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

 

Jun
26
Tue
LONG TIME – A TRIP TO BOSTON – JOIN LH! @ ROSEVILLE DOWNTOWN TUESDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES - JOIN LH!
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.

Jun
29
Fri
YER MOM – JOIN LH! @ THE TROCADERO CLUB - JOIN LH!
Jun 29 @ 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.

MA BARKER @ SOPA THAI RESTAURANT
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 12:00 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.

THE ZACH WATERS BAND @ THE CLUB CAR
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 1:00 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.

BLUE COLLAR MEN – A TRIBUTE TO STYX & THE GREAT ROCK CLASSICS @ FEATHER FALLS CASINO, BOW & ARROW LOUNGE
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 1:00 am

Starting in 2008, and originally formed as “Renegade”, Blue Collar Men, A Tribute to Styx, have fast become one of the most sought after and favorite classic rock tribute bands in the Northern California.

Blue Collar Men has received wide acclaim wherever they have played. They accurately recreate the music of STYX as you heard on the records, plus, all the great rock classics are included in their repertoire with covers from Journey, Kansas, REO Speedwagon, Boston, Night Ranger, The Beatles, and much more.

LEGAL ADDICTION – JOIN LH! @ BAR 101 EATS & DRINKS - JOIN LH!
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 1:00 am

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.

PLAYBACK THE HITS @ FOLSOM HOTEL SALOON
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 1:30 am

PLAYBACK:  Serves up all your favorite classic rock hits and more with a full helping of energy and passion – seasoned with a little dose of mayhem. Led by Lead Singer and Front Man Ed Nelson, PLAYBACK features Carey Washburn and Phil Benjamin on Lead & Rhythm Guitars, and in the “engine room” – Mark Sargent on Bass & Randy Kiesz on Drums.

RADIO BILLIONAIRES @ LOUIE'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Jun 29 @ 9:30 pm – Jun 30 @ 1:00 am

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!

8 TRACK MASSACRE @ CABO WABO CANTINA, HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE
Jun 29 @ 10:00 pm – Jun 30 @ 1:30 am

8 Track Massacre formed in Sacramento around a common love for the music of the 1980’s. We are five guys who still love the music that blared from our car stereos in high school and college. Our set list is built on the music of such amazing artists as Duran Duran, The Cure, The Cars, Billy Idol, Depeche Mode, and so many more!

8 Track Massacre brings the energy and fun of the 80’s to life at every gig. It’s our mission to play until you can’t dance anymore and have worn out your vocal cords singing with us. Hit after hit and chorus after chorus, an 8 Track Massacre show is specifically designed so that the crowd IS a member of the band! You may even find yourself behind a mic belting out an 80’s classic with us!

Jun
30
Sat
LONG TIME – A TRIP TO BOSTON @ SWABBIES ON THE RIVER
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 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.