The nightlife is rich even when you’re not
Fancy getting a little buzzed, but on a budget? Let the altitude be your friend. At more than 4,000ft above sea level, everyone becomes a cheap date in Salt Lake City. (Something I learned the hard way.) Bars to sample include The Bayou, with more than 300 beers on the menu (the largest selection in the state) at an average price of $6. If you want to hang with local musicians or actors breezing through town, grab a drink try The Red Door which specializes in $8 martinis and live music.
Copper Common serves up classic cocktails in a sophisticated setting that includes a gleaming copper bar. Try its Rosie the Riveter, a tangy blend of sloe gin, ginger liqueur, rosemary, grapefruit and lime. Like so many great things in Salt Lake City, it’s cold, refreshing, and will set you back just ten bucks.