Iggy’s Sports Grill
Iggy’s is everywhere. This summer the locally grown sports bar behemoth is scheduled to add Ogden to its seven-location lineup that includes downtown Salt Lake City, Sandy, Layton, Logan, Jordan Landing, Union Heights and St. George. People can’t get enough because the folks at Iggy’s know what people want: a game on the TV, memorabilia on the walls and a seemingly endless variety of things to drink and eat. Try coconut shrimp, hot wings, Southwest egg rolls, chicken balls, onion straws and onion rings—all on the same plate, as an appetizer. Save room for the meatloaf, teriyaki chicken, steak, pizzas and burgers. Iggy’s even does takeout.
Multiple locations, IggysSportsGrill.com
2. Lumpy’s Downtown
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Tracy’s Pool House
We must salute those who fight for your right to rack your balls and break ‘em. To provide a place to eat a burger, sip a beer and play darts. The ‘burbs suffer from a reputation for limited nightlife. But this somewhat new pool hall in a Midvale strip mall shows promise. It’s casual and welcoming, allowing you to rent tables by the hour and order pitchers of beer. You can even bring the kids! Perfect for a family “away from home” evening.
48 W. 7200 South, Midvale, 801-562-0104
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Port O’ Call
Nowhere else in Utah do you have quite the same effect of a 32,000-square-foot club combining dance floors, bands, pool tables and arcade games into a one-stop shoppin’ meat market. As far as hook-up environments go, nowhere else combines the pub, club and all-of-the-above nightlife scene under one roof. If dancing is your thing, the massive club floor with mezzanine overlook is the spot for you. But if you want to try something quieter, you can always step out onto the patio for a breath of fresh air. If your style is “teaching” the ladies how to play pool, the downstairs game room is ideal … and if you wind up just playing with yourself, there are still eight pool tables, arcade games, foosball and dozens of TV screens. Whether you have any luck with the ladies or fellas or not, it’s easy to take advantage of the club’s three main bars for carousin’ and commiseratin’.
78 W. 400 South, Salt Lake City, 801-521-0589, PortOCall.com
2. Area 51
3. Green Street
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The Trapp Door
The Trapp Door, Utah’s premier gay dance hotspot, puts the “gay” in the Gateway district. This all-lifestyles private club sports a spacious dance floor and friendly bar service but also has a packed calendar of performing acts, concerts and drag shows. Trapp Door keeps the beat, six nights a week, with spin maestro DJ/ DC filling the house for the ever popular Thursday night Evolution. Or check out the Sunday night Pachanga, arguably Utah’s hottest Latin dance night.
615 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, 801-533-0173, TrappDoor.com
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3. Mo Diggity’s
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