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

 

Aug
5
Thu
BLACKOUT BETTY @ ROLLING HILLS CASINO & RESORT
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Blackout Betty will bring you back to an era when rockstars were larger than life, and guitar was king! High energy, High Octane ROCK!!!

 

 

 

 

Aug
6
Fri
LEGAL ADDICTION @ CIELO ESTATE WINERY
Aug 6 @ 5:00 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.

GROOVELINE @ LAKE TAHOE ALEWORX
Aug 6 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

High energy dance party band specializing in R&B, Funk and 80’s Old School.  Featuring music from Earth Wind and Fire, Kool & the Gang, Prince, Motown, Cameo, Gapp Band, Bruno Mars and beyond.

SKID ROSES @ ROCK THE STADIUM III, DEL ORO HIGH SCHOOL
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Take a musical ride back to the roaring ’80’s where big hair, tight pants and excess in all things spawned some of the most memorable party anthems of all time. SKID ROSES entertains audiences of all ages with the signature party rock classics that defined an era from bands like Bon Jovi, Poison, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and more.

LONG TIME – A TRIBUTE TO THE BAND BOSTON @ SWABBIES ON THE RIVER
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

MUGSHOTZ @ WINDMILL COVE BAR & GRILL
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Mugshotz are Northern California’s Cover From Another Band.  Whether it’s re-makes of old classics or rocking new ones, The ‘Shotz pull from 6 decades of popular music!  The song selection is vast and eclectic, the musicians are professional, and entertaining.  Each member of The Mugshotz has at least 25 years of experience playing live music.  With four members, that’s over a century of musicianship ready to make you dance!

NEON PLAYBOYS @ OAK FARM VINEYARDS SUMMER CONCERT
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Meet the swingingest playboys in town.  The Neon Playboys will turn your event into a swinging dance party filled with all your favorite hits from the 70’s and 80’s brought to life by 4 of northern California’s hottest musicians serving all the grooves shaken not stirred.  You’ll be drawn to the dance floor by the sounds of everyone from the Commodores and Rod Stewart to New Order and Prince.  So set down your martini and follow the music to an explosion of the coolest hits with plenty of swagger.

THE FABULOUS LIARS @ HELWIG VINEYARDS & WINERY
Aug 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Fabulous Liars specialize in Classic Rock hits from famous artists and rarely heard tunes. Expect high-energy, great songs, great harmonies and FUN.

MERRY MAC @ CANTE AO VINHO WINERY
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Merry Mac formed in the Fall of 2011.  The band is unique for covering a wide range of music styles, both electric and acoustic with dance covers from artists like Gretchen Wilson, Alan Jackson, Linda Rondstadt, Joss Stone, Keith Anderson, Aretha Franklin, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Pink, Miranda Lambert, Duffy, Fiona Apple, Robin Trower, to groups like Aerosmith, Bad Company, CCR, ZZ Top, No Doubt, Coldplay, Skynyrd, Journey, Rolling Stones, Clapton, Beatles and lots more!

RED VOODOO @ ACE OF SPADES
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Red Voodoo: A young, high energy and extremely talented Van Halen tribute band that pays homage to both the Roth and Hagar era, as well as rockin’ the covers and originals!

 

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