Park City Nightlife and Utah Liquor Laws
The Club Scene by Frommer's
Known as Utah's "Sin City," Park City probably has the best nightlife in the state. If you're looking for drinking and dancing, join a private club (memberships are available on a short-term basis, usually for $4, and membership entitles you to bring several guests). The following are busiest during ski season, and generally have fewer nights of live music at other times.
The Spur, 350 1/2 Main St. (tel. 435/615-1618; www.350main.com), is a contemporary Western joint that's smoke-free and has regular live music. Cisero's, downstairs at 306 Main St. (tel. 435/649-6800), with a large dance floor, hosts good bands. J.B. Mulligan's Club & Pub, 804 Main St. (tel. 435/658-0717), also has live music, including a variety of jazz, reggae, bluegrass, and funk; and you can get food -- try their peppercorn burger -- between 5 and 10pm. Another nightspot for live jazz, funk, or acoustic is Mother Urban's Ratskeller, 625 Main St. (tel. 435/615-7200). The No Name Saloon, 447 Main St. (tel. 435/649-6667), another fun place to drink, is old and oddly furnished.
Harry O's, 427 Main St. (tel. 435/647-9494), is very popular, with a huge dance floor and live band or DJ nightly. Romantic and dimly lit, Bacchus Wine Bar, 442 Main St. (tel. 435/940-9463), pours 100 different wines by the glass and serves a scrumptious menu of light fare.
Utah Liquor Laws
Utah's Smoking Laws
As in most states, Utah's Indoor Clean Air Act prohibits smoking in areas where the general public has regular access.
Smoking may be allowed in such places as private clubs, taverns, private functions and places where the general public is excluded. Most Utah Lodging facilities have smoking rooms available and the Salt Lake International Airport has designated smoking areas in the respective terminals. When in doubt about whether or not to light up, it is probably best to ask about the location's policy.
Utah's liquor laws are a bit different, but easy to understand:
- You must be 21 to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages in Utah. Alcoholic beverages (wine, liquor, and beer) are available two ways in Utah: by the drink, or packaged by the bottle.
- Mixed drinks and wine may be ordered with food in most restaurants from noon to 1:00am, and beer may be ordered from 10 am-1 am. Patrons may be served at their tables or in waiting areas.
- Although private clubs are primarily for members only, most clubs offer temporary "visitor" memberships for a nominal fee (usually for two weeks, which allows the visitor and five friends to use the club).
- Taverns and beer establishments only sell beer. Sales are from 10 am-1 am, in a variety of venues: taverns, lounges, cabarets, nightclubs, cafes, bowling centers, golf courses, etc. Beer may be purchased without ordering food and is sold on draft and in bottles and cans. Beer sales "to go" are also allowed, but not in open containers.
- Packaged beer is also available at supermarkets, grocery and convenience stores. The maximum alcohol content is four percent by volume, or 3.2 percent by weight for beer sold in taverns, beer establishments and stores.
- Packaged liquor, wine, and heavy beer "to go" are sold at state liquor stores throughout Utah. Additionally, some of the finest wines in the world are sold at three wine stores in Salt Lake City. State liquor stores accept cash, check, and credit cards, and are closed on Sundays and holidays.
- Other package agencies are often located in hotels and resorts for customer convenience. Many hotels and resorts offer alcoholic beverages via room service.
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Listing information last updated on December 4th, 2013 at 10:00am MST.