On the far end of historic Main Street in Park City sits Wasatch Brew Pub. I had a chance to visit there with my pre-historic first generation iPhone and its horrible camera last month with some clients before a work conference. I apologize in advance for the pictures, but I’ll do my best to share my thoughts of the place, as well as describe the few dishes that I did sample.
I thought the inside of the Pub was very nice. It certainly had that Park City feel to it. As you come into the place there is a place on the left to get a nice view of the brewery. There are lots of windows that let in a good amount of natural light.
The nachos didn’t change my life, or provide any sort of spiritual experience, but there were above average and certainly decent for a bar/pub. I was immediately suspicious when I found some ground beef stuff underneath the layer of sour cream, cheese, guacamole, and tomatoes, but thankfully it was seasoned good so it fit well with the nachos. Nothing can be scarier than ground beef if not prepared properly. Makes me think of an elementary school lunch room just thinking about it, but Wasatch Brew Pub nachos are still pretty good. I’m not going to put them on par with Molly Green’s or Porcupine for you ski bums out there, but if you need an appetizer for your beer while you watch the game on one of the many T.V’s in the place, these should do the trick.
Food Radar readers know I order mac and cheese all the time. I give style points to Wasatch Brew for how they crafted their own version of this plate of cheesy goodness. They have some jalapenos to make things a little spicy, and the onion straws on top were a nice addition. I also liked how they used the bigger macaroni pasta, the texture was better suited for cheddar cheese than their smaller shell counterparts. Alas, the cheese sauce itself wasn’t spectacular, but it did the job.
I would give both the mac and cheese as well as the nachos a 6.5 out of 10 in both taste and presentation. Again, if you come in because you need a beer and want to watch hockey, then these plates will do just fine. Or if you just need to warm up from the frigid air, then Wasatch delivers, otherwise just keep walking down the street, there are tons of other culinary masterpieces that you could fine better than this place.
Not pictured here were my friends street tacos, and one of my colleagues fish and chips plate. They were both satisfied with their selection. I tried the taco and it was pretty good.
Positives: Ambiance, lots of room, friendly staff, no bad seats to watch the game, a huge list of brews. Negatives: I’m being picky here because I know this is the bar/pub category, but the food wasn’t outstanding.