Nightlife in Sacramento

Wine and Small Plates for Two or Four at Revolution Wines (Up to 51% Off)

Revolution Wines

Central Sacramento

$40 $20

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Urban winery pours out glasses of artisan red and white wines that are paired with small artisan plates of seasonal bistro fare

Two Hours of Billiards for Two or Up to Five with Sodas and Nachos at Hot Shot Billiards (Up to 55% Off)

Hot Shot Billiards

Arden - Arcade

$23.25 $12

Pool sharks and pool guppies enjoy hours of 8-ball and plates of nachos and soda at old-fashioned pool hall

$59 for a Two-Hour In-Home Wine Tasting for Up to 16 from Wines for Humanity ($250 Value)

Wines for Humanity

Redeem from Home

$250 $59

Up to 16 guests swish and sip pours from six bottles of wine from the comfort of the host or hostess's home

Food, Drink, or Karaoke Rental, Two-Hour Karaoke-Room Rental, or Two-Hour VIP Room Rental at SKY KTV (Up to 52% Off)

SKY KTV

Sacramento

$30 $15

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Inside intimate lounge, revelers unleash their inner pop star during private karaoke sessions

Monster Energy Aftershock Festival with Weezer, The Offspring, and Tech N9ne on September 13 (Up to 30% Off)

Monster Energy Aftershock Festival

Discovery Park

$74.45 $52

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Monsters of alternative rock, punk music, hip-hop, and heavy metal fill a full day of outdoor music

Chelsea Lately's Michael Yo at Sacramento Punch Line on Fri, July 25 or Sat, July 26, at 8 p.m. or 10 p.m. (Up to 54% Off)

Michael Yo

Punch Line

$24.05 $11

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"Chelsea Lately" regular waxes humorous about his multicultural background, dating, and the funny things his parents say

8th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival at Cesar Chavez Plaza Park on August 31 (Up to 52% Off)

8th Annual Tejano Conjunto Festival

Cesar Chavez Plaza

$60 $29

Cesar Chavez Plaza Park bustles with warm sun and the festive, traditional grooves of Tejano and Conjunto music

Christopher Titus at Crest Theatre on Friday, July 11, at 8 p.m. (Up to 45% Off)

Christopher Titus

Crest Theater

$34.25 $19

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Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

Fresh Five Standup or Anti-Cooperation League Improv for Two at Sacramento Comedy Spot (Up to 50% Off)

"Fresh Five" or "Anti-Cooperation League"

Sacramento Comedy Spot

$20 $12

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The Fresh Five test new material and mock each other; the Anti-Cooperation League improvises scenes based on onstage interviews

$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner Show and Mugs for Two from Dinner Detective Sacramento ($161.60 Value)

Dinner Detective Sacramento

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

$161.60 $85

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Dinner party descends into wacky madness as an interactive murder mystery unfolds; improv actors play detectives and suspects

Sushi Dinner for Two or Karaoke Party Room Rental with Drink Credit at Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill (Up to 56% Off)

Oishii Sushi Bar and Grill

Downtown

$25 $15

Cocktails complement menu of specialty rolls, fresh sashimi, and sushi and fuel karaoke performances in private rooms

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Even before it was a restaurant, the building that houses Brookside Restaurant and Bar was dedicated to the enjoyment of food and drink. It was originally built in 1911 as a guesthouse for a local winery, where visitors could sample the local vino, have a hearty, home-cooked meal, and gossip about President Taft’s sultry moustache. Today, the restaurant continues to uplift visitors with home-cooked meals; the menu includes certified Hereford burgers, grilled rib eye, and other American classics. It even has Monday-, Wednesday-, and Friday-night barbecue specials served straight from the smoker.

9819 Horn Rd
Sacramento,
CA
US

If Blue Cue doesn't look like a typical pool hall, that's because it isn't. The billiards spot doubles as a restaurant, and nearly everything about it?from the bright blue pool tables to the sleek couches propped against exposed-brick walls?contributes to an atmosphere that's classy and upscale without being pretentious. That atmosphere carries over to a menu of comfort foods headlined by charbroiled burgers, hot dogs, and New York-style pizzas. Pair any of the above with a drink from the bar, such as a draft of seasonal Sierra Nevada or signature blue island punch.

1004 28th St
Sacramento,
CA
US

For the folks at Bisla's, any occasion is liable to ignite a party. The sports bar trots out drink specials for the usual stuff—the NBA draft, UFC championships, and the MLB All-Star game; but even the with nonstop, wall-to-wall sports coverage on their flat screens, the staff can't help themselves from dreaming up new causes for celebration. On a given night, patrons are likely to walk into live music, or partake in the ever-popular College Night, in which revelers relive their undergrad days by reading silently at the bar. Wednesdays give patrons the opportunity to soak in country music.

On the off chance Bisla's isn't crackling with the kinetic energy of revelry, the staff makes up for it with a salvo of happy-hour specials. Mondays bring dollar tacos, Tuesdays bring 50-cent wings, and Thursdays bring sliders for a dollar. Every other day of the week, the cooks keep busy plating classic bar food, such as half-pound Angus burgers. Lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m.

7042 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento,
CA
US

From its origins in the 1860s as a house of ill repute to its time as a legally dubious watering hole during prohibition, The River City Saloon has deep roots in the seedy history of American nightlife. Today however, the saloon blends an old-timey aesthetic with more family-friendly fare. Kids can saunter up to the bar—a vintage 1905 triple-arch Brunswick—and order a glass of old west sarsaparilla, brewed locally at River City Brewing Company. Peanuts are also available, and visitors are welcome to throw the shells on the floor, in homage to the days when saloons had dirt floors and rampant elephant infestations.

The saloon's pub food is cooked with a hot-air fryer, a grease-free alternative to a deep fryer, and its hoagie sandwiches are served alongside chips and pickle spears. On the weekends, karaoke and music videos make old-west cowboys thankful that Bieber fever has a much lower casualty rate than yellow fever once did.

916 2nd St
Sacramento,
CA
US

The best pool halls keep it simple: fresh green felt on the tables; cues that haven't been warped by age or splintered by bar room jousters; pitchers of beer on tap with neon signs to match. And, of course, a jukebox, preferably one with Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" or George Thorogood's "Bad to the Bone." These are the basics of a good pool experience, and Hot Shots Billiards has got them down pat. The 22-year-old establishment is a paradise for players tired of hunting down pool tables in the back of noisy bars and staking claim over them with guttural growls. The pool hall treats players to Monday night 8-ball tournaments, Wednesday and Friday night 9-ball tourneys, and Thursday night specials for ladies. Besides the bevy of maintained tables, Hot Shots also sports ping-pong tables, comfort foods such as tacos and nachos, and lessons for novice players.

1721 Bell St
Sacramento,
CA
US

Every month, Florez Bar & Grill's bartenders reach for a new bottle of premium tequila to pour tastes for the restaurant's Tequila Tuesdays. Drinkers learn about the difference between a?ejo and reposado tequila and which varieties flavor certain cocktails best. However, that's just a taste of what's available at Florez. Chefs cook up a full menu Mexican classics, from homemade tamales to carnitas tacos and shrimp fajitas, as well as select American dishes, including turkey-club sandwiches at lunch.

The mariachi band that entertains on Friday nights and Sunday mornings also mixes it up: though the ensemble calls themselves "Mariachi Tradicional," they've been known to break out into Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" given the excuse. The mornings are also made special by Florez's breakfast. It's served until 3 p.m. each day for any late risers or confused time travelers, and the Sacramento News & Review named it the Best Under-the-Radar Mexican Brunch in 2013.

5900 S Land Park Dr.
Sacramento,
CA
US