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Marv Says: Lumpy’s Highland Drive location is not the same as it’s namesake downtown. It’s a two level bar featuring some pool tables, intimate seating, and a patio. While TV’s show sports, it’s not as overwhelming as the other location. A good place for a bite to eat and a drink to start your night.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Jessica
Marv Says: Bongo is a neighborhood hideaway that features one of the lowest cost bars in the city. For a very small amount of cash (cash only here) you can drink to your heart’s content. Tucked away on Highland Drive, it can be hard to see but is well worth your time to find. It’s a friendly atmosphere and a good barstaff. If you are in the neighborhood, it’s your new favorite hangout.
Attending: Marv, Jessica, Rawb
Marv Says: Tucked away downtown, Poplar is sort of like three bars in one. You’ve the dinner area that also features live music, the patio for those who still smoke in the world, and a couple of pool tables back with a big projector display good for watching games. It can be quite crowded at times, but I always seem to be able to get a drink with ease. The food is pretty decent too, featuring the Scotch Egg. A fun place to meet people and a fair selection behind the bar, especially of local Craft beers. I loved my Hops Rising.
Attending: Marv, Rawb, Nikol, Joe, Victor, DDD.
Marv Says: Gracie’s bills itself as a gastropub. In that vein they have a fairly impressive menu for food. Late on a weekend night, however, it’s packed with a young crowd. The bars have an impressive selection for whatever drinking you want to do. While it might be a more Jagerbomb sort of crowd, you can get some good bourbon there as well. I had one of the fruitiest Old Fashioned’s that I have ever had this night as well as a couple of tequila/redbulls. Get there early for the food, stay there late for the crowd.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Joe, Victor, DDD.
Marv Says: Lumpy’s is a downtown sports bar with more TVs than you can possibly know what to do with. Even the booths have a TV installed to watch whatever game is currently on viagra oral gel. A great place to go for sports, Lumpy’s has a well stocked bar for your drinking pleasure. The food is pretty decent too, if you want to catch a lunchtime game as well. I enjoyed a VodkaBull to start the evening.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, DDD.
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