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9 Best Nightclubs In Sacramento, California

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Two hundred thirty days of sunshine sure looks like more days of exciting, fun-filled outdoor activities to any tourist. Sacramento, the capital city of California, boasts of that amount of sunshine coupled with scenic views of the confluence between Sacramento River and the American River. Strolling among monuments, rose gardens and the impressive Capitol building is just one fun activity on the long list of things to do. Explore Sacramento’s rich history and art culture through museums like the Crocker’s Art Museum and watch great Broadway productions that you have always heard about. Nature lovers are not left out; they can take hiking trips down the American River trail. When you think it cannot get better, Sacramento offers you more fun with nightclubs across town. Here are the best night clubs in Sacramento that you should visit:

1. Faces Nightclub


Faces are one of the first gay night clubs in Sacramento. Hangout after a day of touring the city and meet a mixed crowd with no judgment on sexual preferences. Dance away with old friends and new ones in any of the three separate dance rooms. You can also relax and rejuvenate in the heated pool. Faces feature all week round, packed entertainment, ranging from karaoke nights to dance-offs and drag nights. Cool off with a dance at Faces.

Faces Nightclub

Address: 2000 K St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA

Website: Faces Nightclub

Opening hours: 4pm - 1:345am (daily)

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2. Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub


Harlow’s is Sacramento’s home of entertainment. Founded in 1982, this nightclub has a warm appeal with its casual art deco. Its stage has hosted various renowned artists and several local acts too. Whether your preference is rock and roll, blues or soul, Harlow’s music would make you feel good. When you want to get up on your feet and get your groove on, the spacious dancehall ensures your fun is not limited. Harlow’s has the best patio in the region where you can enjoy a delicious menu while at any of the great concerts.

Harlow's Restaurant & Nightclub

Address: 2708 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA

Website: Harlow’s Restaurant & Nightclub

Opening hours: 5pm - 12am (daily)

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3. Midtown Barfly


Located on 21st Street, Midtown Barfly is a place to enjoy the spectacular nightlife of Sacramento. From Tuesday through to Sunday, you can enjoy the nightlife at Midtown Barfly, which is home to regular house/techno after-hours events. Musicians such as Turtle Williams and Lee K know how to hold it down at this Sacramento bar. The cocktails and beer are great and affordable.

Midtown Barfly

Address: 1119 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA

Website: Midtown Barfly

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 9pm - 2am (closed on Mon)

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4. Old Ironsides


The 85-year-old restaurant is still actively entertaining its night crowd. Being the oldest restaurant in Sacramento, its rich history can be seen in its building, which has been within the family since 1934. Over the years Old Ironsides has continued to play host to quite several touring acts. You can catch the guest chef on Monday night, enjoy karaoke on Tuesday night and show off your vocal prowess on Wednesday night’s Open Mic. Apart from the night music and drinks, you can always come in during the day for delicious lunches served fresh.

Old Ironsides

Address: 1901 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA

Website: Old Ironsides

Opening hours: Mon: 10am - 1am; Tue - Fri: 10am - 2am; Sat: 6pm - 2am (closed on Sun)

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5. Badlands Dance Club


Sitting on a 418-sqm (4,500-sqft) space, Badlands Dance Club is one of Sacramento’s foremost LGBT Nightclub. It has been voted number one LGBT bar for eight years in a row, and Badlands lives up to this award. With a 37.4 sqm (400 sqft) dance floor, your feet have more than enough space to play with while you party. The view from the outdoor balcony overlooking K Street can be enjoyed with an assortment of drinks from the bar. Video or music entertainment, general dining or VIP Lounge, Badlands Dance Club has got you covered.

Badlands Dance Club

Address: 2003 K St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA

Website: Badlands Dance Club

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 8pm - 1:30am; Thu - Fri: 6pm - 2am; Sat: 6pm - 2am; Sun: 4pm - 1:30am

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6. Sidetrax


Looking for a place in Sacramento where you can host private parties, enjoy a relaxed evening with a speciality martini or sing karaoke and act crazy with your friends? Sidetrax can give you all of that and some things extra. Sidetrax is the newest LGBT bar and lounge in Sacramento and has an upscale venue. Its outdoor rooftop patio makes it a destination you must try, coupled with its state of the art sound and lighting. On Sundays, the bar comes alive for the Sunday Showcase Drag Show you don’t want to miss while in town.

Sidetrax

Address: 2007 K St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA

Website: Sidetrax

Opening hours: Fri: 5pm - 1:30am; Sat: 7pm - 1:30am; Sun: 4pm - 12am (closed from Mon - Thu)

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7. Blue Lamp


Blue Lamp is a bar and music venue in Sacramento. It can be called a safe place to exhibit your craft with its all-encompassing music, art space, and cultural hub. Hundreds of local and international acts have graced the Blue Lamp stage. You can enjoy a bottle of beer or cocktail in this art space while attending any of its numerous fun-filled shows.

Blue Lamp

Address: 6509, 1400 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, United States

Website: Blue Lamp

Opening hours: 8pm - 2am (daily)

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8. Momo Sacramento


If you want to spend a night out relaxing, not necessarily dancing, Momo Sacramento has the perfect lounge for you. The spacious rooms can seat a sizeable group of individuals who want to relax and have intimate conversations. The main bar is fitted with a full LED bar top display complementing the bar’s state of the art sounds, giving party-goers a memorable experience. An illuminated fountain, 9m (30ft) display screen, and VIP booths are some of the features that endear us to this bar. Its best feature is the excellent service. At Moms Sacramento, you can have fun in a friendly environment.

Momo Sacramento

Address: 2708 J St, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA

Website: Momo Sacramento

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9. The Torch Club


Torch Club is one of the oldest bars in Sacramento and the most popular blues club in the area. It was established the year 1934, the year liquor prohibition ended. The club, which is nested on 15th street, hosts local and national blues acts and has live music six days a week. House bands such as Aaron King trio and the Superfreaks always thrills regulars with good music you cannot get anywhere else. Terry Hancks, The Delgado Brothers and other national acts keep bringing newcomers running in with a steady flow of blues and all around great music. Added to the Torch Club’s great music is its spacious dance floor. This club cannot be missed out among the best nightclubs in Sacramento.

The Torch Club

Address: 904 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Website: The Torch Club

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 2pm - 2am (closed on Mon)

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In Sacramento, the fun never sleeps

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Source: Photo by user Santeri Viinamäki used under CC BY-SA 4.0

The city of Sacramento is bursting with energy all day long. From various recreation spots visited during the day to farm-to-table meals served at diners and active night clubs in Sacramento. You are sure to have an unforgettable experience in this city.

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