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15 Most Popular Sacramento Happy Hours of 2014

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These rankings are based on which happy hours Cowtown Eats readers are clicking on.

15. The Cheesecake Factory

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Sure it's a chain restaurant, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have a following and a good happy hour. The Cheesecake Factory is a new addition to the top 15 list in 2014. 1771 Arden Way, Sacramento.

Click here for The Cheesecake Factory's happy hour info.

 

14. Fat's Asia Bistro (Roseville & Folsom)

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Last year, the Fat Family's Frank Fats restaurant was named an America's Classic by the James Beard Foundation for its timeless appeal. Now, the family's Fat's Asia Bistr has won an award that's likely a close second to winning a James Beard Award - 14th most popular happy hour on Cowtown Eats in 2014. 2585 Iron Point Rd in Folsom and 1500 Eureka Road in Roseville.

Click here for Fat's Asia Bistro happy hour info.

 

13. Blackbird Kitchen + Beer Gallery

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Like a phoenix, Blackbird rose from its ashes and reopened with a tweaked concept in February 2014. While it got off to a rocky start, the reviews have generally gotten better over the months.  If you haven't checked them out recently, at least give their happy hour a try. 1009 9th St., Sacramento.

Click here for Blackbird's happy hour info.

12. Burgers & Brew

Situated on a revitalized portion of R street, Burgers & Brew continues to draw in the crowds with its patio seating and diverse tap list. 1409 R St, Sacramento.

Click here for Burgers & Brew's happy hour info.

 

11. Chevy's Fresh Mex - On The River

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One of the best things about Sacramento is the river, and nothing is better than sipping on a margarita, snacking on a basket of chips and people watching at Chevy's. That's why people continue to flock to this restaurant - and its happy hour - year after year. 1369 Garden Hwy., Sacramento.

Click here for Chevy's Fresh Mex's happy hour info.

 

10. Chicago Fire

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With its four locations in midtown, Roseville and two Folsom locations, it's no wonder why the region's popular deep dish pizza joint has such a popular happy hour. 2416 J St, Sacramento.

Click here for Chicago Fire's happy hour info.

 

9. Hook & Ladder

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Hook & Ladder, the heralded restaurant who shares owners with the popular midtown spot Golden Bear, opened late in 2012 and has hit its stride as both a restaurant and bar. The restaurant's popular happy hour is just another sign of that. 1630 S St, Sacramento.

Click here for Hook & Ladder's Happy Hour info.

 

8. Buffalo Wild Wings

Sometimes, you just want to grab a Coors Light, eat some wings and watch a game. Or maybe you want to meet a friend before going to a Kings game. That's what Buffalo Wild Wings excels at, and why they've broken into the list in 2014.

Click here for Buffalo Wild Wings' Happy Hour info.

 

7. Zocalo

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Zocalo, the Sacramento restaurant that's been serving regional Mexican cuisine for the past decade, has a following that extends from its fabulous happy hour to its great weekend brunch. In 2012, they added a second location in Roseville. My favorite time of the year at Zocalo is hitting up happy hour on their great patio during the summer. 1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento.

Click here for Zocalo's happy hour info.

 

6. Pour House

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Because it opened late in 2012, Pour House didn't make the top 15 list in 2012, but it earned a spot over the last two years year due, in part, to their popular live music sessions and great beer selection. 1910 Q St., Sacramento.

Click here for Pour House's Happy Hour info.

 

5. Lucca Restaurant

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Nestled on a stretch of J street without many other restaurants and bars, it's easy to forget about Lucca. But apparently, Cowtown Eats readers haven't forgotten about the place (especially its popular all night happy hour on Thursdays), giving it the fifth place ranking. 1615 J St., Sacramento.

Click here for Lucca's Happy Hour info.

 

4. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse

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Ruth's Chris Steakhouse's happy hour is a great way to get normally-pricey food at an affordable price. with locations on Fair Oaks and in Roseville, this steakhouse with an awesome happy hour really packs the people in. 501 Pavillions Ln, Sacramento.

Click here for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse's happy hour info.

 

3. Firestone Public House

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Firestone Public House continues to be the most popular single location happy hour and considered by many to be the best place to watch a sporting event on The Grid. 1132 16th Street, Sacramento.

Click here for Firestone Public House's Happy Hour info.

 

2. Bento Box

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Bento Box added a midtown location in 2013, and its happy hour has been a hit with nearby office-goers. It's competition is stiff along that stretch of 16th Street, but it's been holding its own. 1101 16th St., Sacramento.

Click here for Bento Box's happy hour info.

 

1. BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse

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Ranked No. 1 for the third year in a row, this chain brewhouse with multiple locations in the Sacramento area, including Natomas, Arden Fair Mall, Elk Grove & Roseville, continues to provide a consistent experience pleasing to the crowds.

Click here for BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse's Happy Hour info.

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