2222 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Capitol Beer And Tap Room offers 20 beers on tap and a great selection of bottles that you can drink in house or take home to enjoy. It just celebrated its two-year anniversary in August and is busier than ever. On Tuesdays, Capitol Beer features $8 house flights — four five-ounce samples specially chosen for the week. The staff is definitely dedicated to finding the best beer; employees often take road trips to seek out new beers to put on the menu. Check Capitol Beer’s site for upcoming events like “keep the glass” nights and fundraisers for great causes.
2019 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
Some people claim they can’t find the beer they’re looking for. If you have friends like this, bring them to Alley Katz. It has over 75 beers on tap and likely more than 100 varieties in bottles which can be seen in its three-panel glass door refrigeration unit. Alley Katz regularly televises fights and sporting events, and it even has an Oregon Ducks viewing party on Saturdays. Alley Katz always has something going on. On Labor Day, it had 25-cent beers, and on the 17th of September, this spot put on a customer appreciation night where everything was 50 percent off! Like and follow Alley Katz on Facebook to stay up to date on events and specials.
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1409 R St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
After seven years, B&B is still going strong. The owners of Burgers & Brew are definitely dedicated to local beer, so much so that in 2011 they created their own brewery — Olde Ritual Brewing Company. In addition to their own beer, this spot has 25+ beers on tap and offers tasting flights if you want to try more than one of the wonderful craft beers. Even though you may come for the beer, you’ll stay for the food. The burgers are made from 100-percent Niman Ranch meat and all dressings and sauces are made in-house.
2168 Sunset Blvd., Suite 104
Rocklin, CA 95765
The “old-timey” decor style doesn’t work for everyone, but it does for Boneshaker. The brown interior and rich wood tones make this place feel comfortable. It has 20 beers on tap and they are all listed on chalkboards, which change when the beers do. Boneshaker has great beer flights and rare brews from some of your favorite local breweries. Check its Facebook page for special releases and themed nights. The food is also something you won’t be able to resist.
1022 2nd St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
When you find yourself in Old Sac, there’s only one place to go for great beer — Ten22. It features 28 beers on tap, with nearly half of the selection changing with the season. Weeknights from 3 to 6 p.m., you can get select drafts for only $3 to $4. Ten22 is a farm-to-fork restaurant and offers seasonal fare to pair perfectly with your favorite beer. Don’t forget to check out live music every Friday and Saturday night; check the site for scheduled performances.