Another red-tape ridiculousness instigated the move of BTG and Caffé Molise to the beautiful Eagle Building. Supposedly, the old location was due to be demolished for (yes, yet another) downtown hotel to serve Salt Lake’s booming convention business. With the departure of Outdoor Retailers from the Salt Palace schedule, the need for more rooms is less urgent; nevertheless the block is (or is not) slated to be razed and BTG and Caffé Molise were on the move—to bigger, airier, cooler spaces.
The change in BTG’s location is particularly good—the former space was dark and deep; the new bar, downstairs from Caffé Molise, is broken up into more intimate spaces. Settle into a banquette and test your tastebuds with flights of wines. BTG offers over 75 different wines by the glass in every category you can imagine—17 year-old port, botrytis viognier, madeira are just a few examples from the often-overlooked dessert wine list. Order a two-ounce pour for tasting, a full five-ounce glass or, if you know you love it, buy the bottle. And if you’re hungry, you can order food from Caffé Molise upstairs. The flexible space means you can bring a crowd or sip solo at the bar. This is the real deal.
404 S. West Temple, SLC, 801-359-2814, caffemolise.com
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