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Best of the Beehive Winners – Ogden

Each year, the editors and writers at Salt Lake magazine scour the state for the best of, well, everything. We eat the food, shop at the shops, drink the beer, go to the shows to guide you to the Best of the Beehive. It’s hard work, we know. You’re welcome. Here are our completely random and amazing selection from Ogden. Check back each week for another dose of the Best of the Beehive. Or just buy the magazine already to get it over with.—Eds.

Best Stress Relief: Social Axe Throwing

Why spend time venting frustrations to your friends when you could be hurling axes at a large wooden target? For the best stress relief $15 can buy, visit Social Axe Throwing and get back at everyone who’s ever told you not to throw sharp objects. For the full experience, visit their Ogden and SLC locations. Flannel not required, but always encouraged. 2236 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-395-2937, socialaxethrowing.com

Best Literary Swag: Booked on 25th  

Do you really need a reason to visit a cool local bookstore? We think not. While you’re perusing shelves for that perfect tome, make sure to check out Booked’s collection of literary-themed gifts for the bookworm in your life. Or, you know, for yourself. 147 Historic 25th St., Ogden, 801-394-4891, bookedon25th.com

Best High-End Cabin Experience: The Alaskan Inn

You don’t have to drive way out into the wilderness to get a quality cabin experience. The Alaskan Inn right up Ogden Canyon offers you a wilderness vibe without wilderness perils and the cozy cabin feeling with all the trimmings. Leave the kiddos at home though—this is an adults-only accommodation. 435 Ogden Canyon, Ogden, 801-621-8600, alaskaninn.com

Best Reason to Eat Carbs: Honey Toast at Ramen Haus  

Bread has always had a role in the most delicious desserts, but Ramen Haus is stomping all over the competition with their signature Honey Toast. Scoops of vanilla ice cream are piled in a hollowed out loaf of imported Japanese brioche and drizzled with honey. We know—we’re on our way, too. 2550 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-768-2009, ramenhaus.business.site

Best Place to Align Your Chakra: Lotus Yoga and Dance Studio

Embrace every bit of new-age mysticism you can when you visit Lotus Yoga and Dance Studio. For the aspirational yogi, there are several commitment levels from punch cards to memberships, so you can find the perfect balance of mindfulness and relaxation for your schedule. Lotus also offers massages, reiki, dance and a shop full of natural foods and earthy gifts. Namaste. 107 Historic 25th St., Ogden, 801-392-2282, thelotuswellnessspot.com

Best Local Beer with Live Music: Slackwater

Pizza and beer is an ordinary combination, but it’s extraordinary at Slackwater. The riverside joint has a whole book of local and craft brews at your disposal; There is no shortage of libations to wet your whistle. Add in some local music and you’ve got yourself a cozy, delicious night out. Check their website for a list of performances. 1895 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-399-0637, slackwaterpizzeria.com

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