My wife and I are also transplants (from NY) and know what you mean about Utah county's lack of a decent pub. So far we have found two in Lehi (Scorez and Flirts, both on State St). Neither place is anything special... just somewhere to get a cheap bottle of domestic and chill. Still better than a poke in the eye though
Also, it looks like they are putting in a Wing Nutz in Saratoga Springs. Never been but I've heard they have some decent brews on tap.