Utah’s first food hall is about to open, serving a lively mix of style and mouthwatering fare by HallPass & SkinnyFats.

If you crave options, you’re going to love HallPass, Utah’s first food hall opening soon in the south end of The Gateway in downtown SLC. Anchored by SkinnyFats, this innovative food hall will boast eight restaurants and two bars all integrated under roof in 11,000 square feet of open, gathering and communal dining space. HallPass is as much a visual experience as it is a stylish and relaxed dining spot. Not only can you savor a wide range of mouthwatering menu options—ranging from Colossal Lobster’s Lobster Rolls and Blaze of Thunder’s Nashville hot fired chicken to Waffadopolis’s savory-to-sweet waffles and much more—but you can also do it seated at sculpture-like acacia wood tables surrounded by wood-clad ceilings, broad windows, Balinese doors and hand-painted murals created by artist Donovan Fitzgerald. There’s a lot of fun style being served here, and you’re invited to savor every bite.


153 S. Rio Grande St., Ste 107

A solid piece of golden acacia from Thailand spans 32 feet to create one of many communal dining spots anchoring the open interior space.

Artist Donovan Fitzgerald works on one of the many murals that animate the 11,000 square foot interior space. A whimsical outer-space theme flows through the murals in each restaurant and around the dining areas.

The enormous root of a golden acacia tree serves as a table base.

An undersea mural animates the serving area of Colossal Lobster, featuring lobster rolls, clam chowder, salmon, and fish and chips.

Ornate Balinese doors and shapely pendant lights foster the interior’s eclectic style, particularly when paired with Fitzgerald’s out-there artwork.

A mix of stone, metal and wood foster the interior’s casual, organic style. A wall of windows overlooks the large patio dining area.

Diners of all culinary inclinations are sure to find something they enjoy at this hip new downtown space, and interior lovers will be right at home.

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.