Mardi Gras, Old Sac Style


Break out the beads and masks, it’s Mardi Gras time! Celebrate with a self-guided pub crawl through your favorite Old Sac restaurants and bars with the Mardi Gras Pub ‘n’ Grub Crawl on Saturday, Feb. 20, starting at 4 p.m. Here’s what’s happening:

•Café New Orleans – First 150 guests get in free. Live music by Black Cat Bone.
•Delta King – No cover. Live music by Harley White Jr. Orchestra.
•Fanny Ann’s – No cover. Live music outside and a DJ at 9 p.m.
•Fat City Bar and Café – No cover. Live music by In the No.
•Joe’s Crab Shack – No cover. Check out a Mardi Gras marching band outside.
•Laughs Unlimited – No cover. Music by Road Test from 4 to 8 p.m.
•Necropolis – $5 cover starting at 10 p.m. Live music by Agness Twin and Early and Often.
•O’Mallys – $5 cover starting at 9 p.m. Music by Chris 2me.
•Rio City Cafe – No cover. Music by Gwen McMillan and Autumn Sky.
•River City Saloon – No cover. Music by Western Lights.

Read more about drink and food specials here.

If you’re a history buff, you can take an official speakeasy tour through Sacramento’s below-ground watering holes for $10. Learn about the city’s early history as “one of the wettest cities in the nation” during the Prohibition era while sipping on cocktails from Old Sacramento’s best bars. To register for this tour, call (916) 442-8575.