Celebrate your Graduate

Marlee Wallace

It’s graduation season and as you know the Golden 1 Center and Memorial Auditorium are not exactly places of higher learning, but they are beautiful settings to celebrate your graduates! Here are some places to take your friends and family for a post-graduation meal or picking up a (last-minute) gift!

Restaurants near Golden 1 Center

Butcher and Barrel

A beautiful restaurant with a unique dining experience – an upscale menu including mouth-watering, dry-aged steaks, burgers, and expertly crafted cocktails – all in an elevated casual atmosphere!

Polanco Cantina

Right outside of G1C, Polanco has indoor and outdoor seating options with a fun vibe! They serve Mexican-inspired familiar favorites and celebrates the bounty of central California.

Prelude Kitchen & Bar

Near both graduation sites, Prelude Kitchen & Bar chefs work directly with local farmers to source fresh, local ingredients for their restaurant.

Bear & Crown

A British Pub in Old Sac with a full bar, lounge seating space, cozy booths, a watch room for sports, pool tables, and a large outdoor patio with a fire pit.

Restaurants near Memorial Auditorium

Mayahuel

At Mayahuel, every detail embraces art – cuisine, drinks, murals, music, and artisanal tequila and mezcals. The restaurant is beautiful and the food is great, then even have a dedicated vegan menu.

Prelude Kitchen & Bar

Near both graduation sites, Prelude Kitchen & Bar chefs work directly with local farmers to source fresh, local ingredients for their restaurant.

Brasserie du Monde

Straight out of Ratatouille, this French Fine Dining restaurant is sure to impress! A unique dining experience that showcases their commitment to superior quality food, drinks, and exceptional service.

Capitol Garage

Capitol Garage is an underrated celebration spot! Their food always hits, they have unique menu items and their staff is incredible.

Gifts

Bloem Decor Florist

If your graduation is on a weekday, pick up a bouquet to say congrats!

Lids DOCO

Get some new Kings gear to commemorate the day.

Super Silver Sacramento

Treat your grad to new bling!

Capital Books

For the book loving graduates, Capital Books will have the perfect book to say, “Congrats!”

 

Congrats, grads! My aunt always liked to tell me, “The tassel is worth the hassle.” We here at Downtown Sac wish you the best of luck in your new chapters and hope you always remember your graduation as a fun day spent celebrating your accomplishments. Come back and visit us!

 

Featured photo courtesy of Sacramento State