Best Bars To Watch Hockey In Sacramento

March 20, 2014 6:00 AM

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The closest NHL team to Sacramento is the San Jose Sharks, and even though one would have to drive more than a hundred miles to see a game in person, there are a few bars where you can watch all of the action of the NHL.
Skybox Grill & Bar
2110 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-4151

Skybox has done well at setting itself apart from other sports bars in the area by offering both vegetarian and vegan options on its menu. In addition, it has two levels in which you can enjoy a full-service drinking, dining and sports experience. With a happy hour that provides value on both food and drinks, it is easy to see why people show up to Skybox for their favorite sporting events.

1815 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 442-0693

You wouldn’t think it upon first glance, but Elixir is a great place to watch a hockey game. With its very unassuming appearance, this may be a bar you might often drive right by without giving a second glance. The fact is, Elixir is not only a top bar to check out if your’e a hockey fan, but it also has some strong cocktails at a fair price. If you are in the market for a place to watch hockey minus the huge crowd of drunken lunks, this dive bar is a place to set on your navigation system.

Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill
9661 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
(916) 685-6103

When in the Elk Grove area, this is your bar for watching hockey games. Elk Grove Sports Bar & Grill almost always has the Sharks game on if the team is playing. This spot also has a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu available so you can feed your belly while watching the game. Check the bar’s website for other cool events like karaoke and comedy nights.

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Pine Cove Tavern
509 29th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 446-3624

Not only does Pine Cove play Sharks games while they’re on, but it often offers drink specials during the games. There is a warm, comfortable feeling about Pine Cove. It’s one of those neighborhood bars that’s been inviting guests back since 1953. With 11 flat screens, you can enjoy your hockey from any end of the room. It also doesn’t hurt that the bartenders aren’t stingy with their pours.
Sports Page
1595 Eureka Road
Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 865-4274

Sport’s Page Restaurant and Bar is known for many things, most notable being its enormous glass dome ceiling. The food menu includes great appetizers and sandwiches, among other options, and everything is moderately priced. SP is a staple for Roseville locals because it shows all kinds of sports on its screens, and you can bet Sharks games will be on. If you’re a beer lover, you should also know that this spot has an impressive selection of suds. Whether or not you are a Roseville resident, this is a place worth checking out.

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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 His work can be found on