Archive for June, 2010
Marv Says: Located in Trolley Square, Desert Edge is one of the older microbreweries in Salt Lake. It’s been a mainstay in Salt Lake for over thirty years. All of it’s beers are crafted in house with a static lineup all year long and some seasonal brews available for a few months a year. They feature some cask-conditioned beers as well which are always worth a try. Feeling more like a restaurant than pub, the food is often the focus. But don’t forget their very well crafted beers. My recommendation when it’s available is the Kolsch. Go there for dinner, but stick around for the good service and the beer.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Nikol, Jessica
I went and got ill. That’s why we are missing a couple of weeks here. Rest assured we will be back at it again. In the mean time, what are some ideas for a group of places to go? Take a look at the map, see the places we hace yet to visit, and tell us why we should go to specific ones. Come up with a theme, or whatever else sparks your fancy and help us find where to go next.
Marv Says: The Republican is a narrow Irish bar just a few blocks from Piper Down. It’s a more working man’s bar than the trendy pub of Piper though. Well appointed in the appropriate Hibernian decor, you really feel like there might be a Sinn Fein meeting in a back room where guns for the IRA are being negotiated for. It’s rather a good atmosphere regardless. The bar also featured a 1950 Rawb picture up on the wall. It was creepy. Enjoy a Guiness there, I certainly did.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Nikol, Laura, TDV, Dianne
Marv Says: I had heard rumors that some of the bar staff from X Wive’s place had landed at The Woodshed. On entry I was astounded to see not one, but three of my old friends working there. Ryan, Laura and her husband Matt were all in attendance. It’s always the people that make a bar special. This case is no different. The bar is a fairly typical live music venue with a stage up front, lots of basic bar choices behind the bar. It also has a patio that I can only call Epic. The Patio is HUGE, with lots of places to sit away from the hit or miss music that might be on stage. But we need to go back to the staff. I frequented X Wive’s for over a decade large in part to these friends and more. They are what made that dive a great place. I’ll be going back more often now that I have found my friends. It’s just too much of a pull for me. They will get to know you and treat you right as they pour you a drink or two. It’s well worth the trip Down Town to meet these folks. You will never regret it.
Attending: Marv, Rawb, TDV, Laura, Dianne, Nikol
Marv Says: Uncle Bart’s had a band duo playing as we entered. Unfortunately we thought it was karaoke. We arrived right as they finished their set. The bar is small, and very dive. It’s a long time mainstay of the “Just South of Down Town” neighborhood, but one you may never notice without looking for it. The bartender offered some concoction that I wisely avoided. I went with a Beam and Redbull to pep up a bit. Uncle Bart’s might surprise you. Check it out some time when you are in the mood for dive.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Laura, Dianne, Nikol, The Designated Viking
Marv Says: The Spot is in a funky building on 9th and Main. It’s exterior belies a very friendly, somewhat eclectic interior. A Fooseball table is present for those wanting to engage in a little faux soccer, as well as a couple of pool tables. A friendly bar staff is quick to offer some suggestions for your drinking pleasure. I enjoyed my Hazed and Infused beer.
Attending: Marv, Rawb, Laura, The Designated Viking, Dianne, Walter, Nikol