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

 

Apr
19
Fri
RONI AND THE FLIGHT – JOIN LH! @ THE TROCADERO CLUB - JOIN LH!
Apr 19 @ 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!

 

RADIO BILLIONAIRES @ LOUIE'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE
Apr 19 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 20 @ 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!

THE ZACH WATERS BAND @ ON THE Y
Apr 19 @ 9:00 pm – Apr 20 @ 12:00 am

The Zach Waters Band is a rock/blues trio based out of Sacramento, CA.
Zach Waters has been 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.

THE RIPOFFS @ FOLSOM HOTEL SALOON
Apr 19 @ 9:30 pm – Apr 20 @ 1:30 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.

 

POP FICTION @ DAN'S IRISH SPORTS BAR
Apr 19 @ 10:00 pm – Apr 20 @ 1:00 am

The top party cover wedding dance 70s 80s 90s 2000s band in Northern California, San Francisco, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Monterey, and
the SF Bay Area. Pop Fiction has been wowing Northern California audiences of all ages for many years.  Pop Fiction’s extensive song list
features hundreds of the greatest dance hits spanning over 6 decades, featuring all your favorite 70s disco hits, 80s new wave and rock classics,
as well as some of the best alternative, techno, hip hop and club hits from the 90s, 2000s, and even 2010s.

Apr
20
Sat
BLUE COLLAR MEN – A TRIBUTE TO STYX & THE GREAT ROCK CLASSICS @ EL REY THEATRE - ROCKIN' FOR PARADISE BENEFIT CONCERT
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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.

LONG TIME – A TRIP TO BOSTON @ EL REY THEATRE - ROCKIN' FOR PARADISE BENEFIT CONCERT
Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 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.

MERRY MAC @ CANTE AO VINHO WINERY
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Merry Mac formed in the Fall of 2011.  The band is unique for covering a wide range of music styles, both electric and acoustic with dance covers from artists like Gretchen Wilson, Alan Jackson, Linda Rondstadt, Joss Stone, Keith Anderson, Aretha Franklin, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Faith Hill, Pink, Miranda Lambert, Duffy, Fiona Apple, Robin Trower, to groups like Aerosmith, Bad Company, CCR, ZZ Top, No Doubt, Coldplay, Skynyrd, Journey, Rolling Stones, Clapton, Beatles and lots more!

PROXY @ MAGNOLIA HOUSE RESTAURANT & CASINO
Apr 20 @ 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.”

THE ZACH WATERS BAND @ SACTOWN SPORTS BAR & GRILL
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 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.