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Best of Utah 2008 | Night Life Page 5

By City Weekly Staff
Posted // April 2,2008 - BEST SPORTS BAR
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 width=47downtown 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,
2. Lumpy’s Downtown
3. SkyBox

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

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,
2. Area 51
3. Green Street

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Salt City Derby Girls
In two years and one-and-a-half seasons, the Salt City Derby Girls have taken local women’s roller derby from a novelty attraction in a roller rink to a real sport (they’re now a part of the national Women’s Flat-Track Derby Association) in a real venue (home bouts are held at the Utah Olympic Oval) drawing real crowds (last year’s championship game drew 1,000 fans). While they’ve picked up serious skills and athleticism in their move from the Lifestyle page to the Sports page, the SCGD still puts on a fun rock & roller-skate show that makes you wonder why no one’s building a stadium for them. The 2008 season begins April 19—be there.


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,
2. Club Sound
3. Mo Diggity’s

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It might be hard to find but once you track down Orange, you’ll be a regular in no time. Its hip, sleek interior is surrounded by powerful art work that’s both a focal point and a nice distraction from the dude who won’t stop making eyes at you. Don’t worry—he probably just wants to share his poetry. Here, regular clientele are more interested in discussing art, literature, music and fashion than simply bagging a babe. It’s that kind of non-meat-market vibe that makes this one of Salt Lake City’s most refreshing late-night destinations.
533 S. 500 West, Salt Lake City, 801-433-3399
2. The Woodshed
3. Keys on Main


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Posted // June 5,2008 at 13:20 Best Pool Bar is FATS! Are you kidding have you been there lately? Obviously not or someone paid you guys off. The tables are in crappy condition and falling apart! The pockets are barely hanging on and the table felt needs to be replaced. Yeah they have good food and stuff but the tables need some updating. BOO on you guys for a craptastic pick.


Posted // April 13,2008 at 16:19 I completely agree, Trails has completely gone down the tube. I would have to say that a well deserving Southern X posure needs this award. Trails is not what is was. at all.


Posted // April 7,2008 at 09:52 I don’t think nipple-pink was the pink they were referring to...


Posted // April 4,2008 at 09:14 No pink, no peace? Not all nipples are pink. The best are brown. Yes, even in Utah.


Posted // April 3,2008 at 08:39 I think Salt lake has got into a rut!! The new owner of Trails and Trails 2 has distroyed both clubs!! Yes some of the girls are beautiful but why have over 10 top girls quit over the last 6 months? hummm? Some other things to think about are.. the prices continue to creep up and up, weekdays you can hear tummble weed roll by ,and the re-model ,(excuse for the state shut-down) is a total flop.