By Ashley Szanter
These aren’t your typical watering holes.
Two New Ogden Foodie Bars
The Angry Goat Pub and Kitchen, along with Lighthouse Lounge, are locally known as two cool, local bars where regulars go for a post-work drink with their buds. “We’ve got a really comfortable vibe,” says Angry Goat owner Scott Schlisman.
Living up to their bar reputation, Schlisman boasts of the Goat’s massive beer selection, over 130 different brews, as well as a wide variety of scotches and whiskeys. But don’t be fooled, says Schlisman, “That’s why I wanted to call it a kitchen and pub. We’re really about the food and getting high-quality meats and veggies.” He’s absolutely walking the walk, making sure to use top grade meats from 44 Farms and Mary’s Chicken, along with some primo pork chops. Pro-Tip: If you hit them up for restaurant week, order some of their “Angry Goat Balls.” The fried risotto balls are an Angry Goat staple you won’t want to miss.
But Schlisman isn’t alone in transforming “ye olde pub” into a culinary gem. Lighthouse Lounge, located on Ogden’s Historic 25th Street, is transforming what it means to be a bar. Sydnie Furton, of Visit Ogden, says, “they are really a 21+ lounge that serves amazing cocktails and food in the company of live music.” The venue has live music booked 5 nights a week, so you’re almost always guaranteed to have dinner and a show.
“Their Executive Chef Kameron Villarruel has really brought it with the best fresh bar food in Ogden—serving daily starting at 11—they have fresh salads, sandwiches, burgers, quinoa and roasted veggies, hand-dipped onion rings, chicken strips and their famous weekly Sunday brunch with the Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar,” says Furton. Still not convinced? Their menu also features several vegetarian and vegan options.
We’d like to recommend making a whole day of it. Head north on the Front Runner, catch an Ogden Raptors baseball game or take the kids to the Treehouse museum. Go axe throwing at the wildly popular Social Axe Throwing or just browse around HeeBeeGeeBeez. But definitely make sure to save ample time for a great lunch and killer dinner.