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Squatters Pub - Airport
Taps: 7 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]
776 N Terminal Dr
Salt Lake City
phone: (801) 575-2002
Concourse C Terminal 2
(Place added by: mgdeth on 04-04-2005)
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| Reviews: 19
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
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: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
A brewpub in an airport in Utah with a nice view of the nearby mountain range? Not a bad thing in my book. In fact, Salt Lake City has the good fortune of having two brewpubs in it's airport within an eight minute walk of each other (Wasach being the other, lesser one).
Plenty of room for an airport bar. If it appears crowded, walk to the back for the connecting, backbone bar where I've usually had luck finding a seat during busy times.
They offer their standard beers on tap (I believe all 3.2%), the key here is to ask for the bottles IPA which comes in at 6% and will provide a bit more bang for the buck.
03-29-2009 00:33:21 |
More by Yetiman420
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
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: 3.5 | 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: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
For an airport place, this is great. Cask and/or nitro on tap sometimes, many of the regular beers, and pretty much the same menu food items are available (though not all of them, such as the Reuben, which I missed). For airport pricing they're very reasonable too, and makes an excellent stop before boarding your plane (or perhaps just after arriving, to get some of that watery 3.2% beer into you before heading out).
Sometimes this place can be busy and hard to get a table. Service is usually fairly prompt, and they'll ID anyone who isn't elderly it seems.
11-21-2010 04:15:02 |
More by yemenmocha
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
My last business trip of the year and I was able to visit this pub-albeit for only 20 minutes. I was not disappointed with the beer or the location.
Doesnt look like much from the outside-you could almost walk past it. However, once you enter the pub you realize how large the bar area is-and with one of the best back drops (mountains) of any pub.
They had about 10 of their house beers on tap plus an IPA in a bottle.
I tried the Polygamy Porter and the 2004 Amber-both of which were acceptable-especially given the restrictions on ABV.
I didnt have time to eat-so I cant say the food was good-but in looking at the menu the prices were moderate for an airport.
Service was very quick and efficient.
I wish I had more time to sample some more brews and the food-if I am every in SLC airport I will make this a stop.
11-18-2005 19:04:15 |
More by bradybeer
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$$
This is a fair sized place for an airport brewpub and it has a decent atmosphere and a fair bar seating arrangement. There were eight of their brews on tap including one nitro (Cheshire Cream Ale today) and one Wasatch brew (their coop partner brewer, Ploygamy Porter), and one Coors Light flowing along with a few bottled goodies including the popular Squatter's IPA at 6.0 ABV. Service was very quick and friendly. The food was fine, pub grub. Airport prices but great to see such a beer friendly place at an airport. Thank you beer gods! As airport pubs go, this should rate higher than what I've given it. It's the best I've come across for sure, but compared to all kinds of beer joints, it's just a solid choice. Either way, stop by when you can!
08-04-2008 05:00:23 |
More by Durge
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
When one thinks of airport bars, one naturally imagines a prefab place with too much lighting, lots of Bud on tap, and chromosomally challenged personnel manning the taps. Yes, there are exceptions to the rule. Ive had fine beer served just right in Bangkok, Edinburgh, and now SLC. I came 2 ½ hours early for my flight so that I could swing by and check it out. Plus, I could beat the afternoon rush.
Located in Terminal one, halfway through gate C, you finally find a real, well-stocked brew pub in an airport (take that, fake BWI Fells Point Brew Pub). It doesnt have the exposed wood, the brewing tanks, and the big building that the Squatters location downtown has. However, they were playing rock (Radiohead and Velvet Underground) instead of the dance crap jamming at the other location. Where the other location had a glorious view of PF Changs, you get a kick ass view of the mountain range from your window seat here. Plus, everything else was just better. The rest of the interior had a modern industrial feel, with everything painted pretty dark with some metal highlights. The one wall had large pictures of the beer labels with short descriptions of the regular brews.
They had nine taps, with lagers, ales, porter, and stout on tap. They had the Polygamy porter on nitro. Also on tap was Coors, and I think there were a few limited options in bottle form. I don't think they let you take sixers of the IPA from this location.
Service was friendly, fast, and spot on. They constantly roamed around, knew the beer, and kept things moving. If only the other location had these folks...
Had some of the better airport food that Ive had in a loooong time. The kitchen could be seen through a small window. Food appeared to be freshly made (according to their literature, the food is organic and uses local vendors, too). They had breakfast options available all day, along with sandwiches, pizzas, salads and wraps. We paired the weak wheat with a buffalo mozz sandwich and the porter with a hefty wrap. Darn tasty. A welcome meal before my 4 hour flight stocked only with SW nuts and cookies.
Go early, beat the crowds through security, and enjoy some tasty food and beer before your plane leaves Salt Lake City.
04-29-2005 15:18:23 |
More by Dithyramb
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 |
More by LittleDon
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
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