Summer time in Ogden, LGBTQ+ Style
About the Author Hey I'm Colt! As a gay man in Ogden, Utah I hope to share my experience, offer opinions, give recommendations and of course crack some jokes in this blog entry. Born and raised here (besides that brief sabbatical in college) I love this town almost as much as I love brunch. I know you will too.
Nestled just North of Salt Lake City and hugging the mighty Wasatch Mountain Range you will find Ogden, Utah. Known for its outdoor recreation, historical downtown and amazing bars, and eateries. Not necessarily known for men hugging other men. Les-be honest, you don’t think of it as a top destination for those of us who claim a letter in the LGBTQ+ community. I am here to set the record gay, (not straight, that would be homophobic) from the can’t miss brunch spots to the best breweries (for the lesbians). This is your Gay’s Guide to Ogden Summer.
All vacations (as well as Sundays) should include brunch. A morning libation is a perfect way to know you are here for a good time and not a long time. Stay as long as you like but know there is too much to see and too much do to spend all day at your brunch place, you will get FOMO. For brunch there are two musts.
For those for whom the call of adventure speaks the following are great options:
Ultimately Ogden is a great place for anyone who has too much in common with a young Harry Potter (he lived in a cupboard but close enough to a closet). Members of the LGBTQ+ community can find a welcoming, safe and enjoyable experiences while branching out from a stereotypical “gaycation” (last nickname I swear). Ogden is here to welcome you with the experience you are seeking, you may even gain a fitting nickname while here.
Stay tuned for Ogden Pride Festival that takes place this year August 4-6. Details can be found here!