5 Best Bars in Northern Utah, Utah

UTOG Brewing Company

Fodor's choice

With an industrial-chic vibe, retractable garage-door-style windows, and an impressively extensive selection of house brews, UTOG gives Salt Lake City's many acclaimed breweries a run for their money. The Mandarina Kolsch is a refreshing choice on a warm night, while the heady Red Eye Imperial Red Ale will warm your soul on a winter night. Brats, cheesesteaks, and other pub fare is served, too.

Lighthouse Lounge

A longtime favorite for drinks and live music (sometimes without a cover) amid the bustle of Historic 25th Street, the Lighthouse has comfy seating as well as a long old-fashioned bar and local art on the walls.

Roosters Brewing

On Historic 25th Street, this long-time favorite brewpub (housed in a building from 1892) serves up an eclectic roster of house brews, including the popular O-Town Nut Brown ale, plus steak, sandwiches, and pizzas with locally made cheeses. Hang on the patio on warm days or watch the weather from the glass-enclosed sunroom year-round.

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The Angry Goat

With one of the best craft beer lists in Utah and a terrific selection of artisan spirts, this inviting gastropub with exposed-brick walls and a handful of sidewalk tables also turns out delicious comfort food, from lamb burgers to steamed mussels. It opens early on weekends for a very popular and boozy brunch.

The Yes Hell

A dimly lit tavern and live-music lounge with an irreverent spirit—from its name to the beer taps with creepy doll heads—the Yes Hell brings in some great rock, blues, and soul performers. Order a few street food–style tacos (smoked carnitas and vegan soy chorizo) to go with your local IPA or craft cocktail.