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									Nightlife

If you think Sacramento is a sleepy little cow
Harlow’s Thunder Valley Casino Rage Sky Bar Café 815 L Comedy Clubs Empire The Park Lounge Ballroom of Sacramento Dinner/Mystery Theatre Tunel 21 Esquire IMAX Theatre Tower & Crest Theatres Faces Sky Bar Country Club Lanes

town, then you’re simply not paying attention. The revitalization of downtown Sacramento has generated a surge of nightclubs, comedy clubs, live music venues and much more throughout the region. So, put your party clothes on and get ready to discover Sacramento’s indigenous nightlife.

Dancing

The dance club scene in Sacramento is truly as diverse as its population. First, there is the trendy Harlow’s, with the ultra-hip Mo Mo Lounge right upstairs. Every style of live music shares the stage at Harlow’s, with two full bars and ample seating bordering the dance floor. The Mo Mo Lounge offers a more intimate setting for jazz, swing and blues bands. Dress to impress and bring your cigars. The KBar located in the heart of Sacramento’s downtown district, this plush hangout offers a state-of-the-art atmosphere both visually and acoustically. For a hip and trendy experience swing by The Monkey Bar. Located in midtown, the location is perfect for a happening happy hour. The Rage will satisfy your top-forty cravings, while 815 L Street has been voted “Best Singles Scene”, featuring live music and DJs. The Sky Bar Cafe features live jazz while Tunel 21 boasts a variety of music selections including top forty hits. The Park Ultra Lounge is a premier upscale nightspot. From fur padded walls to hanging lighted party dresses, the park is the place where the upper echelon convenes. Music formats include lounge, disco, salsa, jazz and mainstream. Popular DJ’s also come in to spin.

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Nightlife Pg. 2 The salsa dancing at Country Club Lanes is simply sizzling and for traditional couples dancing, the Ballroom of Sacramento is always happening. Perhaps the best dance club in Sacramento, however, is Faces. Voted “Sacramento’s #1 Dance Club” many times for its two dance floors, five bars, outdoor patio, and much more, Faces is a gay nightclub that offers something for everyone. Live Music & Bars Every week the Sacramento News & Review produces a free listing of local live music showings that includes trendy dive bars, blues clubs, dance halls, coffee shops and more. Pick up one of these great resources for information on venues such as Old Ironsides (a Sacramento institution for local bands) the British pub-style Fox & Goose Public House, the Torch Club, The Distillery and the Capitol Park Garage for upcoming talent. At the Blue Lamp the R & B is scene so hot that even the audience members are musicians waiting for the opportunity to join in an impromptu performance. The Hard Rock Café features local groups, as does the Press Club and Empire, the 10,000-square-foot, two story nightclub located at 15th & R. Sacramento’s nightlife is also active at the many area bars; where hanging out with old and new friends is always fun. In midtown, intimate spots with tons of character are seemingly on every street. You’ll find stiff drinks and the college scene at bars like the Pine Cove, Club 2 Me, the Limelight and the Zebra Club. For a trendier environment, check out the people and the purple pool tables at the Blue Cue. Other Looking for an alternative to the nightclubs and bars? Sacramento offers options galore, from a comedy show at Laughs Unlimited or Punch Line Comedy Club to a thrilling “who-doneit?” at Garbeau’s Dinner Theatre or Suspects Murder Mystery Dinner on the Delta King Riverboat. The Esquire IMAX Theatre boasts a six-story tall screen with a state of the art sound system. Even the film reels for these amazing movies are an impressive five feet tall! Catch an art, independent or foreign film at the historic Tower and Crest Theatres or the newest box office hit at one of the many Cineplexes throughout Sacramento. For 24 hours of fun, Country Club Lanes has billiards and bowling. Finally, if you’re feeling lucky, Thunder Valley and several Indian Casinos are less than an hour’s drive away.

4/2006


								
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