Ogden 

Utah's Coldest Beer 2011

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Ogden
Ogden has a reputation as a rough-and-tumble town, which goes back to its early days as a red-light stop on the railroad line. While the reputation persists, you’ll find plenty of friendly faces in the town’s bars, and you can take FrontRunner from Salt Lake City to do a little northern Utah bar-hoppin’.

35.2 Teazers
This bar might have an identity crisis, with a name that sounds “dance club,” a log-cabin exterior that suggests “Western” and a metallic interior that screams … well, we’re not sure, exactly. But Teazers’ soul belongs to sports—UFC and football are its specialties, and the friendly service and 28 beers on tap make it a prime Ogden destination, whether you’re looking for the Montana State game or just a good time. 366 36th St., Ogden, 801-395-1517, TeazersBarAndGrill.com

35.4 Rock Bottom Lounge
Tucked next to an Arctic Circle on Ogden’s main drag, this little cabin-style bar might be hard to spot—unless you know to look for the motorcycles parked out front. Inside, the Rock Bottom gives off a friendly, laid-back house-party vibe, thanks to its kitchen-style bar area (beers are stored in a household fridge) and accommodating bartender, who might take a break from pouring cheap libations to join you for a game of pool. 317 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-621-2070

35.6 Brewskis
Ogden’s Historic 25th Street is chock-full of bars, making it an easy and inviting pub-crawl destination. But once you find yourself at Brewskis’ 60-foot bar, you might just feel like ending your night there, thanks to its seemingly limitless lines of draft beer; tasty appetizers, pizza and burgers; and a spacious game room that features a second bar, live music, pool, shuffleboard, trivia games and more. 244 25th St., Ogden, 801-394-1713, BrewskisOnline.net

36.3 Lighthouse Lounge & Sportsbar
This former strip club—now sports bar—moved into a spacious Historic 25th Street location earlier this year. It’s the perfect spot for kicking back with a cold one while ogling the action on one of the many flat-screen TVs, listening to live music and chatting with the charming bartenders—who’re still plenty gorgeous, despite the additional clothing. A large adjoining room houses a projection screen, pool tables, darts and a second bar. 130 25th St., Ogden, 801-392-3901, Facebook.com/LighthouseSportsBar

37.8 D&R Spirits
Tucked just around the corner from Historic 25th Street, D&R Spirits is a locals’ joint—but if you like a low-key, lo-fi bar atmosphere, you’ll feel at home in no time. The cash-only spot hosts live music four nights a week and is home to several pool leagues—you can get in on that action with free pool on Mondays and Tuesdays. And if music and pool aren’t your thing, the cheap drafts—$1.75 for a 12-ounce mug—are a good enough reason to make D&R a regular stop. 2430 Grant Ave., Ogden, 801-394-8400

38.7 Sandtrap
An Ogden nightlife staple, the Sandtrap’s cement carport exterior is somewhat uninviting, but the interior is homey and old-fashioned. The bar’s down-home atmosphere, enhanced by the dim lighting and dark wood paneling, might make it the ideal spot to knock back a few with your old man. 2851 Washington Blvd., Ogden, 801-394-4446

39.2 Kokomo Club
There’s always action happening at this local favorite, whether it’s centered around a friendly—or not-so-friendly—game of pool or a conversation between the regulars who post up at the bar and on the sidewalk outside. Kokomo turned 50 in 2010, and its old-school, no-frills attitude is reflected in the log-cabin décor, inexpensive suds served in vintage beer glasses and an aversion to plastic payment—bring cash. 216 25th St., Ogden, 801-621-9991

46.4 Kamikazes
This club might be housed in a church, but it’s no place for quiet reflection. Kamikazes is a roller-derby hangout and a popular live-music spot, and there’s often a line of diverse club-goers stretching out the door. Once inside, you can order up a cheap draft or hip-loosening cocktail before you groove to the music, play a game of pool and make some new friends. 2408 Adams Ave., Ogden, 801-621-9138

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