You’re getting married. Or you’re the best man in a wedding and it’s your charge to plan the bachelor party. Strip clubs seem like the traditional choice, but that’s been done, and you want to spend a guys night out one last time before you give your bro up. With a bit of imagination and some key planning, Sacramento becomes a bachelor party destination. So, celebrate the time you have with that party in the most unique way possible — nights like these should be imbued with unforgettable memories that start here. This list will serve as a guide to finding the spot that’s just right on the day before the big day.
The Shady Lady Saloon
1409 R St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 231-9121

What better way to celebrate your impending day than to hit up a little danger at the local speakeasy. Placing among the top mixology bars in the nation, Shady Lady has your party already started — you just need to show up and take advantage of their impossibly great selection of drinks. While this road won’t lead to undressing, the Shady Lady has enough charm, pizzazz and liquor to spark a few unforgettable bachelor party stories.

Rubicon Brewing Co
2004 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 448-7032

This joint has been around since 1990, and that places it among the oldest microbrewpubs in Sactown. With award-winning ales, the Rubicon is a gem that only true beer lovers appreciate. So, if your groom and groomsmen have a penchant for the suds, there’s no place finer to get a pint (or two, or six). Also, they have a killer bar menu stacked with meat (try the Triple Dare.) and all the appetizers any good American bar should have.

Limelight Card Room
1014 Alhambra Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 446-2208

Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do ya? Then try a get together at The Limelight. Centrally located on Alhambra, this Midtown spot has cards to go with your drink. Recently renovated, the new bar and cafe boasts a broad selection of libations, and a very fun, traditionally American cafe menu (try the chicken wings).

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Raley Field
400 Ballpark Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 376-4700

Sure, you’re thinking baseball, and considering that most weddings happen in the summer, that works out. But Raley Field isn’t just home to the minor league Rock Cats, but also the Sacramento Republic Football Club. The Legacy Club bar is one of the largest in West Sacramento, measuring 42 feet. Surely, your wedding party can live it up!

Corner Pocket
7777 Sunrise Blvd., Suite 1440
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 722-2582

With live music on selected nights, The Corner Pocket is all about bar games. Pool tables, dartboards and all the raucous you need to make your bachelor party fell like just that — a party. Twenty-four beers on tap will keep your glass full as you hit the gaming tables. This place is your ordinary bar, just waiting to be made extraordinary.

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Christopher Millard is a freelance writer and cultural critic whose music reviews can be found on He also works as a publicist for Valence Communications Group and is a contributor to the health and wellness magazine, Hybrid. Chris currently resides in Sacramento, California.