The Salt Lake Big City Bar

Lake Effect, from its inception, has been a unique space curated to leave a lasting impression. From the day we opened our doors the main focus has been to fill a missing niche in downtown Salt Lake City. From immaculately curated cocktails, food prepared with thought and intention, to nightly live musicians, Lake Effect’s overall atmosphere provides a one-of-a-kind experience. We aim to provide each guest with the freshest possible, locally sourced ingredients that will leave them coming back for years to come. We have two beautiful bars that each offer our guests a contrasting and memorable experience. With every intricate detail evident within our walls, Lake Effect has succeeded in creating Salt Lake’s best choice for fine dining, exquisite cocktails, and the ultimate place to gather for every occasion.

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"Highly Recommend!"

Totally loved the interior set up and decorations. The staff was great, nice, friendly and attentive.

We sat at a high top table near the stage. There were 2 different entertainers playing music, one man/woman band if you will. They wee great and absolutely made the night so worth while.

Loved this place, the food was great, drinks were great. Can’t wait to go back.

- Jeffrey Morris

Lovely little joint with live music. Gorgeous ambiance and lovely setting. Good fried pickles and herb fries. But the best part is the incredible cocktail menu.

- Brittany Russell

I was walking by and the atmosphere through the windows caught my attention. If your looking for great drinks and good food, don’t sleep on this place! Bartenders are super knowledgeable about the drinks offered and do a fantastic job matching you up with a drink that matches your palette and likenesses. Oh, and don’t let me forget the vibe wouldn’t be complete without live music!

- Yasin Hosein

Extremely cool place. I ate lamb ribs, which I didn’t know were a thing, they were delicious and everyone I ate with enjoyed their food as well. Hard to put a word to the vibe, but I loved all of it. They have a decent whiskey selection which I was very happy to imbibe a few. I will definitely make a second visit next time I’m in town.

- David Glatt

What a fun experience it was hanging out here last night. The wait staff was amazing and made sure that patrons wore masks while away from their table, The food all sounded so great. We ordered the Tin Can Nachos and would definitely recommend! Everything was great.

- Frami Carmen

The ambiance and service are on point! Not to mention the absolutely delicious food. We had the crab cakes, ahi tuna poke bowl and the ahi tuna tacos with chips and guacamole. Everything was fresh and very tasty. Can’t wait to return and try more items on the menu. We enjoyed live music while sipping our drinks in the romantic booth. What a great night, will definitely be back.

- Lisa Serassio