Bohemian Brewery

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

94 E 7200 S
Midvale, Utah, 84047-1532
United States

(801) 566-5474 | map

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Photo of alexgash
3.9/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

A great place to go if you're in need of some Bohemian culture to ward off the drab Mormon culture blues. A spacious, yet cozy interior makes for a nice atmosphere. It makes you almost forget you are surrounded by Western sprawl. Large deck for summertime drinking and a big fireplace for wintertime imbibing. Only four beers on tap, all brewed on premises, but they are decent to good. They don't seem to have any rotating seasonals either. Anyway, service was good, and the Czech proprietor even came around to ask us how our meal was. Our meals were fantastic. Great food here, and seemingly very authentic. Try the perogies and bratwurst platter with homemade sauerkraut. Yum. Definitely a cool place to check out if you're in the SLC area. I just wish they had more beers/variety, and I wish they weren't restricted by the state's absurd abv laws.

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Photo of yemenmocha
2.95/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Log cabin style building is certainly appropriate for such a wonderful skiing destination - Salt Lake City. Hops are plentiful around the bar as decoration and the aroma is noticeable.

Food is simply marvelous. Excellent variety and quality are hard to find. IMO this is why this place has stayed in business unlike the previous 2 or 3 brewpubs that failed in this same building.

The Czech owner is often on premises as well as his spouse. Very friendly atmosphere during the evening hours prior to closing.

4-6 beers are brewed here, so the selection is average.

But unfortunately the good points stop here. As a beer lover, this place disappoints in the area that matters most - the beer. The beers are uninspiring, especially the so-called Weizen. The bar tenders can't seem to consistently tell me what this beer is, a hefeweizen that is lagered? what? why is it so flavorless and watery? Other Utah breweries do just fine with the 3.2% law but this weizen is an exception. The Vienna lager lacks the malt and hoppy character that a vienna lager is supposed to have, and the pilsener is more of an American pils than a Czech pils (light, low flavor profile, etc.). So, for quality, I must give a low score for quality in beer - which is one of the more important criteria for reviewing a brewpub.

Other incidentals are worth mentioning. The service is sometimes terrible, simply terrible. Oddly enough, the owner has hamsters and the bar often smells like cedar shavings from the hamster cage. I couldn't tolerate the smell so I said something and the bartender informed me it was the hamster cage. Hmmm. In a restaurant?
They may have corrected this error since then, but I cannot go back.

They have VERY conservative hours too. Don't be surprised if the door is locked before midnight, even on a Friday or Saturday.

So, for excellent food in Salt Lake City head over to the Bohemian. Just don't bother with the beer.

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Photo of DrewBeechum
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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.

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Bohemian Brewery in Midvale, UT
Brewery rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 250 ratings