Salt Lake City is one of the most underrated cities in the United States. It might not be located on the coast but it has everything a bigger coastal city has to offer, plus stunning views of the Rocky Mountains on all sides.
Whether you are a local looking to find your new regular spot or a tourist looking for a place to go after a day of exploring, this list of the best bars in Salt Lake City will give you some gems to check out.
31 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
The Green Pig Pub is an eco-friendly sports bar and meeting place in Central City. It’s located near all the main Salt Lake City attractions so it’s a perfect last stop for tourists and locals alike.
The space consists of the Pig Pub downstairs and the Pig Patio on the roof. The owners opened the pub to be eco-friendly and create a sustainable place for people to enjoy their nights.
The patio was voted Best Patio by City Weekly for its amazing views of both Salt Lake City’s architecture and the stunning Rocky Mountains.
1492 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
The Piper Down Pub is an authentic Irish pub in the trendy and quirky People’s Freeway area of southern Salt Lake City.
The pub prides itself on being a true “Olde World Pub” experience. They have plenty of imported beers on tap and serve classic Irish pub food like shepherd’s pie and Irish stew.
Their rooftop is the perfect place to spend a warm night sipping a cold beer with friends. The atmosphere is laid-back, and you’ll probably make some new friends up on the roof. If you want the most authentic experience, try to get in on Saint Patrick’s Day, they go all out!
62 E 700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Purgatory Bar is a trendy, Brooklyn-style bar located just south of Central City. It’s still near all the popular attractions but far enough that it attracts many locals.
Both the indoor and outdoor spaces are decorated in the industrial style, and the space feels airy and cool.
The bar features the usual beers, wines, liquors, and unique craft cocktails. The cocktails are designed in partnership with local business owners to showcase Salt Lake City distilleries.
They have an extremely popular weekend brunch on the roof where you can enjoy delicious food with an unbeatable view of the Rocky Mountains.
326 SW Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Gracie’s is a classy gastropub smack dab in the heart of Downtown Salt Lake City. This is the perfect spot for dinner and a drink after a day of exploring.
The bar has thoughtful interiors and tons of outside space including a deck, patio, and two rooftop areas. The space has something for everyone.
There are plenty of TVs for sports fans and live music multiple nights a week. The rooftops are perfect for larger groups who want a space to talk and enjoy the views.
The food is some of the best in the city center, featuring all your bar classics as well as tacos and fine-dining entrees.