Comfort Suites UC Davis
1640 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95618
Phone: (530) 297-1500
Fax: (530) 297-1600
Regarded by many Davis residents as the best Thai food in town, Sophia's Thai Kitchen and Bar is often packed to the brim. Soft lighting and dark wood set the tone of the decor inside, while a high window overlooks a shaded courtyard where outdoor dining is available year-round. All the dishes on the menu reflect the chef's native Thai heritage and flair for spice, and the variety of fresh ingredients go a long way in creating that memorable flavor. Be sure to start off the meal with some of the "Appi-Thai-zers," especially the specialty Tod Mun corn fritters. Other specials include the sour-and-spicy soups, Boss' Favorite Green Curry, and Basil with Peanut Sauce. The restaurant also has a popular bar adjoining it, so drinks are available during dinner.
Sudwerk is a great place to catch a fast meal and some beer! Copper-colored kettles and huge circular structured seats make up the decor. The ambiance is very unruly, with noise levels touching the top of the decibel chart! The food is all German and you should give the sausages, burgers and sandwiches a try. While you're in the lobby gulping the food down, walk over to the bar for some exquisite Sudwerk beer. All the beer is brewed in accordance with "Reinheitsgebot”—the German purity law. It can get boisterous in here, but that's the fun of it all!
The coffee is always fresh here at Mishka's Cafe, thanks to the ancient gigantic coffee grinder/roaster sitting amidst the tables in this busy cafe. There is an eclectic mix of sandwiches and salads as well as calzones, wraps, ice cream, smoothies and Italian sodas among other delicacies. In addition to the aroma of coffee the atmosphere is culturally spiced up with local musicians playing favorite numbers.
Lawyers, farmers, students and antique collectors are likely to populate this bar on a typical afternoon. Friday and Saturday nights, the regulation pool table is pushed out of the way, and dancers crowd the floor. The music will probably be a local rhythm and Blues or country band. Sunday nights bring out the local billiard talent for a contest with prizes that make the competition interesting. There is no food here, however, there is a decent collection of beers on tap as well as mixed drinks.
When it comes to live local music, "Old I" is a Sacramento icon. Many famous bands started here, including Cake, Catfish and the Crawdaddies, and Mick Martin. Sometimes crowded, sometimes intimate, this bar features historical photos on the wood-paneled walls. The stage is in an adjoining room so patrons can usually find a booth in which to talk over the music if they choose. Full bar service is available.
815 L Street Club is the place to "see and be seen." The tri-level club is equipped with a restored 50-foot-long mahogany bar. Deep plush booths with stained glass lamps allow for privacy. Next to the two huge dance floors, DJs from two Sacramento radio stations and other local celebrities spin the house with electrifying music. On Wednesday nights, you can fine-tune your East Coast swing moves in an advanced class taught by experts. The crowd is 20-30s. So you are guaranteed to have a good time!
Whether you're popping in for after work drinks or checking out Sacramento's late night hot spots, Parlare Euro Lounge is the place to be. Usually crowded with the young and beautiful denizens of California's capital, this trendy establishment features chic decor with private VIP booths, lounge seating, large dance floor and the latest tunes. Be sure to check out their website to find out more about upcoming events.
This premier Sacramento nightclub is where locals go to see and be seen. The sound and lighting system at District 30 is absolutely phenomenal and will have you dancing until the wee hours of the night. VIP tables are perfect for that special night out with a group of friends. Each and every night some new event is taking place so be sure to visit the website for details.
Built in total urban fashion, this upscale bar is frequented by the city's rich and famous. Bars and lounges within the venue are always packed with action. Resident DJs play rock and hip hop for the guests to dance to. Occasionally, there are performances by famous bands and music groups or even fashion shows held. Festival bashes are great at the Empire Event Center and attracts huge crowds.
Here, the liquados are swirling delicacies brimming with juices of fresh cranberries, strawberries, limes, mangoes and a rainbow of other flavors in either a milk or orange juice base. The menu features healthy vegetarian sandwiches and soups for lunch or dinner. Every Thursday evening is devoted to poetry recitals, which can range from competitive slam style spoken word events to serious poets offering innovative lyrics. Wednesday-Saturday evenings feature local musicians in concert.
MIX Downtown is the perfect place to spend an evening. There is dancing Wednesday through Sunday after 9p, so you can dance the night away while enjoying a wide selection of wines and specialty cocktails, including their specialty, Downtown Peach Cocktail. While you have a drink, make sure you try their food, such as the tandoori chicken skewers and smoked trout salad.
The Torch Club has been a landmark for the blues scene since its establishment in the 1930's. Conveniently located in midtown Sacramento, it offers patrons the chance to get their drink and dance on to live performances from popular blues bands almost every night of the week. Check the website for information on upcoming shows.