Lake Effect - A Jazz Bar in Salt Lake City

Are you looking for a place to enjoy some live music in Salt Lake City? If you're a fan of jazz, then you'll want to check out our lineup of musicians at Lake Effect. Our intimate venue is perfect for enjoying some good tunes from multiple genres and sipping on a unique drink. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, so you can sit back and enjoy the show. Trust us, this is one spot you won't want to miss next time you're in town.

Big City Bar with Cozy Vibes

The Lake Effect bar and venue in Salt Lake City has been providing a lively nightlife for locals and travelers alike since it first opened its doors. Offering delicious craft cocktails with a daring attitude and great vibes, it is no wonder why this is known as the place to go when you want something different. Onstage, live bands bring their eclectic mix of sound to captivate everyone in attendance, with no two shows ever being the same. Come see why so many people flock here every weekend; there's something that everyone can enjoy at The Lake Effect thanks to our commitment to local art culture.

Lake Effect’s Unique Atmosphere

Our venue has an atmosphere that makes you think you're among old friends, even if you've never been here before. The music is always just loud enough to keep the conversation going, and the drinks don’t hurt. What really sets this bar apart though is the feeling that anyone can make themselves at home - no pretense here - it's just regular people enjoying good drinks, tasty food, and each other's company. It's no wonder why this bar has become so popular!

Signature Cocktails at Lake Effect

If you're looking for something extra special to sip on at the bar, look no further! We always have a selection of specialty cocktails sure to tantalize your taste buds. 

From the Espresso Martini, with its smooth blend of vodka and coffee liqueur, to the I Shaved My Legs for This, with hints of coconut rum and chocolate – we've got it all. The Grapefruit Paloma is always a crowd favorite for its sweet-sour combo, but if you're feeling adventurous, try Bee’s Knees– a combination of Broker’s Gin, lemon, honey, and lavender bitters that’s a nod to the Beehive State itself. Whatever you choose, our signature drinks bring the perfect touch of personality and flavor not found anywhere else!

More Than Just Bar Food

You don't have to enjoy cocktails and music on an empty stomach when you visit Lake Effect. We offer more than just bar food, serving dinner until 11 pm. We also offer brunch on the weekends, plus late-night bites to keep you satiated.

Jazz Music in Salt Lake City

It's time to dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for a musical extravaganza! If you're looking for great live music events to attend, look no further than Lake Effect. Whether it’s a private event you’d like to host or just one of our scheduled performances, you can enjoy jazz from the likes of Flamingo, and BlueGrass tunes from Pick Pockets and J-Rad Cooley Band. Refer to the Lake Effect events calendar for a peek at the music we offer seven days a week.

Thanks to our sprawling space, we can host up to four different musical guests on any given night. This allows you to get a taste of different acts without leaving Lake Effect; you can experience it all on our separate dance floors.

Music Pairings

Did you know that in addition to live music, we also offer experiences such as whiskey and wine tasting classes? You can pair some of the best music in town with your company party, a wedding reception, or a sip and savor event.

Experience Lake Effect’s One-of-a-Kind Atmosphere

Are you looking for an unforgettable night out with friends? Look no further than our jazz bar in Salt Lake City! Our location has been a hotspot for music and gatherings for many years, and it's easy to see why. We've crafted a unique atmosphere that won't soon be forgotten thanks to our eclectic décor, signature cocktails, and concerts. So don't wait any longer – come experience the vibe for yourself and join in on the fun! You won't regret it.