Just “like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong” in the movie Grease, burgers and beer go together in the pubs, on the patios, in backyards, at parades and at the summer concerts on the hill in and around historic Park City.
Burgers define the summer season and when paired with the right beer, are truly a little bite of heaven. The smell of burgers sizzling on the grill mixed with an ice-cold pint, or a full pitcher of beer, makes for a perfect summer lunch or dinner after a day biking on the mountain, fishing in the rivers or hiking.
With great local breweries mixing up cold brews and chefs pairing them with burgers of all shapes and sizes, there is no shortage of pairings for palates—casual to sophisticated, artisan to traditional, vegetarian to Kobe Beef. These brews are the ideal complement to custom burgers served in the mountains.
Stop by Flanagan’s on Main, a Park City local favorite, for comfy tavern food in a traditional atmosphere. Flanagan’s specialties include the famous Pub Burger. Vegetarians enjoy the Black Bean Burger with chipotle dressing. Renowned for “pouring the perfect pint,” these burgers pair with Guinness Draught and other local brews.
Collie’s Sports Bar & Grill in Park City blends 75+ beers with BBQ. This is the definitive way to “herd people together” around pints and pitchers with phenomenal beer and bites. Renowned for variety, the menu features these burgers: Twister, Widow Maker, Detonator, Fools Gold (for vegetarians) and Cloud 9.
Chef Zane Holmquist at Stein Eriksen Lodge pairs summer eats with local beers at Hops on the Hill on the Stein Eriksen Lodge deck. This seven-week series consistently sells out. In addition to brews and bites in the spectacular mountain setting, Stein Eriksen Lodge serves up fresh local music.
Stop by Squatters Roadhouse Grill for handcrafted beers served on one of Park City’s finest patios with spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountains. This family-friendly dining experience features a menu with “something for everyone” (gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan) plus exclusive craft beers. Check out the Mug Club while you’re there for exclusive benefits.
Visit Wasatch Brew Pub and sip a New England style IPA called Soops Joos or try the new Chocolate Coffee Blonde Ale. In addition, stop by the Top of Main Series for unique brews including Pinot Noir-barrel aged English Barleywine, a Baltic Porter Lager, and a Belgian Dark Strong Ale.