Bourbon House Cocktail Emporium & Craft Kitchen

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Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Not only did we remodel the bar we remodeled our food as well. Now featuring a variety of high end small plates, salumi’s and cheese’s, sandwiches, entrees, and desserts. Our food offerings promise to tantalize all tastes and pair well with our signature cocktails. Bourbon House is a great place to get a pint with lunch, to unwind after work with the crew and a bourbon on the rocks, or to party into the night with your closest or newest friends and the coldest beer downtown. Ten draft beers, 44 bottles of beer on the wall, and 12 wines by the glass should keep everybody happy. Yes, we are famous for our Pickle Back shots (ask your server), but if you fancy a Hamm’s, well we have a 16oz Tall Boy for only 3 bucks. Our house whiskeys, Jameson and Makers Mark, are incredibly only 4 bucks. And of course, with 150 different spirits at their fingertips, our talented bartenders can make anything to satisfy your taste buds. Must be 21 or oler to dine at
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CH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We were seated with a resevation on time. Ordered app's and nothing specail except for the deviled eggs they were amazing. Biggest issue was once we ordered it took 50 min to get our food.

KD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our time at Bourbon House. The service was good, but the kitchen was slow. We waited a long time for our food. We ordered salads that came out the same time as our dinners. There were six people in our group and we all got our food at a slightly different time. Overall we liked it and will be back.

TH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were pleasantly surprised by the experience, not having been here before or knowing what to expect. The food was very good. Great variety of appetizers. Tasty and very affordable cocktails!! Our wait staff, Taysia and Rachael, were attentive, insightful, and fun! We will definitely be going back.

OT
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday brunch. Wasn’t too busy or loud. Darker/more romantic ambiance. Great drink selection and delicious brunch menu that was very reasonably priced. They also had a list of $5 cocktails and brunch drink specials. Would go back in a heartbeat.

NO
Miami
192 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience3

While on open table, this is really a bar that has some food items. The food menu and preparation is nothing special.

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were excellent and had fantastic service. It was our last dinner before heading to the airport.

c
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, service was a little slow but waitress was pleasant

P
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We got sat and a waitress wasn’t with us until 15 mins. Ordered food and drinks. Waited 30 for drinks and waited 45-55 mins for our food. Rude staff but one girl that’s small with brown hair, super sweet. I didn’t get her name. The food was mediocre while the drinks where awful. I wish I had a better experience because the look and the feel of the restaurant was awesome before we waited for everything

P
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Surprisingly good food considering their cocktails are the feature. Waitress was great and other waitstaff were helpful when she got busy. Cocktails were excellent. Great date venue or evening out with group

p
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best part of the experience. She was great at explaining the menu and answering our questions about different cocktails. Her name was Betsy . She was very professional.

We were there for dine o round....we were all pleased with our choices. I've already recommended this restaurant several times since we were there.

M
London
46 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Dining at Bourbon House was a mixed bag. Our server was attentive and helpful; however, checking in with us multiple times could have been less intrusive. Why don't servers pass by without necessarily interrupting the meal? The pork chop in cider sauce/gravy was very tasty. We had anticipated fried chicken; however, it had been replaced with roast chicken, which was bland and in a broth. Excellent selection of beer, and the wine was good and not overpriced. Our initial impression was rather negative as the person greeting us was not customer-oriented; our table wasn't ready, and he didn't know about the Dine Around menu, which is what led us to this restaurant. He reported to Open Table that we'd missed our reservation. He seemed more focused on his phone than on service. The restaurant is inside the building and down stairs/elevator, but there was a helpful sign on the sidewalk to locate the entrance in the large Walker Center. BTW, through a rather dark and dirty alley, it's possible to see the new Salt Pages art installation in the parking/plaza area around the Eccles Theatre Center.

R
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and the Brussel splits were delicious

VE
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted with the Dineoround dinner ($20 pp) we had here. Interesting, innovative food, well-prepared. Our compliments to the chef!

BB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My husband and I had Sunday brunch. We enjoyed the food (breakfast burrito and stuffed French toast) loved our waiter--Teddy! Could do without all of the tvs but will definitely go back.

SL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great, service was slower than we are used to.

JB
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hard to find the restaurant as it is in the basement of the Walker Center. The food was incredibly good, the beast we have had on our 3 week vacation through 3 states

NS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I like that you go down to the basement and walk through a hallway lined with a steel caged display of liquor. We had a reservation for low table seating and were seated at high table seating. The next day I had an email from Open Table saying we didn't make our reservation. We did. Overall the food was good. What I personally don't understand are the TV's. Is this a sports bar or moody speakeasy style atmosphere? That more than anything really just threw me off about the place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance!! It’s a little hard to find from the street but it’s like walking into an old time speakeasy... service was top notch and the food and drinks were fabulous!! I highly recommend the totchos and the shrimp and grits!! Would highly recommend!!

b
Salt Lake City
24 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Awesome food and service. It was freezing cold and AC was going on a cold fall evening. Only complaint! Awesome!

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went there on a Friday night at 6:00 PM. It was pretty slow as I think Bourbon House probably gets busier later. The food was excellent and I felt an excellent value. My wife and I got two appetizers, two entrees, and six cocktails and it was only 100 bucks! For as good as the food and drinks were, it was a bargain. We will definitely be back.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good and Really likes the Bourbon chicken wings and the Carnitas tacos. Maybe just have more help when there is a convention in town

FK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and lots of bourbon to choose from!

SP
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitor and I was not disappointed. We ordered a prime rib special and an Asian chicken salad. The prime rib was melt in your mouth good. The mashed potatoes that came with it were yummy. The Asian chicken salad was also superb. The dressing was so good, and the chicken was seasoned just right. I can't wait to go back and try some of the other things on the menu.

HK
Salt Lake City
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service. Bourbon burger was awesome. Tacos were okay.

PC
New England
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We chose this restaurant because we were looking for some well crafted cocktails, good food, and interesting ambiance before taking in a play at the Eccles Theater. The restaurant’s website promised all three. Sadly, the cocktails were truly unremarkable and the service was terrible. We sat for 10 minutes before being waited on and waited 15 minutes to receive our cocktails after they were ordered. We considered ordering a second round but our waiter made only three trips to our table during our entire visit; once to take our drink order, once to bring the drinks and take our food order, and finally to bring us the check. We even had to have the host chase down the waiter for our check. The kitchen staff saved the night by serving up some great food. It was the only redeeming quality of our visit. We won’t be returning and we certainly don’t recommend this place to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Doug is awesome. And so is Rebecca! She nailed all the drink choices

BE
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to find, but worth the search. Fun bar with good food, drinks and ambiance. $5 drink menu was spot on.

SL
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food! Loved the atmosphere! Will definitely be back!

DP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food and drinks. Service was great!

S
Salt Lake City
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing beats the vibe and atmosphere at BH. Great whiskey selection.

CA
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great hole in the wall place. Had a pleasant atmosphere. Thursday at 5:30 it was quiet with business picking up through the evening. The noise level never picked up so my date and I could talk easily. I had two whiskeys that were excellent. The server Wesley was sharp and attentive. I will be back for more.

MH
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was very good; however, it took a LONG time to get served after ordering. We arrived at 7:15 (reservation) and did not leave until nearly 9:30. Our drink order took longer than it should have for a Monday evening where the bar and restaurant were not half full. After the first drinks arrived we did not see our waiter for quite a while and when he did stop by he filled waters but did not maky any attempt to ask about current drinks.
The next time we saw our waiter was again quite a while he informed us there was 'turmoil in the kitchen and our food would be right out". While this did provide us with a good laugh and conversation we did have to wait even longer for our food. At this time we ordered 2nd drinks because the food had not arrived.

K
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Food was a joke. Caesar salad was pathetic and 3 strips of chicken for an extra $6? Joker status.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

None of the appetizers came out at the same time, and none of our entree’s did either. One person in our group had to wait more than 10 minutes to get his meal. The server mistakenly entered an extra burger to our orders and gave it to us to munch on instead of throwing it away, while the rest of us were waiting for food. It was dry, and when we got the tab we were being charged for it! One of the servers actually told us that they had been having some issues in the kitchen for several weeks. Really disappointed...

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Good place if you’re just looking for drinks and bar snacks.

JM
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was bland

RO
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with good food and drinks. Drinks were a little expensive but not abnormal for Utah. Will go back again.

M
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a cool “prohibition” era restaurant. We got referred by my brother in law who said they loved it and I’m so glad we came here. Cool environment, great food and service and we tried a weird shot of Jameson and pickle juice that was actually not bad at all (referred by waitress).

VG
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Good food. Nice service.

JJ
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was tasty. Portions more than fair. Drinks were tasty.