best bars in salt lake city

7 Of The Best Bars In Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is home to an incredible nightlife scene. From the hole in the wall beer joints to swanky cocktail bars, they’ve got it all. If you are looking for the perfect watering hole to clink a few glasses, start with these. Here are the 7 best bars in Salt Lake City.

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1. Whiskey Street Cocktails

This Main Street gem has been serving some of the best cocktails in the city for years. It’s known for its vintage atmosphere and historical name which references the original name of the Main Street. We recommend you start with a classic old fashioned or ‘Dark and Stormy’ made with black seal rum, lime and ginger beer.

best bars in salt lake city

2. Purgatory

Indulge your dark side with an evening at this Salt Lake City fave. As you can imagine, this bar is famous for all things heaven and hell. Their expertly made cocktails range from names like ‘The Rosary’ to ‘Tall Dark and Handsome’. If you like it stout, we recommend starting with the ‘smokey loma’ made with tequila, mezcal, grapefruit and lime.

best bars in salt lake city

3. Alibi Bar and Place

Live music, good drinks and a funky atmosphere are what makes Alibi Bar and Place one of the best in town. Every weekend social butterflies from all over the city flock here to dance the night away and enjoy some 5-star cocktails. We recommend starting with a classic paloma or one of their craft cocktails such as the ‘Roller Derby’.

best bars in salt lake city

4. Beer Bar

For a decade, Beer Bar has been serving beer buffs from near and far. Standing as a companion to longtime local fave Bar-X famous for its unique cocktails, you know you’ll be taken care of when it comes to quality. Get started with your choice of any of their 30 draft or 100 bottle options and toast the night away.

best bars in salt lake city

5. Under Current

If you love cocktails, wine and seafood, this is the place for you. This upscale chic neighbourhood bar features 59 (yes, fifty-nine) craft cocktails and the best seasonal wine and beer in the city. We recommend clinking your first glass with their ‘grog nog’ made with cognac, aged rum, chamomile, egg, nutmeg and bitters.

best bars in salt lake city
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6. Copper Common

Copper Common is one of those places that’s just swanky enough without being pretentious. Here you’ll find a huge range of craft cocktails, unique spirits, local brews and wine for every palate. The setting is classy yet cosy and casual, making it perfect for date nights.

best bars in salt lake city

7. Tinwell

This hip SLC staple is known for its unique music, killer drink menu and eccentric atmosphere. Grab a seat at the bar or lounge on the sunny summer patio, either way, come ready to drink and listen to great music. Start with a ‘blackberry collins.’

best bars in salt lake city

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Melanie Hamilton
Melanie Hamilton

Melanie is an avid traveller with a passion for history and global foods. She is currently based in Tbilisi, Georgia where most of her time is occupied with qvevri wine and Soviet history. Having do-si-do'd her way across Europe and Latin America, she's enjoyed some of the world's most exciting places firsthand and can't wait to tell you about them.

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