Looking for the carefully crafted cocktails and a classy atmosphere? You've come to the place. But if you'd prefer to come as you are and get a bit of local culture while drinking cold beers and chowing down on classic bar food, these watering-holes will not disappoint.
Without a doubt, the honor of official "ski bum" bar goes to O’Shucks (427 Main and 8178 Gorgoza Pines Rd), home to goblet sized schooners filled with cheap beer ($3 on Tuesdays), bottomless bowls of peanuts, and a mean garlic burger. If you're looking for something fancy with a large drink selection, this is not your place. O'Shucks is the quintessential hole-in-the-wall/dive bar: small, cramped, loud, a little dirty, and a whole lot of fun if you're with the right crew. Hang out outside, at the bar, or in the back where you can play shuffleboard, pin ball, and pool.
Collie's Sports Bar & Grill
Whatever game you're dying to catch, you'll find it at Collie’s Sports Bar & Grill (738 Main St). The sports bar has 25 televisions for your sports viewing pleasure! And since nothing goes better with a game than booze and burgers, you'll find that too. Collie's has a full bar and a decent selection of beers plus some pretty tasty pub grub. Don't be surprised if you see a couple collies here, they are, after all, the namesake of the bar! (Leashed pooches are welcome on the Main Street patio.)
No Name Saloon
No pub crawl around Park City is complete without hitting the No Name Saloon (447 Main St). Step inside the iconic Park City landmark and feast your eyes on a bizarre array of eclectic décor, ranging from an old school motorcycle to taxidermy and toilets. The spacious bar boasts two levels with a large heated patio (usually full of people regardless of weather) that looks out over Main Street. Don't stop at just drinks, No Name is a favorite for evening bites and late night cravings; their buffalo burgers are an absolute must!
Home to the famous Elkupine, The Cabin (825 Main St) has something going on every night of the week. If you're looking for midday mimosas or live music, The Cabin has you covered. Nights when there isn't a band playing or DJ spinning, you can play pool, ping pong, or just enjoy the laid back atmosphere. As for drinks, hot toddies, whiskey served neat, and craft beers are the norm, but ask the bartenders nicely and they might mix you up an off menu cocktail, like The Northern Lights.
Wasatch Brew Pub
All the way at the top of Main, you'll find the brewery that started the burgeoning craft beer scene in Utah: Wasatch Brew Pub (250 Main St). Luckily for those craving a good drink, but can't leave the kids behind, Wasatch offers a family-friendly environment complete with a food menu with items for all tastes, from grilled salmon salad to loaded mac & cheese. Of course, the true stars of the show are the award-winning beers brewed on site, some with tongue-in-cheek names like Polygamy Porter.
For a full rundown on the Park City bar scene, check out our Ultimate Bar Guide.