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

 

Dec
12
Wed
PROXY @ FOLSOM HOTEL SALOON
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Proxy has been providing  music with a sound that is professional, driving, and makes you want to put on your dancing shoes.  Whether it’s a night club, winery or brewery, or simply wanting to just “throw a party”, Proxy is your solution.  Proxy is three talented musicians that have been delivering classic rock and hits for over two decades.”

Dec
14
Fri
RADIO BILLIONAIRES – DIFFERENT TIME, THIS SHOW ONLY. JOIN LH! @ THE TROCADERO CLUB - JOIN LH!
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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!

THE LUCKY SEVEN @ FOLSOM HOTEL SALOON
Dec 14 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 15 @ 1:30 am

Richly layered harmonies and intricate vocals make The Lucky Seven stand out among the rest.  They are good friends, making good music, for good people.

NEON PLAYBOYS @ CABO WABO CANTINA, HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE
Dec 14 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 1:00 am

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.

SKID ROSES @ POWERHOUSE PUB
Dec 14 @ 10:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 1:30 am

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.

Dec
15
Sat
THE ZACH WATERS BAND @ GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND, CAL EXPO
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 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.

AGENT @ ALL-STAR ROCK N ROLL TOY DRIVE, WOODBRIDGE CORSSING
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:00 am

AGENT is a 4-piece all-star ensemble of music industry professionals that specializes in presenting a 70’s and 80’s revival that includes some of the most popular classic rock music. The band’s extraordinary musicianship and vocal ability allow AGENT to perform songs that most bands don’t dare attempt with even five or six members. AGENT specializes in a high-energy, engaging show that creates a memorable experience for any attendees at any type of event!

MULLET MECHANIX @ THE CLUB CAR
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 12:00 am

 

Power up your flux capacitor and ride the space-time continuum to a totally awesome throwback night! The Mullet Mechanix are all tuned up and ready to lay some rubber on a thrill ride through the decade of the 1980’s. So revv up your otherwise idle life with a tasty pallet of tantalizing smash hits. Make sure to grab your de-greaser and let your mullet fly, as we take a trip through a musical decade like no other!

PRESS PLAY @ EL DORADO SALOON - BAR & RESTAURANT
Dec 15 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:00 am

Press Play is a band filled with seasoned professional musicians that love to rock late ’70s Arena Rock and all your favorite ’80s Rock and Pop songs.  This band is guaranteed to keep you moving all night long.

UNLICENSED THERAPY @ FOLSOM HOTEL SALOON
Dec 15 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 16 @ 1:30 am

Unlicensed Therapy is an exciting, dynamic, and interactive Classic Rock, 80’s, 90’s, and Today cover band for your marquee events and parties. We’re experienced, fun-loving musicians intent on providing you with a rockin’, rollin’, and dancin’ good time!  Unlicensed Therapy is your prescription to rock!