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

 

Sep
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Wed
STRAIGHT SHOOTER @ THE ROAD TRIP BAR & GRILL
Sep 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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.

Sep
22
Fri
LEGAL ADDICTION @ HELWIG VINEYARDS & WINERY
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 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.

SUPER HUEY @ NELSON FAMILY VINEYARDS
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SuperHuey – The Ultimate Huey Lewis Experience is the only show of it’s kind anywhere in the Nation. This 7-piece explosion of 1980’s rock power performs across the United States thrilling appreciative audiences of all ages at fairs, festivals, arenas, sporting events and showrooms with their super high-energy faithful renditions of feel-good music that defined a generation.

THE MOCK UPS – JOIN LH! @ THE TROCADERO - JOIN LH!
Sep 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come dancing to Rock n’ Roll that’s on TARGET!!  60’s, 70’s and beyond.  Playing gigs for 26 years, in Northern California – began with songs by The Who in a meadow, then a barn, corporate gigs, weddings, backyards, house parties and onto the clubs!  One big bucket of fun, that may leave some kind of permanent mark.

MA BARKER @ SOPA THAI RESTAURANT
Sep 22 @ 8:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 12:00 am

Classic Rock, Blues, Pop and Country Ma Barker is a four-piece band of experienced musicians that provide a unique blend of American and British classic Rock/Pop.  Their repertoire starts in the fifties and end in the eighties. A unique combination of musical upbringings that spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean enables Ma Barker to entertain in a unforgettable and diverse manner.

THE DEPT OF ROCK @ NUMBER ONE BROADWAY
Sep 22 @ 8:30 pm – Sep 23 @ 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.

HEARTLESS – A TRIBUTE TO HEART @ FEATHER FALLS CASINO, BOW & ARROW LOUNGE
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:00 am

Heartless is made up of six talented and versatile northern California musicians who have joined forces to provide the ultimate Heart tribute performance.  Heartless is true to the spirit of Heart, and they will take you on an amazing musical journey from the 1970’s to today!

RADIO BILLIONAIRES @ JAN'S LOUNGE
Sep 22 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:00 am

We are the Radio Billionaires and we play rock and soul!  Our music is fat and funky, we bring the crowd to their feet right from the start!

FOUR BARREL @ FOLSOM HOTEL SALOON
Sep 22 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:30 am

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.

LEFT OF CENTRE – JOIN LH! @ OPERA HOUSE SALOON - JOIN LH!
Sep 22 @ 9:30 pm – Sep 23 @ 1:30 am

Left of Centre is based in Reno Nevada. They are the official house band at Toby Keith’s (I Love This Bar and Grill in Las Vegas, NV). This band does it all from Brad Paisley to Bob Marley to Metallica with true conviction. They believe there are only two types of music, GOOD and BAD. They have been voted Entertainer of the year, Musicians of the year, Best Album and Best Band in multiple states and have shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Sammy Hagar, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Rimes, Maroon 5, Joan Jett, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Cinderella, Jarrod Nienamm, Lee Brice, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Jake Owen,  the list goes on and on.