Overview: While electronic dance music shows prevail at the Westcott Theater and the Oncenter venues, rock, punk rock, and alternative rock are the predominant music categories at Syracuse’s own Lost Horizon. This venue, which was established in the 1970’s and previously went by the names, ‘32 Degrees’ and ‘Club Tundra,’ serves as one of Syracuse’s premier venues for all shows of the rock and punk-rock genres.
Though not the most aesthetically pleasing building at first glance, the Lost Horizon should not be judged by its outward appearance. The venue, which was recently renovated on the inside, is completely refurnished and decorated in a manner that any show-goer or bar-hopper could appreciate. The Lost Horizon is a two level venue; the first level contains the stage, bar and bathrooms, and the second level houses room for more seating. Also on the first level, there is always a merchandise table set up (although exclusively during concerts). Despite the rather small size of the venue, its layout is structured in a way that provides ample room for audience members to both enjoy the show and easily shop for merchandise.
Unfortunately, because of its location, many students are unaware of this venue, as it is only easily accessible via car. However, if students have access to a car, and are looking for a night of good music and good drinks (if they are 21 years or older of course), The Lost Horizon is certainly the place to go.
Music: Though The Lost Horizon claims to host a variety of musical acts, it is no secret that it is most renowned for the alternative, punk, and rock artists it brings to the venue. For a complete list of upcoming events at The Lost Horizon, visit their website at: . On an almost weekly basis, The Lost Horizon is responsible for bringing national and local talent to their venue. Among the renowned talent they’ve brought in during the past are Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Faith No More, Hatebreed, and even Guns ‘N Roses. More recent and popular talent hosted at The Lost Horizon includes The Ataris, Hit The Lights, Say Anything, and New Found Glory. Though you have to be 21 years or older to drink at The Lost Horizon, (such as at any other establishment), there is almost never an age requirement to attend any of the musical acts The Lost Horizon brings to its stage.
Drink Specials: Ladies Night: Every Saturday ladies over 21 get in for free and drink $2 pints for the entirety of the evening.
Lemoyne Thursdays: Every Thursday in September. 9PM. 18+ Dance party.
Parking: Parking is available at the street parking lot adjacent to the venue.
Payment: Unfortunately, The Lost Horizon does not accept credit cards of any kind. Cash only.
Address: 5863 Thompson Road Syracuse, NY 13214
Business Hours: Friday – Saturday: 8PM – 2AM. Hours are subject to change however, depending upon events taking place at the venue. For more information please feel free to call 315-446-1934.
Directions (From Syracuse University):
By Bus: N/A
By Car: (About 10 minutes)
From Syracuse University:
- Begin by heading north on South Crouse Avenue toward Waverly Avenue. Continue for 0.3 miles.
- Turn left onto Harrison Street. Continue for 0.3 miles.
- Take the 2nd right onto Almond Street. Continue for 59 feet.
- Merge onto I-81 North via the ramp on the left to I-690 West. Continue for 0.3 miles.
- Take the exit onto I-690 E toward East Syracuse. Continue for three miles.
- Take exit 16 South-North for Bridge Street/Thompson Road toward East Syracuse. Continue for 0.3 miles.
- Merge onto Thompson Road. Continue for 0.1 miles. The Lost Horizon will be on the located on the left.
Contact: For information or questions regarding booking, general comments or other concerns, please send messages to: , or call 315-446-1934.