For those in town who enjoy listening to music from other decades, there are several places you can go to get your fix. For many, music of the 80s takes you back to high school. Music from the 90s might take you back to being a young adult and experiencing life at its fullest. Some of this area’s hot spots have set aside designated nights for those “old folks” to take a trip back in time and revisit the past. Some of the younger generations enjoy the retro music as well and will frequent the bars on these nights. Here are some of the places to check out for a great throw back.
2030 P St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
The Press Club is a midtown bar known for live shows inside the building and people watching outside the building. On the last Thursday of every month, The Press Club brings back the 80s. If you visit Press on this night, you can be a part of 80’s Electrofunk night and dance the night away. Press always has drink specials and the bands are truly good any night of the week. If you live in the midtown area, the Press Club is going to be a short walk from home and a great night out.
Firestone Public House
1132 16th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
This is one of Sacramento’s newest haunts. Firestone is a craft brew pub boasting 60 beers on tap along with great bar food and cocktails. FPH is a joint venture between the Wong’s (Mason’s, Cafeteria 15L, etc.) and the De Vere’s (De Vere’s Irish Pub). Every Thursday night, it presents “We Are 90’s Night.” The DJs will play 90’s jams while bartenders serve up well drinks for $3.50 and $4 draft beers. You can enjoy the atmosphere and music inside or on one of the two patios. There is absolutely no cover charge for this night.
1901 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
Old Ironsides is one of Sacramento’s oldest family-operated bars. Having opened in 1934, Old I’s has been serving it up for 77 years and counting. In addition to being a neighborhood favorite, Old Ironsides has an 80’s night. Every second Saturday starting at 9:30 p.m., you can hang out at the bar for “Fascination,” its new-wave 80’s music celebration. The cover charge on this night is only $5 and the drinks will help you forget you paid a penny to get in at all.
1529 Eureka Road, #110
Roseville, CA 95661
This place is a rare find indeed. With retro right in the name, the theme is no secret. Club Retro is located outside of Sacramento in Roseville but worth the short drive. While there is alcohol served and a full bar, Club Retro also caters to the under-21 crowd. Every night, the club has bands performing 80’s, country, folk and top 40 music. Cover charges vary and event information is consistently updated on the website. Formerly located in Orangevale, Club Retro has locations in Fresno, Humboldt and Cincinnati along with the Roseville spot.
Town House Lounge
1517 21st St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
Town House Lounge is one of those bars that doesn’t look like much from the outside. This just goes to prove, you really should never judge a book by its cover. Town House isn’t the newest, hippest or even the classiest place in town but it has tons of character. Every Wednesday is 80’s night at Town House with no cover charge. The bartenders are awesome, the crowd is there to have a good time and the music is enjoyable. Check out Town House on other nights of the week as well. It’s just another one of those very comfortable Sacramento staples.