The 10 Best Bars In Midtown Sacramento, California

Catrina Pang

The local produce in California’s Farm to Fork capital means some of the most amazing and fresh cuisine can be found here. Whether you’re looking for New American or Mediterranean food, or want upscale options, there’s no shortage of bars with food for you. We explore the best in Midtown Sacramento.

1. Karma Brew

Bar, Mediterranean

Karma Brew, Sacramento
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Known for their amazing sangrias and delicious food, Karma Brew is a cozy place to hang out with close friends and enjoy a drink. The bar has an excellent selection of microbrews and imports as well as popular concoctions like the sangria, teapot, and cider beer. The Karma Sampler is also a great way to satisfy your hunger and complement the drinks.

2. Easy On I

Easy On I

Incredible food made from scratch, multiple TVs for watching sports, a jukebox, and amazing cheap drinks make Easy On I one of the most popular bars in the neighborhood. At happy hour, they have fantastic deals on their chicken sliders and pork chops, and they also have a super fun trivia night. Many locals love to hang out at this place all throughout the week.

1725 I St, Sacramento, CA, USA, +1 916 469 9574

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3. Degrees & Holding Co.

Charcuterie, Bar, Bistro, Wine Bar, American, Beer, Wine

58 Degrees & Holding Co., Sacramento
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If you are looking to try some of the world’s most interesting wines, 58 Degrees & Holding Co. provides the perfect upscale, relaxing environment. Up to 58 wine selections by the glass ensure that you can find whatever it is you are looking for. Book clubs often have meetings there because of the cozy casual atmosphere and amazing wines and cheeses. They also sell incredible bruschetta, charcuterie, steak, pork belly, and flat breads.

4. Mercantile Saloon

Bar, Beer

Mercantile Saloon is a Sacramento gay area establishment serving lots of great cheap drinks. This is the best place to go if you prefer extremely strong drinks over fancy cocktails and craft brews. People who identify as gay, love gay culture, or have gay friends all flock to this bar, causing huge crowds on a regular basis. © Larry Conlin/Flickr

5. The Press Bistro

Bistro, Restaurant, American, Spanish, Vegetarian

At The Press Bistro, you’ll find a comfortable and friendly atmosphere in which to enjoy amazing food and drink of the Mediterranean table. The fried meatball, braised beef short rib, potato croquettes, roasted beets with goat cheese, and hangar steak are some of the spectacular dishes that consistently wow the restaurant’s patrons. The fantastic drinks are certainly up to par with the Mediterranean cuisine. © Lucas Richarz/Flickr

6. Block Butcher Bar

Bar, Butcher, Charcuterie, Wine, Beer

Meat and cheese lovers everywhere will appreciate the Block Butcher Bar. The house-cured charcuterie and fine artisanal cheeses wow all who enter the establishment. You can choose three, six, or nine meat and cheese options to create your board, and the accompaniments include pickled vegetables made in house, honey, fresh mustard, and amazing little cubes of quince jam. The bread served with the boards is perfectly crunchy, lightly oiled, and grilled. The drinks are also of the highest quality and are made with real local ingredients that are in season.

7. Midtown Biergarten

Bar, Butcher, German, Beer, Pub Grub

Der Biergarten, Sacramento
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Midtown Biergarten is the best spot in Sacramento to socialize over some great German beer and light German food. The extensive beer selection with 32 draft beers make this the place with the most German beers on draft in Northern California. The light German food menu with sausages brought in fresh from Sacramento’s number one German butcher add to the authentic German vibe of the bar.

8. The Red Rabbit

Bar, Restaurant, American, Beer, Vegetarian

In a stylish, rustic-chic outpost, The Red Rabbit takes pride in being a seasonal and local supporter, not only with their ingredients, but also their banking, printing, accounting, and design. Their cocktails are made from the ground up, with housemade syrups, freshly squeezed juices, and hand muddled fresh herbs. They have an eclectic spirits list and a smart wine list with wines mostly from California, as well as six beer taps and bottles and cans of suds from around the world.

9. Firestone Public House

Restaurant, American, Beer, Pub Grub

Firestone Public House, Sacramento
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With 22 flat screens, an unrivaled sound system, and two outdoor patios, Firestone Public House has made a name for itself as the ideal sports and entertainment venue. They have 60 beers on tap and a large, American-inspired, creative menu as well, making the restaurant a local favorite for happy hour, brunch, game day entertainment, and get-togethers.

10. Lucca Restaurant and Bar

Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan

This casual yet classy restaurant with a relaxing bar and a covered, enclosed patio has been a neighborhood favorite for a long time. Lucca Restaurant and Bar lets you enjoy happy hour from afternoon to night, and patrons love to come again and again for the great prices on cocktails, beers, and wines as well as the terrific Mediterranean-inspired food that even has vegan and gluten-free options.

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