Shucks saved my LIFE.
So there I am, stuck on long layover in Salt Lake City on a particularly blistering hot July day. And all I want in this great green Earth is to get a cold beer. In Utah.
So I take the train downtown, and happened to LITERALLY STUMBLE into a hole in the ground (Keep your eyes peeled for it. The place is underground. Again, literally). As I was soon to discover, it was to my good fortune. The hole contained O'Shucks.
I asked the bartender for a Pabst. He asks how big. I say big. He proceeds to give me a GIANT GOBLET of ice cold beer. And it was $3.The thing was like the Holy Grail to me. Hours later, I weaved back to the train (public transit, yo) a contented man, and got back to the airport just in time to board.
Couldn't tell you how the flight was. Slept like a baby.
TL;DR: Giant mugs of beer for $3 (Protip: go on a Wednesday) in a cool underground cave-pub.
Good Sushi, Great Beer, Nuff said?.
I'll make this quick and simple:
1) The Sushi is good quality, prepared well, and tastes great
2) The beer selection is great
3) On Wednesday nights you can get a schooner of beer for $3
4) Great atmosphere, fun and hip
There ya go!
Horrible Service!!!!. HORRIBLE SERVICE! Me and my wife wanted to check out a new place for Sushi. The guy checked my I.D. 27 ("understandable") my wife 25 didn't have hers. I assured him we only wanted Sushi and wouldn't be drinking. In a rude manner he turned us away... Still understandable but as we walked away we saw a ten-year-old girl sitting with her family at the Sushi bar! If you're going to open your bar to a ten-year-old you can let some nearly thirty-year-olds in for Sushi! We won't be returning!
Where's my waiter?. I just had a really frustrating experience at O'Shucks Bar. The place was practically empty and still the waiter managed to avoid our table for the bulk of the evening. He forgot about several of the people in our party of 7 never bringing them their drinks. We eventually went up ourselves to get them. In addition when we asked the manager for assistance she was short with us and didn't offer to help. The food was great and so was the atmosphere but even the best food and beer isn't worth this kinda wait. We spent the rest of the night at another bar that would serve us and spent quite a bit of money once the beer started flowing. This was a Monday night and our second bad experience. Avoid this bar unless you don't mind busing your own tables.
Fun bar. They have good sushi, the bartenders are nice, and there's a pretty good beer selection. I'd probably avoid wednesdays unless you get there really, really early. It's fun and has good music. nice place to go with friends.
Nice atmosphere, even though smoky. This is probably my favorite bar in Salt Lake. The bartenders are attentive and really friendly. The waitresses are all hot, and they all (bartenders and waitresses) seem to spend considerable time hanging out at the bar on their time off; this is a good sign. It's nice to stop by and have a sushi roll and a few goblets of beer, both right at the bar. It's rarely crowded except on Wednesday nights, which I usually avoid.
User review by steffwood. A great local hangout, I frequent it all the time and know everyone there. The sushi is really very good and don't forget your beer schooners too!!
It was better.. Yes, it was, when O'Shucks was not a sushi place, but looked like an Irish pub. There were a local bands sometimes, it was crowdy, but not every day. Now it's became more popular, and sometimes it's difficult to find a place. Service of the waitresses sometimes could be really bad - maybe she was tired. Good collection of beer, though lack of draft lagers could be seeing immediately.
A comfortable and happening space for music and drinks..
O'Shucks is a much-valued friend of the local music scene. A variety of bands play here, from local, never-heard-of-'em Utah groups to great nationally touring reggae, ska and rock bands. An early evening crowd of white-collar types gives way to college students and dedicated music buffs as the night goes on.
Live music adds an edge to the typical pinball and pool offerings at least four nights a week. Those who are hungry may miss the now-closed grill, but can still chow down on peanuts and throw the shells on the floor (whoa, the freedom). Microbrews and reasonably priced cocktails dominate the liquid refreshments.
Good music, atmosphere. O'Shucks lively bar in the basement of an old brownstone. The atmosphere is comfortable, and the bands are usually good. Avoid this place if you're looking for a place to talk and hang out with friends--it's a small bar and it gets quite loud at night.
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