Partying in Utah seems to be hard when you’re under the age of 21. However, Salt Lake City provides a wide arrangement of activities and places to go besides bars. From the mountains to the lively night scene, here are a few places to frequent for fun.
1. Area 51
Named after the highly-classified conspiracy site, Area 51 serves those who are over 18. Located just a little outside of the heart of Salt Lake City, this unique nightclub offers three dance floors and all genres of music that everyone will be able to enjoy.
They are sure to keep Salt Lake’s young crowd entertained late into the night. Don’t come here if you’re wanting some down time. Area 51 will always be loud and crowded.
Before going, be sure to check out their website for themed nights happening throughout the week.
2. Sky SLC
Founded by a man who was inspired by Burning Man, Ken Dinsmore brought the temporary city to the Salt Lake City nightlife scene. If EDM is your go-to genre of music, then you are sure to love this night club.
Most nights are ages 21 and over, but they often have DJ shows for ages 18 and over. Sky SLC knows who the big names are and will please the crowd with local DJ favorites.
The sound system and ambiance of the club are sure to make it one fun night!
3. The Depot
This popular four-story venue is home to hosting concerts. Built on the historic Union Pacific, this site has a smaller setting than most venues, but offers a more intimate and closer experience.
Many of their shows do not have an age limit, but it’s always a good idea to check when there is. If you’re interested in any upcoming concerts, absolutely check out their website to see if your favorite artists are playing.
4. Hale Center Theatre
If you’re looking for a good, but not particularly wild time, Hale Center Theatre is the place to visit. This quaint, family-owned business has been in operation since 1947. Their theatre opened in Salt Lake City in 1985.
The latest Hale Center Theatre is a beautiful structure located in Sandy, Utah. Each season has approximately 12 different shows throughout the year.
5. (Seasonal) Twilight Concert Series
The Twilight Concert Series is a seasonal event, usually held from August to September. The Thursday night concert series has been ongoing for 30 years now.
Ticket prices have slowly risen during the years but remain at a very affordable rate. This past summer, tickets were $10 if purchased beforehand, and $15 at the gate.
Twilight concerts have featured a wide range of artists, including Erykah Badu and Diplo. The 2019 schedule has not yet been announced, so check out their website to see who will be performing later this year.
Fun fact: Salt Lake Community College has been a presenting sponsor in recent years, and if that continues, you might be able to get some deals!