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River City Saloon

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Delicatessen, Pub
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916 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2232
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 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
Currently Oregon
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236 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 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 of Old Town.

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. More 

Concord, California, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 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 feel welcome, even though it was busy. The atmosphere is great with the sawdust floors... 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! More 

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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 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 isn't why we stopped by. I imagine this is a great place for locals!

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. More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 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 wall bar and judges a bathroom. Go for the cocktail!!

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 More 

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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 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 tourist trap than saloon. However, it is somewhat family friendly so you can bring your... 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 night so we need to use them for that. Thanks again for your kind review.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 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.

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 diffidently not upscale. But thanks for stopping in and we hope next time you will... More 

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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 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. My Sierra Nevada in a bottle was $5.00 and the pool was a buck and... More 

Thank Raymond C
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 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
Bozeman, Montana
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 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 were classically made and served.They were very good. Local beers were accurately described. Our meals... More 

Thank buckey44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $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
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 916 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2232
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 19164436852
Sacramento's Last Old West Saloon Located in the Old Sacramento area. Great deli sandwiches and bar food and Sacramento's best bloody mary

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?