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
11
Wed
AUSTIN MO XPERIENCE @ THE RELLIK TAVERN
Dec 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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!

Dec
13
Fri
YER MOM – JOIN LH! @ THE TROCADERO CLUB - JOIN LH!
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Welcome to Yer Mom!–a fun loving dance band playing the classic hits of the 80’s. Come out and enjoy the show–sing, dance and party with us.

PROXY @ MAGNOLIA HOUSE RESTAURANT & CASINO
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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.”

PRESS PLAY – JOIN LH! @ OPERA HOUSE SALOON - JOIN LH!
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 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.

TWO20 @ JAN'S LOUNGE
Dec 13 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 14 @ 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”.

MA BARKER @ PISTOL PETE'S BREW & CUE
Dec 13 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 1:30 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.

RHYTHM CITY ALLSTARS (RCA) @ FOLSOM HOTEL SALOON
Dec 13 @ 9:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 1:30 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!

Dec
14
Sat
MA BARKER – JOIN LH! @ CANTE AO VINHO WINERY - JOIN LH!
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

MOMMA T & THE SHAKY GROUND BAND @ THE PURPLE PLACE BAR & GRILL
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 1:00 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!!

NEON PLAYBOYS @ EL DORADO SALOON - BAR & RESTAURANT
Dec 14 @ 9:30 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.