Twist Bar, Bistro, Social

4.3
48 reviews
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Twist... that's right -- just Twist. We didn't know how to define it. Is it a Nightclub, Sports Bar or a Gastropub? Well, it's a little of everything.


Located in the heart of downtown, Twist is the latest offering in the vibrant nightlife scene of Salt Lake City. Just off Main Street and 400 S. at Exchange Place, Twist has managed to turn a historic boiler-room building into one of the most iconic bars you will ever see.


If the character of the iron-works/industrial isn't enough, you can enjoy Twists' huge outdoor patio right on the cul-de-sac of Exchange Place.


Come in for some great food for lunch. Relax on the patio for a drink or two, and check out our tasty dinner menu while enjoying some live music.


Twist is a 21 and over establishment.
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Denver
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not too impressed with this place. The server acted like she was either drunk or high, the food was decent, the noise level was really loud and they were playing some sort of dark hip-hop music I’ve never heard of.

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IC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We had a great time and the ambience was nice and the service was fun. We really liked the scene only major problem was that it took a long time to get the food. The order was served in piece meal as some people were served quickly and other orders took a long time and some items were served almost when we were ready to go.

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ND
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is huge and on a weekday only the top part was used. The food was great, and the waitress was very attentive and polite.

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SW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great entertainment! Great atmosphere!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice staff

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Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Unique place, good food, friendly staff, cold beer. The only negative is it was hot in the restaurant. I will definitely go back.

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Just ok. Food ok. Staff was nice but nothing special here.

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G
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We sat on the patio. They immediately brought my dog a bowl of water. Our appetizer was good and halibut fish and chips was very good. Good raspberry Mojitos.

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JC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was so good and drinks were yummy and very well priced.

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Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Food was fantastic and our waitress was very friendly and very attentive. Burger was cooked perfectly to my medium rare liking. Would definitely return.

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Jackson Hole
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I am not sure what the target audience is for this place- but it misses on food, service, décor.

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K
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool atmosphere, great service, fun food selection, great prices!

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San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The bar atmosphere is pretty good. The food is marginal at best. If you’re looking for a decent bar I would say come to this joint. However if you’re looking for good food probably should look somewhere else.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food with a live DJ

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Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really slow around 645 pm but got busier. It was nice.

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Showed up on time and was told to take a seat anywhere. I did so, then waited. And waited. And waited. No one on staff came to my table or any of the others nearby the whole time. After 25 minutes, I left. I’m in no hurry to return.

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LL
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Superb ingredients badly prepared. Waitstaff was super friendly and competent. Also VERY dog-friendly out on the patio. They tried to make fresh and original dishes, but everything we had fell way short of the mark. Roasted cauliflower was completely bland; pork skewers were delicious, but the baby bok choy was covered Ina miso garlic sauce so salty I could barely eat it. Brussels Sprouts were hard and had not been trimmed of their tough cores. The Kitchen needs to up their game to match the level of the service and ambience.

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Pittsburgh
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It's a bar, not a restaurant. Kind of a dive bar. The food is good, not great. It's loud and dark.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The cheeseburger and fries was very good. The price and service was outstanding.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try somewhere new with friends and the bartenders (Chris &a Alan) were super nice and Chris if you ask he will make a drink based on your personality it was AWESOME!!! And Alan is basically like a therapist for my friend that just broke up with her boyfriend. Not to mention the food was great definitely try the pretzel freaking awesome!

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R
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got to enjoy some good late night munchies at an iconic SLC bar/club

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JC
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This is a bar (and I'm sure a good one) but not a Gastropub or Bar & Grill. Great service but food is just OK, and in daylight - the décor and ambience is like a bit of a hangover.

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M
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good very good

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KB
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pre-Jazz dinner, so I was there fairly early. Good and interesting food, nice ambience. I'm sure it's a lot of fun when it's later and there are more people.

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M
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Not what I was expecting, since they advertise themselves on Instagram (great photography) as a "bistro" (and bar) and was expecting a little classier place than what it was. We ordered a dish and it was nothing like it was described. The waitress was excellent though and took care of us well. This is a very casual setting; if you wear anything other than jeans and flip-flops, you're really overdressed. The location is not great--there's only street parking, and the place isn't easy to find as it's tucked away. The walk to Twist is a little "dodgy."

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S
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We didn't love our experience at Twist. Food was good, but the service was weak. Our server seem annoyed and inconvenienced to help us. I'm sure it is a great fun bar as a hangout, but wasn't what we were looking for casual place to grab dinner.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on a Monday for lunch. Was quite, few people. Had good food and service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, DJ, was so funny & attentive! Food was delicious and there was a very unique atmosphere!

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

First time experience for my wife and me. Build out is very cool. Service was very good and friendly. Food was good. Plan to go again but more for sports events and casual dining.

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New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server DJ was excellent!! Thank you for first rate service!

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Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved the music, beer selection was nice with above average bar food. We went to see the Dusty Boxcars and will definitely return with a group of friends.

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FT
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Great Bar atmosphere with Good food, Fun place. Comfort food menu, friendly staff

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Salt Lake City
52 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was really friendly. My daughter had no idea what she wanted to drink and the manager really took the time to talk to her to figure out what would be good. The scallops were imaginative, tasty, and cooked gently. Everyone enjoyed their food and had a great time.

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Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Spent NYE eating dinner at Twist with a group of friends. Food and drinks were excellent. Casual, bar environment. I will go back.

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Salt Lake City
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Twist has some of the best burgers! Service has always been great! Drinks are also great. It's a fun place to hang out or even for just a quick drink!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Our server JD was very entertaining. He made our night so much fun. The food was not the best, but the drinks and atmosphere were great.

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Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to see Mark Chaney and his band play and we were also celebrating an anniversary:)
Good food...cold beer:)

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Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic and decently priced food as always! Cheers

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EV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

This is a dive bar with food. No idea why it is on Open Table. Don't go ... Unless you're looking for a dive bar with big tv's and junk food.

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MM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to hang out and have a social gathering with! I recommend it to anyone!

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