Beerhive Pub

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BA SCORE
89
very good

19 Reviews
Beerhive PubBeerhive Pub
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

128 S Main St
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101-1602
United States

(801) 364-4268 | map

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Added by Wasatch on 08-01-2009

PLACE STATS
Score:
89
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
31
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Taps:
15
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 31
Reviews by 4000qtrap:
Photo of 4000qtrap
2.83/5  rDev -27.4%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 1

Near the conference center, so you'd think it might be a great place to get a quick bite to eat and a brew while taking a break from the conference crowds. However, my advice is to NOT do it. Food was terrible and no one I ate with thought it was even average.

regarding beer, the selection is good for SLC but average for anywhere else. It has an almost nonoverlapping subset of perhaps half of the beers that the Bayou has which my guess is because they share a distributor.

The upshot: Walk a few extra blocks to the Bayou which is MUCH better for both beer and food.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cadaugherty
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AK1312
5/5  rDev +28.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The best beer joint in Utah by my estimation.

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Photo of dikebrewery
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

This is my favorite place to grab a beer in downtown SLC good vibe and a huge beer selection. Pretty friendly staff for the most part. Enjoyed chatting beer with one of the bartenders last time I was there. Food okay, I believe it's made at a restaurant next to the Beerhive.

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Photo of Beer21
4.55/5  rDev +16.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of larbush
4.9/5  rDev +25.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Can't punish the bar due to Utah restrictions. Actually more interesting to compare beers when all sre 4%. Bar is all about the beer, but the bar food is also excellent. Bartender on a quiet Sunday afternoon is very knowledgeable.

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Photo of boku56
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of Benish
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Of all the places in Utah, this is the best place to go to for a beer. There is also the Beer Bar and the Bayou, but the Beerhive wins. I find their beer selection better and a little cheaper than the latter two. This place has a very nice bar atmosphere while the other two seems to be trying too hard to be 'different.' When you're in SLC, stop here.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1.75 | selection: 4.5

Great place. Awesome selection. Horrible service from the guy working while I was there. He seemed more focused on a small group of ladies than the rest of the entire bar. A young lady replaced him after I cashed out and asked my friend and I twice if we needed anything in the short time she was there. I will have to return and try this place again when the first bartender is not working.

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Photo of shivtim
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.69/5  rDev +20.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

A true diamond in the rough. I found 3 of the top 100 bottle in stock. I'll save the mystery of what they had. My only regret is I didn't find this place soon enough to try all of them. Service was on point and really knew their beers. I hope to travel here again.

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Photo of socon67
4.29/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Absolute must visit place. I came during the NCAA tourney and Utah was on. Place is just a celebration of local craft. Easily a dozen taps of 3.2oz beer and an impressive bottle selection. They have Abyss bottles! I went with Epic Big Bad Buddhist and was not disappointed. Food options are pub fare but pricing is extremely fair.

By far a highlight of my trip and I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Photo of cbutova
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Spent a few hours here one night while visiting SLC. Taps were all locals and of course 3.2% ABW/4.0% ABV. I had a few pints from the draft of random Utah breweries I had never heard of; they certainly represent the locals/Utah breweries in the draft selection which is something I like to see anywhere. The bar itself had an ice top which I had never seen before and thought was pretty interesting. The guy working the door was actually from the town where I lived during college. We had a short but nice conversation and overall the staff was welcoming and knowledgeable about the products they served. I think it was supposed to keep your drink cold but more likely it is just for show; pretty cool nonetheless. Fairly beer oriented here and the bottle list shows that. They had Black Butte XXI on bottle special for just over $20 which was rather awesome to me. Bottle markups where I come from are usually 75%-100% especially on one-offs. In a strange land for beer this place seemed like a great place for any craft beer enthusiast to stop.

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of billymonsoon
1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of donkeyrunner
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I spent 10 days backpacking all over Utah and this was by far the best beer bar I encountered. It's also open on Sunday which is a rarity in downtown SLC.

They have a thin strip of frost along the bar to rest your beer one which is neat although gimmicky and it sounds like a nuisance to defrost and clean every night. It's a big place and I never had trouble finding an open stool.

The first time a I went I met a 1968 Vietnam vet who had chosen that day to jump off the wagon and tell me about diesel mechanics, bar fighting and his general worldview before picking up his empty laptop bag ("so no one figures me out") and moving on. He also bought me lunch and a beer. The second time I watched the Carolina Pittsburgh game while awaiting my flight and met a father and son from Russia. It's a diverse group of patrons.

The music was nice but unfocused. As soon as I got grooving' to mellow jazz Black Sabbath would roar in. I'd be feellin' Iommi's riffs then a funk band would come on. It was all good but jarring. I'm a music snob though.

All pints are $4 and I believe the majority of the tap list is all local UT 4% brews - 15 or so in all. If you want "heavy" beer they have a very large bottle list. Personally I'm a lightweight so I enjoy having a plethora of low abv beers to choose from. I ate a burger and it was fine.

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Photo of psychita
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of JIMMER
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Azeotrope
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of casapy
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of WyattWhitaker
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of drrone
4.29/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

The beerhive is a great little spot. I heard of this place a few times before I went there. I was glad I did.

The bar is deceptively larger than it looks. Inside is plenty of room, with a down stairs with pool tables. The atmosphere is laid back and chill.

The quality of beer and selection is quite good. They had several beer that I've wanted to try and not that big of a price gouge either. I had a 2012 Abyss for $20, which considering I was drinking it in a bar, I felt reasonable. They have a huge menu of beers and a bit of everything.

Our server was very good and was good at offering advice of selection. She kept up with water and beer.

Overall, great place worth checking out if you are in SLC!

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Never have I felt compelled to write a review but after visiting SLC and experiencing their lack of good beer, I figure this place needed to be shared.

Small patio, long bar, dark inside but staffed well. Most of the length of the bar has about a five inch wide ice lane for resting beer bottles on (to help keep them cool in the warmer months). I had never seen this before and thought it was VERY "cool."

Awesome selection of bottled beers and the decent SLC selection of draft brew available in the state but a nice variety from places like Zion, Moab, Uinta, Squatters and so on (about 15-16 taps and easily 80+ bottles). I had a bottle of 09 Mirror Mirror from Deschutes and one I've been wanting to try for a while (even with known and acknowledged Brett infection). They had many great Barleywines and Stouts from all over the country and was very happy to see a bar for someone like me in a city not quite for me.

Mark-ups on bottles were about what you'd expect for a bar that's been hanging on to brews for 4+ years.

If you're downtown in SLC, stop in!

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Photo of bluebeer317
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Walking in, they were playing Led Zeppelin and had NFL on the TV, which made a great first impression. The decor is awesome and the TV's are in prefect position behind the bar to watch from any seat. The bottled beer menu isn't Bayou huge, but that they may be a good thing. The wife and I both got beer we never had before. The cheese fries were decent, not great. That's all we got for food. Live the three pool tables and the foosball table downstairs,unfortunately the TV down there wasn't working. The waitress was great when she came to us, but didn't check on us for a while after our first beers were empty. Overall though, I think I found a new favorite spot.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I like Beerhive. The decor and atmosphere is nice and clean. Almost all of the taps are Utah brewed beers, which works for me. Beyond that, the bottle list is quite extensive, but not bringing as much as The Bayou. Which doesn't really make a difference to me as there are so many things to try. I was surprised at how good my pizza was. Most bars or brewpubs seem to have a standard kind of pizza, but this was well beyond that. The guy visiting from Philly next to me also thought the pizza was really good, and he was as surprised as I was. (The food actually comes from Michaelangelo's next door.) Service is relaxed here, but generally not inattentive. This is a go-to spot in SLC, especially considering it's location in the downtown area.

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Beerhive Pub in Salt Lake City, UT
3.9 out of 5 based on 31 ratings.
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