Mermaids and mermen are a surprisingly common sight at Dive Bar. Fin-clad entertainers spend their evenings elegantly swimming through the 7,500-gallon aquarium that hangs over the bar’s stone countertops, charming guests as the bartenders mix an array of classic and contemporary cocktails. Exposed brickwork, black-leather armchairs, and a dangling chandelier don’t necessarily continue the nautical theme, but they do contribute to the overwhelmingly luxuriant ambiance.
Live musicians grace the bar’s stage on Wednesdays, whereas Thursdays feature a dueling-piano show that brings to mind Billy Joel and Elton John’s legendary joust to the death. In addition to hosting DJ performances, the lounge pumps out dance-worthy tunes until as late as 2 a.m., even allowing customers to connect their iPods to the sound system and either play their favorite song or the shortest chapter from their favorite audiobook.
Choosing a seat is the first step at 3 Fires Lounge. The jet-black bar stools give patrons the best views of the room's 52-inch, high-definition televisions. The high-top tables line a window that gazes directly out onto Capitol Park. Additionally, the space features oversized couches that invite guests to sink into their helium-filled cushions. All three of these options are available within the trendy, lounge, which was recently remodeled to have a more colorful atmosphere with more seating, beers on draught, and comfortable new patio furniture. CBS Sacramento praised the space's casual vibe and low-key ambiance, placing 3 Fires Lounge on its list of the Best Hotel Bars in Sacramento.
Although glasses of wine, pints of beer, and rounds of cocktails are all readily available for patrons hoping to relax with a drink in hand, 3 Fires Lounge also tempts diners with a menu of hearty international cooking. While the chefs incorporate recipes from across the globe, their main source of inspiration is the bounty of seasonal, locally sourced produce that is so readily available. Using these Californian ingredients, the team creates hummus with vegetables and baked pita chips, crab cake sandwiches served on sourdough bread with melted white cheddar, and grilled flatbreads topped with everything from caramelized onions, mushrooms, and goat cheese to pulled pork and honey-chipotle barbecue sauce.
Mix downtown rooftop is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes.
Low-fat eaters will need to take care, however, since the menu does not feature any skimmed down fare.
You'll find a wonderful selection of drinks from Mix downtown rooftop's full bar to top off your meal.
Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Mix downtown rooftop's outdoor patio.
With its spacious interior, Mix downtown rooftop is a great choice for big groups and celebrations.
Dining at Mix downtown rooftop comes with dancing and a DJ, so make sure to wear your party shoes.
Between the music and the crowds, be prepared for a lot of noise at this restaurant.
Expect to wait longer for weekday service as the after-work crowd tends to fill the restaurant.
Carry-out is also available for those who prefer to enjoy Mix downtown rooftop's cooking from the comfort of their own home.
The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Mix downtown rooftop to your next party or event.
Street parking is easy to find near the restaurant. Or, if you don't want to circle the block, valet parking is also available.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
For meat that's grilled to perfection, Faces serves delicious Latin American fare.
For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Faces' menu that can cater to your needs.
Pick your poison and toast your evening — drinks are also served here.
Perfect for after-work outings, Faces' happy hour is hard to beat.
Don't stay cooped up on a beautiful summer day! At Faces, you can dine outdoors on their lovely patio.
Dance the night away while Faces' DJ spins the latest tunes.
The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the restaurant.
Crowds tend to pack the place on weekends, so call ahead to reserve a table.
Prices are affordable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Treat yourself to a healthy, topping-stacked sandwich from The Other Office.
Don't go off the grid! With the free wifi at The Other Office, you can surf the web and get some work done.
At The Other Office, there's no need to confine your meal to a traditional dining room — outdoor seating is available when the weather is warm.
Dine with fellow dancing machines — the restaurant is stocked with a lively, open floor.
The restaurant can get tied up on the weekends, so allow yourself time to wait for a table.
Or, take your food to-go.
Parallel-parking experts can find room on the street, though patrons also have access to the restaurant's adjoining lot.
Your bill at The Other Office will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
Order all of your favorite pub classics and munch away at X-O Lounge.
The bar at X-O Lounge is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer.
Take advantage of the restaurant's open space and tap into your inner dancer.
Loud music and boisterous crowds keep decibel levels ultra high at this restaurant.
If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit X-O Lounge during the slower weekday hours.
Take the car and arrive promptly to dinner; parking is plentiful, so don't worry about setting aside time to search for a space.
X-O Lounge offers various parking options, including bike parking.