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Marv Says: Urban Lounge is another of the local live music joints. You can see many acts either on their way up, or on their way out at this very small venue. The bar is not the focus here, but still it should be noted that it caters to drinkers of PBR all the way up to high priced spirits. I enjoyed my tequila and redbulls along with a cutthroat as we listened to Mumiy Troll from Russia. Be sure to head there for a great show of the musical variety, and some good drinking to boot.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Jessica, Nikol, Jonjon, Beattale
Marv Says: Another piano bar, Tavernacle has a bit more comprehensive bar selection than most piano bars I have seen. The bar staff know they aren’t the main attraction here, but they sling drinks well. Often packed to the gills, we were there on a hot summer night that had fewer people in attendance than I am used to. It becomes quite the party in the winter months. I had a pacifico and a Pete’s Wicked Ale to round out the night.
Attending: Marv, Rawb, Jessica, Nikol, Laura, Jen, Lacey, Mitch, Uniball.
Marv Says: Keys on Main is a dueling piano bar that features more action on stage than behind the bar. That said, the bartenders are competent and fun if often overlooked in this venue. Go early and get a table if you plan on being involved in the festivities. The tables fill up fast. I enjoyed a custom rum based cocktail made by bartender Becky called My Summer Time.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Jessica, Nikol, Laura, Jen, Lacey, Mitch (Jen’s Birthday)
Marv Says: Not on our original list, The Rail is a new concert venue on the west side of Down Town SLC. It’s tucked back by the railroad tracks and seems to be a straight concert venue. I went to see Primus with Gogol Bordello play, so decided to call this a review. Drinking wise, it’s typical concert fair. Nothing special, just things you can shout to the bartender over the blare of the speakers. The venue holds probably close to 1000 people, so be ready to have toes trod on while watching a show. The sound guy was not on his A-Game that night which was a disappointment. The beer was cold, though, and they had Cutthroat. I’ll go back for gigs, but it’s never going to be a drinking haven.
Attending: Marv and Jessica
Marv Says: It’s strange that it took me this long to visit this bar. It’s very close to my old office, in the heart of Down Town SLC. It inhabits the second floor of an old office building and has a wide open Hookah lounge and dance area with a bar tucked away in the back. We were there on a very slow night, but ot excellent service from the bar staff. A miscommunication led to me trying a new drink, but even that was more fun than not. The place looks like a good place to have a lot of friends over for a party, if it’s often slow. The owner was fun to meet as we were getting ready to call it a night. I had a new drink, Gin and Rockstar, a G&T, SoCo and Lime and a Wild Turkey Tonic (which was actually quite good). The prices seemed very reasonable as well. A good downtown bargain.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Jessica, Jen, JL 2.0, DDD
Marv Says: A narrow bar situated next door to Takeshi Sushi, Kristauff’s is a great place to go for a couple of cocktails before your dinner next door. It was packed with a birthday party when we arrived, and service was poor. The drinks were acceptable but it’s not hard to make a Tequila and Redbull.
Attending: Rawb, Marv, Jessica, Jenn, JL2.0 and DDD
One part dance club, one part sushi bar and one part patio/hookah club. Add trendy clubbers and you have Circle Lounge. The music is loud, the drinks on the pricey side and a few different views of the venue. It would be a good place to go to dance and look trendy, but it’s conversationally hostile. I enjoyed a couple of Tequila and Redbulls here.
Attending: Marv, Rawb, Jessica, Jen, DDD, JL2.0
Provo Utah has changed it’s city ordinances to alling the rules governing off premises retailers of beer to the rest of the state.
It’s not a huge victory, but it is a step. If idiotic blue laws can be overturned we all win.
Marv Says: A live music venue that has a good regular lineup and touring groups and small local acts. A well stocked bar will keep you in your chosen libations. A couple of pool tables are available if you want to shoot some stick while listening to the likes of The Metal Gods, The Spazmatics, Bootiequake or others. It’s a very solid live music venue featuring a large dance floor. Hookahs are also apparently available. Much nicer now that you don’t need a membership to gain entry. Expect cover charges for all of the live music.
Attending: Marv, Jessica, Rawb
Marv Says: Tony’s (formerly PJ’s) is a place for live music and some drinks. The definition of a dive bar, it happened to feature a jam band that seemed better suited to a high schooler’s garage rather than public performance. The bar seems full, but don’t expect flamboyant cocktails. Cheap PBR is available for those who partake. Keep things simple and you should be golden.
Attending: Marv, Jessica, Rawb.