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Bars and nightlife in Salt Lake City

Top bars

Bar
“From "City Weekly" article: There are a couple of things to know right off the bat about the “new” Bar-X. Yes, you can still get the infamous tankards full of Bud or Bud Light for cheap, but you can also get them filled with a selection of local microbrews for not much more. And yes, there is a menu of $9 specialty cocktails that will make hardheaded patrons of the old beer-only Bar-X cringe. But once you taste drinks like the Sazarac—rye whiskey, sugar, Peychaud’s bitters, served in an absinthe-coated glass—you realize those cocktails are totally worth the money. Co-owner Jeff Barnard compares the handcrafted cocktails to buying something at Tulie Bakery versus a grocery-store bakery: “The time and care are different, as is the price. We put all this love into the cocktail.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
“An excellent place for cocktails, and one of my favorite brunch locations, Whisky Street offers comfort food that is to die for and a very cool, rustic spot on historic 'Whiskey Street'. Dinner is served nightly, and brunch is available Saturday and Sunday, starting at 11am.”
  • 52 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Good local Beer and food. I love the Fish Fry with Tater Tots to go along with a nice Porter. Great atmosphere in a fun area called Sugar House.”
  • 53 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“organic farm to table food, but a bit pricey. Worth the cost in my opinion but consider yourself forewarned!”
  • 49 locals recommend
Bar
“Cozy pub with elegant, vintage decor that offers a wide range of craft beers & haute pub grub.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Roomy, modern hangout supplying 140+ brews, beer cocktails & German eats in a lively setting.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
“If you like a little cajun food and you love beer then this is the place. They have a huge worldwide beer selection and the cajun and other foods are really good. If you're lucky they may also have a good band playing as well. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Brewery
“A local favorite for great beer and food in Salt Lake City. I've been going here for over 25 years and it never disappoints.”
  • 40 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Bar
“From "City Weekly" article: There are a couple of things to know right off the bat about the “new” Bar-X. Yes, you can still get the infamous tankards full of Bud or Bud Light for cheap, but you can also get them filled with a selection of local microbrews for not much more. And yes, there is a menu of $9 specialty cocktails that will make hardheaded patrons of the old beer-only Bar-X cringe. But once you taste drinks like the Sazarac—rye whiskey, sugar, Peychaud’s bitters, served in an absinthe-coated glass—you realize those cocktails are totally worth the money. Co-owner Jeff Barnard compares the handcrafted cocktails to buying something at Tulie Bakery versus a grocery-store bakery: “The time and care are different, as is the price. We put all this love into the cocktail.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Sports Bar
“Live music every night of the week. Large menu, great cocktails. Killer patio.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
“0.4 mi. from the Sugar Loft Suite. Funky hangout offering burgers, wings & brunch, lots of games & a pet-friendly patio with fire pits.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Music Venue
“2.4 mi. from the Sugar Loft Suite. Late-night concert venue featuring cocktails & nightly live performances in an intimate interior.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“This sports bar has pretty decent food and rooftop patio. They typically will have a band on weekends, and Pub trivia during the week. The rooftop patio is dog friendly”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“Bustling pub with some delicious food! Don't miss their Saturday and Sunday brunch! They also do live events and trivia nights frequently so check out their Facebook page before you go to find out what fun things they have going on that night. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Wine lounge. A bit loud with live music but a great place for patio seating.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Check out the dueling piano's and enjoy the energy of this social club punned after Utah's history. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

Music venues

Sports Bar
“Live music every night of the week. Large menu, great cocktails. Killer patio.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Theater
“The Capitol Theatre has been at the center of the Salt Lake arts community since 1913. Its rich architectural features and more than 100 years of exceptional theater, dance, opera, music, vaudeville and film performances have made the Capitol Theatre a treasured historic landmark. With recent renovations including improved seating, a remodeled lobby, and a newly installed orchestra pit, the Capitol Theatre building is now joined with the Jessie Eccles Quinney Ballet Centre.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Music Venue
“The Eccles Theater is a performance destination for Salt Lake, Utah, and the Intermountain West. Your Eccles Theater experience starts the minute you enter from busy Main Street into the spectacular five-story glass lobby. The distinctive chandeliers, colorful balustrades, and striking terrazzo floor remind you are in for a memorable experience.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Located in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall is celebrated for its acoustical excellence and is an architectural icon in the City. The Hall is adorned with more than 12,000 square feet of hand-brushed 24‑karat gold leaf and its grand four-story lobby offers stunning views of the city. The newly redesigned public plaza and lobby complement the original architecture while modernizing the space. Abravanel Hall is also the home of the 27-foot-tall Olympic Tower statue by renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Music Venue
“2.4 mi. from the Sugar Loft Suite. Late-night concert venue featuring cocktails & nightly live performances in an intimate interior.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local bar and food joint. It’s in a weird area but don’t let that fool you. Great patio, great food and friendly staff. Reasonably priced, small local venue. They have live music on the weekends.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Rock Club
“2.2 mi. from the Sugar Loft Suite. Liquid Joe's is a contemporary bar featuring live music, open mic nights with instruments provided & pool tables.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pub
“This is my favorite "locals" and "dive" bar. Pretty authentic, inexpensive. Try the pickled eggs!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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