1804 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 498 1388
If you are missing your friendly local pub, a visit to Streets Of London Pub will take you there faster than a trip on the Concorde. Go for the beers, selected from 17 brands like Grolsch and John Courage, but stay for the fish and chips, bangers (sausages) and mash, or other tasty examples of British cuisine. A few vegetarian dishes are also available along with a wide selection of wines. Snacks are served from opening to final call. The place is warm and bright and the crowd polite and friendly.
2115 J Street Sacramento, CA 95816 +1 916 442 4353
Tapas are the Spanish equivalent of appetizers, and the tasty treats that bring a capacity crowd to Tapa The World. The decor, atmosphere, traditional Spanish cuisine and homemade Sangria transport you to Old World Spain. The Empanadas (meat pies) or Patatas Bravas (spicy potato cubes dipped in a delicious tomato sauce) are just an example of the many tapas on the menu. For a main dish, try the delightfully presented paella or one of tapas seafood dishes.
Taste the "Big Easy," New Orleans, right in Old Sacramento. Hot & Spicy is the only place in town to get genuine Louisiana-style Cajun cooking. Authentic meals include choices like alligator, crawfish, and yes, even turtle soup. The decor, authentic food, and music brings the bayou to the delta. Live bands perform jazz, reggae and zydeco from 9p until midnight Thursday through Saturday and all day on Sunday. If the music moves you, take to the dance floor. Be advised, Cajun cooking is, indeed, hot and spicy.
2726 Capitol Avenue Sacramento, CA 95816 +1 916 443 1180
Fast, friendly service and a varied and tasty menu make Cafe Bernardo an increasingly popular spot. For a quick meal, the Salmon BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich with a crisp, cold salad on the side is hard to beat. Of course, the Rosemary Pasta with Seared Chicken and Toasted Pine Nuts might sway you. Be sure to get the lemon-olive dressing for your salad. For a hearty start to the day, try good old reliable eggs and bacon, or branch out a little with a breakfast burrito.
If you want to really impress a guest who likes plenty of red meat served in a clubby environment at wallet-busting prices, take them to Morton's. This elegant downtown spot features a wide variety of excellent meat dishes like filet mignon (with Bearnaise sauce and potatoes Lyonnaise with caramelized onions), or just a good old steak. A full service bar offers a variety of beverages including the special house Martini.
545 Downtown Plaza Suite 1115 Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 447 2739
This dining spot called River City Brewing Company keeps diners cool with its high ceilings, and its earth-tone decor is relaxing. Through the front door, a host waits to seat you at one of the dining tables. The menu ranges from pizza-which the chefs deftly toss in the open kitchen in the rear, to steaks, chicken and other entrees. Along one wall is a full bar, which is a pleasant place to try one of the house special microbrews while waiting for a table.
1023 Second Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 441 0505
Fanny Anne's Saloon is an old-fashioned beer and burger joint. The saloon features a Main Bar on the ground floor and a game and bar area on the floor above. But there is no way to describe the memorabilia hanging from the walls and staring at you (like a moose head!). Besides beer, mixed drinks, and shots, the place makes a really good hamburger. The crowd is friendly and often pretty loud.
904 15th Street Between I and J Streets Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 443 2797
The Torch Club has been a landmark for the blues scene since its establishment in the 1930's. Conveniently located in midtown Sacramento, it offers patrons the chance to get their drink and dance on to live performances from popular blues bands almost every night of the week. Check the website for information on upcoming shows.
1901 10th Street Sacramento, CA 95814 +1 916 443 9751
When it comes to live local music, "Old I" is a Sacramento icon. Many famous bands started here, including Cake, Catfish and the Crawdaddies, and Mick Martin. Sometimes crowded, sometimes intimate, this bar features historical photos on the wood-paneled walls. The stage is in an adjoining room so patrons can usually find a booth in which to talk over the music if they choose. Full bar service is available.
1050 20th Street Sacramento, CA 95811 +1 916 706 2636
Located in midtown Sacramento, the vibe at LowBrau mirrors that of an authentic German beer communal hall. Their drink list features craft beer from Germany, Belgium and America, as well as specialty cocktails. Complement your brew with traditional and gourmet dishes from their kitchen. Signature items include bratwurst, smoked chicken, duck fat fries, bacon wrapped jalapenos and wild boar.
This theatre is a Sacramento landmark. Its exterior is reminiscent
of a typical 1950s movie theatre, and its interior is a showcase of movie memorabilia. Occasionally, the theatre will show a just released film on one of its three ...
This unique cafe combines fine wines and delicious food from
an innovative Mediterranean menu. The decor is cozy and romantic. You can order wine by the glass or by the bottle. The cafe has a corkage fee. From the ...
Located in the Wells Fargo Pavilion, this theater was born
during World War II, when Sacramento was overrun with soldiers and sailors in need of wholesome entertainment. The theater has two different venues. The Mainstage seats 300 patrons in ...