The Bunker (formerly Alley Katz) has a down-to-earth sports bar feel, and they currently offer over 200 different beers, 86 of them being drafts, and the beer list changes frequently. There are 2 full bars, 4 pool tables, 4 dart boards, 2 foosball tables, and 12 televisions (UFC and boxing matches shown for free). There is also a Geeks Who Drink host trivia every Tuesday and Thursday, and Juke Box music.
Big Stump Brewing Company
Big Stump Brewing Company is Midtown’s newest and most awesome 10 BBL production brewery – we are the first production brewery permitted on the Grid since 1987. Specializing in IPAs and Belgian style beers, the Stump offers an elevated selection of international styles. Situated in a 1930’s brick building with original finishes, the taproom combines old school Sacramento style with a modern industrial aesthetic. Plus, the beer rocks!
Sacramento’s first bar made from shipping containers! Staying true to authentic German Beer Gardens, all outdoors with long tables made for drinking with friends. Nice line up of 32 beers on draft and the selection is largely German, but a few local breweries typically represented. Standouts: the super refreshing Midtown favorite–Schöfferhofer Starburst beer and German pretzels with specialty mustard and cheese dipping sauce!
Federalist Public House and Beer Garden
One of Midtown’s newest beer bars to the scene, Federalist has become known for Beer, Bocce, and Pizza. They have an open aired concept, and like Der Biergarten, are also made from shipping containers which is pretty cool. Not a full bar, so not for you if you’re looking for cocktails. They have 12 beers on draft, 6 of which are locals and 6 regional. Also, their Sangria is refreshing on a hot day, and the lemonade or kombucha is a great non-alcoholic option for anyone not drinking. Bocce ball on the side of the bar is a nice touch!
Firestone Public House and Beer Garden
The Firestone Public House and Beer Garden is a great venue for the sports and entertainment enthusiast who loves good beer and food. Their current offerings include 60 beers on tap and a large, American-inspired menu. The bar area includes 22 flat screens and two outdoor patios, which includes free Wi-Fi.
Goldfield Trading Post
Goldfield Trading Post is a Country themed Bar and Restaurant. They offer live music performances and entertainment, a weekly Open Mic Night, line dancing, and Country karaoke.
Iron Horse Tavern
The design of the Iron Horse Tavern includes vintage touches such as the addition of reclaimed wood and hexagonal floor tile, and a bar with a black anodized steel facing and pounded copper top. There are blown glass light fixtures and a model locomotive perched beneath the antique tin ceiling, a comfortable fireplace, an outdoor patio with bench and table seating for food and drink, and free Wi-Fi.
Karma Brew is a snug watering hole with a fireplace, bar and a few tables. As one reviewer noted, “Think funky European pub with a classy flare.” There are board games, an attractive patio, and a diverse craft beer selection which includes Tap Beers, Belgian style wheats and ales, German Lager, California style Pale Ale and West Coast Imperial Red Ale, Russian Imperial Stout, and Barrel Aged Sour Flemish Red Ale. The food menu consists of wraps, platters and samplers, salads, sandwiches, soups, and vegetarian and vegan food. Attire is casual, and pricing is very affordable.
Kupros Craft House
A beautiful bar, with stained glass throughout this old Victorian house. It boasts a full bar, as well as a great draft beer list that guests can read through on the chalk board. You can order at the bar and bring your drink upstairs and sit on the second story balcony. The fries are always a quick tasty fix, but the grilled cheese sandwich is delicious if hankering for something more. Ready to drink and feeling lucky? Ask the bartender about “Beer roulette!” Only $3 for a can of beer that’s just blindly picked out of the ice bin.
Rubicon Brewing Company
Sacramento’s oldest brewery established in 1987. They have beer, wine, and cider which are all delicious options. This BrewPub is straight old school, which makes it awesome. Beer and bites? The Monkey Knife Fight is a delicious Pale Ale and a local favorite and we personally love the fish and chips. Secret for those who took the time to read this….we sometimes can arrange brewery tours with one of their head Brewers for our guests. Just ask us!
The R15 bar has a fun visual appeal and features four pool tables, fourteen 42″ flat screen monitors and ten cable boxes (for hundreds of channels including virtually every Sports Season ticket). There are also living rooms, complete with their own plasma flat screen monitor, sectional couch and table, and outside seating is available.
Tank House BBQ and Bar
Excellent BBQ and arguably the best in town! Always rotating in local draft beer and a full bar. Bites to try: Dirty Tots- shredded smoked brisket, melted cheese, over tater tots. A great dish to share with fellow Brew Bike riders. Unusual drink for hot summer days: Frozen Shandy. Hamms beer (obviously not a craft beer!) with a frozen Leinenkugel Popsicle dropped into the beer! Summer in a glass!
The Golden Bear
The Golden Bear boast a full bar, a few beers on draft, and a small fence encloses front patio. Also featured by Guy Fieri on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. A hot spot of local Midtown residents. Recommend bites: chicken tacos are delicious!
University of Beer (UoB)
You won’t find a larger draft beer list in all of Sac! With a 100 beers on draft, UOB will be sure to have the type of craft beer your craving. This is truly a beer lovers paradise, but not for cocktail drinkers. They also have beer flights (four 5oz glasses) in case you can’t make up your mind and are looking to sample multiple types of beer. The action here is primarily inside with some TVs to accommodate the sport fans, and has a small outside patio.