As the downtown area of a major city, it should come as no surprise that downtown Sacramento hosts a wild variety of bar and restaurant options, from perhaps the most divey dive bar in the city (Chambers Room
) to a number of more modern spins on old concepts (Coin-Op Game Room, for example). The city’s downtown core even includes Old Sacramento, a touristy spin on Old West-style living that includes things like Western theme restaurants and general stores.
But the diversity of options in this part of town is what makes a crawl here compelling, the mix of divey and polished bars and restaurants a nice slice of Sacramento compactly offered across a handful of city blocks. There are gems to be found throughout Sacramento’s downtown core, the ideas floated below only a portion of what can be found on a stroll through the city.
Here, we’ve prioritized affordable options, a pair of the city’s best dive bars and enough trendy game-based drinking establishments to satisfy even the most dive bar-adverse friends in your crew.