Explaining Our Quirky Liquor Laws

Explaining Our Somewhat Quirky Liquor Laws

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Salt Lake is a city of unexpected surprises and brims with history, art, culture, entertainment and recreation - all in a beautiful location at the foot of Utah's Wasatch Mountains.

Relax, there are over 400 places where you can get a drink in Utah.

First, Private Clubs are a thing of the past.
Now you walk into a bar and order a drink, just like the rest of the country.

Also, just like the rest of the country, you have to be 21 to enter.

Bring Your I.D.
Now, Everyone Gets ID'

Everyone gets their ID checked at Utah liquor stores - no exceptions. Preferably your drivers license or a passport. It will be scanned and if it's valid, you're in.

So, if you're looking for a bar near your hotel, a cool sports bar, a local brew pub or for a nice glass of wine, you'll find it here in Salt Lake City.

Buying Beer at a Grocery/Convenience Store
Your ID will be needed for this as well.

You can have drinks in Salt Lake Bars, Restaurants, and you can buy bottles of your favorite liquor at our state-run liquor stores.

Having a Drink in a Restaurant
If you are heading to a Utah Restaurant you must be dining to be able to order an alcoholic beverage. However, if you show an intent to eat, you may be served a drink before ordering.

Utah Liquor stores are closed on Sundays, state & federal holidays.

Utah's Alcohol and Beverage Control official Site. DABC Official Site

Wine is served in restaurants, bars and can also be purchased at the state liquor stores.

The old 3.2% alcohol by weight beer (which was actually 4% alcohol by volume, a more common measure) was sold in retail locations, grocery stores, etc. Beer on tap, or draft beer as it is known in Salt Lake's bars and restaurants was also only 3.2%. That's History!

It has been coined 'The Modernization of Utah' - Back in 2019 Utah updated our Liquor Laws where you can purchase stronger alcohol based beer, up to 5% ABV which is now sold at our grocery and convenience stores.

Stronger Strength Beer In Utah!
Stronger beer, above 5% ABV and up to 13% ABV is sold in select bars and restaurants and at our State-owned liquor stores.

With the elevation of 4000 feet plus above sea level, getting a "Buzz" on, can happen quickly in Utah. And if you're up in Park City at over 7000 feet above sea level, we suggest you take cabs, Uber, or maybe a designated driver, and just be careful. Our DUI/DWI Laws are the strictest in the nation at .05%!

Brew Pubs
Our Brew Pubs do offer some of the best food in town and are definitely worth visiting. When traveling, visiting a city's brew pubs can be a highlight of any day.

Salt Lake's Best Sports Bars
Salt Lake's Best Sports Bars.

Smoking is Not Allowed in Utah Bars and Restaurants.

Utah Liquor Stores

Utah's DABC, Alcohol and Beverage Control. Find a Store

The Department operates over forty State Liquor and Wine Stores. A state liquor and wine store, operated by state employees, carries a full line of liqueurs, wines, spirits, and some full strength beers. These stores are found in the more populated areas of the state.

The general public can also purchase alcohol for off-premise consumption from over 100 Package Agencies - liquor outlets operated by private individuals or corporate entities under contract with the state for the purpose of selling packaged liquor, wine and beer. Package Agencies are located in communities too small to warrant the establishment of a state store; in wineries, distilleries, or breweries that have been granted a manufacturing license by the commission; and in resorts and hotels where the outlets exist primarily for the benefit of their guests.

Store Hours typically open at 11am and close at 10pm. Here are some of our Salt Lake locations:

205 West 400 South
Hours are 11am-10pm Mon - Sat.

Downtown - Huge Wine Store
This is the largest wine store in Salt Lake City with one of the best wine selections in Utah.
255 South 300 East
Hours are 11am-7pm. Mon - Sat.

Salt Lake Wine Store close to the downtown area
280 West Harris Ave (1605 South 300 West)
Hours are 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Mon. - Sat.

Address: 1615 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Hours are Monday to Saturday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

1154 East Ashton Ave, 2250 South 1100 East
Hours are 11am-10pm. Mon. - Sat.

South Salt Lake
63 East Miller Ave.
Hours are 11am-7pm. Mon. - Sat.

Murray Area
5056 South State Street
Hours are 11am-10pm. Mon. - Sat.

Midvale Area
7598 South Main
Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Utah's DABC, Alcohol and Beverage Control Official Site. DABC Official Site - Find a Store

In Park City

Park City - Store #34
Address: (Club Store) 1901 Sidewinder Drive
Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Park City - Store #36
Address: 460 Swede Alley
Hours are Monday - Saturday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Park City - Store #37
Address: 1612 Ute Blvd
Hours are Monday - Saturday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Park City - Store #38
Address: 1550 Snow Creek Drive
Hours are Monday - Saturday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm

Utah Liquor stores are closed on Sundays, state & federal holidays.

Here's their official Site. DABC Official Site

Salt Lake Bars in the Sugarhouse Area

Sports Bars in Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake Bars in the 7200 South Area

Getting a Job as a Bartender or Server in Utah? .... For information about the Utah requirements for servers of alcohol, visit Smart-Utah. This site contains a class schedule and more valuable information.

Utah Alcohol Server Training
Alcohol certification training provider since 1999. Smart-Utah Approved and recognized by the Utah Department of Human Services.


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