Utah may not be known for the bar scene, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t gems in the town of Salt Lake City. Take Purgatory, a place where you can go for a drink, a meal, or both. They opened in 2017 nearby a mortuary which will make you think twice now about its name. But hey, if this is where I need to go to cleanse my soul then order me up a few drinks. Cause I’m going to enjoy this place the best way I can, at the bar.
That’s the main thing you’ll notice when you enter the establishment. But along the wall and toward the back, there are tables for your dining needs. And for those looking for libations and fun, well, there’s plenty of bar games inside and out in their open area. The place is full of energy. And since it’s still relatively new, you and your friends may still find room here for a get together without waiting forever to waited on. We didn’t. After we ordered, the drinks came out fast, then the food. The portions were large, especially when we were looking for small late night bites. We got toast for goodness sakes. What we got were full on dinner meals. This place was definitely not your average bar food kinda place. That’s pretty cool. Just gotta be mindful next time I order food here.
I hope this place doesn’t get too popular because I do want to come back without dealing with elbow to elbow crowds.
62 East 700 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
+1 (801) 596-2294
Verdict: Great spot for late night eats followed by drinks till closing.
How would you like to tackle this monster on a late night outing? I know I would. Typically toast served with strips of fried chicken, drenched in tangy spicy buffalo sauce and mayo. But for an extra dollar you can get a fried egg. Hell yeah!
$8 USD (+1 fried egg)
For those wanting a lighter bite to eat, you may want to try this cheese toast topped with fresh cut tomatoes. Hmmm, I guess I meant relatively lighter than the other dishes.
If you want to add fries to your meal, you'll need to loosen your belt, especially if you go for one of their specialty fries. This one comes loaded with Korean short rib, kimchi, mayo, herbs and that buffalo sauce. Unfortunately, it was a bit too much tangy spiciness with the fried chicken toast. Oh well, glad we added the egg to change things up... oh wait. :S #overindulgence
$8 USD (+1 fried egg)
With all the food offered here, you can easily forget this place serves up some creative alcoholic concoctions. What we have here is the Shark Bait, topped with whipped egg whites.
At the end of your meal, your bill comes this tin container just to remind you where you've been. Thanks, it was great to get a glimpse of purgatory, but it's time to go home.