Goal setting is the best way to accomplish things.  In 1942 a group of determined scientists and engineers began working on the Manhattan Project.  In 1961 Kennedy addressed Congress and encouraged them to make sure we reached the Moon.  Late in 2009 two guys decided it’d be nice to say to anyone asking about a particular bar “Yeah, I’ve been there!”.

The Goal, for Rawb and Marv to have a drink at every bar in Salt Lake.  Stealing a page from http://everybarinsanfrancisco.wordpress.com/ we began to look at how difficult it would be to visit every bar in Salt Lake in a year.  The first task was to determine the scope of our project.  Originally we thought we would shoot for every bar in Salt Lake County.  That list we felt unmanageable, so we then decided to visit every bar in Salt Lake City, instead.  A visit to the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control website yielded a list of every bar with a Salt Lake City address.  This pruned the list to 118 establishments.  While not every bar is actually within Salt Lake City proper, we decided to go with it.

The Rules:
We have to both be at the bar at the same time.
At least one of us has to order, purchase and finish a drink.  If we don’t have someone to drive us, we will alternate drinking.

The Score:
25 Visited
93 Unvisited

Be sure to red the entries below to see what our thoughts of the various establishments are, and comment.  If you disagree with us, let us know.  If you want to join us, feel free.

The Goal: To be able to say “I’ve been there” to any query about a bar in the city.

Dramatis personæ:

Rawb.  Programmer by day, Scotch drinker by night.  Favourite Drink: Aberlour Single Malt.

Marv.  Network Engineer by day, Beer and Whisky man by night.  Favourite Drink(s):  Beer, Pislner Urquel.  Whisky, Blanton’s Bourbon.

Cast of thousands:
JL The Designated Viking
George Definitely Designated Driver

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