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

 

Oct
17
Thu
THE SOCK MONKEY – JOIN LH! @ THE TROCADERO CLUB - JOIN LH!
Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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!!

Oct
18
Fri
REVOLUTIONBEAT TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES @ CIELO ESTATE WINERY
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RevolutionBeat-Tribute to the Beatles consists of four seasoned professionals (aka “lads”) with a huge mutual passion for playing the “Early Beatles” music.  The songs of RevolutionBeat are performed at a quick pace with some songs blended together.  RevolutionBeat strives to make every performance a fun and memorable experience for all ages.  Let us transport you down memory lane to a very special time in the 60’s when the Beatles invaded America and ruled the era over 50 years ago.  We are a very professional band that works (and plays) hard to ensure our audiences enjoy the most excellent musical satisfaction!

RONI AND THE FLIGHT – JOIN LH! @ THE TROCADERO CLUB - JOIN LH!
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sacramento’s Favorite Old School Classic Rock Band! Roni and the Flight plays all of your favorites. You’ll be dancing All night long!
Roni and the Flight was KCRA Sacramento A1 List 2nd place winner for Best Local Band in 2017!

 

THE FABULOUS LIARS @ PETE'S RESTAURANT & BREWHOUSE
Oct 18 @ 6:00 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.

LEFT OF CENTRE @ RUM BULLIONS ISLAND BAR IN SILVER LEGACY RESORT & CASINO
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 1:00 am

Left of Centre is based in Reno Nevada. They are the official house band at Toby Keith’s (I Love This Bar and Grill in Las Vegas, NV). This band does it all from Brad Paisley to Bob Marley to Metallica with true conviction. They believe there are only two types of music, GOOD and BAD. They have been voted Entertainer of the year, Musicians of the year, Best Album and Best Band in multiple states and have shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, Sammy Hagar, Clay Walker, Lee Ann Rimes, Maroon 5, Joan Jett, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Cinderella, Jarrod Nienamm, Lee Brice, Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Jake Owen,  the list goes on and on.

THE RIPOFFS – JOIN LH! @ JAN'S LOUNGE - JOIN LH!
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 1:00 am

The Ripoffs is a Sacramento area band covering hits from the 80’s with some current favorites thrown in along the way.  Come and experience our high energy renditions of songs that will bring back memories and will keep you moving all night long.

 

THE SOCK MONKEY @ THE COUCH SPORTS LOUNGE - ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 1:00 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!!

Oct
19
Sat
WALKIN’ THE DAWG BAND @ DENIO'S MARKET PLAZA LIVE STAGE
Oct 19 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Walkin the Dawg Band plays danceable, recognizable Classic Rock and Roll.  We are a live classic rock and roll band that loves to play awesome music!  We play over 150 songs from artists such as The Beatles, Creedence, Bad Company, Rolling Stones, Deep Purple, Santana, Pink Floyd, SRV, and many many more!  Great rock music that only a live rock band can deliver!

FOUR BARREL @ ELKHORN COUNTRY SALOON
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Four Barrel is a rock-n-roll cover dance band known for its unique ability to wow audiences with an enthusiastic high energy stage show playing all your favorite rock classics from the sixties to today.

AUSTIN MO XPERIENCE @ STONEY'S ROCKIN RODEO
Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 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!