The following list of bars and eateries offers a little bit of everything. Outside of just having a good space for group get-togethers, these places offer diverse menu items, beers, cocktails and wine lists. Whether the goal is a good place to get together with friends, family or colleagues, you are sure to find a bar to meet your needs below. Check ahead with all of the bars and restaurants on the list as they require different amounts of advance notice.
Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant
330 G St.
Davis, CA 95616
Established in the early 90s, Little Prague has evolved from a small obscure concept to a fully realized cultural establishment. Over the years, it has been featured in Sacramento Magazine, Sunset Magazine and on PBS’s “Central Valley Chronicles.” While in office, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger frequented the restaurant — one of the only places in the region for him to enjoy ethnically familiar cuisine. Little Prague has expanded more than once over the years and now has a bar, dining room and terrace. The restaurant is able to accommodate large groups; with advanced notice it will reserve the terrace or a section of the dining room especially for your group. With extended bar hours after dinner, this truly is a great destination for a large get-together.
1531 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
For nearly a decade, the Wongs have played an important role in reshaping the downtown dining scene, opening several successful downtown restaurants and bars. In early 2009, Mix Downtown was added to to the mix. The upstairs lounge is spacious, making it a great place for group outings. It has a rooftop patio with fire pits, a dance floor, private booths and comfy couches. Mix has a great small plates menu and unique hand-crafted cocktails. Its amazing wine list offers 25 different wines by the glass.
2001 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95618
California is home to more than a few micro breweries; many of which have popped up in the last decade. Sudwerk is not one of the new kids in town. Since its debut in 1989, it has evolved from one of northern California’s first micro-breweries into a craft beer mecca for beer enthusiasts. The brewery and expansive restaurant in Davis is a great spot for large groups.
3 Fires Lounge
1501 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento’s 3 Fires Lounge is a spot located inside of the Marriott Residence Inn. The bar is unassuming as you go by, yet offers quite a bit of charm. Located across the street from Capitol Park, this bar is a natural draw for groups. It offers a great location along with some creative craft cocktails and a wine list with some tasty local selections. The menu ranges in fare from casual to upscale casual displaying more imagination than diners have grown accustomed to when eating in a restaurant or bar located inside of a hotel.
Firestone Public House
Firestone Public House opened to a very eager Sacramento crowd. The bar offers a vast beer selection and eclectic menu. Firestone sits in the heart of downtown near other popular watering holes such as DeVeres and Capital Garage. The inside space can accommodate large parties on short notice. This has become a popular location for the masses to get together and watch their favorite sporting events with flat-screen television sets throughout the restaurant and bar. Two outdoor patios are available as well which are always inviting to large groups.
As a hospitality professional Andy Soto has worked every facet of the industry. He currently leads the team at Spectrum Restaurant Consulting. He started writing a hospitality blog in 2009 and restaurant writing for Sacramento Press in 2010. In 2011 Andy became a Sacramento Restaurant Examiner for Examiner.com. His work can be found on Examiner.com.