Keys Getting Real
Keys on Main (242 S. Main) is a classy joint located near the best of downtown and TRAX, and therefore the whole of the livable Wasatch Front. (Sorry, Happy Valley, you’re not livable to a Salt Laker until a FrontRunner can access you.) Keys has become a fun place to stop by on Monday nights, hosting a full karaoke band to cheer you up after work or post-Jazz defeats. Club Matters thinks karaoke is one of the most harmless drunken activities because it doesn’t hurt anyone but the singer (Ed. note—or those within earshot). And ditching the pre-recorded midi tracks makes it far better than regular karaoke. Hear it and judge for yourself.
Spin the Bottle Ladies’ Night: W Lounge
Spin the Bottle is a new(ish) night at W Lounge (358 S. West Temple), and it’s already getting a lot better with some female flora and fauna on Fridays. This week, “Girls Night Out” is back with the founders Mama Beatz, Chic Bangs and Cedes. The featured spinner from L.A., Cassette, will be on hand to make sure the thing goes down right. As usual it’s “All Girls, All Night Long. No D!cks in the DJ Booth” —as the ladies’ promotion says. Free before 10 p.m.
A Better Biker Bar in Town: Barbary Coast Saloon
Fresh off having the honors as the last stop on the Bastard’s Run, Barbary Coast Saloon (4242 S. State) offers more than just a biker-friendly atmosphere, including live music on Fridays and Saturdays, and Texas Hold ‘Em—with prizes—Sundays at noon and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. And you can get an $8 rib-eye steak on Thursday nights, Bikers’ Breakfast Saturday and Sunday mornings and half-price beer on Tuesdays, meaning this place is as interested in filling your belly as it is your soul.
Hot Shots from Keys on Main:
1. Becky Bradford
2. Cameron Farnes, Laura McDaniel
3. Ben Venuti, Kaysha Cooper
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