Since Joe Gold opened his first fitness center more than 45 years ago, his namesake gym franchise has grown to more than 600 locations worldwide. The four locations near Ogden house workout floors furnished with loads of exercise equipment as well as studios for group classes such as cycling, yoga, and TRX training. Most Gold’s locations also feature Les Mills fitness classes such as Body Pump, Body Combat, and Body Attack, which keep things fresh by switching up their choreography and music every three months.
Wise Guys' triad of venues in Trolley Square, Downtown Ogden, and West Valley City holds an ever-rotating calendar of nationally touring and local comics. A cavalcade of beloved standups has graced Wiseguys’ brick-backed stages, including Norm MacDonald, Chris Kattan, and Bob Saget. The West Valley City location also serves a café-style menu of sandwiches, appetizers, desserts, and more than 20 types of beer.
MovieGrille's formula is a simple one: remove the "and a" from "dinner and a movie." After arriving at the intimate Ogden theater, guests settle in to deep, reclining leather seats and wait for the film to start—that is, after they place their order. Burgers, sandwiches, and artisan pizzas arrive in the theater to be carefully placed on each seat's personal swiveling table, while glasses of soda, beer, and wine snuggle securely into the armrests' deep cup holders. Top-notch films flicker across the screen as guests feast on deep-friend macaroni and cheese bites, burgers topped with bacon and blue cheese, goat cheese and pear salads, or good old-fashioned popcorn.
Built in 1927, the historic Ben Lomond Suites’ 11th floor is the home of Restaurant 1107. The top floor of this hotel offers a stunning vantage point for drinking in the city of Ogden and the mountains beyond. Handmade raviolis join range-fed veal parmesan amid a comfortable and warm space with exposed brick columns. Supple leather chairs have backs high enough to keep the wings of the son of an angel and an NBA player from unfurling spontaneously. Restaurant 1107 presents a wide range of beer and wine to enjoy in those high-backed chairs, including Sierra Nevada pale ale and Silver Birch sauvignon blanc.
For more than 30 years, the team at Woody's Bar-B-Q has been perfecting its methods for slow-roasted meats to cook melt-in-your-mouth ribs, brisket, and other specialty barbecue recipes. From the signature full rack of baby back ribs?slow cooked in Woody?s secret marinade recipe?to tender, slow-smoked north carolina pork, savory meats take center stage at the casual, family-friendly eateries. Woody's Bar-B-Q was initially founded in Jacksonville, Florida, and now can be found in several states?like Ben Franklin?s progeny.