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The Cafe This City Deserves

Specialty drinks - Comic books - games

Just your friendly neighborhood coffee shop.... 

The powers of coffee and comics unite!

Salt Lake's only comic book and gaming cafe. We proudly serve La Barba coffee exclusively! We also serve a wide variety of hand-crafted specialty beverages including boba tea, Italian sodas, loose leaf tea, hot chocolate, fresh squeezed lemonade and limeade, iced tea, and flavored milk steamers. We are also offer comic books for sale, board games available to play for free, retro video arcade games, gaming tables, legos, coloring books, and plenty of space for private study, work, or meetings. The Gallery of Rogues is an art gallery located inside of Watchtower Cafe, featuring pop culture related and geek-centric art from local artists. Come in and geek out with us!

 

Phone

(801) 477-7671

 

Location

1588 South State St
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

 

Hours

M-F  8:00 am - Midnight
Sa-Su  9:00 am - Midnight

Events

We have something new going on every week at The Watchtower. Check out our weekly events that happen come rain, sleet, snow, shine or even city-wide blackout. Be sure to follow our Facebook page for monthly and special events.

 

TUESDAY - COMEDY ROADKILL

Salt Lake City's longest running independent open mic night for local comedians currently makes it's home at The Watchtower. Hosted by Johnny Brandin, every Tuesday night from 7:30-9 p.m., any and all local standup comedians as well as first-timers looking to test their chops are welcome to come sign up and take part in the show. Follow them on Facebook to see what they'll have in store every week, and then come check out the show to see new local comedy.

Salt Lake City's longest running independent open mic night for local comedians currently makes it's home at The Watchtower. Hosted by Johnny Brandin, every Tuesday night from 7:30-9 p.m., any and all local standup comedians as well as first-timers looking to test their chops are welcome to come sign up and take part in the show. Follow them on Facebook to see what they'll have in store every week, and then come check out the show to see new local comedy.

SUNDAY - JEDI YOGA

Every other Sunday at 10 a.m. Easy flow yoga for all levels, specifically designed and geared towards beginners. Train like a Jedi, with Star Wars themed yoga poses and Star Wars soundtrack. The training will last one hour. Please bring your own yoga mat. If you don't have one, let us know and we can provide one for you. This workout is free to attend.

Every other Sunday at 10 a.m. Easy flow yoga for all levels, specifically designed and geared towards beginners. Train like a Jedi, with Star Wars themed yoga poses and Star Wars soundtrack. The training will last one hour. Please bring your own yoga mat. If you don't have one, let us know and we can provide one for you. This workout is free to attend.

Sunday - Card Trading

Every two weeks, Geek Hangout Utah (hosted by Erica Shaw and Lucas Fowler) host card trading. Bring all your collector trading cards from series like Topps Star Wars, Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bakugan and more. This event is for both adults and kids. Bring your friends, too! Even if you aren't a collector, join us for a cup of coffee, and watch the excitement around you!

Every two weeks, Geek Hangout Utah (hosted by Erica Shaw and Lucas Fowler) host card trading. Bring all your collector trading cards from series like Topps Star Wars, Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Bakugan and more. This event is for both adults and kids. Bring your friends, too! Even if you aren't a collector, join us for a cup of coffee, and watch the excitement around you!

Friday - Art Show at the Gallery of Rogues

Every month, The Gallery of Rogues at Watchtower Cafe features new pop culture related or geek centric art from different artists. Join us for the next show opening, meet the artists, and mingle with fellow geeky art lovers while enjoying a tasty beverage. Follow our facebook events for specific dates and times of upcoming shows.

Every month, The Gallery of Rogues at Watchtower Cafe features new pop culture related or geek centric art from different artists. Join us for the next show opening, meet the artists, and mingle with fellow geeky art lovers while enjoying a tasty beverage. Follow our facebook events for specific dates and times of upcoming shows.

Friday - Nerdcore Music Night

Nerdcore: a genre of hip hop music characterized by themes, music, and subject matter considered to be of general interest to nerds and/or geeks.

Every month, Mark Dago, Lord British, and friends lay down the nerdiest of beats for your LIVE listening pleasure. They take over our big screen TV and bring in retro video games for you to play throughout the performance. IT'S FREE!!! Follow our facebook events for specific dates and times.

Make a Reservation

We'd love to host your event, party, or meetup. You can reserve any area of Watchtower for free! All we ask is that everyone in your group purchase a drink. There is plenty of space to hang out, play games, study, paint, etc. Fill out the form below and let us know when you'd like to hold your event or meetup. Watchtower is home to many ongoing events, so some days and times won't be available, but we will contact you if there is a conflict.

PLEASE ALLOW 2 - 4 BUSINESS DAYS FOR CONFIRMATION.
If your event or meetup is less than a week away, please call us directly. (801) 477-7671

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We want to ensure that your experience at Watchtower is amazing. Please give us an idea of how many guests to expect so we can staff appropriately for your event and make sure your drinks and food are served in a timely manner.
The Gallery of Rogues (Art Gallery) includes couches and coffee tables and can comfortably seat 20 people. The Lobby has tables and couches and can comfortably seat 20 people. The Study Hall has 14 booths and can seat up to 4 people per booth. If you'd only like to reserve part of the study hall, let us know how many booths you need in the message section.

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