If you’ve strolled down lower Main Street recently, you’ve likely noticed that the Cabin Park City no longer occupies its space below Town Lift. Worry not; the popular establishment has simply moved up to a new, more spacious location at 437 Main Street, adjacent to Park City Live.
A favorite spot for locals and visitors to grab a beer or cocktail with friends, the Cabin’s new location keeps the casual atmosphere, but also offers nearly three times more space, a newly updated menu and an entirely remodeled downstairs space for shows.
We recently chatted with owner John Oswald to find out more about the new space. Keep reading to find out what you can expect, and what you should order, at the new Cabin Park City.
From the outside, it’s hard to tell how much the interior has to offer. The new Cabin is much brighter and larger than its former space, but it retains the hunting-cabin vibes and cozy feel. There’s still an outdoor space with plenty of seating, while the inside offers even more room for diners (and drinkers).
The Cabin’s beloved, if prickly, mascot, Al the Elkupine, greets you at the door. (Fun fact: All of the employees at the Cabin have personalized tattoos of Al the Elkupin!) Also at the entrance is a display that brings back the old-fashioned tradition of letter-writing: Write a postcard from the Cabin, drop it in the mailbox and they’ll mail it to your recipient!
Downstairs is an intimate venue known as the Den. Here, the Cabin will bring in musical acts most weekend nights, and offers plenty of standing room and seating areas as well as special VIP sections with a private bar. Also, during NFL season, they’ll play football games on a projector. And if your game isn’t on the big screen, chances are you can catch it on one of the many TVs upstairs and down (Oswald says they have more TVs than any other bar in Park City).
Food and drink
As a full service bar, the Cabin offers a long list of beers, wines and spirits to suit any taste. In addition to classically crafted cocktails, you’ll also find a range of signature draft beers brewed locally for The Cabin, as well as a wide selection of single barrel whiskeys and small-batch spirits.
At the new Cabin, patrons will also find a re-imagined menu, with a focus on “elevated” bar food to please any palate. The menu for the new Cabin was created by a friend of Oswald’s, Brian Dobbin, an award-winning chef from LA. The lunch and dinner menu includes lots of small plates that are great for sharing, such as the truffle garlic parmesan fries, blistered shisito peppers and wings.
Lots of people come to the Cabin for the famous Elkupies, a.k.a. pizzas. Their pizza crust is derived from a 110-year-old recipe from Italy, and the result is a perfectly chewy sourdough base for any kind of toppings. Choices include the Rad Pig pizza, with radicchio, house-made Italian sausage, pancetta and prosciutto, and the pesto pie, with chicken, fire-roasted red peppers, artichoke, parmesan and mozzarella.
Weekend brunch is a big draw at the Cabin, served Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu includes some classic brunch dishes, such as shakshuka and a breakfast sandwich. But there’s also a few dishes that you may not expect to find on a bar’s brunch menu, such as the Nutella-stuffed French toast and the baked ziti Florentine. There’s also a different Bloody Mary flavor each week, and if you can guess the “secret ingredient” of the week, your drink is on the house.
Finally, in case you have any room left, we highly suggest getting the one and only dessert on the menu, the chocolate carrot layer cake, a favorite of Oswald’s wife, Heidi. Layered with just enough cream cheese and topped with chocolate ganache, the incredibly moist and dense cake is the perfect way to end your meal on a sweet note.