The Best of Salt Lake: Drinks

The Best of Salt Lake: Drinks

By Molly Miller, June 21, 2018


Lake Effect

Frequently called Salt Lake City’s “hottest cocktail bar,” Lake Effect is immediately south of the Salt Palace Convention Center. Each day has a theme (like Move & Groove Mondays with live blues music and Thirsty Thursday).


Salt Lake City’s only Gastropub has live music or a D.J. nearly every night, an amazing wine list and what they call “Salt Lake City’s best scotch.” Relax on the upper deck to watch the sunset, then head into the game room for pool, shuffleboard or darts.

Tavernacle Social Club

Dueling piano shows never get old—and they’re even more fun when it’s all-request and you can sing along in your seat. Piano shows are Wednesday through Saturday. Karaoke is king Sunday through Tuesday nights. On Monday nights, the club ups the stakes with Bingo karaoke.

Quarters Arcade Bar

Salt Lake City’s very first barcade (pictured above) includes Pinball, Super Pac-Man and Mortal Kombat, as well modern arcade amusements, board games and tabletop games.

La Bonne Vie

Located in The Grand America Hotel, this coffee shop is more of an experience than a first-thing-in-the-morning-pick-you-up. Once it opens at 11 a.m., saunter in to get a cup of freshly-brewed coffee, a stack of extremely Instagrammable pastel macarons and some award-winning pastries.

Eva’s Bakery Boulangerie

Eva’s Bakery was opened by a grandson of Eva Coombs, known for cooking with “an abundance of both love and butter.” You can’t go wrong here, whether you’re popping in for a pastry and a quick espresso or a sit-down breakfast lunch, or Sunday brunch. We recommend the Stuffed French Toast with lemon cream cheese filling and blueberry compote.

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