Main Street is constantly changing. While some bars and restaurants have been around for a long time, others have some and gone. An address on Main Street doesn’t necessarily guarantee longevity (does anyone remember The Sidecar, Plan B and The Star Bar?) Though the street is dotted with familiar haunts there are a number of newer Park City night life spots that have popped up in the last couple of years. Each spot has its own unique ambiance, vibe and noise level.
To help you decide where to spend your evening hours, we have grouped a few of the locals’ favorite night spots into loudness categories. “Bring the Noise” means the music is in the forefront, so be prepared for a night of toe-tapping music. “Medium Volume” suggests you can carry on a conversation, but things might get noisy the later the night goes. The “Chat the Night Away” category ensures that you can spend an evening in deep conversation with your friends. *Note, most (but not all) of these locations are considered bars, which means no one under 21 can enter even if they are just there to dine.
Bring the Noise
PC Live is the largest music venue on Main Street. With two floors that open up to the stage, it is a great place to see a show. The schedule is packed with an impressive line-up of performers, however, this venue is not open daily, so make sure to check the line-up in advance. Dancing shoes required. parkcitylive.net
The Downstairs is THE late-night club of Main Street. Located in the former Mother Urban’s space, music is always bumping with a mix of local and out-of-town DJs. For a glimpse of young Park City, head to the Downstairs on a Wednesday night — Industry Night — an evening that caters to local employees. downstairspc.com
The Spur Bar and Grill
The Spur has been a Main Street mainstay for many years but seems to have really hit its stride since a major remodel a couple years ago. Open daily from 10:00 a.m to 1:00 a.m., you can find breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and dancing every day of the week. Live music happens every night in the back of the establishment with quieter, yet still bustling areas in the front of the house and upstairs. Now offering their own house made whiskey, the Spur is always a good time for any crowd. thespurbarandgrill.com
Fletcher’s is the best of both worlds. Upstairs you will find serious food in a fun atmosphere. Downstairs is a cozy lounge with comfy couches and intimate seating. The folks at Fletcher’s know a thing or two about craft cocktails and offer an extensive list as well as local wines, beers and more. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and some holidays you can find a DJ mixing beats right alongside the mixing of cocktails. fletcherspc.com
No Name Saloon
How to describe the No Name? Housed in one of Park City’s most iconic buildings, The Alamo, there is sure to be an original artifact or two amongst the eclectic décor. Before becoming a saloon, the building was home to the Utah Independent Telephone Company, Utah Power and Light and then a bowling alley. After an extensive remodel in 1981, the saloon was established. After a long day of work or a day on the ski hill anyone can find a barstool and a smile at the No Name Saloon. No Name Saloon is probably the most iconic Park City local hangout on Main Street. In the summer time, the upstairs outdoor lounge has a great vibe and excellent views of Main Street. nonamesaloon.net
Did we mention the Star Bar? The crowded dance floor has been replaced by the formidable O.P. Rockwell, a sophisticated cocktail lounge and a music hall. The chairs are comfy and the drinks are unique. Tell the knowledgeable bar staff what you like and they can mix something up a customized cocktail just for you. This is a great place to relax with friends or take in live music. oprockwell.com
Flanagan’s On Main has been vote best pub in Utah for the last four years. The pub can get noisy with live music or Karaoke but there are two sizable floors in which to find a quieter corner. You can find many signature Irish beverages as well as traditional pub fare. Flannigan’s is known for their own Irish coffee made with brown sugar and hand whipped cream. flanagansonmain.com
Club 412 is located just upstairs of Bistro 412. Though it might not be quiet all the time, it can be described as one of the quieter places on Main Street. Open everyday from 5pm-1am you must be 21 or older after 10pm. There is a drink special every day and happy hour deals on their bar menu from 5-7pm daily. Check the website for updates on live music. bistro412.com/bistro-412-bar
Chat the Night Away
Old Town Cellars
Old Town Cellars (oTc) is a welcome addition to Main Street. A winery in an old mining town might sound a little suspicious, but Old Town Cellars takes a unique approach to wine making. They source wines from top growing wine regions to blend on site in Old Town. There is also a retail shop that sells their wines by the bottle. Pop in for a glass of their refreshing Townie Rose (one of my favorites) and the stunning charcuterie board of local cured meats and cheeses. otcwines.com
High West Saloon
Just a stone’s throw from Main Street lies the High West Saloon. Located in an old livery stable, the space is as steeped in history as the drinks are steeped in spirits. As one of the world’s only ski-in gastro-distilleries, this is a great place to spend an evening or afternoon. Be forewarned that High West is busy. It’s one of the most popular lunch spots for the famished skier and must-see destinations for the strolling tourist. Tours are offered daily; call to schedule. I recommend the whiskey flight, even if you are not a whiskey drinker. highwest.com/saloon
Wasatch Brew Pub
The Wasatch Brew Pub has been brewing beers since 1986. In fact, this was the first brewery in the State of Utah and one of the first craft breweries in the nation. The pub is fun to pop into at any time of day and offers brunch, lunch and dinner along with its own brews and specialty cocktails. Make sure to stop by the gift shop for a Polygamy Porter hat or other one-of-a-kind souvenirs. wasatchbeers.com
Whether it’s a cozy wine cellar or a hot dance floor you seek, you can find just the right Park City night life on Main Street, now that you know where to look. If you’re looking for some night life options and your clan does not imbibe, we recommend checking out Jupiter Bowl, The Sunset Room, or Escape Room Park City.