After the Curtain Call


With great bars and restaurants close to many of the city’s best live theaters, there’s simply no excuse to turn in early after the show. In anticipation of an exciting fall theater season, we assembled this guide to steer you to the best post-performance watering holes.


Venue: New Helvetia Theatre, 1091 Del Paso Blvd.
Show: [title of show]* (Oct. 8–30)
After the show: The Stoney Inn, 1320 Del Paso Blvd.
Reviewer’s notes: Karaoke? Country line dancing? Bottles of Bud? Yee-haw! 
*Yes, that’s really the title!

Venue: Big Idea Theatre, 1616 Del Paso Blvd.
Show: Dinner With Friends (Sept. 24–Oct. 23)
After the show: Enotria Restaurant & Wine Bar, 1431 Del Paso Blvd.
Reviewer’s notes: Enotria plans to reopen Sept. 24 after a renovation.

Venue: Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St.
Show: The Importance of Being Earnest (Oct. 6–31)
After the show: de Vere’s Irish Pub, 1521 L St.
Reviewer’s notes: What more appropriate place to toast Oscar Wilde? Sláinte!

Venue: B Street Theatre, 2711 B St.
Show: Neat (Sept. 4–Oct. 2)
After the show: Kasbah Lounge, 2115 J St.
Reviewer’s notes: Muted lighting and arabesque interior—perfect for a nightcap.