Salt Lake City’s nightlife has been the victim of unflattering urban legends for all of modern history. And though it would untrue to liken it to San Francisco or Las Vegas, Salt Lake City indeed has a lot going on after dark. However, because of the city’s layout and the dispersed nature of its bars, you won’t find any go-to pub crawls in the city. So if you’re looking for nighttime fun, you’d best plan ahead. And one of the most reliable, high-quality ways to have a killer night out in Salt Lake is to see a concert–an easy task in a city with such an active music scene. If this sound appealing to you, check out Urban Lounge, winner the City Weekly’s Best of Utah 2012 award for “Best Live Music Club.”
Located east of Downtown and north of Sugarhouse, Urban Lounge is one of the single most active music venues in all of Utah. Catering primarily to the young-ish and hip crowd, Urban Lounge is a grungy-chic hot spot for the best local and regional acts, as well as national bands–cult and otherwise. On any given night, you might catch a bluegrass show, some indie rock, hip hop, or even dubstep. And best of all, you can head to these concerts without worry; given the breadth and depth of Salt Lake City’s music culture, Urban Lounge has a great talent pool from which to draw. And no matter what, the shows typically only cost around $5.