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Batters Up 

Not just for sports nuts

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I have to admit that I was surprised to find a dance party at a bar typically reserved for sports fans. “Man, it’s good to see people getting down to Tom Petty,” I thought to myself on a recent Saturday at Batters Up (1717 S. Main, 801-463-4996). Saturdays are hosted by request cultivator DJ Scott. I like this guy because he prefers to mix the old fashioned way: letting songs play all the way through while pausing between songs to compliment the ladies on the dance floor. This is a lost art form that’s usually resurrected only by the best wedding and strip-club DJs. But somehow, DJ Scott makes it work at a sports bar. I’m sure it helps that Batters Up offers $3 shots of Beam and $4 steins of domestic drafts. Also, check out karaoke night every Friday. (Photos by Nicole Jaatoul)


Beer is the cure for skier face.
Maggie Sullivan, Kelsey Elmer


Batters Up Biddies.
Brittany Williams, Monica Oliveto


Enough duckface for everyone in the bar.
Kasi Foi’lole Vai, Tonga P. Fisilau


Crawling inside a tauntaun has never looked so fun.
Paula Stockman, Kai Kalama
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