Top 10 Dive Bars In Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California, is the state capital with a rich history. This is where two great bodies of water meet, the American and the Sacramento rivers. The city has a lot to offer visitors like you. Here, you can have your fair share of parks, historic landmarks, modern amenities like malls and movie houses, restaurants, cafes, and important tourist destinations. This is an exciting city and tourists like you will never run out of things to do. One of the most dominant landmarks is the Tower Bridge which connects West Sacramento to Sacramento. William Land Park is the biggest of its kind in the city and it spans a number of neighborhoods. For fun, a number of dive bars are located in the city. Defined as lax and opposite to high-end places, these bars are frequented by those who simply want to ‘dive in’ and have fun. Here is our list of the top 10 dive bars in Sacramento, California, that you can explore when visiting this city.

1. B-Side

Stepping inside B-side is like stepping back into the ’80s and ’70s. Customers love the laid-back feel and the kind of music they play. Some of the best DJ’s play a set or two on given nights. However, this place is best known as the bar where customers can play their own music on vinyl! Yes, only records are played here hence the name, side b of a record. The décor speaks a lot of the music played here which is a pretty eclectic mix. If you want to play your own music with a very good libation in hand, come to B-side and enjoy!


Address: 1430 S St, Sacramento, CA 95811, USA

Website: B-Side

2. Pre Flite Lounge

Posted by Pre Flite Lounge on Sunday, 4 June 2017

There is a lot to like about this particular dive bar. First of all, every customer is allowed to bring in the food they like. The dim lights offer some level of obscurity for those who want to have fun but not be seen too much. It also adds a level of sophistication to the place. Third, they offer a lot of beers on tap! Yes, this bar is for beer and cocktail lovers, however, the former is the drink of choice. Fourth, you can tag your favorite pooch along while having a drink. Lastly, it is on the way to the airport and is the reason behind its name.

Pre Flite Lounge

Address: 1011 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA

Website: Pre Flite Lounge

3. Socal's Tavern

This place is one of the most popular sports bars in the city. The music here is great and it comes from a jukebox that offers a wide section of genres ranging from pop, RnB, and rock. The drinks here are great. They have some of the best cocktail mixes you will ever find in Sacramento. Their drinks match well with their great food which centers around good old American comfort fare! You won’t miss your favorite sports spectacle because the place has a lot of television sets tuned in to sports channels.

Socal's Tavern

Address: 5200 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819, USA

Facebook page: Socal’s Tavern

4. The Other Office

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If you want to unwind in a bar that has a huge space where you can move around in, then the Other Office is the one for you. This dive bar is divided into two floors. The first level houses the main bar and a huge lounge area. It has a dancing area as well. The second floor has more lounge area and an alfresco spot where you can take in skyline views of Sacramento. You can have your choice of popular brands of tap beer with some great grub to satisfy your hunger.

The Other Office

Address: 928 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Facebook page: The Other Office

5. Flame Club

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Posted by Janaè Nicole Walden on Friday, 22 February 2019

Where do locals go whenever they want to have fun with their friends without spending too much? Chances are they go to this dive bar where drinks are on the inexpensive side. Even their beer on tap does not cost that much. The place may be small compared to others but the main bar is huge. Here, you get to sip on some of the best cocktails around. And while you’re here, why not try to have fun with your friends by playing on the shuffleboard? This is a place where you can be yourself and have fun the way you want to.

Flame Club

Address: 2130 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95818, USA

Facebook page: Flame Club

6. Cheaters Sports Bar

Posted by Cheree Hodson on Monday, 25 December 2017

Cheaters Sports Bar is the place you need to go to if you love watching sports. All of their television sets are tuned in to major sporting events. You can scream, you can shout and cheer for your favorite teams or individual players. You can also drink a lot here even if you are on a budget. The beers here are very inexpensive. You can get them in bottles or from the tap. Cocktails are done by some of the best bartenders in the city! It does not get any better than this.

Cheaters Sports Bar

Address: 3221 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA

Facebook page: Cheaters Sports Bar

7. Henry's Lounge

Posted by Henry's Lounge on Monday, 4 July 2011

Henry’s Lounge is a laid-back bar that has a homey appeal. The huge bar serves beer in bottles, on tap, and by the pitcher. The beer here comes at a cheap price so you can easily drink as much as you can the whole night! You can also have your favorite cocktail, hard drinks, and some wine. A pool table will keep you and your friends entertained while having fun. Play your favorite tunes on the retro jukebox anytime you want to. Come on over for a fun-filled night at Henry’s Lounge.

Henry's Lounge

Address: 1117 9th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

Facebook page: Henry’s Lounge

8. The Zebra Club

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Posted by The Zebra Club on Thursday, 26 July 2018

If you are on the lookout for great tasting bar grub, well-made drinks, a long list of beers, and a cool place to hang out, then head on over to The Zebra Club. Nicknamed ‘the Z’ by frequent customers, the place does its fair share of offering a fine place to chill and have enormous fun the whole night. The easy-going vibe of this place induces you to relax and take your worries away. Several flat-screen television sets are tuned in to some of the biggest sporting events happening in the present.

The Zebra Club

Address: 1900 P St Sacramento, CA 95811

Website: The Zebra Club

9. Pine Cove Tavern

Posted by Pine Cove on Thursday, 19 February 2015

This bar has that sports bar appearance but with a village bar vibe. It is one of the places that offer customers free popcorn, which is a very popular bar chow in this place. Here, you can play your favorite songs on the jukebox, play some darts, participate in unique bar games, and watch your favorite sporting events on the bar’s eleven flat-screen television sets. The name is derived from its cabin-like design. Opened in 1953 by a man named Dave Callahan, the bar is famous for its impressive line of beer on tap. They have live music too.

Pine Cove Tavern

Address: 509 29th St Sacramento, CA 95816

Website: Pine Cove Tavern

10. Brownie's Lounge

Brownie’s lounge scores highly among customers who are into tall cans in a place that has a friendly vibe. Bartenders here are known to memorize most of their frequent customers’ favorite drinks. That is always a big plus and will certainly be appreciated. Aside from that, the place is also known for its food. The most ordered item on its menu is the fresh corned beef. The prices are so low that you can eat and drink for as long as your belly can handle it. The staff provides top-quality service on a consistent basis. Come on over and be spoiled with great drinks, food, and fun.

Brownie's Lounge

Address: 5858 S Land Park Dr, Sacramento, CA 95822, USA

Facebook page: Brownie’s Lounge

Drink, eat, and have fun in a laid-back fashion

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Simply plunge into the kind of fun these dive bars offer. Here, you can eat and drink in a relaxed manner in a casual atmosphere where you can be yourself.

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