I’m planning a trip that might entail spending up to three nights in Utah. Specifically, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and/or Orem.
The thing is, I and my traveling companion like to hit the local bars when we’re in a new city. I spent a night in Ogden 15 years ago and I recall a weird system of “club membership” to be able to drink, and going into a non-alcoholic nightclub, which I had a hard time wrapping my head around. But* a) I didn’t know what I was doing and was just kind of wandering around town and b) *I’ve heard that the laws regarding alcohol sales have loosened a bit since then.
So what’s the straight dope? How hard is it for a couple guys from out of town to bend an elbow in Utah? Anything special I need to know?