Twist Bar, Bistro, Social

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$30 and under
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Bistro
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.
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Twist, and it definitely won't be our last. Really great food and awesome service.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite bar in Salt Lake. Seating was prompt, service was exceptional and food & drinks were outstanding. I loved the scene and ambience of the old building. We would definitely recommend this place to all of our friends.

EO
El Paso
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was outstanding!

BS
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Morning after dive bar. Low noise because only 3 more tables were in use. $3 mimosas were screwdrivers in tall beer glasses. Much touted chilaquiles were soggy. It's a shame nothing matches the classy sandy brick exterior,

C
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caitlyn was a fantastic server. Try the mussel Bloody Mary shooters!

CG
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bar and restaurant. I met a friend after work for dinner and drinks on a Friday. The waitress was friendly and gave us great service. The drinks were well made and the food was really good. I had scallops and brussel sprouts (both from the small plates menu). My friend had chicken strips and fries. So you can get bar food or something a little extra. The restaurant wasn't really busy, but had enough people to make it interesting. The décor was relaxed and hip. We are a little older and felt completely comfortable being their at that time. They said that the "Young" crown usually arrives around 11:00 pm.

h
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fun vibes wings were delicious. Great for dates 🤩

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service at a reasonable price!

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A little pricey for what you received. Scallops lacked seasoning and were small for 14.00

L
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Dana our waitress was a delight.

OT
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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.

IC
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

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.

ND
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

SW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great entertainment! Great atmosphere!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice staff

A
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

W
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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

G
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

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.

JC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

I
Jackson Hole
6 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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

K
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with a live DJ

a
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience3

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.

LL
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2017
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

R
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JC
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

M
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good very good

KB
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

M
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience2

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."

S
Salt Lake City
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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.

G
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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