About Us

Our Story

We opened in 1972 serving Coors to college students.  We’ve evolved, expanding our Trolley Square location numerous times enabling us to offer a large menu and a wide range of hand crafted beers.  Back in the day when we added food to the equation, we were guided by the idea that there was no reason we couldn’t cook at a high technical level and use only fresh ingredients.  Back then, we were the exception, not the rule.  Things have changed, now more restaurants are from scratch or say they are but we believe we do it better.  Why?  Most brewpubs seem to be guided by a “corporate mindset” which tends to error by cooking for the widest possible audience.  Our approach is less formulaic, a little offbeat.  Our core menu has evolved over the many years with thirty five year old favorites hanging on in addition to our more modern offerings.  We have a specials menu that changes bi-weekly.  This supplemental menu allows us to explore current trends, continuing the tradition of trying to be in the forefront.

In 1995, we expanded into the craft beer business.  We won Utah’s first GABF gold medal for our Happy Valley Hefeweizen and have won many medals since.  We craft our beers to be a little more aggressive in terms of hops but maintain an appropriate balance for the many different styles we brew.  Always on tap is an Irish dry stout on nitro, the hefeweizen, a pilsner and a pale ale.  We offer  seasonal beers, as well,  that showcase nearly all styles.

Our Approach

Having started out in 1972 is important, not  because it was a long time ago but because of the “sense of the time”, which we’ve integrated into how we do business still.  At that time there was a feeling that corporate business wasn’t the way to go, and little and local provided a better, authentic experience.  We have been guided by the belief that we can do it our way, break some of the rules and give our customers a great experience. “We are a “regulars” establishment.   We provide excellent food value by design.  No corporate operation could sustain our high food costs.  We just don’t have to answer to the bean counters, so we don’t.

Our Commitments

We have made a commitment to the environment: we recycle the hot kettle water for cleaning purposes, provide hog farmers with spent grain and day old bread and….We are 100% wind powered and have used reclaimed materials extensively in construction.  The men’s room employs water free fixtures.  And, the largest environmental  asset is the production of local brews that never see a bottling line, the inside of a semi trailer or a refrigerated supermarket shelf.


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Printable Platter Menu


  • Chips & Salsa
    choice of salsas – fresca, roasted tomato chipotle, or muy caliente
  • Bruschetta
    warmed fresh mozzarella & tomato-basil balsamic salsa
  • Asian Chicken Skewers
    red cabbage slaw, mustard sauce
  • Crab Cakes
    jicama-corn salsa & chipotle aioli
  • Spring Rolls
    julienne veggies, sprouts, rice paper wrap, peanut dipping sauce
  • Black Bean & Goat Cheese Quesadilla
    avocado, tomatillo relish
  • The Pub’s Famous Nachos
    with guacamole, salsa, sour cream

Quiche and Soup

  • Bacon, Swiss, Zucchini, and Mushroom Quiche
    with side green salad, fresh fruit or house pasta
  • upgrade by substituting side to French Onion Soup, Soup of the Day, or Half Pasta Salad of the Day                              $1.50 additional
  • French Onion Soup
    with small green salad, fresh fruit or house pasta          8.50

    with half pasta salad of the day                                           9.95

  • Soup of the Day
    with small green salad, fresh fruit or house pasta      8.50

    with half pasta salad of the day                                       9.95

Deli Sandwich Combinations

Served with choice of house pasta salad, green salad, or fresh fruit. For an additional $1.50 you can upgrade (by substituting) to French onion soup, 1/2 pasta salad of the day, or soup of the day.

  • Served Hot
    Half 8.50, Whole 10.50
    Served on sourdough, rye, or wheat
    Choice of Swiss, Provolone, or Cheddar

    Roast Beef
    Corned Beef

  • Served Cold
    Half 8.50, Whole 10.50
    Served on sourdough, rye, or wheat

    Turkey & Avocado – with tomato
    Rare Roast Beef – swiss, sweet hot mustard
    Pub Club – turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato
    Veggie – avocado, pepperjack, sprouts, tomato

Grilled Sandwich Combos

Served with choice of house pasta salad, green salad, or fresh fruit. For an additional $1.50 you can upgrade (by substituting) to French onion soup, 1/2 pasta salad of the day, or soup of the day.

Served on choice of sourdough or wheat bun unless otherwise specified.

  • Santa Fe Chicken
    Pepper Jack Cheese poblano, chipotle mayo, tomato, lettuce
  • Yellow Curry Chicken
    pickled veggies, red onion, chile- lime mayo on sourdough baguette
  • Guajillo Chile Barbecue Pulled Pork
    Gouda Cheese roasted chiles, chipotle mayo, on Crumb Bros. baguette
  • Bacon or Mushroom Burger*
    Choice of Cheese caramelized onion, garlic mayo, tomato, lettuce
  • Black Bean Veggie Burger
    Pepper Jack Cheese roasted chiles, chipotle mayo, tomato, lettuce
  • Grilled Smoked Turkey
    Provolone on Rye dried cranberry relish, garlic mayo, lettuce
  • Reuben
    Corned Beef With Swiss & Sauerkraut served on grilled rye with dijon
  • Grilled Sirloin & Gorgonzola
    Mushrooms, carmelized onions, fried shallots, tarragon
  • Portobello
    Provolone, grilled red bells, zucchini, garlic mayo, tomato, field greens
  • Salmon*
    Asian slaw, black bean relish, garlic mayo, field greens
  • Roast Beef Dip
    Spicy au jus, roasted chiles, pepper jack, chipotle mayo on sourdough baguette

Classic Salads

Served with house focaccia
and your choice of dressing: house creamy vinaigrette, low fat citrus, ranch, blue cheese, three-cheese Italian, or balsamic.

  • Chef
    roast beef, ham, turkey, swiss, cheddar, tomato, egg, cucumber
  • Smoked Turkey & Cheese Tortellini
    bacon, broccoli, tomato, cucumber, avocado, egg
  • Garden with Parmesan
    Broccoli, cauliflower, tomato, cucumber, carrots, green beans

Grilled Salads

Served with house focaccia.

  • Southwest Chicken
    Quesa Fresca, black beans & corn salsa, avocado, pepitas, flour tortillas
  • Chicken Caesar
    Parmesan roasted potatoes, broccoli, tomato, polenta, croutons
  • Asian Salmon*
    Peanut-Plum vinaigrette, baby corn, snow peas, fried wontons, red bells, cilantro
  • Crab Cakes & Avocado
    tomato, red bell peppers, jicama, corn & black bean salsa, chipotle aioli
  • Portobello with Artichoke Hearts & Feta
    White beans, olives, tomatoes, field greens, cucumber, warmed pita
  • Warm Italian Veggie
    Fresh mozzarella, crostini, confit tomatoes, zucchinis, potatoes, mushrooms
  • Thai Salad with Marinated Beef Skewers
    Napa cabbage, linguini, red bells, orange, snow peas, carrots, peanuts

Pasta Salads

Served with house focaccia – all pasta made in-house.

  • Monday - Six Veggie Parmesan
    Tomato, cauliflower, broccoli, beans, carrots, snow peas, parmesan
  • Tuesday - Szechwan Chicken
    Broccoli, cukes, peanuts, snow peas, red bells, cilantro
  • Wednesday - Shrimp & Artichoke Heart
    Tomato, cucumber, broccoli, olives
  • Thursday - Chicken Niçoise
    Egg, tomato, green bells, beans, cucumber, red onion, olives, capers
  • Friday - Italian
    Prosciutto, mozzarella, peas, tomato, olives, lettuce
  • Sat & Sun - Greek
    Ham, spinach, feta cheese, olives, red bells
  • Everyday - House
    Zucchini, yellow squash, olives, tomatoes, feta


  • Burritos
    Served with pinto beans and tortilla salad
  • Veggie
    chiles, squash, corn, onions, tomato, pepperjack, tomatillo sauce
  • Chile Verde
    Pork, poblano & Anaheim chiles, jack cheese, chipotle crema, pickled jalapeño
  • Tacos
    Served with orange, jicama & grape salad & tortilla chips (choice of salsa)
  • Chicken Breast
    Citrus marinade, guacamole, cabbage, chipotle mayo, quesa fresca
  • Carne Asada Marinated Beef
    Caramelized onion, cabbage, chipotle mayo, quesa fresca
  • Enchiladas
    uno / dos / tres
    Served with black beans, rice & tortilla salad
  • Cheese
    $9.50 / $11.50 / $13.50
    Jack & cheddar cheese, green chiles, corn, black olives
  • Chicken
    $9.50 / $11.50 / $13.50
    chiles, corn, jack & cream cheese, diced tomatoes
  • Beef
    $9.50 / $11.50 / $13.50
    Red chile braised beef, onions, jack & cheddar cheese

Lunch Specials

Available for Lunch & Dinner

  • Guajillo Braised Pot Roast with Chile de Arbol Sauce
    roasted salty Yukon gold potato wedges      caramelized red onion
  • Hot Pasta: Chicken & Shrimp Carbonara
    roasted red bells     bacon     parmesan     house made fettuccini
  • Panini - Applewood Smoked Chicken Breast, Bacon & Pepper jack
    Whole $10.50 / Half $8.50
    confit tomato     green leaf     garlic mayo     sourdough   –   served with chips and choice of side
  • Blackened Yellow Fin Tuna Tacos with Chipotle Aioli and Citrus-Mango Slaw
    southwest Caesar salad with black bean & corn salsa, croutons, tomatoes, and blue corn tortilla strips      chips and choice of salsa

Dinner Specials

Available after 5:00 p.m.

  • Appetizer - Spicy Shrimp, Italian Sausage, and Pepper jack Taquitos
    jalapeno aioli
  • Grilled New York Steak with Bacon Wrapped Roasted Potatoes and a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
    seared Brussels sprouts     balsamic marinated crimini mushrooms      roasted pearl onions
  • Pistachio Crusted Tilapia with a Citrus Veloute Cream Sauce and Avocado-Mango Relish
    parmesan risotto     roasted carrots
  • Roasted Pork Tenderloin Medallions with a Peanut Plum Cream Sauce
    sweet potato-mascarpone au gratin      cranberry, apple, and fennel chutney

Decadent Desserts

Prepared daily by Red Butte Cafe

  • Chocolate Decadence
    A rich flourless chocolate cake covered in bittersweet chocolate glaze with toasted almonds
  • Carrot Cake
    Two layers of carrot pineapple cake with raisins, walnuts and cream cheese icing
  • Turtle Cheesecake
    Cheesecake studded with chunks of praline, pecans and chocolate chips on a graham cracker crust
  • European Cheesecake
    Custard-like vanilla & sour cream cheesecake with a graham cracker crust & dark chocolate lacing
  • Brownies
    $2.50 each $24.00 per dozen
    Walnut or Cream Cheese
  • Cookies
    $1.50 each $15.00 doz
    Chocolate Chip, Gingersnap, and Oatmeal Raisin. Seasonal varieties also available.
  • Make any selection Ala Mode
    Add $2.25
    Two scoops vanilla ice cream.

Non Alcoholic Beverages include
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, root beer, iced tea,
various Tazo hot teas & Allegro coffee.
Our full espresso bar serves
lattes, mochas, americanos, steamers, and hot chocolate
made to order.

Wine Selection

  • Whites
  • Lo Brujo Macabeo
    $6 / $30
  • Acacia Chardonnay
    $6 / $30
    California, USA
  • Oyster Bay Chardonnay
    $7.50 / $38
    Marlborough, New Zeland
  • Matua Sauvignon Blanc
    $6.5 / $32
    California, USA
  • Riff Pinot Grigio
    $6.50 / $33
    IGT, Italy
  • Rosé
  • Sola Fred - Rosat
    $7 / $36
  • Reds
  • House - Rioja Próximo
    $5.50 / $29
  • Sagelands Cabernet
    $7 / $34
  • Alamos
    $7 / $34
  • Columbia Crest Merlot
    $6 / $30
  • Smoking Loon Syrah
    $6.50 / $33
  • Hahn Pinot Noir
    $7.50 / $38

Our Brews

Beer on Draught

  • House Brews
  • Happy Valley Hefeweizen
  • Pub Pils
  • Utah Pale Ale
  • Latter Day Stout (Nitro)
  • Cask - Changes Frequently
  • Currently Featuring
  • Irish Red (nitro)
  • Rye P A
  • Bears Ears Amber
  • Vienna Lager
  • Beehive Brown Ale
  • Pricing
  • 14 oz Glass
  • 20 oz True Pint
  • Pitcher
  • 64 oz Growler Fill
  • 32 oz Grumble Fill

Hours and Location

Pub Hours

  • Mon - Thurs
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Friday
    11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Saturday
    11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Sunday
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kitchen Hours

  • Mon - Fri
    11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Last Call

  • Monday - Thursday
    11:00 PM
  • Friday & Saturday
    12:00 AM
  • Sunday
    10:00 PM

Get In Touch

  • Take-Out & Large Order Delivery

Find Us

Located in Historic Trolley Square
at approximately
551 S, 600 E
Salt Lake City, UT

The Pub Group