Trip Advisor – 4.5 out of 5 stars (39 reviews, September 2018)

OpenTable – 4.7 stars out of 5 stars (75 reviews, February 2021)

Foursquare – 4.5 out of 5 stars (181 visitors, September 2018)



Salt Lake Magazine, “Bar Review: Lake Effect Brings a Big City Feel”, April 2017

The Salt Lake Tribune, “Say cheers to these three new Salt Lake City bars”, April 2017

City Weekly, “The Chachas Effect”, May 2017

SLUG Magazine, “The Desert’s Well: Lake Effect”, November 2017

Visit Salt Lake, Dining Guide, 2018

City Weekly, “Special Effect”, January 2018

Salt Lake Magazine, “Tasty Cocktail Concoctions at Lake Effect”, February 2018

Visit Salt Lake, “Lake Effect Is Not Your Average Bar”, June 2018

Food Network, “50 States of Nachos” 

Visit Salt Lake, “Utah Liquor Laws”

Best of Utah, 2018

Gastronomics 2019 Pick, “Best Bar to Take a Date” 

Vacation Idea, “12 Best Things to Do in Salt Lake City On a Date”

Finalist of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Awards for Salt Lake City

Ranked one of Sifty’s Top 5 Best Chicken Sandwiches in Utah