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.
3520 Stockton Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95820 +1 916 397 8206
Tucked next to the iconic The Colonial Theatre is the Cafe Colonial. Relish the delightful dishes made from scratch and enjoy the live performances almost every night. Funky and charming, it is more of a punk rock musician's hangout with jam sessions and a vivacious vibe. Some of their previous line ups are Plague Widow, Atom Bomb and The Babies.
800 Alhambra Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95816 +1 916 446 6358
Located in a trendy shopping plaza, this dining spot has great food served in a simple and comfortable atmosphere. The menu at Shanghai Garden, including lunch, dinner, takeout and delivery, features the excellently prepared and presented traditional Chinese dishes. Some notable exceptions include the crabmeat cheese wontons, vegetable tempura and curry chicken. Mandarin and Hunan recipes are the specialty of this restaurant. The appetizers, six of which can be combined in the Pupu Platter sampler, are very filling and some guests order them as a meal.
515 Pavilions Lane Sacramento, CA 95825 +1 916 929 4422
You may wait 20 minutes at lunch for one of the Reuben or Creole sandwiches, but do not give up; the wait is worth it. Located in the trendy Pavilions Center on Fair Oaks, this eatery combines the freshest meats, vegetables and other produce into some of the best sandwiches around. The Creole, combining turkey, zesty Creole mayonnaise, cabbage, lettuce and tomato is a favorite of the large and noisy noon-hour crowd. The wine selection is so extensive that experts are available to help you select a wine.
3301 Folsom Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95816 +1 916 455 2233
33rd Street Bistro is an upscale eatery which is usually packed with locals. The trendy diner decor and menu created by Chef Fred Haines have turned brunch into an especially popular event. The spinach salad with citrus shallot dressing comes highly recommended. Try the roast chicken sandwich on focaccia bread for a quick lunch. For dessert, the Bistro's chocolate martini offers a unique alternative to ice cream. Fruit-packed berry pancakes highlight the daily breakfast menu.
6233 Garfield Avenue Sacramento, CA 95841 +1 916 332 2622
This theater is conveniently located with easy on-and-off access to Interstate 80. It has 16 screens featuring digital sound. The interior is comfortable with rocker chairs, and its stadium seating provides a great view of the screen. The concession area has more than traditional cinema snacks and features a cafe with coffee drinks, ice cream, nachos and more.
5321 Date Avenue Holiday Inn Sacramento, CA 95841 +1 916 338 5800
Sacramento's Aces Supper Club is a fun spot with a vast and varied menu. For instance, the blackened-beef sandwich comes with a smoke flavored Philippine sauce. Munch on some Hong Kong chicken wings or grilled brushetta. Then go for some succulent baby back ribs with Black Jack barbecue sauce. Salads are of a huge variety at the Aces Supper Club.
5623 Sunrise Boulevard Citrus Heights, CA 95610 +1 916 966 1364
The grill features a great selection of barbecue dishes and appetizers. In addition, you can order stuff to go and take the party home with you. The pub/club features 32 tap beers, DJ-hosted dancing nightly, theme nights, drink specials and a full arcade. Round the clock, 52 televisions show sporting events. The restaurant appeals to families, while the club and bar draw a young college crowd. Call for the schedule of televised sports.
A favorite game watching and drinking spot with a young male crowd. The pub has 35 TVs, two of them big screens, that overlook the tables and bars. Name a sporting event and the satellite dish pulls it in. Posted daily is a new schedule of televised events. Most pay-per-view events are free of charge. In between sports shows, this hot spot has plenty of video games, Skee-ball, darts, shuffleboard and a very popular basketball game to keep you entertained.
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 ...