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Local Brewery Boldly Opens During COVID-19

Grid City Beer Works is Salt Lake’s newest addition to our (seemingly never ending) stream of beloved local breweries, and Salt Lake couldn't have been more excited to welcome them to the...

Cinco de Mayo por uno

Usually Cinco de Mayo is a holiday of raucous and meaningless-to-most celebration, fuelled by unnaturally green margaritas strengthened with Everclear and tostados dyed the color of the Mexican flag. We have a perfectly...

Virtual Interview: Sugar House Distillery is Giving Back.

To deter the spread of the COVID-19, the high demand for virus preventative items like hand sanitizer soon resulted in a shortage. And for those who have been in real need of...

Keep your distance, but stick together: The virtual pub

Isolation is not the natural human condition. That's why stories of people like Birdman of Alcatraz and Maxime Qavtaradze, a 63-year-old Georgian monk currently living at the top of the Kataskhi Pillar,...

SLC Singles Bar Crawl at the Gateway

The Saturday after Valentine's, a "Singles Appreciation Day" (S.A.D) bar crawl was organized by the popular dating app Bumble and was held at the Gateway in downtown SLC. Starting at HallPass, we...

2019 Local Boozy Gift Guide

The holidays are for eating, drinking and being merry- but mostly for drinking (have to deal with Uncle Paul somehow). So we picked our top five spots to get local spirits/accessories and...

Salt Lake’s Bartender

If you ask Tony Marino to list all of the Salt Lake City bars where he’s worked—well,  it’s probably easier to just have him tell you the bars where he hasn’t worked....

Darts Are Flying in SLC

The line on the floor says, “The Bull starts here.” “That’s where you put your foot,” Devin Callaway tells me. “No, not your toe. Line up your right foot parallel to the line.”...

How to ‘Fat-wash’ Your Cocktails. And Why.

It was a new term to me: Fat-washing. What? Water Witch’s Scott Gardner was making a cocktail to show off American bartending to a group of New Yorkers and he demonstrated fat-washing...

Bartending Tips from Park City’s Top Mixologist

You needn’t be an award-winning resort-town mixologist like Tupelo’s Trevor Brown to mix a decent drink. The back-to-back PCARA Cocktail Contest winner took a moment to share a few tips on crafting...

First Look: Punch Bowl Social SLC

Fun. The quest for what to do during your leisure time and entertainment choices just got one bigger in SLC. West of downtown SLC at The Gateway is the new home of...

It’s On! Salt Lake magazine’s Farm to Glass Cocktail Contest

Five years ago, Salt Lake magazine held its first Farm to Glass Cocktail Contest. It featured five bartenders—then called mixologists. Since then, the contest has become a fixture of the city’s dining...

2019 Farm-to-Glass Cocktail Contest – Last Call!

Cocktail contest! Yes, it's time for Salt Lake magazine's annual Farm-to-Glass Cocktail Contest. Here's how it works: Each participating bricks-and-mortar bar will invent a cocktail including at least two seasonal ingredients. (Beets! Berries! Peppers!...

Single Malt Whiskey Doesn’t Just Mean Scotch

For years, drinkers heard the words “single malt” with a Scottish burr—the term has been associated with a type of Scotch made at a single distillery. But American single malt has come...

Shaking it up at the Grand’s Hotel Bars

Shaken or Stirred? Have it your way. There are two ways to drink at Grand America. One is the classic hotel bar way—the Gibson Lounge has some of the glamorous décor implied by...

Trolley Wing Company Shall Return

Back where it belongs, in its trolley car at Trolley Square, the Trolley Wing Company has returned. Bar owner Jess Wilkerson, was evicted in 2010 when the 100-plus year-old trolley car was...
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