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
17
Fri
THE ZACH WATERS BAND @ COOL BEERWERKS
Aug 17 @ 8:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 12:00 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.

AUSTIN MO XPERIENCE @ THE WRANGLER BAR
Aug 17 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 18 @ 1:00 am

The Austin Mo Xperience is Northern California’s premiere high-energy rock-N-blues band with contagious riffs that will capture the crowd and leave them begging for more. Our set list was designed to keep you guessing. From Hendrix to Zeppelin, The Xperience will keep you on your toes all night wondering what we’ll play next.  The Austin Mo Xperience is fronted by self-taught guitarist and vocalist, Austin Mo. He is backed by incredibly talented professionals. With mesmerizing guitar solos captivating audiences everywhere, the Austin Mo Xperience is a band you do not want to miss!

Aug
18
Sat
THE ZACH WATERS BAND @ RIVERFEST SEAFOOD FESTIVAL, MILLER PARK
Aug 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 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.

LONG TIME – A TRIP TO BOSTON @ ANTIOCH SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Aug 18 @ 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.

FUNK SHUI BAND @ BELLA BRU CAFE
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Funk Shui Band is a Sacramento based dance band guaranteed to entertain and keep everyone grooving to the beat.
The band has a song repertoire that spans decades of hits from Aretha, Kool & the Gang, Prince, Katy Perry, Amy Winehouse, Bruno Mars and many others.  Lead vocals are handled by the dynamic duo of Lori Sacco and Trish Shoemaker.  They are backed by a tight rhythm section of bass, drums, guitar and saxophone.

AUSTIN MO XPERIENCE @ CORNER POCKET SPORTS BAR & BILLIARDS
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 1:00 am

The Austin Mo Xperience is Northern California’s premiere high-energy rock-N-blues band with contagious riffs that will capture the crowd and leave them begging for more. Our set list was designed to keep you guessing. From Hendrix to Zeppelin, The Xperience will keep you on your toes all night wondering what we’ll play next.  The Austin Mo Xperience is fronted by self-taught guitarist and vocalist, Austin Mo. He is backed by incredibly talented professionals. With mesmerizing guitar solos captivating audiences everywhere, the Austin Mo Xperience is a band you do not want to miss!

ON THE FLY – JOIN LH! @ JAN'S LOUNGE - JOIN LH!
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 1:00 am

On the Fly is a 5-piece, high energy, classic rock band performing signature classics that span over 3 decades of fan favorites, picked by fans, to have everybody dancing to an era of music like no other!  Five seasoned veterans from Sacramento/Bay Area based bands came together to create On The Fly to perform at a very high level of energy, and have our audiences engaged and dancing all night long!

THE MOCK UPS – JOIN LH! @ BRICK YARD KITCHEN & BAR - JOIN LH!
Aug 18 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 12:00 am

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.

THE SOCK MONKEY @ POWERHOUSE PUB
Aug 18 @ 10:00 pm – Aug 19 @ 1:30 am

Music That Will Make You Shake Your Moneymaker!  The Sock Monkey provides the party soundtrack for your club or event!  Northern California’s Ultimate Party Band “The Sock Monkey” keeps you dancin’ all night long to our brand of high energy party music that features the best of Rock, Pop, Funk and Country from back in the day, up through today!!

Aug
19
Sun
MOMMA T & THE SHAKY GROUND BAND @ BREWS & BBQ, HOTEL LEGER
Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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!!