1525 L St., Sacramento; (916) 442-8811; www.mixdowntown.net
Sacramento’s latest go-to spot for after-work drinks or late-night fun, MIX Downtown’s biggest draw is its gorgeous rooftop patio, with heat lamps and a fire pit to keep you warm on chilly nights. (And don’t worry, it’s covered in the winter with a see-through tent.) The inside is not slouchy either. We like the fact that you can actually hold conversations and not feel you are sitting on top of total strangers. Happy Hour specials—$2 Taco Tuesdays and Girl Talk Wednesdays for example—round out the good times.