5200 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95819
The word that comes to mind when Socal’s Tavern comes into view is ‘classic,’ a fitting description given the East Sacramento bar’s roots in the 1920s, named The Corner Club back then. Original owner Shorty Socal opened this incarnation of the space in 1970, ownership eventually shifting to Bill Farrell, whose family crest can be seen on the outside of the building. On a crawl full of pretty epic dive bar neon, Socal’s Tavern is another impressive entry, a classy martini glass perched above the name of the bar. The vibe inside is corner, comforting neighborhood spot, the perfect place to land after a meandering trip through East Sacramento.