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

 

Feb
21
Fri
THE ZACH WATERS BAND @ KVIE PRESENTS - CREST THEATRE
Feb 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Zach Waters Band is a rock/blues trio based out of Sacramento, CA.  Playing since the age of 10 years old, Zach 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 a crowd favorite.

FUNK SHUI BAND @ JAN'S LOUNGE
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 1:00 am

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.

ROCKIN’ DOWN THE HIWAY! DOOBIES HITS & MUSICAL TRIPS @ FEATHER FALLS CASINO
Feb 21 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 22 @ 1:00 am

Doobies hits and musical trips!

MA BARKER @ PISTOL PETE'S BREW & CUE
Feb 21 @ 9:30 pm – Feb 22 @ 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.

Feb
22
Sat
CHERRY BOMB WITH INVINCIBLE @ THEATRE DEVILLE
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

“Cherry Bomb” is a powerful 6 piece band dedicated to the music of “heartland rocker” John Mellencamp.

INVINCIBLE – PAT BENATAR TRIBUTE WITH CHERRY BOMB @ THEATRE DEVILLE
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Pat Benatar—one of rock’s most iconic female vocalists—can now be experienced as Invincible, a high-energy tribute band. Enjoy the hit songs including Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Heartbreaker, Hell Is For Children, and Love Is A Battlefield and many more with an authentic live performance that has the look and sound of the unforgettable rock legend. Invincible—a tribute to Pat Benatar.

 

AUSTIN MO XPERIENCE @ THE RELLIK TAVERN
Feb 22 @ 8:30 pm – Feb 23 @ 12:00 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!

FOUR BARREL @ JAN'S LOUNGE
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 1:00 am

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.

JOURNEY’S EDGE @ HALFTIME BAR & GRILL IN STRIKES
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 12:00 am

Bringing back the look, sound, feel and energy of one of rock’s most legendary bands, Journey’s Edge delivers an explosive, high energy show that transports their audience back in time.  This 5-piece super group draws on their professional performance experience, providing the most exciting and intimate representations of Journey you will ever hear or see!  Since 2012, the guys have dedicated themselves to Journey fans, focusing even the small details of each performance so that the fans can relive the 1980’s for an evening.  Often, fans who have been to a Journey’s Edge show share how they felt like they were back in High School!  There is something rare and special about a band that can capture a moment and take an audience to another time and place.  Journey’s Edge is that kind of band!

ROGUE @ CORNER POCKET SPORTS BAR & BILLIARDS
Feb 22 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 23 @ 1:00 am

Rogue brings everything to the table with the best of either an original or a cover show sure to floor all in attendance. Rogue is a powerful four piece band made up of members Randy Scoles (Lead Vocals), Greg Young (Guitar), Nick Nichols (Bass) & Bobby Contreras (Drums).