Cheers to You (315 S. Main) is, to quote one regular, “Where professional drinkers hang out.” Bartenders love this place, and the guys behind the bar make a huge haul serving their patrons legit, affordable beverages. If you’ve never been to Cheers, you’ve never been to a real bar in Salt Lake City.
Club Manhattan (5 E. 400 South) Skeighties nights Thursdays at Club Manhattan are slowly unveiling a new sort of entertainment to bargoers. A board-sport friendly environment and performances from bands like Laserfang on March 4 are about to unearth this (literally) underground venue.
Uncle Bart’s (837 S. Main) A bulldog on the sign and a crew of genuine bar patrons rep resent salt-of-the-earth folk in this awesome dive. Karaoke on Thursdays and Sundays is also a crowd-pleaser if you like your songs unintelligible yet strangely alluring. Local musicians practicing at Downtown Music next door will occasionally wander in with slack-jawed wonder—they’re easy to spot.
Chuckle's Lounge (221 W. 900 South) In this high-def world, most bars advertise anywhere from 30 to a million flat-screen TVs per venue, but Chuckles’ sign proudly proclaims one, and only one, “Big-Screen TV.” Those yearning for a taste of the old school can indulge in the neighborhood atmosphere and kitschy accoutrement like the Elvis pinball machine and the prisoner-of-war flag next to the barbecue in the corner.
Club shots at Club Manhattan:
1. Lindy Workman, Adam Dorobilla
2. Ryan Tomita, Dylan Thomas Roe
3. Pat Fenelon, Corigan Kushima
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