Tuesday, April 26, 2011



Location: 3424 State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Opened: ?

Closed: September 2008?

According to About.com, MoDiggity's was just one of two lesbian bars in Salt Lake City (the other being Paper Moon Nightclub) when it shut down, apparently in 2008. Judging by the photo, About.com's description of MoDiggity's as being "in a drab strip mall on the south side of the city" seems pretty accurate. They go on to describe the place as a "no-attitude, easygoing women's sports bar" airing games and movies on television screens. It also featured "dancing on weekends, karaoke on Wednesdays, and Texas Hold 'Em poker nights on Tuesdays."  

In fact, clubfly.com boasted that MoDiggity's was the "only women's sports bar in the U.S."--though I find that hard to believe. Yahoo only went so far to claim that it was "the premier sports bar in U.S, exclusively for women," which at any rate, is a matter of judgement that leaves a little wiggle room.

Regardless of the veracity of the only women's sports bar claim, Clubplanet.com gave the place a general thumbs up:

Mo Diggity's Pub - Boasting excellent service and strong drinks, Mo Diggity's Pub, located at 3424 S State St, has a good crowd of regulars and a decent-looking clientele. As an added bonus, there’s no cover, so this is a good place to hit without blowing your budget.

It appears that for MoDiggity's to function, it had to bill itself as a "private club for women," which had as much to do with Utah's arcane liquor laws as "discrimination" claims.

I'm having a hard time determining just when MoDiggity's opened or closed, only that it was in business between 2005 and 2008 or so. Websites clearly indicate that MoDiggity's is closed now, but none of them say as of what date. Where are the gay and lesbian journalists, historians, and bloggers of Utah?

Photo by Andrew Collins

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