Swabbies

 

 

5871 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95837

Phone: (916) 920-8088

FAMOUS TACOS… FAMOUS FUN!

Seasonal daytime live music on the weekends!

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week!

Breakfast served Saturdays and Sundays
9:30am to Noon All Year Long!!

The best Sacramento live music venue and restaurant on the river!

Welcome to Swabbies, the premier destination restaurant and bar on the beautiful Sacramento River. Let the waters of the Sacramento River wash your worries away as you relax in the shade of 60-foot trees – one of our 19 beers on tap in one hand and a famous Swabbies taco in the other. Seasonal in nature, yet, open year round. Swabbies is a true Sacramento “best of” for daytime live music, birthday parties, graduation parties, fund raisers, company parties, retirement parties, outdoor dining, unique outdoor weddings, receptions, and entertaining out of town guests. Our restaurant may be in Sacramento, but our hearts and minds – not to mention our stomachs – are in Cabo San Lucas and Honolulu. We bring beach-front ambiance to our riverside restaurant. With authentic marina food, drink and plenty of tropical attitude.

Swabbies most famous taco is our Corona beer battered fish taco. Meat lovers also enjoy our legendary chicken and beef tacos. Fresh fish tacos are a favorite during the summer season. Stuffed with a fresh fish catch of the day, fish is flown in several times a week (seasonal). Our famous fish, shrimp and prawn tacos are so addictive they ought to come with a warning label. What makes our tacos special is the cooking process. Out tacos can’t be compared to the south of the border style or Tex-Mex. They would be best described as Mexican-Italian fusion, a combination even the toughest critics appreciate and they can only be found one place in the world. The rest of our menu contains all the delicious American home-style fare one would expect from our owner and executive chef, 20 year restaurant veteran, Chef Michelle ‘Mikk’ Barabino.

Swabbies is the perfect destination and a “thing to do in Sacramento” for a day-trips along Garden Highway and Sacramento River. International travelers making the journey from Lake Tahoe to Napa Valley or San Francisco are welcome to pit stop in for our famous tacos, a few drinks, and a true dose of good old fashioned Americana. As the closest restaurant to the Sacramento International Airport minutes from the I-5, the wise and informed often come by before, after, or between flights, and airport employees are always welcome for weekend breakfasts, lunch and dinner. Our guest docks in the attached marina are free for boaters who want a place to stop in for food and fun. By boat, bike, car, or plane Swabbies is never far away conveniently located next to the Elkhorn Boat Launch under the I-5 Bridge, also just minutes away from Teal Bend golf course.

Swabbies is also a premier outdoor live music venue, boasting live music late spring, all summer, and early fall. If you’ve never sat next to the river, in a large shaded yard, and listened to live music then you’ve never been to Swabbies. Bands and locals agree, Swabbies is one of the best live music restaurant entertainment venues anywhere. Live music with dinner, on the river, performances start in late afternoons and end around dusk complete event and band details are on Swabbies calendar.

So if you are looking for something unique, new, and fun to do in or around the Sacramento region: Look no further! No other restaurant, bar, or music venue in Sacramento has the ambiance, the great food, the live music, and the fun of Swabbies.

Swabbies…family owned/operated and a true Sacramento hidden treasure.

www.swabbies.com

 

Jul
21
Fri
FOUR BARREL @ PARTY IN THE PARK @ LINCOLN VILLAGE COMMUNITY PARK
Jul 21 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Four Barrel is a rock-n-roll cover dance band known for its unique ability to wow audiences with an enthusiastic high energy stage show playing all your favorite rock classics from the sixties to today.

LEGAL ADDICTION @ CANTE AO VINHO WINERY
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Legal Addiction is a fun-loving band bringing you a wide range of music. You can expect to hear classic rock, R&B and Country favorites from music’s early days to the best of today’s hits.

THE DEPT OF ROCK @ NUMBER ONE BROADWAY
Jul 21 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 12:30 am

By day, these agents run The Department of Rock. By night, they defend your right to party with extraordinary abilities, you will rock out hard to the best rock & pop dance music of the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and today.  The Department of Rock performs the hits of the past and current rock & pop dance hits and so much more.

TRAGICALLY WHITE @ SILVER LEGACY RESORT & CASINO, RUM BULLIONS
Jul 21 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 1:00 am

We are a band dedicated to making your next event awesome! Let us bring the party to you!

DISCO REVOLUTION @ OPERA HOUSE SALOON
Jul 21 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 1:30 am

Disco Revolution is 69% Disco/Retro throwbacks from the 70’s & 80’s, and 31% of the hottest new dance tracks, that fit seamlessly into our show. Disco Revolution will make you feel like you’re back at Studio 54 when it was at its peak playin’ the hottest tracks from back in tha’ day!

STRAIGHT SHOOTER – JOIN LH! @ THUNDER VALLEY, MAIN STAGE - JOIN LH!
Jul 21 @ 9:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 1:30 am

Are you a little bit country? Are you a little bit Rock and Roll?  Well than The Straight Shooter Band is just the band for you. Filled with seasoned professional musicians, Straight Shooter brings you a great mix of all your favorite country songs mixed with your favorite classic rock songs guaranteed to keep you dancing and singing along all night long.

Straight Shooter brings you the same high energy performance whether they are playing in a club, a wedding or wowing a huge festival crowd. Always classy, always professional, Straight Shooter will definitely bring you a performance that will surely have you wanting more.

Jul
22
Sat
HOT FOR TEACHER – THE VAN HALEN EXPERIENCE @ 2ND ANNUAL WESTSIDE TRIBUTE BAND BREWFEST, BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT
Jul 22 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Showcasing Van Halen’s David Lee Roth-era hits (with some Hagar thrown in for good measure) – HOT FOR TEACHER has been relentlessly performing throughout the western United States since 1999. Four professional musicians dedicated to the Van Halen musical legacy offer tight performances and the guarantee of a good time.

FOUR BARREL @ DONO DAL CIELO CONCERT IN THE VINEYARD
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Four Barrel is a rock-n-roll cover dance band known for its unique ability to wow audiences with an enthusiastic high energy stage show playing all your favorite rock classics from the sixties to today.

LONG TIME – A TRIP TO BOSTON @ MUSIC IN THE PARK, OAK HILL PARK
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In 2008, a group of some of the most talented musicians in Northern California came together to pay tribute to the band Boston, one of the most recognizable recording artists of the classic rock era. The band, now known as Long Time, delivers high energy performances that capture the layered guitar harmonies and powerful vocals that make up the Boston sound. At a Long Time show, you will experience all of the most memorable Boston hits such as “More Than a Feeling,” “Piece of Mind,” “Smokin’,” “Amanda” and “Don’t Look Back,” as well as the biggest songs from legendary bands including Journey, Foreigner, Styx, Kansas, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, and Deep Purple. Long Time is a must see live act that has been captivating audiences at festivals, corporate events, private parties and special occasions.

THUNDER COVER @ ROSEVILLE FOOD TRUCK CINEMA EVENT
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

THUNDER COVER hails from Sacramento, CA and is one of the most energetic and fun cover bands you will ever see. In an area that is full of cover bands, Thunder Cover separates themselves with a high energy show and a unique set that features some of the biggest hits of all time. Everything from The Beatles to Foo Fighters. From Michael Jackson to Maroon 5. From Tom Petty to Justin Timberlake. From The Eagles to Nirvana. And the list goes on and on.