Bourbon House Cocktail Emporium & Craft Kitchen

4.2
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$30 and under
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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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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
45 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
9 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
23 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
24 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
11 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
1 review
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.

J
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and drinks but loud on a Saturday night.

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

If you want a dark pub with unique (expensive) drinks, this may work for you. If you want dinner, maybe go somewhere else.

The food is okay. For the price, it was a disappointment.

I could see coming back with friends for one cocktail before an event, but that’s about it.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Very poor service, ran out of their special @ 7:30, had to ask for water 2 other tables left because nobody had even greeted them.

OT
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was fine, service was terrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Before 10pm it’s very low key and an awesome experience. The service, food, and drinks were great. Starting at 10pm it turns into more of a club atmosphere with louder music. The switch does not really fit the vibe before 10pm. I would definitely recommend going for dinner and drinks as long as you’re out before it becomes a club; unless you’re into that.

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was good but not good enough to bring me back due to the horrible service. Even though it was a Saturday night the restaurant had open tables

t
Perth / WA
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Decor wasn't followed through from the entry , the seating area was cold and unwelcoming. TV's everywhere drive me nuts. This isn't a sports bar! Food is definitely NOT creative, it is OK average bar style food at reasonable prices. Beers and cocktail selection pretty good.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner then around 10 the DJ started playing music. It was great to have a nice dinner and then hang out and dance after. We had a group of 12 and our server Amelia was fantastic

AE
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We waited 20 minutes after being seated for our waitress to greet us. I order a gentleman Jack on the rocks and our waitress replied is that on our menu after showing her it was on the menu she replied is that Jack Daniels or something. If you work at a burbon/whiskey establishment maybe you should at least know the menu. When I received my whiskey it was not on the rocks and it was spilled all over the serving tray, when I asked the waitress if that was a full shot she replied are you new to Utah. I have lived here in Utah for two years now and I know they are only allowed to serve an ounce at a time. I order Jack on the rocks at many other restaurants and it was clear that my shot was not a full ounce by more like half at best. Our food was mediocre at best we had the cracklings which actually was pork rinds, if you are going to put cracklings on the menu make sure they have fat back and are actually cracklings. I had the Mac and meatballs it was subpar it had way to much truffle oil and not enough flavor. The best part of our meal was my wife’s steak sauce the steak was supposed to me medium well but was more like well done.

I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to any of my family or friends.
Go to whiskey street oh by the way they are owned by the same person.