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Best Country Bars in the Sacramento Area

September 1, 2011 12:00 AM

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By Rachel Aquino

Looking for a place to kick on the cowboy boots and line dance? We have the list for Sacramento’s best country bars to eat, drink and even where to ride a mechanical bull, come on you know you want to.
The Stoney Inn
1320 Del Paso Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 927-6023
Hours: Mon to Fri – 11 to 1:30 a.m.; Sat and Sun – 12 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
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The Stoney Inn, a popular hangout for country locals, serves lunch and dinner and they also will cater for your event. Every Friday is “Hot Country Friday,” with their famous prime rib special from 5 to 8 p.m., 50 cent PBR Drafts and $2 Long Islands from 8 to 9 p.m. They also have free country dancing lessons at 7:30 p.m. Country dancing starts at 7 p.m. in the back bar and karaoke starts at 9 p.m. in the front bar. The Stoney Inn even offers free late night snacks.

Specialty: The bar has plenty to eat and they recommend that you come hungry. Try “Kevin’s Famous Tri-tip Sandwich” or any number of their drink specials. You can also catch great local country music performances on certain nights.

Bulls Restaurant & Bar
1330 H St.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 235-8674
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.; Fri – 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sun –
10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
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Bulls Restaurant and Bar is great for its beer pong tournaments and daily events. Monday is “Best on Bull” night, Tuesday is “Beer and Burgers” night, Wednesday is Country Night, Thursday is the “Bikini Bull Riding” contest, Friday and Saturday is “Bulls 64 ounce Bucked up Buckets” night with your choice of four different liquors and Saturday and Sunday is “Bubbles, Bloodys and Breakfast” day.

Specialty: Need to check off “riding a mechanical bull” off of your bucket list? This place is known for its mechanical bull.

The Wrangler
8945 Grant Line Road
Elk Grove, CA
(916) 714-9911
Hours: Mon and Tues – 1 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Wed to Fri – 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sat – 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.;
Sun – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Nestled in small town Elk Grove, The Wrangler is great for freely dancing to country music. Look around and you’ll spot lots of drunken writings on the ceiling and walls. They even have a secluded space for pole dancing, if you’re into that. Their goal is to “keep the western tradition alive with an authentic country experience. No once-a-week country music or wanna-be place here.”

Specialty: The Wrangler features local music and traveling bands that are sure to please your country fancy.

The Davis Graduate
805 Russell Blvd.
Davis, CA
(530) 758-4723
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.; Sat – 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Sun – 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
http://www.davisgrad.com/

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This college town spot has country nights on varying days of the month. Cover charge is cheaper for college students, but still carries a good crowd of all kinds of country music fans. Be sure to check the online calendar for specific events and workshops.

Specialty: Definitely wear your cowboy/cowgirl hat for the large group line dancing they have. Depending on the night, they may have beginners line dance workshops. Be wary of veteran dancers when the floor is packed—you will get bumped off if you can’t keep up.

Rachel Aquino lives in Sacramento. In her free time, she likes to peruse stylish clothing blogs and online magazines and is a back up singer for a funk band.
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