Utah Liquor Laws

Getting a Drink in Park City

Can you get a drink in Utah? Yes you can. In fact, Park City’s saloon culture shaped its ‘rough and tumble’ character during the mining boom of the late 1800’s  

Relaxing with a beer, cocktail, or glass wine is a common follow up to a day of recreation. In the winter, it even has its own moniker—‘Après ski.’  Getting a drink in Park City (if you are over 21 and have a valid form of ID) is much more straightforward today—the era of private membership clubs is a long gone. You can enjoy a beer with lunch, a hot toddy by the fire, or sample local wine, beer, or spirits crafted to pair with Park City’s style.

One word of caution—Park City’s Main Street is located at an altitude of 7,000 feet above sea level. This is moderate compared with most mountain towns, but alcohol has an impact on the system at altitude, and people often comment they feel its effect more quickly than they do in lower environs. 

Can I see your license?

Restaurants, bars, and events in Park City carry a variety of different types of liquor licenses. Here is a quick list of where you can buy beer, wine, or cocktails. 

  • You can buy 5% alcohol by volume beer practically everywhere: grocery stores, gas stations, arenas, festivals, and events.
  • An establishment with a Beer-only License may serve beer from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. 
  • Venues with a Limited Service Liquor License may serve wine and beer from 11:30 a.m. - Midnight.
  • Restaurants require patrons to order an appetizer or meal in addition to their beverages from 11:30 a.m. - Midnight.
  • Clubs and bars may serve liquor, beer, and wine without selling food to patrons from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Just want to grab a pint?

Utah is home to more than a dozen craft breweries including Wasatch BeersSquatters Craft BeersRed Rock BrewingMine Shaft Brewing, Uinta Brewing, Bohemian Brewery, and Shades of Pale. And the newest addition, Park City Brewery, which transformed an auto-body shop into a brewery and taproom. You can find beer from Utah's craft breweries in restaurants, bars, grocery stores, and liquor stores. While beer sold in grocery stores and on tap in restaurants and bars is 3.2% alcohol by volume there is a wide variety of full-strength beer produced by these breweries and sold in cans and bottles in liquor stores and many restaurants and bars. 

Does your palate prefer wine?  

Drinking wine in Park City can be as simple as enjoying a glass of red wine with dinner to participating in a wine seminar or private tasting with Fox School of Wine. Several hotels in town have extensive wine cellars and offered private tastings with their certified sommeliers. 

Like to get in the "spirit"?

Utah's distilling history goes back to 1826 with the first recorded whiskey-fest. Today Park City is home to High West Distillery, the world's only ski-in distillery. You can sample flights of whiskey, sip from an extensive drink menu, take tours, and even buy a bottle of whiskey on a Sunday at the High West Salon located on Park Avenue. You can also find High West's whiskeys and vodka at local restaurants and the liquor store. 

Buying it to go?

State Liquor Stores
There are three in town and are closed on Sundays, state, and federal holidays.

Snow Creek Plaza Store
This is the largest liquor store in Park City with one of the best wine selections in Utah. 
Address: 1550 Snow Creek Dr, Park City, UT 84060
Hours are 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Mon-Sat. 
Phone: 435.615.8538

Old Town Store
Address: 460 Swede Alley, Park City, UT 84060
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Phone: 435.649.3293

Kimball Junction Store
Address: 1612 W Ute Blvd, Park City, UT 84098
Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Phone: 435.658.0860

Convenience & Grocery Stores