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River City Saloon

916 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2232
+1 916-443-6852
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Great In-theme bar

This bar caught our eye and we decided to stop for a beer and a quick eat, two beers each and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annie S
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Wainuiomata, Wellington, New Zealand
Old Western Saloon, Comfortable Environment and Friendly Staff

Stopped on recently with coworkers while on a business trip to Sacramento. Very friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Maniac42
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Alexandria, Virginia
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River City Saloon is located in the historic Old Sacramento district. It has had a long history in Old Sacramento. It originally was an early framed wood building that was replaced with brick in 1857. In 1861, River City Saloon was one of the original houses of ill repute owned by Johanna Heigle. Shortly after that it became Parker French’s Saloon. It was owned by Mr. Parker French who was a colorful Old Sacramento Newspaper man that wanted a fun place to go after work. This Old Sacramento saloon was also known as an unruly place at times. Many stories of people being Shanghaied and taken out to sea have been heard . During Prohibition, it would be continually raided as it insisted it was only serving Sarsaparilla and alcohol for medicinal reasons. In the 1960s, Old Sacramento and the saloon had fallen to hard times as the area had become the worst skid row west of the Mississippi. In 2007, the saloon was remodeled to its original grandeur and renamed the River City Saloon.
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1 week ago
“Great In-theme bar”
4 Oct 2017
“A good bar, more of a locals hang out”
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916 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814-2232
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar caught our eye and we decided to stop for a beer and a quick eat, two beers each and a great light lunch later, we only left because our time was limited.The server was a great guy, knowledgeable enough to talk about our...More

Thank Annie S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on recently with coworkers while on a business trip to Sacramento. Very friendly staff, relaxing environment, and decent drinks. Good place to stop if you have a large group and you're doing a bar crawl.

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Contrary to what was said here by one reviewer (I was curious to see other reviews of this place), the bar staff was friendly and attentive. However, as one other reviewer has said, there are a number of locals who keep taking their attention. I...More

Thank Glenn W
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Real Saloons were not fancy, so step back in time to just some basic handmade food (loved every bite!) and some great sasparilla!

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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Came here with a bachelorette party recently and had a blast! Everyone in the bar was energetic and supportive. Not one unwanted advance from a guy, which for a group of women out by themselves is rare. The energy of the bar was very fun...More

Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had to stop for a beer in this special Saloon that dates back to the 1800s. Great bar service and you can tell if the walls could talk, they would have wild stories!

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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The little one's enjoyed the pool table while the adults enjoyed the best Bloody Mary ! Worth a visit and right next to the rail road museum!

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Was lucky that The RC Saloon was open late. What a fun experience. Was there alone but no one seemed to care. Service was friendly, food was cheap and cheery, and the ambiance was loaded with atmosphere.

1  Thank Lydia C
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This beautiful bar is full of great art (although risque) and reminds visitors of what it was like back in the gold rush days. Sarsparilla is 25 cents. Bloody Mary's are said to be the best in the whole city. Even if you don't have...More

1  Thank Lisa627
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

Best blood marys but the place is kind of a weird rustic. Would go back for the bloody mary alone. But ok

1  Thank anjeanettedorsey
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