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The Best Bars for Foodies in Sacramento

California's capital city of Sacramento has a rich culture and history paired with countless things to do. Old Sacramento forms the epicenter of visitor activity, with glistening river views, abundant eateries and historical museums, including the popular California State Railroad Museum. History buffs love the downtown area with Capitol Park and Sutter’s Fort, while families with young children have fun visiting the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town. The city also hosts a thriving art scene - you can see local works at The Crocker Art Museum and modern pieces at the Verge Center for the Arts. Make sure to check out live music events and concerts, like the Sacramento Music Festival, Concerts in the Park and the many venues around town. In case you didn't know, Sacramento has earned the title of Farm to Fork Capital of the Country! Not only does Sacramento have international and contemporary American food, but the city also boasts a lively nightlife. But where are the smartest, savviest locals going out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. If you’re looking for a place to go for a cocktail or two while in town, check out our Tastemaker List of where to find the best bars in Sacramento.

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11 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:The Jungle Bird, Capitol Garage, Paul Martin's American Grill - Roseville
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Polynesian, Fusion / Eclectic, American
Neighborhoods:Midtown, Sacramento, Roseville
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The Jungle Bird

$$$$
Polynesian
Midtown
4.5
542 reviews

The Jungle Bird is a tropical escape right in the heart of Midtown Sacramento! This is the perfect spot for anyone who needs an island vacation without leaving the city. Inspired by old-school tiki bars like Trader Vic, it offers an extensive rum selection, paradise-inspired decor and delicious island cuisine! They have fantastic cocktails like Don’s Zombie, a wicked concoction made with three kinds of rum and a dash of absinthe, just to spice up your night!


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Capitol Garage

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Sacramento
3.9
1061 reviews

Capitol Garage, located at the corner of 15th and K, is within walking distance of the capitol, convention center and Sacramento community theater. A midtown icon for over 19 years, it has a fantastic bar and a great bar staff pouring awesome drinks as the cafe by day turns into a nightclub and lounge by night. The Happy Hour is the talk of the town with delicious appetizers and great drinks specials. They also have a killer CHampagne brunch on the weekends! Plus, they have a huge vegan menu so it’s a great nightlife spot for those who prefer to skip the meat in their meals.


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Paul Martin's American Grill - Roseville

$$$$
American
Roseville
4.4
4750 reviews

The Paul Martin of Paul Martin’s American Grill is actually Paul Fleming, co-founder of P.F. Chang’s and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse! This restaurant concept is all about the commitment of restaurateurs to buy their produce and products from farmers and artisans within a tight radius. Located in Roseville and Stone Point, an outdoor shopping plaza within the Sacramento metropolitan area, they feature classic American fare with ultra-high standards. Come in for their killer Happy Hour at the bar, with specials on all of their signature cocktails as well as burgers, sandwiches and small plates!


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Zocalo Midtown

$$$$
Regional Mexican
Sacramento
4.5
2147 reviews

Zocalo, located on Capitol Avenue in Midtown, is a fantastic place for great Mexican food and drinks. It is kid-friendly and great for families, groups and celebrating big occasions! They offer excellent regional Mexican cuisine, craft cocktails and a super lively and inviting environment. The restaurant occupies a beautifully refurbished 1920s automobile dealership and features original architecture from Tlaquepaque, Mexico. Come in for their fabulous Happy Hour and get a taste of their warm hospitality, fresh food and delightful beverages, like the Classic Paloma of the Cadillac Margarita.


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Station 16

$$$$
Seafood
Sacramento
4.3
300 reviews

For an awesome, locally-owned bar with excellent seafood and great drinks, check out Station 16 in Midtown. The setting features modern industrial decor, a fresh raw oyster bar, a private dining room, full bar and an outside patio dining area. They also offer a carefully crafted menu featuring fresh seafood and simple raw preparations, with additional local produce and meats. Their specialty is garlic roasted seafood served on sizzling cast iron skillets. They have a lively happy hour, too! Be sure to try one of their signature cocktails, like Purple Rain or the Station Margarita.


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Canon

$$$$
American
Sacramento
4.7
1446 reviews

Canon, located on 34th Street, is one of the coolest new restaurant and bar options in town. Tucked away from the downtown bustle, the cool space features deep tones contrasting with bright whites and a cozy, intimate environment. Chef Brad Cecchi is the culinary mastermind here and his menu focuses on playful small plates. Sip a cocktail and snack of bar bites like Urfa chili drumsticks at the bar and you’ll see why locals love it so much. They also offer a wide selection of vegan and gluten-free items to cater to picky palates.


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Ella Dining Room and Bar

$$$$
Contemporary American
Sacramento
4.7
4425 reviews

Ella Dining Room and Bar is hands-down one of the best bars in Sacramento! A downtown institution, they serve New American, farm-to-fork cuisine for lunch, dinner and happy hour, with seafood, steaks, pasta, small plates, oysters and more. Opened by the family behind The Kitchen and Selland’s Market Cafe, Ella offers a warm, welcoming ambiance in an inspiring place that evokes European rustic luxury. The bar features signature handcrafted cocktails, an eclectic and impressive wine list and a fresh seafood bar!


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Midgley's Public House

$$$$
American
Stockton
4.2
1164 reviews

For deliciously creative cuisine and a wonderful setting for drinks, check out Midgeley’s Public House! Located in Lincoln Center in Stockton, it’s a restaurant from “Top Chef” Michael Midgley. The menu features true California cuisine with a wide array of steaks, seafood, appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and burgers. They also have a hand-selected wine and cocktail list and a super fun patio and bar area to enjoy them! Try one of their signature cocktails or choose a bourbon from their long list - it’s a great place to get your night started or head for a nightcap!


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Echo & Rig Steakhouse & Butcher Shop - Sacramento

$$$$
Steakhouse
Sacramento
4.8
1298 reviews

Echo and Rig Steakhouse, located on J Street, is a new concept in steakhouses. They put a unique nose-to-tail spin on the traditional steakhouse, allowing diners to indulge in the best cuts of meat for super affordable prices. The 7,000 square foot space sits in the Downtown Commons Neighborhood in the lobby of The Sawyer Hotel. They have a private dining room, a beautiful outdoor patio and an outdoor bar! The bar menu features a variety of small plates and delicious cocktails, like the Smoked Sage Daisy made with Espolon Tequila, lime and smoked sage agave.


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Market Tavern Stockton

$$$$
Contemporary American
Stockton
4.6
1828 reviews

Market Tavern, located on Lincoln Center in Stockton, features farm-fresh ingredients across all menu items and a super laid-back place to drink and dine. The menu includes delicious wood-fired pizzas, all-natural pork chops and steak and signature meatballs. And the bar features craft beers on tap and a modern take on classic cocktails using fresh-squeezed juices and in-house infused liquors. Sit outside and sip on a cocktail while savoring a freshly made pizza.


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Scott's Seafood on the River

$$$$
Seafood
Sacramento
4.4
4833 reviews

Opened in 2008, Scott’s Seafood on the River features the freshest of seafood flown in or delivered daily from around the world. The staff is warm and knowledgeable and the atmosphere is super comfortable and welcoming. Often referred to as Sacramento’s favorite seafood restaurant, it has a gorgeous dining room at the Westin Sacramento with lovely views of the River. Come in for alfresco dining and drinking in the gentle Delta breezes! They have a fantastic wine list and a great happy hour featuring Oysters, small plates and specials on the featured cocktail of the week.


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