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Desert Edge Brewery
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 100
Beer Avg: 3.42
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Homebrew Store ]
273 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City
phone: (801) 521-8917
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 20
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $
Been here numerous times and I've tried a few beers. I enjoyed the Utah Pale Ale and Latter-Day Stout. I am not too fond of their food, but the one thing that is worth eating is the black bean quesadilla. It tastes good with the pale ale. I went there a lot with groups of friends when I was studying my undergrad studies at the University of Utah. It is inexpensive. Pitchers are the best value. I haven't been there for a little while, but when I return to SLC again in a few months I will give it a try again. The beer is quite watery, but that is because of the 4% beer laws.
Atmosphere is quite tight due to the lack of space. This is especially true on a weekend night. It attracts groups of college friends.
Give it shot if you're visiting Utah.
11-17-2013 11:44:54 |
More by Jsteez
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Walking I'm, it seemed like it had promise. After sitting for a while though, the wife put it best by saying "It feels like a mall cafeteria with beer and shots." The beer was alright, got the Latter Day Stout. The food was alright too. Got enchiladas, turkey sandwich and a grilled chicken salad. The bar itself was great, but the way felt in there was cafeteria-y. Shots were a bit expensive and the food was too. I may come back to try the other beers they have, but that would be it.
10-10-2012 15:54:31 |
More by bluebeer317
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
A very spacious brewpub with a nice layout and design. There seem to be a lot of seats here, but it's kind of a hodgepodge of an area in that it isn't one vast open space. Clean decor overall. Selection of beer was good with about 9 or 10 beers available, if I recall right. Quality was okay, of the few I had. I wasn't blown away by anything I had, but it was passable. Food was mediocre, based on what I had. And I've never seen a place with a ceasar salad with such odd ingredients. I think there was broccoli in it? Bottom line is it's a nice enough place. I feel like they are going for volume sales above all else. Service was good enough.
09-09-2012 05:08:07 |
More by RblWthACoz
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
this place was a bit hard to find all tucked back there in trolley square, but im glad we finally sussed it out. big open feel bar and eatery upstairs with a wrap around bar in the middle. awesome bartender named steve took great care of us, lots of free tasters and good information. we shared the brushetta appetized which had fresh warm mozzarella and some chili heat on it, really yummy. beers were good, with a few nitro selections. the rye was my favorite while my girlfriend enjoyed the stout the best. maybe 8 or 9 beers on tap, no bottle selections to speak of. overall a cool place gastro-pub style doing some neat beers and menu selections. i would recommend this place to anyone.
04-19-2012 18:03:18 |
More by StonedTrippin
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
Desert Edge is located in Trolley Square Mall in downtown Salt Lake City....dont try to use your GPS to get here....enter 600S and 700E and you will at least get to the mall and find free parking....then look at a mall map and your on your way. The place is quite sizable and was very busy during the lunch hour. Plently of tables and bar seat which allows one to seat themselves. The service was fine nothing to complain about. The food was quite good, had a sanwhich that can with chips and pasta salad. There was 8 "home brews" on tap to choose from. It is unfortunate that the laws of Utah limit their brewers to 4% ABV...this killed their Shot In The Dark Stout. The Utah Pale Ale is better than what is rated on Beer Advocate and the Augustus Amber was good too. For under $20 bucks I got a sandwich and a sample tray of all their beers...I thought was inexpensive. Certainly worth a visit if in Salt Lake.
07-13-2011 20:41:26 |
More by WoodBrew
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
I stop by here once in a while, and I am always pleased. The food and the service is always great. I typically sit at the bar and the very helpful and friendly bartenders are great. If you want a good description of what is on tap or if you just want to have a drink and be left to yourself they understand.
As for the beer, since it is all lower ABV they have some limitations. With that being said, they really pack in some great flavor into these beers. The Cream Ale is smooth and mild, the Pale Ale is actually really hoppy and aggressive and the stout makes me think I am drinking at the Star in London again.
Overall, I think this place gets overlooked too often. They have some of the best draft in town and the food and beer is always a good value. This isn't the place to take an out of state friend to show them how extreme utah beer can be, but it is a great place to sit with a couple friends and enjoy your afternoon.
05-11-2011 14:58:01 |
More by rickyhansing
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$
I flew into town late and made a B-line to Desert Edge, since I knew it would probably be my only chance to check it out during this trip. I arrived at 10:15 and was able to park in the middle of the 'mall'.
Up the steps and there were only about 5 people there. It was about 12 degrees outside and there is a bit of a walk since it is an outdoor area. I sat at the bar and ordered up a black sky porter. It was good enough to have another, then I was off.
I was impressed by the space and would like to return when the weather is warmer and the deck area is open. Seems like a cool place to hang out and have a few outdoors with friends.
02-09-2011 21:59:53 |
More by gixxerman
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | $$
I liked this place. Other that it's in an outdoor mall area it had a great atmosphere. The bar service was freindly and helpful. They did'nt make anything other than draft beer and with the ABV laws it hurt the selection. Nothing extreme in bottles like some of the other brewpubs decided to do. I did not eat here just stopped by for a beer. I had the Utah Pale Ale and it was actually very hoppy and close to an IPA.; Very solid given then weakness in ABV. I was surprised. My other freinds seemed to enjoy their beer too. Didn't try the food but the menu looked liek a comptempary mix of pubfare. Looked pretty good.
11-16-2009 16:51:56 |
More by CampusCrew
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $
This is one of my many watering holes in the Salt Lake City area. I at least go to Desert Edge Brewery once a week, more in the summer time. It's a great atmosphere, i really like the music they play in the pub. It can range from Johnny Cash,Devo, to Radiohead. The service is not the best in the state, because I don't think they really give the waiters a specific area to cover. Many times I've had two to three different servers. Not that this is a problem, but I would order a beer and the next server wouldn't bring it because I told the previous server about the beer. Other than that the servers are always upbeat and very helpful.
The food is amazing. They cater to all types of eaters. I love the Black Bean Burger, and the house pasta (though they change it too much).
The Beer is very good. My favorite is the U.P.A. (Utah Pale Ale) It is an a very well rounded brew, with a lot of taste and goes well with the food choices. The Porter is an okay beer. I feel it's a little too watery, and can use some more taste. There Pilsner is another good selection, and is best enjoyed sitting on their patio.
Just remember they have the best mints on the planet, so grab a bnch because they are free!
06-03-2008 02:51:21 |
More by colbylee
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$
This place was located on the second floor of the Trolley Square shopping mall and it took me a series of twists and turns before I could find it.
Inside, the long, "U"-shaped marble topped bar ran from one side of the space to the other. I liked the big windows on the bar side that overlooked a garden below. There was lots of exposed beams, bricks, and ducting throughout the space. The seating was mostly standard restaurant tables and chairs, but there were also a few booths against the wall with tables facing them. I then left to run some errands and when I returned, I felt like I had (finally) gotten my bearings. On the return trip, I came up the back steps, past the twin grain silos and right into the bar area. Up a short flight of steps was the restaurant area that I had transited earlier in the day. Up those same steps and off to the left was an open air deck area. Further aft and left was a set of steps up to a second floor private party facility. The standard restaurant area and the lavatories were aft of the steps and to the left. They offered a sumptuous looking array of desserts in a case just inside of the mall entrance, but sweets just are not my bag. Their motto was "3.2 and proud of it!" I had no problem with this, but it is limiting and must require great skill on the part of the brewer. Kristen was my server and she seemed a bit frazzled from continually having to run around. I was not the cause of it, however. I just sat and drank beer and took notes.
Beers: Happy Valley Hefeweizen; Pub Pils; Utah Pale Ale (UTPA); and Latter Days Stout on nitro pour. They were out of Anniversary Amber; Road Rage Rye; Courtney Marie's Kolsch; UTPA on cask; and Red Butte Bitter on nitro. I would have liked to have tried the Rye, but I made do with the Pils.
03-05-2008 10:40:07 |
More by woodychandler
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