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River City Saloon

) #609 of 1,703 Restaurants in Sacramento €€ - €€€, American, Bar, Delicatessen
916 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2232
+1 916-443-6852
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
€€ - €€€
916 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2232
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

A bit dark in here but it's Soppose to be loved the decor and nice atmosphere pop in and try the tooty fruity cocktail was great

Thank sarahj6516
Reviewed 11 September 2016

That said, it's as good as any saloon to stop and have a cool one. Recommend checking The Other Office a few doors down which is pretty similar and then choose which one seems best. Both are pretty good for watching the ebb and flow...More

Thank backpackluxury
Seandell, Owner at River City Saloon, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are a old saloon but do have updates like TV's, air hockey in the back and we still have peanuts on the floor and old west sarsaparilla. So yes we are a lil funky. Thanks for stopping in.

Reviewed 7 September 2016

We decided to have a drink here during our stroll through old town SAC, and this place didn't disappoint. Our bartender Amanda makes a great drink, and is super friendly. She told us the history of the bar, and took the time to make us...More

Thank Jon C
Seandell, Owner at River City Saloon, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the saloon and let us know about Amanda. We will be sure to give her kudos. Cheers!

Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We were walking through Old Town Sacramento and came upon this gem. They truly have THE BEST BLOODY MARY's in Sacramento. They also have delicious taquitos and garlic fries, huge portions! I agree with a previous reviewer that the bathroom wasn't the greatest but that...More

Thank 50statestraveler
Seandell, Owner at River City Saloon, responded to this review

We are glad you agree that we serve one of the bast Bloody Mary's in Sacramento. We are working on the bathrooms but the building is so old it makes things complicated. Thanks again for stopping in.

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had some time to kill... we swung into this little place and really, no really had the best bloody Mary.... the bathrooms needed attention at 11am and there was no tissue in them.... but who goes to a hole in the...More

Thank Jonelle E
Seandell, Owner at River City Saloon, responded to this review

Sorry our bathrooms were not kept up. We really do try and will remind our staff to keep up on them. Glad you enjoyed everything else. Cheers

Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

While walking around the historic part of Sacramento, I happen to come across this saloon just in time for a quick snack. The saloon had a good old fashion feel, but the music videos and pool tables made it give the place more of a...More

Thank J C
Seandell, Owner at River City Saloon, responded to this review

Sarsaparillas are just 25 cent's! Cant go wrong there! It is Sacramento's last Old West Saloon and yes there is a pool table as we often get locals that shoot pool. The music video's do change the vibe a bit but we do karaoke at...More

Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Dark and dingy. Two waitress behind the counter did not entice us to stay. The dead man sitting at the bar looked like he was there for decades. We didn't stay.More

Thank Anne V
Seandell, Owner at River City Saloon, responded to this review

So sorry you did not like Sacramento's Last Old West Saloon. It is a lil Dark as it has been there since the 1800's in one way or another and it is a little divey. But most people love it for that reason. We are...More

Reviewed 23 March 2016

I went there for the experience of an informal saloon - drink a little beer, play a little pool, watch a little TV -- not a restaurant, but if you go there as I did you will be pleasantly surprised at the menu and pricing....More

Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I was pretty excited to see some Red Trolley on tap! Service was a bit slow for mid day, but they were super nice, probably just in the weeds. You should definitely stop here if you're browsing around town.

Thank DrinkingAcrossTheCountry
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We checked the outdoor printed menu and wandered in, not knowing what to expect. We scored! The menu is extensive. The menu's descriptions prompted me to order a meal I usually don't select. My family ordered their usual favorites. We were all very pleased. Cocktails...More

Thank buckey44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 916 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2232
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-443-6852
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Sacramento's Last Old West Saloon Located in the Old Sacramento area. Great deli sandwiches and bar food and Sacramento's best bloody mary