Wandering down to the local watering hole on a weekend has its advantages, but not everybody is satisfied with the same old familiar bar.
For those looking to find something new, somewhere fun and a different social element, Salt Lake City has many outside-of-the-box options for enjoying adult beverages without hitting the bar.
For movies, comedy shows and sporting events, Brewvies Cinema Pub combines it all.
Brewvies opened 21 years ago, and manager Josh Rose says the addition of events has been an evolving process.
“Our biggest events usually depend on the product offered,” he says.
The bigger following a movie or game has, the bigger audience Brewvies tend to draw.
“I love Brewvies,” says Brewvies patron Josh Pope. “Alcohol and movies — what more reason do you need?”
One can expect different food and drink specials for Brunch & Movies, LGBTQ+ Night, Film Buff Mondays and many more.
“We cater our menu to the type of event we’re putting on,” Rose says.
Coming up is Skiing & Birds on Thursday, Feb. 21 for a showing of “The Big Year.” The proceeds go to benefit the Alta Bird Monitoring Program.
Brewvies is always adding additional events. For details, follow the Brewvies Cinema Pub Facebook page.
Yoga & Beer
Alcohol and exercise find common ground with Yoga & Beer, organized by Salt Lake Power Yoga, Wasatch Brewery and Yelp.
The event gives participants an opportunity to do some free yoga with $5 beers.
All levels of yogis and beer drinkers are invited to join every Wednesday at 6 p.m. through April 17, located at The Gateway in downtown Salt Lake.
Reserving spots early is recommended as space is limited.
Entering its third year is Zoo Brew, growing from five events in 2016 to seven summer evenings.
Partnering with local brewers Squatters and Wasatch, Hogle Zoo invites those 21 and over to see the zoo with drink in hand.
“Saving species one drink at a time,” remarks Hannah Stanton, the special events supervisor at Hogle Zoo, noting the evening hours offer a different look at the zoo. “Animals are more vocal and active during the evening hours.”
All Zoo Brew funds go toward the zoo’s conservation goal.
The first Zoo Brew event of the season is May 15 and heads up: Zoo Brew events usually sell out, buying tickets early is advised.
Wild soda is offered at the event for non-drinkers.