The Sun Trapp Formerly: The Trapp

84% love it
Lively local dive

This airy wood-paneled gay bar with a giant patio is a local favorite for fun and frivolity! Sun Trapp adorably offers cheap beer served in mason jars and has a little country music jukebox to play some fun tunes!


    • djguerito
      djguerito Over a year ago
      Hates it

      I relocated to Utah specifically to fill the Friday night DJ residency, as they were having a difficult time finding adequate local talent. The Manager there is hands down the most unprofessional person I have ever dealt with! Never "got around" to signing the contract, cancelled my scheduled move date as they were coming to pick me up and relocate me. Instead they put me on a plane the DAY I was to perform, with nothing but a small bag of necessities promising in a couple days we would go back for my stuff. A month later and I'm still here having to buy clothes just to have something I didn't DJ in the prior week!!! Then the "manager" was in the booth almost my entire set last weekend adjusting the sound and equalizer, in my way constantly!!! That is a project to deal with OUTSIDE normal business hours!!! My God!!!! He ended up BLOWING the speaker system that night so when the sound went out, after tripping over him all night, suddenly he was nowhere to be found!!! He proceeded to say something to me about patrons complaining the music is too loud every Friday, and to not red-line the equipment (which I didn't do). I had had it and I brought everything to light and reminded him that they need to improve their online footprint DRASTICALLY!!! Oh don't forget they didn't make a single mention in bar or online that they had just hired a new DJ from out of state, no flyers NOTHING!! If you can believe it there's much more, but due to our personality clash and the fact that I didn't take his CRAP he proceeded to terminate my relationship with the bar!!! By far the very worst I've ever in my lifetime been screwed over by anyone!!! I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy, although at this time my worst enemy manages the dump!!!! As I read in several other reviews there's just a generally miserable and rude demeanor among the staff, but knowing who they work under I don't blame them, I do although feel sorry for them. All in all they really did me dirrrrrrrrrrty!!! With all the obstacles you face being an LGBTQ person from other communities, being treated so incredibly poorly by people of your own community is shameful. People like that DO NOT AND WILL NOT get my support or my business not to mention my services! UPDATE!!!!!! If there’s anyone that DIDN’T realize that Gaysic82’s review was another unethical gesture by the SunTrapp to try and “save face” and further damage my professional image, I’m pretty certain that it is. I mean at least make it believable LOL! Nowhere do I see another review by a PATRON that specifically targets another patrons review!!!! Have some integrity people!!! I have faith that good will prevail and those practicing evil will result in their own demise. Anything else said by “patrons” against me, I have nothing else to say and I redirect you to this statement. Thank you SunTrapp for a lesson well learned.

    • Gayslc82
      Gayslc82 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      I love the SunTrapp. Every Friday & Saturday night is packed on the dance floor & great music playing until they close at 2am. The bartender's really know how to sling the drinks making sure they take care of each patron as quickly as possible. The door staff always makes sure to greet each patron with a hi as you are entering & a have a good night when you're leaving at the end of the night. When if at all there is a problem I know that security & management will always make sure to take the proper steps to ensure nothing get's any further out of hand & everyone stays safe. The management has really made a huge difference in the bar. There is a bar on the patio where we do not have to go inside if we're smoking & wanna get a beverage it is so nice. Also, the management has really cleaned up the trafficking that used to be a problem. My friend's & I really love DJ Dante & DJ Naomi because they both play stuff that you can dance to but it's not only what they wanna listen to. You can go up to the booth ask to hear a song & if they have it they play it for you which is something the most recent DJ NEVER DID. IT WAS ALWAYS WHAT HE WANTED TO HEAR & DID NOT SEEM TO CARE ABOUT WHAT THE CUSTOMER wanted to hear. I am so glad he is OUT. You would go try & talk to him or request a song & he was so damn rude. Keep going strong SunTrapp. The community loves you & all your team members.

    • I used to come here for the longest time and I really enjoyed it. I've had some better experiences here as a white person, compared to some of my friends where I've witness some unfortunately racist behavior from the actual staff. Once a friend that went with me was wearing a shirt that said "Black Queer Magic" the bouncer at the door looked at them and said "Black Dicks Matter!" which is really not cute. On that same night, one of the staff ripped off my friends head wrap thinking it was funny. If you have been around you know that this behavior is really racially insensitive. The staff has also been incredibly transphobic: they've implemented a bathroom policy requiring you to use the "right" restroom. And some visibly trans patrons have been told to wear less "revealing" clothing. That revealing clothing policy has never been brought up with non-trans people. These people have had good music, and I've met great people there, but those experiences have led me to no longer go there, and it's on a few internal lists of "unsafe" for trans people, particularly of color.

    • Yvrnw
      Yvrnw Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Ignorant and rude bartenders
      Rude bartenders who don't know even basic liquors.

    • slick45
      slick45 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Salt Lake City's gay Social Club
      Let me say that after several years living aboard and in the States, Salt Lake City has one of the best Gay social club in the Sun Trapp. From the owner Frank, to the numerous gorgeous bar captains, such as ( Johnny Disco, Mike, Riley, Steve, Trapper, Tim to name a few) you feel welcomed and the local gay community are quite warm and inviting. When you all plan on visiting SLC you must check out the Trapp. Sunday's offer a GREAT barbeque for a some fee with real home cooking which helps out many good and worthy causes with the proceeds. Stop by and Have a long island!!

    • michaelmt1009
      michaelmt1009 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      first time
      This was my first time in SLC, had a difficult time following directions. Finally found Sun Trap entered was greeted very nicely by the doorman. Sat at the bar and was not even given so much as a hello mostly got what do you want, got my drink , tried to make conversation with the bartender but he was just consumed with himself and the other bartender. I walked around the bar and was checking out the back area where was a band playing and lots of people outside, I walked through the door and was immediately approached by an older woman who told me in no uncertain terms that it was a private party and I needed to leave. I apologized and said that it was my first time in the bar and I was just checking it out. I got no response from her just an hand on my arm and a push towards the door. Went back to the bar ordered another drink from an different bartender but got the same lack of enthusiasm from him too. Apparently they do not like new people in their place. I finished my drink and walked out the door. Once again the doorman thanked me for coming in and wished me a good night. Perhaps they should put him behind the bar because at least he had a pleasant personality and understood customer service. I have to return to SLC in a few weeks but I will consider spending my time or money at this unfriendly club.

    • AlexMilller
      AlexMilller Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Sun Trapp bar
      The bar tenders are extremely rude and have bitchy attitudes. They have extremely slow service the bar tenders were eating while serving drinks. I was standing at the bar for ten minutes waiting to be served they don't even have a bathroom they have out houses for a bathroom I would never ever recommend that bar to any one or go there again

    • jphillip.wilkes
      jphillip.wilkes Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Drug Ridden and Clicky
      I have never seen so many people doing cocaine in a bathroom in my life! If you're from out of town or of obvious non-US ethnic origin, expect to be shunned or insulted.

    • xyzpdq12
      xyzpdq12 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      not impressed with the new bar
      Went to the opening of the sun trapp and the place is cleaner but the back bar is poorly designed. All of the alcohol is 15 feet away from the lines so the bartenders run to the back to get anything they need. They helped their friends first and didn't tend the 2 lines - which didn't have any room to form with the tables a few feet away from them.

    • JackAndy
      JackAndy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not so good!
      Little bar, mostly older regulars. Lots of obvious drug use going on. Especially in the bathrooms and if you are not model material nearly impossible to get waited on!

    • dinomc
      dinomc Over a year ago
      Loves it

      My favorite club, love the bartenders and great patrons.

    • VOTGRacer
      VOTGRacer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Local and Love IT
      Lived here in SLC for 5 years and its my favorite bar. Great patio during the summer and cheapest drinks in town. The bartenders are great and FAST- no need to wait in lines :) not the kind of bar I take my mom but its just the beat casual place to grab drinks and not feel overwhelmed.

    • MuscleLovernOKC
      MuscleLovernOKC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great local hangout.
      We went here Friday night and had a great time. Got crowded around 11pm and we found people to be very friendly. We played several games of pool with some guys who friended us. Definitely recommend.

    • walmartah
      walmartah Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Trapp SLC LGBT and neighborhood bar All are welcome over age 21
      Always a casual fun time with great HOUSE Music by DJ "D" and friendly bartenders. The club has usually no cover charge unless special events. Sunday buffets at 4pm and BBQ's weather permitting great local cooks. Mason Jar huge cold beers on tap. Always reasonably priced alcohol and non alcoholic drinks. It is a fun older bar to pick up younger sexy guys! It is a nice place to meet a mixture of different ages of people from 21 and older. It is a casual fun place and always a good time. I started going there in 1998. Close to downtown hotels and venues. An inexpensive cab ride from anywhere in downtown SLC. I highly recommend the incredible customer service of Bar Tender Santos and Johnny Disco. The bar is divided in sections and has a historic western theme. The music is definitely modern after about 9pm and is usually music videos and live dj on weekends.

    • Comfortable place with good people
      I usually only go on Fridays for Darts .. but the staff is always friendly, and the folks there are too. It's not really a "club" so those that expect that kind of atmosphere won't probably be to happy or comfortable here. It's more of a neighborhood bar to hang out with friends have a few drinks, and just relax.