If you are looking for something to do on your birthday besides make wishes, then read on. Sacramento has a wide range of bars all looking to make a person feel the love on their birthday. If you are looking for that loud bar where you are the life of the party, Sacramento has it. If the desire is for something a tad more low key, our city can accommodate that as well.
1320 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95815
To start things off, for your birthday group at Stoney Inn, you can call in and reserve a table for free. The birthday boy or girl gets a midnight toast or a free shot. If you haven’t been to the Stoney Inn yet (Stoney’s Rockin Rodeo), you need to get there. This bar has a great crowd, mechanical bull and karaoke. The bar also offers an impressive food menu. If a guest comes in on the day of their birthday, they will get a free steak dinner (I.D. Required). This is the place to find a good time mixed with great music, food and drinks for your birthday.
1215 19th St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
Mulvaney’s is a neighborhood restaurant and bar known for its cuisine, especially the fresh, handmade pasta. Of course as with most restaurants, there is alcohol available as well. If a good meal with the some adult beverages and the company of loved ones is the goal, this is the place. If you call ahead on your birthday, Mulvaney’s will customize a menu to wish you a happy birthday with your name on it. At the end of your meal when it becomes time for the sweet finish, this spot will again wish you a happy birthday written in chocolate sauce on your dessert plate. Sometimes it’s the small details that make a person feel special on their day.
Fox & Goose
1001 R St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
If you’ve ever been to Fox & Goose, you know this is a great bar. You also know you need to get up early on Sunday to find a place to sit for its brunch. What some people are not aware of is how party friendly the bar is. All throughout the bar, large tables can be set up to accommodate groups of 10 to 15 people. Fox & Goose also has a private area where you can book a party for up to 35 people, awesome for birthdays. If you come in on your birthday, you will get a free birthday burnt cream, one of its signature desserts.
Pangaea Two Brews Cafe
2743 Franklin Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95818
Here is your birthday bar if you are a fan of craft beer. Pangaea is known for having one of the best beer selections in Sacramento. If you call ahead, Pangaea will dish up some birthday stout cake for you which sounds like a win-win as it combines two of the best things in the world. The birthday person will also get a free craft beer of their choice from the selections on tap. Pangaea has a separate area called The Bottle Shop where you can have your party. Booking at The Bottle Shop is free to its passport members. The Bottle Shop is also equipped with a three-tap system so you can have the beer you crave at your event.
1801 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95811
If Mexican is the theme for the evening, then a visit to Zocalo is in order. Zocalo is without a doubt one of Sacramento’s top Mexican restaurants. The restaurant and bar can accommodate a party of up to 60 people which is certainly something to think about when doing you’re planning. If you happen to go in on your 21st birthday, you get a free shot of alcohol. All birthdays come with a personal serenade from the staff and a dessert on the house. A creative and flavorful menu and delicious cocktail list will ensure a great experience.
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.