Twist Bar and Bistro opened in January 2015 and quickly became a hot spot for SLC. The building is located in the Historic Salt Lake Stock Exchange and was originally a broiler room to provide heat to the surrounding four buildings. In 1972, the building was put on the National Historical Building Society. In 2019, Twist changed ownership into the philosophy of “Twist is the safest bar in the universe.” The meaning behind that is it doesn’t matter who you are, who you love, what color you are, etc. No matter what, you will be treated like the King or Queen that you are at Twist Bar & Bistro!
After years of not seeing a safe nightclub in SLC, our owner decided to build a new nightclub that would share the same values as Twist. So in 2021, we opened The Exchange Nightclub right next to Twist. Even though it wasn’t open all of 2021, The Exchange was still voted the “Best Dance Club” in Utah! We are honored to receive this recognition, along with Twist being voted “Best Bar” in Utah multiple times since the new ownership, and our “Gays of 47” annual event was awarded “Best Theme Event” in Utah.