Springtime in Sacramento is always a fun time as excited Rivercats fans anxiously await opening day at Raley Field. If you’re not familiar with baseball in Sacramento, the Rivercats are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Pacific Coast League and is the Triple-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. They play at Raley Field, located in West Sac, just across the bridge from Old Sac and downtown. If you’ve already got tickets or thinking of heading to Raley Field to check out opening day this season, here are a few cool bars to check out after the game.
Barwest
2724 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 476-4550
www.mybarwest.com

This is a definite bar stop before or after a Rivercats game. Featuring over 12 beers on tap, Barwest is sure to quench your thirst for whatever style of beer you desire. And, if you’re still hungry after the big game, Barwest has a huge variety of great bar food as well. Its menu offers wings, burgers, wraps, tacos and more. Barwest also hosts private parties, great for the victory rally!

River City Saloon
916 2nd St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 443-6852
www.therivercitysaloon.com

The River City Saloon is located in Old Sacramento and truly brings out the “old” flare. It feels like a true old western saloon because it is. River City was originally established in 1800’s. The decor is amazing, and its Blood Marys are a must have. River City Saloon offers a great selection of deli sandwiches, perfect to pair with the Old West Sarsaparilla brewed exclusively for the saloon by River City Brewing Company.

Streets Of London
Westbridge Plaza
2200 Lake Washington Blvd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 376-9066
www.streetsoflondon.net

The Streets of London puts you 7,000 miles away across the Atlantic. It gives the true feel of being in a London style pub, as it’s equipped with a dart board, pool table, and even a fire pit. Perfect if it’s still a little chilly on opening day! Streets of London’s pub menu offers more than most bars with wraps, salads, fried baskets, burgers, along with full entrees. If you’re looking to avoid downtown or Old Sac, this is the perfect spot to head after the Rivercats game.

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de Veres
1521 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 231-9947
www.deverespub.com

de Veres is an Irish style pub with a great selection sliders and appetizers. Transplants from Dublin, de Vere’s is the place to go for an authentic Irish pub experience. It offers over 17 types of beers and an incredible atmosphere. It’s a great place for sharing a pretzel or sliders along with signature drinks and good friends after the game. Don’t miss the 20-ounce pints of Guinness and a very impressive whiskey selection.

Broderick Roadhouse
319 6th St.
West Sacramento, CA 95605
(916) 372-2436
www.broderick1893.com 

Broderick Roadhouse is a true gastronomic experience in West Sacramento. It offers some amazing craft burgers and signature sides. Broderick is also known for its signature craft cocktails, including the The Broderick Swizzle, made with orange liqueur, spiced rum, orgeat, Chinese spiced bitters, and lime. Another option to try after the game is the West Sac Cobbler, made with lemon vodka, jasmine liqueur, orange liqueur, Broderick fig chutney, and Chinese spice bitters.

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Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She has traveled to over 60 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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