Since its transformation from an alcohol-free spot to a hip, rum-infused dance club, Star Bar has won raves from Park City party people. The diverse establishment features two full-service bars, a chill-out lounge, pool tables, and of course, a busy dance floor. Whether performed by a live band or spun by a talented DJ, the types of tunes that get people moving include hip-hop, jazz, reggae, funk, and rock. During the Sundance Film Festival, a small movie screen is a welcome addition to the proceedings.
Tucked away inside Stein Eriksen Lodge is this quiet, charming lounge, fulfilling your expectations of what a mountain lodge drinking establishment should be. Grab a comfy seat in front of a roaring fire and warm your toes as you sip on a single malt scotch and take in superb scenic views. A full bar is available, as is an upscale pub grub menu including delights like asiago cheese fries. If your stomach demands more substantial fare, you can order from the adjacent Glitretind Restaurant.
The No Name Saloon claims they've been "helping people forget their names since 1903." Frequented by locals, this friendly locals pub is awash with antiques and memorabilia. Far from being pretentious or off-putting, the place opens its arms to visitors as well, and the crowds of patrons prove it. Lights strung about, a barrel-vaulted ceiling, and a vintage motorcycle suspended in the back add notes of whimsy to the environment. Drinking is the activity of choice, and the well-equipped bar readily fills all requests. Snacks and sandwiches are available, and scattered TVs play in the background.
Local Expert tip: The No Name Saloon has a late night menu.
Located beneath the main restaurant, this popular venue provides a host of options for any entertainment need. Locals and visitors alike flock to the club when they want to dance, kick back and listen to live bands, or just gather with friends for a drink and a respite from the weather. DJs spin a variety of favorite tunes, and the bands regale guests with jazz, blues, rock, and more. The club can get crowded, but it's a terrific place to meet people and get a sense of Park City's vibrant seasonal life. Food is served if you want to eat in the club, and drink specials occur intermittently throughout the week. Do know that the club is private, so visitors will need to buy a temporary membership to gain entrance.
A contemporary, wood-sided building, this popular brewpub crafts some of the area's best microbrews. They also have a selection of pub food that makes an ideal complement to the beers they produce. Beef and buffalo burgers will please carnivores; the club sandwich, veggie option, Reuben, and grilled bratwurst are also delicious. Personal pizzas are baked to order and come with fresh toppings. House specialties include fish and chips, a cheese steak sandwich, and beer-battered shrimp. Upstairs, there's a sports bar, and everywhere, you can find TVs tuned to timely sporting events. The outdoor patio provides a perfect vantage point during warmer months.
High West Distillery & Saloon has the distinction of being the world's first and only ski-in distillery and saloon and the oldest distillery in Utah. The distillery specializes in whiskeys, but they also make a few vodkas. The bar tenders mix up an interesting menu of cocktails served alongside gastro-pub cuisine.
The Egyptian Theater on Main Street in Park City was first constructed in 1922 to bring live theater to Park City. It underwent a 1.5 million dollar renovation in 1998 and has served as a venue for the Sundance Film Festival for nearly as long as the festival has existed.
Accented with wood and beer signs, this laid-back club attracts a faithful following of locals, who appreciate its straightforward approach to fun. If you want a drink, you'll find one readily available, and TV sports competitions regularly fill the place with fans rooting for their favorite teams. Big screen TVs make the viewing easy, and five others ensure that you're never far from the action. Other diversions include pool tables, dartboards, and video games. If you just want to relax, find a spot near the expanse of windows and look out over the city and the mountains in the distance. Try one of the local brews, have a snack, and enjoy this haven away from Main Street. Private club; visitors must purchase temporary memberships or be sponsored.
Park City's Lindzee O' Michaels Mixologists wins the award for best cocktail menu, especially given the fact that you can ask for nearly anything you want, even if it's not on the menu, and they'll mix it up for you. Live music, world class DJs and high-definition TVs playing hot ticket sporting events will keep you entertained every night of the week.