Beer Guide

Bars and Restaurants for Beer Lovers

When it comes to serving top quality in Sacramento, beer is definitely on the menu. Whether you're a beer-loving visitor or local, the following restaurants and bars should be on your radar. From trendy Midtown places where you can sit on a patio sipping the freshest local brew to traditional English pubs where your Fuller's or Walker's are served with bangers and mash, no beer aficionado's trip to Sacramento is complete without a stop at at least one of these watering holes.


Lowbrau Bierhalle

1050 20th St.
This German-inspired beer hall serves a wide range of specialty beers, sausages and other German-inspired favorites. Beer cheese sauce with duck fat fries is a popular item.… Lowbrau Bierhalle - Midtown
Der Biergarten

Der Biergarten

2332 K St.
This open-air venue is reminiscent of being in a German biergarten from the beers being poured to the communal tables, authentic sausage plates and more. A favorite is the pretzel with Bavarian obatzda.…
Alley Katz

Alley Katz

2019 O St.
This Midtown bar prides itself on its rotating beer selection. 86 of the 200 beers are on tap, so there are plenty of options for those seeking a unique brew. Pool tables, dart boards and foosball round out the entertainment.…



Kupros Bistro

Kupros Craft House

1217 21st St.
This converted house showcases Sacramento's architecture, historical appeal, food and drink in one venue. The polished wood bar under a stained glass overhang is perfect for sampling a variety of local and rotating beers.…

Federalist Public House

2009 Matsui Alley
Tucked away in an alley in the heart of Sacramento's vibrant Midtown district, Federalist Public House is an indoor/outdoor venue made of shipping containers with a variety of unique beers, bocce ball and wood-fired pizzas.…
Fox and Goose

Fox & Goose Pub

1001 R St.
A range of English beers is complemented by local and specialty brews in this traditional English pub, and the authentic food is delicious. An added bonus is the dining room inspired by Winston Churchill's wartime rooms.…



Pangaea Bier Cafe

2743 Franklin Blvd.
A variety of local, Belgian and other specialty beers on tap and in the adjoining bottle shop draw people to this beer-lover's haven, but the food equals the drink, as Pangaea is a two-time winner of the Sacramento Burger Battle.…
Bonn Lair

Bonn Lair

3651 J St.
Bartenders in this long-standing East Sacramento English Pub can pull a pint of Fuller's ESB the traditional way or serve a wide range of English, local and specialty beers. Drop by for darts, food or to catch a soccer game.…
The Shack

The Shack

5201 Folsom Blvd.
Serving East Sacramento since 1931, this bar and restaurant serves more than 100 beers. California Gov. "Sunny Jim" Rolph allegedly had his first post-Prohibition beer in what is now the restaurant's kitchen.…


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