Main Street in downtown Salt Lake City is perfect for an old-fashioned pub-crawl experience. From north to south (and this really is the way to go—trust us) crawl the following bars:
The Beer Hive, 128 S. Main
Specialty: Fine beer selection and iced bar
Murphy’s, 160 S. Main
Specialty: Being a “step down” in social clubs
Keys On Main, 242 S. Main
Specialty: Piano players extraordinaire
Cheers to You, 315 S. Main
Specialty: Being one of my oldest stomping grounds, and a perfect, super-classy ending to a DIY pub crawl. You’re Welcome.
Put the W in Whompsgiving: W Lounge
The best modern dance club in the city, W Lounge (358 S. West Temple) is celebrating Thanksgiving night right with some glitch-hop, dubstep and drumstep to celebrate “Whompsgiving,” featuring Nick Bliss, Drink, MorZFeen and Lunatic. Make sure you don’t eat too much turkey at dinner—nobody needs a tryptophan coma while dancing. No cover, and the party starts at 9 p.m.
Piper Down: Down The Hatch
We frequently write about Piper Down’s weeknight action because it’s so damned varied and fun, but we’ve forgotten to remind you of the food. It’s a pub, and like most in the UK, Piper Down (1492 S. State) serves traditional pub fare. We recently stopped in to nosh on some shepherd’s pie and enjoyed another UK specialty, the pub quiz, courtesy of the Geeks Who Drink.
B-days & Anniversaries: Harry O’s Turns 5!
Join Vaughn Carrick on his b-day, and for the fifth anniversary of Harry O’s (427 Main in Park City), on Saturday, Nov. 27—two of the best things to happen to club life in Utah in the past few years. These guys know how to blow up Park City, and they’re doing it again with DJ Homicide.
Hot Shots from Piper Down:
1. Tim Golden, Leah Schuster, WIll Truman
2. Server Theresa Wong
3. Trenton Judson, Jenny Gatrell
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