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Squatters Pub - Airport
Taps: 7 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
776 N Terminal Dr
Salt Lake City
phone: (801) 575-2002
Concourse C Terminal 2
(Place added by: mgdeth on 04-04-2005)
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| Reviews: 19
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 1.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
OK, first off, the important thing to remember about Utah is that BY LAW bars and restaurants can't serve a draft beer that is more than 4% ABV. So anything you get on tap at Squatter's is going to be 4% or lower. But they have several bottle options, reasonably priced (for an airport), that are higher ABV.
I stopped here during a long layover in Salt Lake and wasn't that impressed, but part of the reason was because our server was really bad. The menu says "ask about our seasonals and special offerings" and the server couldn't remember them. There are exactly TWO special/seasonal beers not listed on the menu. TWO. When pressed, she could only remember that Polygamy Porter was on Nitro. Off to a bad start. After we got our beers, she checked in every time she passed by, which meant she was asking how our beers were about once every three sips. Constantly. Annoying.
Food wasn't bad for an airport. The beer was just OK. The pale ale was a bit bland and the Double IPA tasted very boozy -- almost like a barleywine -- without the hoppiness I'd expect from a double IPA. Not terrible, just not very memorable.
We left Squatter's after one beer and found Vino Volo Ale House, which is a MUCH better option, located between Concourses D and E. They offer a wider range of beers, including drafts and bottles from Uinta, Red Rock Brewing (recommended!), and even Squatters. Service was light years better and the food looked very good.
07-30-2013 14:33:45 |
More by huuvola
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
Stopped here during a layover (Delta/Northwest). It's a small place with some tables and a cornered bar. The place was 3/4 full and filled up more while i was there so maybe its not a surprise that it took a while to get anyone to notice me. When i did, i ordered the IPA in a bottle, which is the only way you can get anything with any noticeable alcohol in it. Waiter brought me a bottle and opened it for me but then i had to ask for a glass, which i thought was odd. The beer was good, and i had a second. Had to catch the guy between tables to get the check and was accosted by some barflys (and barfly-ettes) in the meantime. Nice to find a brewpub in the airport (in Utah, no less), but this wasn't anything special.
06-13-2009 02:46:13 |
More by aforbes10
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$$
Visited 5 September, 2008.
On the occasional layover in SLC, I've wandered past the place more than once, lamenting not having enough time for a visit. This time we had 2.5 hours to kill on our trip back from Chicago so, despite an arrival/departure from adjacent Concourse D, I coerced my wife into one final beer stop before the trip ended.
The atmosphere is good for an airport bar: decent lighting, sound at a lively yet tolerable level, a few TVs. Oversized versions of many Squatters labels adorn some walls; an impressive display of awards, including quite a few GABF medals, cover others. The time was a little after 6pm and the place was pretty well packed with like-minded, dinner-seeking travelers. We couldn't find an empty table (would have loved one with a view of the mountains beyond the jetway); we instead grabbed a couple stools at the bar.
I noted 10 taps of Squatters/Wasatch beers, all their 4% ABV regulars; that includes the Cream Ale which was offered on nitro. The small spiral-bound menu offered a couple additional bottles, the 6% IPA and 8% Devastator Doppelbock (both victims of Utah's curious laws regarding ABV caps for draught vs. bottled beer). I saw a Coors Light tap and noted it was used more frequently than the other craft brews. I opted for a Capt. Bastard's Oatmeal Stout and my wife picked the Polygamy Porter. Both were good in taste, but seemed to suffer from a brusque over-carbonation. Nice .5L-sized 'pints', which were around $5, I believe.
Food was a quickly served but mediocre burger and a mostly-rye 'Reuben' sandwich with a weirdly coleslaw-like 'sauerkraut'. Nothing special and both priced around $10.
Biggest drawback: I'm used to getting better, more attentive service at the bar but that was not the case here. Sure they were pretty busy, but we were both ignored and treated sort of as nuisances at times. The bartender offered no help with the beers, nor did he seem particularly interested in serving anyone but the d-bag businessmen at the end of the bar or the gold-digging hottie hitting on the middle-aged lonely guy next to us. Entertaining - somewhat; conducive to a Round 2 for us - no way.
The beer wasn't bad and it's certainly the best selection you'll find at SLC airport. I'd give this place another chance when passing through, but would definitely find a better seat.
09-07-2008 02:17:13 |
More by msubulldog25
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
A very conveniently-placed pub for lay-overs. I was joyed to see this right as I got off the runway in Salt Lake City, so I stopped in for a drink and a bite. Average atmosphere...nothing really mentionable. It was just a typical airport bar/restaurant setting. Service was friendly and prompt. They had a good selection of microbrews to choose from, and what I had was not bad. The food was just typical bar fare and comfort food, but a good snack in between flights. More cities should display their local brews in this way.
05-08-2011 21:52:43 |
More by Rifugium
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $
Flying a good deal for work generally leaves one to with time to kill at various airports. As a Delta frequent flyer, I manage to end up at the Salt Lake City airport as it is one of their hubs. The airport itself is not sprawling so you can easily reach here from most gates. The bar itself is fairly typical of the chain restaurant feel you get at airports or malls.
Squatters is a Utah brewpub, so their tapped offerings are capped at 4%. I enjoy session ales so this fact is not a problem. On the last visit, they had 8 of their offerings on tap, a hefe, a pale ale, an organic pale ale, an oatmeal stout, a pilsener, a porter(named Polygamy Porter) and a blonde ale. I think the stout was repeated on nitro. They offer a sampler of all of these for $5 which is a bargain. None of the beers were really interesting however and some were rather poor. The oatmeal stout had none of the silkiness associated with the style. I think the pale ale was the best of the lot.
There are also two bottled selections, an IPA and a Dopplebock. Due to whatever odd Utah laws exist these can be stronger than 4%. The IPA ended up being the best of their offerings.
The bartender was friendly and helpful. He did warn me that the sampler had some hoppy beers which I suppose does surprise some folks.
The food however was truly bad. I ordered the wings which came out soggy, overcooked and not really spicy. I didnt even finish them. The rest of the food comoing out of the kitchen looking subpar as well.
All in all a decent place to grab a beer while waiting for your flight.
11-16-2008 19:24:40 |
More by sleazo
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $
The little sister located at the airport is a nice bar & eatery for an airport offering. Most of the beers offer at the mothership are offered here. The service was fine nothing to complain about. Bartender receommend the orgainic amber which was very good. The food was typical airport food quality....so edible only cuz its available. Also cuz its the airport the selection for food was limited. There is no question that if you are on a layover or delayed....a couple of brews from here will help.
07-15-2011 00:03:37 |
More by WoodBrew
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 1.5 | $$$
A bit pricey, but it's an airport, what do you expect? Atmosphere isn't great, but again, it's an airport so decent for what it has to work with. We got the sampler and then I ordered an IPA on top. Thankfully there's no stupid 6% rule at their airport location. Food was very disappointing. I got some club sandwich that was very uninspiring. My friend got a salad that looked really weak too. Service was good, especially given how crowded it was there. Best place to drink in SLC airport. Avoid the food though unless you're starving and have to eat in the airport.
06-18-2007 05:17:24 |
More by LPorter33
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
This looks like your typical fast food airport dining area, except that it's configured as a pub annex for Squatters. There is the usual crowded mismash of tables and chairs, along with a moderate size bar area. There are some squatter beer label decorations on the wall, and that pretty much completes the pub vibe. The beers are the usual fair to mediocre stuff made by squatters, with some 10 or so selections to choose from (including a Belgian wit and vanilla porter on nitro this day). As for service, it was quick and friendly; about all you can hope for in an airport. Prices, naturally, are the usual overpriced airport rates.
While nothing extraordinairy, this is an OK place to hang out and enjoy a beer.
06-01-2009 22:17:44 |
More by johnmichaelsen
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I had a stopover in Salt Lake City on my way to Seattle and was happy to find this place in the airport.
The chef is a member of the slow food board so the food was quite impressive for an airport bar. I just had a snack of Spinach and Artichoke dip with ciabatta bread but it was excellent.
The beers were decent as well.
Their Full Suspension Pale ale has won two GABF gold medals in the bitter category. The Hefe is brewed with German Alt-beer yeast and has a subtle citrusy taste. The Provo Girl Pilsner had a large amount of magnum hops and has also taken GABF gold. The chasing tail was a refreshing summer ale. They have 2 beers contract brewed by Wassatch Brewery which were The Polygamy Porter and the Cheshire Cream Ale. These two were the least impressive. The porter was kind of bitter and didn't have much aroma. The Cream ale was just kind of bland. The Evolution Amber was a nice smooth beer and the Captain Bastard Oatmeal Stout had a nice roasty aroma and flavor.
The Squatters IPA came only in a bottle and was decent but my favorite here was the Full Suspension Pale Ale.
This was one of the best airport bars I've ever been to.
09-02-2006 19:27:12 |
More by BillyB
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
First time visit to the Lounge, since I fly American (terminal A) or Southwest (Terminal B). It is located in Terminal C. Similar with many other airport brewpubs/beer bars (e.g., Boulder Beer in DIA). I'd give it an above average vibe for airport establishments, but average for similar establishments in general. Good selection of Squatter's Beers including a nitro tap. This is true of draft and bottles. Beer was fresh. Sat at the bar and go reasonably good service. My glass was not allowed to go empty, although I was left slightly unsure of the bartenders knowledge of the beers they carried. Don't look for anything besides Squatter's brews unless you're really hankering for a Coors. Did not try the food.
06-25-2010 19:44:13 |
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