Things to do in Sacramento on Friday Night

What to do on a Friday Night in Sacramento

We surveyed a few locals to find out where they like to go on a Friday night in Sacramento. What's your favorite thing to do in the city?

by LeeAnn Huntoon | September 13, 2022

Things to do in Sacramento on a Friday Night

On the hunt for fun things to do on a Friday night in Sacramento? We surveyed a few of the locals in the area to find out what they like to do and where they prefer to go to kick off the weekend. Taking an electric scooter to a few Sacramento bars or catching a Burlesque show and dinner in Midtown were just a few of the suggestions. What’s your favorite thing to do in Sacramento on a Friday Night?

We asked Sacramento locals what they liked to do on a Friday night in the city

Must Try Sacramento Restaurants

Mulvaney’s B&L

Mulvaney’s B&L (Building and Loan) is a popular American restaurant in Sacramento. The eatery offers fresh farm-to-table dishes. Because the dishes revolve around seasonal ingredients the menu frequently changes. The Grilled Beelers Double Cut Pork Chop with Roasted Butterball potatoes, baby squash, and fig chutney is a meal you’ll remember forever.

The Waterboy

The neighborhood restaurant in Midtown Sacramento features a seasonal menu that offers Italian and French cuisine. If you’re a seafood lover, the Seared Sea Scallops with Cool Gazpacho, Charred Corn-Monterey Squid Salsa, Marinated Squash, Crispy Onions, and Salsa Verde Crema is a must. The Waterboy also has a full bar with a diverse wine list and craft artisanal cocktails.

The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar

In the heart of Midtown next to McKinley Park in Sacramento, you’ll find The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar. The Sacramento restaurant serves an eclectic artisan menu full of local flavors including vegetarian and vegan options. If you’re feeling really hungry you can try to conquer “The Pounder.” A Grilled Marinated Porterhouse Steak with a Meyery Lemon Picatta Sauce, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, and Asparagus.

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Sacramento Brew Bike

The 15-passenger bike/bar provides 2 or 3-hour tours in the Downtown Sacramento area making pitstops at local bars and restaurants. Sac Brew Bike has become a popular attraction and has been rated the #1 best bike tour in Sacramento by TripAdvisor and Yelp. If you’re looking for a new way to bar hop in Sactown, this is it.

READ MORE: Sacramento Brew Bike Puts a Spin on Bar Hopping

The Trophy Club

The premiere speakeasy and cocktail bar in Sacramento is known for its unforgettable hand-crafted cocktails. The local watering hole is members only. The password to the Trophy Club speakeasy is shared via social media.

The Cabin

The local bar in Sacramento has a lengthy list of beers on tap as well as seasonal cocktails. The atmosphere at The Cabin is relaxed and rustic with a friendly staff of knowledgeable bartenders.


A mainstay of Sacramento’s music community, Harlow’s started as a cafe. Eventually, it grew into a Sacramento restaurant and began hosting live music. The local venue also hosts monthly Burlesque shows in Sacramento making it a perfect spot to hang out on a Friday night.

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LeeAnn Huntoon

LeeAnn Huntoon

LeeAnn M. Huntoon is the Web Editor for For over 15 years she's been writing hyper-local SEO content stories for print and digital publications in Orlando and across the country.

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