“Most people don’t know what’s in these specialty drinks anyway, so we don’t serve them,” he says.
Arrata takes pride in Juniors’ low-key atmosphere and considers it a neighborhood bar for downtown dwellers and worker bees. It occasionally fills with a rowdier crowd on weekends and late evenings, but still remains a fitting spot to grab a drink with friends—just don’t order a fancy-pants cocktail.
When asked about his favorite drinking holes, the following received Arrata’s stamp of approval:
Twilite Lounge (347 E. 200 South, 801-532-9400) features friendly bartenders, affordable drinks, and plenty of seating in a relaxed environment. New kid on the block Beerhive Pub (128 S. Main, 801-364-4268) offers an extensive beer selection.
For an inviting stop in Sugar House, visit the Tap Room (2275 S. Highland Drive, 801-466-0974)
Out in the burbs? Don’t miss Leprechaun Inn (4700 S. 900 East, 801-268-3294)—one of Arrata’s personal favorites.