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Guides » Coldest Beer Issue

Sports Bars

Utah's Coldest Beer 2011


Lumpy's Downtown - ERIK DAENITZ

Sports Bars
Utah might have more non-imbibing sports fans than many states, but there certainly seems to be plenty of sports bars to cater to jocks and their supporters of all stripes.

32.5 ’Bout Time Pub & Grub (Holladay)
The corporate feel of Old Mill Village shopping center at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon conceals ‘Bout Time, a homey little sports bar for neighbors and fans. With a dozen flat-screen TVs, countless items of sports regalia and a solid menu of sports-grill classics, including a kids’ menu, you can bring the whole family to cheer on the Jazz, Bees or Real. 6522 S. 3000 East, Holladay, 801-733-0228,

34.1 Legends Pub & Grill
Conveniently located next to Brewvies and near Doctor John’s erotic shop, you can base your whole day around a trip to Legends and its neighbors. Tons of TVs dot the place, and the food is above-average for a sports bar; delve into some poutine—fries topped with gravy and cheese—the next time you stop by—you’ll thank us later. 677 S. 200 West, Salt Lake City, 801-355-3598,

34.7 ’Bout Time Pub & Grub (West Jordan)
Centrally located in Jordan Landing, ‘Bout Time seems the ideal place to stop for a brew before catching a movie or doing some shopping. The bartenders are extremely relatable (Real Salt Lake fans), and the indie-rock’s volume allows for interesting conversation. Whether you’re looking to bring the kids in for some good grub or watch a game, ‘Bout Time should be a sure contender. 3778 W. Center View Way, West Jordan, Suite 150, 801-280-1000,

34.9 The Puck
The Puck offers people going to the Maverik Center an excellent pre-show or pre-game stop to get the party started, but it’s a fine destination in its own right, too. It’s large and has plenty of TV screens, and you can bide your time between games of shooting pool or playing darts and video games. The menu includes everything you’d expect from a sports bar: steaks, Philly cheesesteaks and “extreme nachos.” 3396 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, 801-975-7825,

35.1 Batters Up
This joint on the corner of 17th and Main just added a fat new patio and smoker’s lounge outside its barracks-like main building. Step inside the cement rectangle, though, and you’ll find a surprisingly bright and airy spot with plenty of TVs, pool tables, darts, decent bar food by night and dirt-cheap, diner-style breakfast on weekend mornings. And some nights, they push the sports aside in favor of live music and karaoke. 1717 S. Main, Salt Lake City, 801-463-4996

35.1 ’Bout Time Pub & Grub (West Valley City)
Brand-spankin’ new and already with a regular clientele, ‘Bout Time is destined for West Valley City greatness. The jukebox alternates from Garth Brooks to Guns N’ Roses, and there’s no mistake that this is a sports bar that surrounds you with televisions and good food. The interior is clean and the staff is vibrant, and this bar—the fourth location for the chain that will soon be six—is pleasing its West Valley patrons. 3318 S. Decker Lake Drive, West Valley City, 801-975-0528,

35.2 Lumpy’s Downtown
There are a lot of things to like about Lumpy’s Downtown. The individual hi-def TV screens in the booths are pretty sweet. The above-average sports-bar food is consistently good. And if you work downtown, you have a quick getaway for a lunch-break ball game or soccer match. The friendly service helps, too. 145 Pierpont Ave., Salt Lake City, 801-883-8714,

35.3 The Point After
The Point After is one of the more oddly situated sports bars in town, housed within the Murray Sports Mall. Fortunately, the place isn’t reserved just for the folks working out nearby—the newly expanded patio is inviting for people of all shapes and sizes. The spacious interior has TVs for the game-hungry, along with live music, karaoke and dancing on weekends. 5445 S. 900 East, Murray, 801-266-9552

35.4 Lumpy’s on Highland
The original Lumpy’s is pretty much the first neighborhood sports bar Salt Lake City ever saw, and it’s still going strong. For University of Utah sports fans, it’s a must-stop to check out the memorabilia covering the walls. Regular buses to U games keep fans coming back, and the hearty breakfasts on weekends, including the Chicken-Fried Burrito and the Hangover Cure, make sure you’re ready for another beer once the afternoon games start. 3000 Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, 801-484-5597,

35.7 The Huddle
It’s not necessarily easy to find this place, nestled in a long strip mall, but it’s worth the effort. It’s surprisingly spacious inside, with a pretty sweet patio space outside. At The Huddle, the games aren’t just on the TV screens; the bar hosts poker nights to go along with its pool tables, darts and video games. And there’s a full menu to sate the hungry sports fan. 2400 Fort Union Blvd., Cottonwood Heights, 801-438-8300,

45.5 Iggy’s Downtown
There are nine Iggy’s Sports Grills, stretching from Ogden to St. George, so the jock junkies can always find a place to settle in for a brew, pub grub and a game, even in locales like Orem or Jordan Landing. The Iggy’s in downtown Salt Lake City is nestled next to Pioneer Park and caters to nearby hotel residents with an expansive menu and plenty of beers on tap. 423 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-532-9999,

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