"The Smoothest, Freshest Pint in Salt Lake City" — Photo courtesy of .ky
If you would have driven down Salt Lake City's State Street five years ago, you would have needed sharp eyes to notice Piper Down. Marked only by a small sign and a front door, this windowless bar was, for years, a locals-only hang. If you would have spotted it, you would have had to pay a membership fee to enter. Once inside, you would have seen but one lonely counter top, a solitary bartender, and a tough crowd.
However, after years of bureaucratic battles, Piper Down successfully received permissions to expand and vastly improve itself. Adding 1,200 square feet of floor space and numerous windows, this bar transformed from a dark and narrow slot, into a friendly and spacious hang. Today you can listen to live music, shoot pool, play darts, watch televised games, and relax. And though the bar has greatly modernized and expanded, Piper Down still clings firmly to its Irish roots. Now with a full kitchen, Piper Down offers you the chance to order proper Irish (and American) grub alongside “the smoothest, freshest pint in Salt Lake City.”
If you haven't been to Piper Down, come and check it out; if you come on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day, you won't be alone.