Reflecting its historic mining roots during the day, Park City’s nightlife scene heats up after the sun goes down. As a visitor, it might be easy to miss some of the best bars on the scene since they’re located on the lower level of more eye-catching establishments—but you’d be missing out.
Each of these basement bars and lounges has its own unique ambience, so you’ll be sure to find a spot that suits your style—from the Western wine bar vibe of Old Town Cellars and the swanky feel of Fletcher’s Lounge, to the buzzing energy of live music acts at The Cabin and The Downstairs.
Read on for seven of our favorite downstairs bars in Park City.
Old Town Cellars
A sophisticated wine bar with mountain-town roots, Old Town Cellars is a can’t miss stop on any oenophile’s trip to Park City. Recently reopened in fall 2023 after a devastating flood, Old Town Cellars features a hand crafted wooden bar, cozy seating areas, and a private room where guests can choose from wines blended in house from grapes sourced from California and Oregon. Pair your tasting flight with a cheese or chocolate plate, featuring local foods specifically chosen to complement the wines.
A hidden gem beneath a popular New American restaurant, Fletcher’s downstairs bar is an ideal pick for apres ski cocktails or late-night drinks. Whether you’re traveling with a group or a special someone, you’ll enjoy the sophisticated vibes in the subterranean space, featuring a roaring fireplace and ample seating areas. With seasoned staff members, hand crafted cocktails, and an extensive selection of wines and spirits, you can’t go wrong at Fletcher’s lounge.
The Nickel Bar at Firewood
Located beneath the acclaimed Firewood restaurant, Nickel Bar earns its name from the striking nickel-plated bar countertop. There, order a handcrafted cocktail or a glass of wine from the extensive list, plus a bite to eat from the New American menu, consisting of foods cooked over (you guessed it) a wood fire located in a 14-foot-long wood stove. The warm, elegant space also features many industrial rustic relics, paying homage to the history of Park City’s mining era.
Nestled beneath a historic venue toward the top of Main Street, O.P. Rockwell's is a speakeasy-esque venue that blends historic Western charm with modern entertainment. The state-of-the-art sound stage often features nationally known bands as well as local acts, creating a vibrant atmosphere that draws in both locals and visitors. The vintage, Victorian-inspired decor, along with a diverse drink menu, sets the stage for a lively and memorable night out.
A Main Street staple, The Cabin is a popular spot known for its tasty bar food, trivia nights, and even karaoke—making it understandably easy to miss the music venue and lounge located downstairs. But you shouldn’t. The spacious downstairs area turns into a nightclub with live music acts many nights of the week. Multiple bars serve up a diverse selection of cocktails, beer, and wine in a dimly lit, intimate setting where you can’t help but have a good time.
Ready to hit the dance floor? With an energetic ambience and live music, The Downstairs is the go-to spot for those seeking a fun night out in Park City. Nearly every night of the week, you’ll find live DJ sets or performances from both local and touring bands, drawing a lively and eclectic crowd. Located at the corner of Main Street and Heber Avenue, the spacious, subterranean location affords plenty of room for groups (and breaking out your best dance moves).