12 Things To Do In Sacramento, CA At Night - Updated 2022

things to do in sacramento at night

All dressed up and checked in at one of the top hotels in Sacramento but no idea where to go? Whether you’re staying at the hotels in downtown Sacramento or just passing by the city, you will not have a hard time looking for some good fun! Check out our list of things to do in Sacramento, CA at night - whether you’re a foodie, theatre buff, comedy-lover, karaoke star or cocktail enthusiast, we’ve got something for you!

1. Pizza Rock Sacramento

Pizza Rock
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As their website says, “Pizza Rock is pizza artisan meets nightlife energy” - prepare yourself for a truly unique pizza experience! Start off your nightlife in Sacramento at Pizza Rock. This pizza joint offers a variety of gourmet pizzas, from the classics to the outlandish, served with hand-crafted cocktails and an extensive beer and wine list, in an energetic atmosphere. Their focus is on authentic Italian ingredients and organic produce, and all fresh pasta and Sicilian and Calabrese sausages are made on the premises. There’s also a DJ booth and cool lighting - this is much more than just a pizza restaurant! A great way to start your night out in Sacramento… or end it (Pizza Rock is open til 3am on Fridays and Saturdays!).

Pizza Rock Sacramento

Address: 1020 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Website: Pizza Rock Sacramento

2. The Waterboy

Burger with Heirloom Tomatoes
Source: Photo by Flickr user Larry Miller used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Looking for a classy start to your evening, with some delicious and fancy food? Try The Waterboy on Capitol Avenue. They offer a seasonal menu inspired by the cuisines of northern Italy and southern France, with a full wine list and artisanal cocktails. The food is divine and the restaurant is very highly rated by locals and visitors alike. Dine on Seared Dayboat Scallops, Sonoma Liberty Duck, Steak Tartare, Gulf Shrimp, or a range of other delightful dishes. A great excuse to get dressed up and start your night out in style!

The Waterboy

Address: 2000 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811

Website: The Waterboy

3. Sacramento Comedy Spot

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Ready to laugh till your belly hurts? Good - it’s time to head to the Sacramento Comedy Spot! Northern California’s largest comedy school puts on shows six nights a week, including improv, stand-up and sketch comedy. They also host the Sacramento Comedy Festival in the fall, the Sacramento Improv Marathon in spring, and the Sacramento Stand-Up Competition in summer. With comedy to suit all tastes, you’re in for a hilarious evening at one of the best Sacramento nightlife deals!

Sacramento Comedy Spot

Address: 1050 20th Street #130, Sacramento, CA 95811

Website: Sacramento Comedy Spot

4. Alive After Five Cruise (from USD 33.0)

Not a night owl, but still want all the fun of a party cruise? No worries - check out the Alive After Five cruise along the Sacramento River! Boarding at 5:30pm at the L Street Dock in Old Town Sacramento, the cruise lasts an hour and a half, and you can enjoy cocktails, a great DJ, dance floors and comfy seating. Take in the views, get some amazing photos, and still be back ashore in time for dinner.

Alive After Five Cruise

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

5. Sacramento Theatre

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Get involved in Sacramento’s great cultural scene with a performance from Sacramento Theatre Company! The Company perform plays from a variety of genres - you’re bound to find something you’ll love! At the time of writing, upcoming shows include Shakespeare’s Comedy ‘As You Like It’, a dramatization of 'The Diary of Anne Frank’, American history play 'Kings of America’, and a cabaret performance of 'I’m The King of New York!’. Find the theatre on the corner of 15th and H Street.

Sacramento Theatre

Address: 1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Website: Sacramento Theatre

6. Azul Mexican Food and Tequila Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Good morning #sacramento !!! Chiliquiles on the brunch menu this crisp winter day. Open at 11am #breakfast #brunch #deliciousfood #desayuno

Posted by Azul Mexican Food & Tequila Bar on Sunday, December 19, 2021

Located in Midtown Sacramento and surrounded by bars and nightclubs, you’ll find Azul. The restaurant brings together authentic Mexican food and modern contemporary Mexican style in a sophisticated atmosphere, with local artwork on the walls and ambient lighting. Eat delicious dishes from different regions of Mexico, and enjoy some of the finest 100% agave tequila on offer!

Azul Mexican Food and Tequila Bar

Address: 1050 20th St, Sacramento, CA 95811

Facebook page: Azul Mexican Food and Tequila Bar

7. Oishii Sushi & Karaoke Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

VIP Room #1

Posted by Oishii Sushi and Heartbeat Karaoke Lounge on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oishii Sushi means ‘delicious sushi’ in Japanese - and that’s exactly what you’ll find at this cool bar. Tuck into some amazing sushi, sip on excellent cocktails, and get your best Taylor Swift impression ready for the karaoke! A unique combination of Japanese food and karaoke fun, Oishii Sushi is a great place to spend your evening.

Oishii Sushi & Karaoke Bar

Address: 1000 K St Suite 200, Sacramento, California 95814

Website: Oishii Sushi & Karaoke Bar

8. Dive Bar

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Another week for some fishy fun at Dive Bar <3 Our gorgeous mermaids are ready to swim for you while our live DJs play! 'Sea' you at Dive Bar

Posted by Dive Bar - Mermaids on Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Don’t know what to do in Sacramento at night? Let’s go the classic bar way! Don’t be fooled by the name: Sacramento’s Dive Bar is a self-professed “haven of cool and class in the middle of one of the nation’s most eclectic cities.” The tranquil bar serves a range of drinks from speciality cocktails to draft beers, and you can relax in plush leather chairs under dramatic chandeliers. Dive Bar has a vintage theme, but the most notable decoration is the huge aquarium above the bar, with a beautiful live mermaid or merman making the occasional appearance! An experience not to be missed in Sacramento.

Dive Bar

Address: 1016 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Website: Dive Bar

9. Badlands

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

End your night at Badlands LGBT club, rated one of the best in the city! Dance the night away to the best DJs, under a huge sparkly mirror ball, or relax on the outdoor patio or in the VIP Mezzanine and Lounge! There are regular Drag events, including famous names from ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’, and a variety of themed parties too. Open till 2am every night, it’s the best place to finish an evening in Sacramento.


Address: 2003 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Website: Badlands LGBT Club

10. Rock the Yacht Cocktail Cruise (from USD 33.0)

Get on board the Rock the Yacht Cruise for amazing cocktails, great music and the best views along the Sacramento River! This 1.5 hour cruise boards at 8pm, and takes you and your friends along the river to see the city from a new perspective, to the backdrop of a local DJ spinning Top 40 music. You’ll return to the L Street Dock in Old Town Sacramento at 10pm, leaving the rest of the evening free for more partying! A great start to your night, partying in style.

Rock the Yacht Cocktail Cruise

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

10 reviews

11. Patio Farm to Glass Craft Cocktail Class (from USD 60.0)

Have you ever wondered what’s it like to be a bartender? With this class hosted by Marla, you will get your chance to craft delicious cocktails! In just less than two hours, you will feel like an expert and learn how to properly garnish your drinks and make them look bar-worthy! You will get to create three unique drinks that will showcase everything that you have learned during the class. Don’t wait any longer - join the session and wow your friends with your newfound skills when you get back home!

Farm to Glass Craft Cocktail Class

Duration: 1.5 hours

47 reviews

12. West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by West Wind Drive-In and Public Market on Saturday, February 22, 2020

One of the truly unique cinematic experiences is going to a drive-in theater, cozying up to your loved ones, and watching a movie. Luckily, when you do find yourself in Sacramento, the city has just the right place for you! West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In is exactly what its name is - a drive-in theater! This is one of the most romantic things you can do as a couple, too, if you’re traveling with a significant other. Pop out the fizzy drinks and let the movie marathon begin!

West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In

Address: 9616 Oates Drive, Sacramento, CA 95827, United States

Website: West Wind Sacramento 6 Drive-In

Never have a boring night in Sacramento

Chasing Light
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With such a huge variety of nightlife options, from fancy restaurants, cultural comedy and theatre, classy cruises, interesting tours, cool bars, and fun nightclubs, a night in is simply not an option in the city. After reading about these places to go to at night in Sacramento, pack your suitcase and go on an adventure!

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