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Alaro Craft Brewery, Sacramento, CA

Alaro Craft Brewery

4.7
4.7
327 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

Alaro is a Modern Spanish Inspired Farm to Table Restaurant & Craft Brewery in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. Owners Ray and Annette Ballestero invite you to enjoy the beautiful but casual interior & outdoor patio area of this historic location. Featuring a diverse selection of creative seasonal dishes showcasing fresh seafood, tapas-style small bites & full-bellied burgers that border on sublime, our team has curated one of the most unique restaurants on the grid. In addition to being a heavily awarded craft brewery we feature a full cocktail bar, a well curated wine list including Spanish varietals and house made Sangrias, Fair Trade Sodas & Teas and Organic Soft Serve Ice Cream! Open for Lunch and Dinner daily. More at AlaroCraftBrewery.com

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 436-7711

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    David Santana

  • Private party facilities

    We offer large format Paella, Tabled Charcuterie and Passed Appetizers for your Private Event. Arrangements can be made for a personalized menu. Contact annette@alarobrewing.com for availability and information.

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    20th & Capitol Ave

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and parking lots on 20th & Capitol and 19th & Capitol

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Healthy

  • Sacramento

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento

    Healthy

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  1. JC

    JamesC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was great. The Hogs & Rocks (pork belly and clams) was maybe a little pricey for the product, but the fish & chips made up for it.

  2. T

    Timbo

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We had our date nite there last night. And it didn't disappoint. The fried pickles in the aioli is amazing along with the cicerones which are warm and so good. We split the Cuban and the fish and chips. Everything is so good.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff, well prepared food, relaxing covered outdoor patio in the rear. Portion sizes of the “bites” menu items are my only pause…an order of seasoned almonds was 2 tablespoons at most. All other items (minus the sandwiches and salads) were similarly small for the price. Size up and charge more.

  4. j

    juliec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We reserved a table on the patio with our dogs and the staff were extremely polite and accommodating. The food and beer were very good and we'll definitely be coming back

  5. DB

    DonnaB

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    I love the true to style beers here and the interesting food. The wine list is excellent. Keep those Albarinos and cava’s coming.

  6. YS

    YvetteS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is our go to place when out of town guests come to visit.

  7. PK

    PeterK

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious drinks, tapas, and entrees. Great service. We’ll be back!

  8. b

    birdman

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There were some new beer selections that were outstanding. The craft beer menu is the gourmet's delight. Food, as always, is fresh, unique and gourmet. The menu is not typical pub food. Everything at this place is gourmet quality including the cocktails and wine!

  9. R

    Ryan

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    I actually saw Alaro mentioned on the Bacon Fest website, so was excited to see if they had any specials (food or drink) with a bacon inspiration, but was a little disappointed to find out there really wasn’t anything. Still, the fish tacos were really good and we enjoyed the “Frickles” and Chicharonnes (sp?). Their version of a Manhattan was one of the better ones I’ve had & the IPA (can’t remember which) was pretty good as well.

  10. DD

    DebbieD

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely day to eat outside.

  11. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    The back patio is where you want to be. Incredible ambience in the city, enjoyed a delicious meal in the fresh air. The blonde ale was delicious. The farro salad was incredible and filled. The fish and chips was a great option to split for the kids. I wasn't too impressed with the Spanish olives ... They were good, but not worth it. The fish tacos had delicious fish but lacked dynamic flavor. It needed more kick from limes, lemons, or a good sriracha aioli. Either way, those issues were minor. We really enjoyed ourselves and will be back.

  12. s

    sharkchow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Overall I feel the experience was good. Would I go back yes? However, the food value I felt was a little high for what you received. The drinks were great. The service was OK not the best. The kitchen I believe got behind which caused all orders to be backed up. Although the quality of food that came out of the kitchen was overall decent. There is a good selection of vegetarian options which led me to choose this restaurant. All in all, I would go back during a less busy time.

  13. D

    Deedee

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    We made reservations for Mother’s Day and I’m disappointed about the service. The servers were great but we were unsure why it took an hour to take our order and then another hour for food. They did not seem to be busy. We understand understaffing but maybe informing their patrons

  14. JS

    JohnS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We were seated immediately at a nice outdoor table on a patio behind the restaurant. Nicely lighted and decorated outdoor area. Wait staff immediately took our drink orders, then took our order for appetizers. Drinks and appetizers were quickly delivered. Wait staff then took our food orders - while it took a while to get our entrees, we were kept up to date on the status. When the food arrived, it was excellent, and all entrees arrived at the same time. Overall an excellent experience.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very accessible and friendly, attractive, with a fresh and creative menu. Loved it!!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    So good! We’ve walked past a million times and just decided tonight was the night. Solid beers, the food was great, really nice patio and friendly staff.

  17. DB

    DonnaB

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The beers are classic - no gimmicks and juice bombs. Food is very good but could use some new dishes.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I LOVE Alaro. The food is always super fresh, beers ice cold and

  19. BM

    BobM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service, great food and great beer. We had a reservation, and were seated promptly. When our server noticed some of our party were looking chilly at our table on the unexpectedly breezy patio, they moved us to a table next to a heater. Very enjoyable experience.

  20. JG

    JeffreyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Great paella in a wonderful atmosphere with live guitarra. Nice selection of beers.

  21. AG

    AreGee

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Sampled three dishes and five sides/appetizers. Somewhat elevated "bar food." Nice presentation and fresh ingredients, but all tasted a bit bland. Ambience is lacking on the back patio - due for a makeover. Good service, decent beer, food comes out quickly, so good for what it is.

  22. KK

    KevinK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    What should’ve been a 30-45 min dinner turned into 2 hours because we were waiting so long. Seriously people came in, got their food, and left between when we got our appetizers and entrees. When the entrees did come we got some food we didn’t order which I (shouldn’t have) assumed was comped because of the wait. However, nope had to pay $30 for food I only took because I thought was free. Probably won’t go back.

  23. EM

    ExpertMan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    Alaro has a large selection of small plates that go well well with the draft beers. The food and beer is tasty and reasonably priced.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked our reservation at the last minute for Easter Brunch. I’m glad we were able to get a table. The staff was very friendly. The owner made an effort to check on every guest. The drinks and food were amazing! The live music was an excellent touch for those who dined outside. 🎼😁Definitely coming back again.

  25. BV

    BrianV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu, both food and beer. Enjoyed our night out very much!

  26. SQ

    SusieQ

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alaro is my favorite bar. I feel comfortable there and get caring and attentive service whether I come in alone or with a group of friends. I am especially fond of Zeke, who has a million dollar smile and an always cheery vibe to share. The fish and chips here are the best, and the burger a messy delight. The house made chips and dip are addictive. Both cocktails and mocktails are expertly crafted, the beers are varied and highly enjoyable, and the soft serve is a perfect sweet treat. They also have the best patio. It’s a lively, convivial spot and I’m happy to be a regular.

  27. JH

    JohnH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great place, great service and the food was outstanding.

  28. PM

    PatriciaM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place....not just a brew pub! It's a pub with great food.

  29. b

    birdman

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for Corned beef on St. Patrick's Day. Also had great Irish Beer

  30. P

    Pat6653

    Sacramento

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for tapas and drinks outside. Excellent service.

  31. V

    Virginia

    Houston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and beer, nice outdoor seating. A little loud with the construction.

  32. GG

    GrumpyGourmand

    Richmond

    86 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Service was adequate but not attentive. Had to ask twice for some things. Food had good flavors but not all menu items were available. Listed as Spanish style cuisine but not many Spanish dishes just hints at them. Music was far TOO LOUD. Beverages were week points. Champagne by the glass is nice but was flat. We’ll choose somewhere else next time.

  33. m

    mpick

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    The ambiance was quiet, not many people for Sunday brunch. The menu was small and didn't give many light options. The fries were good. The service was fine, but not very friendly. It was just overall kind of dissapointing

  34. CV

    CarrieV

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a fun place to go before a play at The Sofia! Enjoyed the food and the service was amazing. Was a little cold outside but two servers took the time out of their busy night to get us heating lamps to ensure our comfort. Food was reasonably priced and really tasty, drinks were a little expensive but nothing different than anywhere else these days. A good mix of vegetarian and regular food options. Recommend the fried pickles!

  35. KP

    KimberlyP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My best friend and I went for paella and the new beer. We got so much more! Our server, Zeke, was amazing and made the whole night more enjoyable. The food was good, sangria was amazing, and Zeke was beyond excellent!!!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great time at Alaro! Andy ❤️’d the Paella!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and beer. Very welcoming staff and excellent service

  38. DB

    DonnaB

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The beers at Alaro are true to style: no tricks and fruit extracts here. Excellent selection. The food and service is excellent. Dining out in the back patio relaxing and pleasant. The cocktail list looked awesome as well. And, they have soft serve ice cream with yummy toppings of your choice.

  39. SJ

    StacyJ

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful service, great food. The owner went above and beyond to make sure we had the best experience. Our little dog was so happy to get out and about with us.

  40. DP

    DonnaP

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We get excellent service, love the back patio where the heaters kept us very comfortable. Beer & food are always great too!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Alaro Craft Brewery using the Order Online button. Alaro Craft Brewery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 436-7711.

Alaro Craft Brewery is rated 4.7 stars by 327 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Alaro Craft Brewery

2004 Capitol Ave Sacramento, CA 95811

Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th & Capitol Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking and parking lots on 20th & Capitol and 19th & Capitol

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    David Santana

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 436-7711

  • Private party facilities

    We offer large format Paella, Tabled Charcuterie and Passed Appetizers for your Private Event. Arrangements can be made for a personalized menu. Contact annette@alarobrewing.com for availability and information.

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