, with an local artsy Mexican-American cantina vibe. The bar is smallish (and has a full liquor license, which is not a given here), but fun with all the usual games and conversation.
It has taps of several local Zion Canyon beers (Lager, Amber, Stout, IPA) along with some Squatters and others from Utah Brewery Cooperative (Pils, Hefeweizen, and at least one more). It definitely focuses on craft products, as their only macro offering (among roughly ten taps) were Bud and Bud Light. Keep in mind the 4% ABV cap, but most of the brews were very satisfying session beers, and this presumed handicap never really materializes. Pints are $3.50.
Service was friendly, prompt, knowledgeable, and essentially everything one could hope for. I got comp samplers before deciding on a beer. It was off-peak season, but I was impressed.
Food is delicious Mexican/American cuisine. Good-sized portions, lots of fresh flavor and well-presented. Generally, most entrees were around $15 a plate. The menu is on the website. Make sure to try the guacamole.
This is really a jewel. The Zion area is astounding, and this is its premier watering hole and restaurant. Beer is only part of the draw, but it is certainly a featured part of the establishment, and that is very cool.
Highest regards.

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Bit & Spur Restaurant & Saloon in Springdale, UT
Place rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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