Sacramento Gets a Sports Bar

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Just in the time for the Kentucky Derby, a sports bar called Clubhouse 56 opened in East Sacramento Saturday. Located in the old Arpeggio space at 723 56th St., it’s a casino-style sports “lounge” with leather couches, eight HDTVs and a projection system with a 150-inch screen. Clubhouse 56 will be open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and will serve food until midnight. In the kitchen are brothers Mario Favila and Roberto Campos, who used to work at Zócalo. The menu is standard sports-bar fare: burgers, sandwiches and fried stuff. Clubhouse 56 is owned by Jimmy Bresci, who worked as a bartender at The Raven for 21 years, and Bobby Griffiths, a pilot for Southwest Airlines. They hired a popular local bartender, Chris “Linguini” Digregorio, who spent close to a decade at The Limelight. “He knows everybody in East Sac,” said the bar’s manager, Pauly Hart.