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Best Bars For Networking In Sacramento

When it comes to networking there are a select group of bars that fit guests' needs. If you're looking fo a great bar in which to get together and network, Sacramento has a plethora of exceptional options. Below is an eclectic group of establishments whose digs cater to the needs of everyone––from those looking to grab a drink with co-workers after work to CEOs wanting the perfect spot to take that all-important out of town client.

House Kitchen

House Kitchen and Bar
555 Capitol Mall Ste 155
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-9924

Located near the Capitol Building and high-rise office buildings, House Kitchen offers an extended happy hour at the bar and on the patio every Wednesday–Friday (from 4–8 p.m.), so it's a great place to grab a drink or two with co-workers after the day's through. Also take advantage of $5 appetizers like lettuce wraps and pulled pork sliders, and $5 house wines during happy hour. As an added bonus, House Kitchen offers complimentary parking after 5 p.m. in the Plaza 555 Structure.

Related: Sacramento's Best Happy Hour Bars

public market

Public Market Bar
1230 J St. (13th and J Street)
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1700

Public Market Bar can be found inside the Sheraton Grand Hotel, directly across from the Convention Center, making it a popular spot for business professionals attending conferences. The floor to ceiling windows make this networking hotspot a great place for people watching on J Street, and some of the tables in the lobby have interactive touch screens where you can listen to music while sipping your drinks, so there's no shortage of entertainment. The atmosphere here is comfortable yet modern, and the bar specializes in delicious cocktails. Happy hour runs weekdays from 4–7 p.m. with $3 domestic drafts, $6 house wines and half of select appetizers.

3 fires lounge

3 Fires Lounge
1501 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 267-6823

This L Street lounge inside the Marriott always houses an interesting mix of people––patrons will find the younger thirty-something crowd mingling amongst the older political crowd, stopping in after a day's work at The Capitol Building across the street. Comfortable sofas, outside seating and the occasional live music offerings and the bar's location inside the hotel make this a relaxed spot to take out of town clients and employers. Three Fires also has some of the best bartenders in town and is just a skip from other hot spots like Mix and de Vere's Irish Pub. As a matter of fact, this bar is located in a part of downtown where you can walk to almost any of the hippest new projects on K Street like K Bar and Dive Bar.

firestone public house

Firestone Public House
1132 16th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 446-0888

If you're trying to impress some craft beer loving business associates, this midtown hotspot is your best bet. With more than 60 beers on tap and a knowledgable staff full of hops and beer pairing aficionados, you'll be impressing the ties and heels off your brew-admiring clients in no time. Firestone Public House is flooded with flat screens of TV, this is also a great place to stop if looking to catch the game after work with some co-workers.

The golden bear

The Golden Bear
2326 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-2242

The Golden Bear is a place where locals of all types gather to mingle and network. The bar offers an outside patio, main sitting area just through the front door and a back area with seating just past the restrooms. The Golden Bear is often a stop for local professionals, Capitol employees and City Council members. Be on the lookout for the latest project from the owners of The Golden Bear––they're currently working on the property which used to house Hangar 17 on 17th and S Streets. The new location will offer an aggressive and creative bar program, which will rival that of bars like The Shady Lady.

Related: Sacramento Hot Bar: The Golden Bear's Got It Goin' On

As a hospitality professional Andy Soto has worked every facet of the industry. He currently leads the team at Spectrum Restaurant Consulting. He started writing a hospitality blog in 2009 and restaurant writing for Sacramento Press in 2010. In 2011 Andy became a Sacramento Restaurant Examiner for His work can be found on

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