As the weather starts to cool down, there is nothing quite like cozying up and enjoying a delicious meal beside the fireplace. Here in Sacramento, there are plenty of restaurants to do just that. We’ve gathered a few Sacramento restaurants you can cozy up at whether it be outside by a fire pit or inside in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.


Tapa the World

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Tapa the World

Dine on classic Spanish dishes and sip on a sangria as you listen to live music surrounded by heaters at Tapa the World’s courtyard on J Street. This restaurant is best known for its wide variety of warm tapas ranging in flavor from Ahi tuna, to filet mignon, and everything in between. Take a peek at Tapa the World’s website to see when they are offering their Flamenco Dinner Shows featuring live music, flamenco performances, and a four-course prix-fixe menu.


Rio City Cafe Shrimp Louie Salad


Rio City Cafe

Cozy up next to the fireplace as you enjoy views of the Sacramento River at Rio City Cafe. This Old Sacramento Waterfront restaurant is a family-owned, Sacramento staple offering a wide variety of seafood dishes and California Cuisine. If you're looking to really enjoy the view, consider dining on Rio City Cafe's patio which is heated and enclosed during the winter months. 


DTN - PPS - Prelude Kitchen & Bar

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Prelude Kitchen & Bar

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Sacramento, Prelude Kitchen & Bar features a semi-private lounge near the bar with a cozy fireplace. This Downtown Sacramento's upscale, yet relaxed setting makes for the perfect place to enjoy its locally sourced dishes, such as the scallops or spinach linguine, and its wide variety of craft cocktails, beers, and wines. 


The Cabin

Transport yourself to Lake Tahoe and enjoy a tasty beverage without the two-hour drive at the Cabin in Sacramento. This cozy camping-themed bar in the heart of Midtown offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. From the Gimme S’more with vodka, chocolate, cream and flaming marshmallow to the Stabbin’ Cabin with Bulleit bourbon, blackberry, mint, sugar and soda, The Cabin has plenty of different drinks inspired by your favorite camping treats. Be sure to swing by on a Tuesday for “Toasty Tuesday” trivia night.


Shady Lady Saloon

Shady Lady Saloon

This 1920s-inspired bar features dozens of classic cocktails and new craft creations in a dimly lit, speakeasy-like atmosphere. To accompany your drink, Shady Lady Saloon has several different small bites such as their house-made pork rinds, duck tots and street tacos. Be sure to stop by on a night when Shady Lady Saloon has live music, as they have performances three nights a week from both local and touring artists of a variety of different styles.

Wildwood Kitchen and Bar

Located in the upscale Pavilions shopping center, Wildwood Kitchen and Bar has an outdoor patio with communal fire pits, perfect for cozying up and sipping on a craft cocktail as you enjoy live music. Start your meal with Wildwood’s locally sourced mushroom bruschetta before indulging in their delicious spinach lasagna. If you are able to save room for dessert, their warm chocolate cake with French vanilla bean ice cream is the perfect way to end your evening.


Other Cozy Sacramento Restaurants:

Aioli Bodega Espanola

Bear & Crown British Pub

Cafe Dantorels


Frog & Slim

Grange Restaurant & Bar

Historic Star Lounge

The Firehouse Restaurant