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

 

Nov
22
Wed
THE ZACH WATERS BAND @ ELBOW ROOM BAR
Nov 22 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 23 @ 1:00 am

The Zach Waters Band is a rock/blues trio based out of Sacramento, CA.
The band consists of drummer Lou Wallace, bassist/keyboards Roger (the mudshark) Shimoff, and lead guitarist/vocalist Zach Waters.
Zach Waters is just 18 years old, but do not let the age fool you. Playing since the age of 10 years old, he is a well versed player in various genres.  The Zach Waters Band is very energetic and can move any crowd, for their energy is highly infectious.
Playing both covers and original music, The Zach Waters Band appeals to a large group of audiences, and is becoming a crowd favorite.

Nov
24
Fri
MA BARKER @ SOPA THAI RESTAURANT
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 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 ZACH WATERS BAND @ EMPRESS THEATRE
Nov 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

The Zach Waters Band is a rock/blues trio based out of Sacramento, CA.
The band consists of drummer Lou Wallace, bassist/keyboards Roger (the mudshark) Shimoff, and lead guitarist/vocalist Zach Waters.
Zach Waters is just 18 years old, but do not let the age fool you. Playing since the age of 10 years old, he is a well versed player in various genres.  The Zach Waters Band is very energetic and can move any crowd, for their energy is highly infectious.
Playing both covers and original music, The Zach Waters Band appeals to a large group of audiences, and is becoming a crowd favorite.

RADIO BILLIONAIRES – JOIN LH! @ JAN'S LOUNGE - JOIN LH!
Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 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!

ROCKIN’ DOWN THE HIWAY! DOOBIES HITS & MUSICAL TRIPS @ BLACK OAK CASINO RESORT, WILLOW CREEK LOUNGE
Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 1:00 am

Doobies hits and musical trips!

THUNDER COVER @ GOLD COUNTRY CASINO & HOTEL, SPIRITS LOUNGE
Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 1:00 am

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.

 

TWO20 @ STARS RECREATION CENTER
Nov 24 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 1:00 am

For Two20, music is a vehicle of freedom. A single note can in itself be a memorable experience that can last forever. When a group of musicians comes together in musical unison, an intangible quality of lyric, music and sound is created beyond what is seen and heard. It is a quality that can only be translated into the word “DANCE”.

POP FICTION @ CACHE CREEK CASINO RESORT
Nov 24 @ 10:00 pm – Nov 25 @ 2:00 am

The top party cover wedding dance 70s 80s 90s 2000s band in Northern California, San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Monterey, and
the SF Bay Area. Pop Fiction has been wowing Northern California audiences of all ages for many years.  Pop Fiction’s extensive song list
features hundreds of the greatest dance hits spanning over 6 decades, featuring all your favorite 70s disco hits, 80s new wave and rock classics,
as well as some of the best alternative, techno, hip hop and club hits from the 90s, 2000s, and even 2010s.

Nov
25
Sat
MOMMA T & THE SHAKY GROUND BAND @ TUMBLEWEED BAR & GRILL
Nov 25 @ 8:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 12:00 am

Momma T & the Shaky Ground Band want to ROCK your world…or at least shake it up!!  You’ll find yourself on the dance floor dancing to cover and original tunes from the 50’s to present!  This group of professionals LOVE playing music, and that combined with the soulful vocals of Momma T is a combination for a great time!!  Come on out and let’s make the GROUND SHAKE!!

RHYTHM CITY ALLSTARS (RCA) @ HALFTIME BAR & GRILL IN STRIKES
Nov 25 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 26 @ 12:15 am

The Rhythm City Allstars is a band built from the ground up to be an entertainment group that brings excitement, class, skill, and showmanship!  We know what it takes to put on a show. Each member of the group has a minimum of 15 years professional experience playing cover music, and enjoys an extensive background in the music and entertainment industries.  Our set list includes not only songs that are extremely well known and liked, but also danceable and fun!