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Utah's Liquor Laws Explained







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Our liquor laws, an explaination is featured on this page of our travel planner.


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. Verifying someones age is easier these days. If you look younger than 102, they will ask for your ID. Preferably your drivers license or a passport. It will be scanned and if it's valid, you're in.


Bring Your I.D.
Now, Everyone Gets ID' - Everyone gets their ID checked at Utah liquor stores - no exceptions! Even buying beer at our local food stores, be prepared to show your ID, even if you're 102.


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.


Liquor
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. But, most of our bars are open.


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


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


Beer
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 All 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


State Liquor and Wine Stores, operated by state employees, carry a full line of liquors, wines, spirits, and some full strength beers. These stores are found in the more populated areas of the state.


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


Store Hours Are Likely To Be Affected By The Corona Virus. Opening at 12 noon and closing at 7pm is possible. Visiting between these hours is your best bet. Here are some of our Salt Lake locations:


Downtown
205 West 400 South
Hours are 11am-10pm Mon - Sat.
801.533.5901

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.
801.533.6444

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.
801.412.9972

Foothill
Address: 1615 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Hours are Monday to Saturday, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
801.584.8387

SugarHouse
1154 East Ashton Ave, 2250 South 1100 East
Hours are 11am-10pm. Mon. - Sat.
801.468.0320

South Salt Lake
63 East Miller Ave.
Hours are 11am-7pm. Mon. - Sat.
801.484.9721

Murray Area
5056 South State Street
Hours are 11am-10pm. Mon. - Sat.
801.262.7789

Midvale Area
7598 South Main
Hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
801.255.2311



Utah's DABC Official Site, Find a Store. DABC Official Site



In Park City

Park City - Store #34
Address: (Club Store) 1901 Sidewinder Drive
Hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
435.649.7254

Park City - Store #36
Address: 460 Swede Alley
Hours are Monday - Saturday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
435.649.3293

Park City - Store #37
Address: 1612 Ute Blvd
Hours are Monday - Saturday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
435.658.0860

Park City - Store #38
Address: 1550 Snow Creek Drive
Hours are Monday - Saturday, 11:00 am to 10:00 pm
435.615.8538


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






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