Where to go for the Best Burgers and Beer in Sacramento

Is there such a thing as “the best burger”? In Sacramento, there’s not just one great burger, but enough mouth-watering goodness for your whole vacation. And what good is a burger without a crisp brewski to wash it all down? Even though the origin of the hamburger remains unclear, we’re positive that you will find your new favorite patty in Sacramento. Whether you’re looking for a farm-to-table burger or a classic staple, we’ve got you covered. And when we talk about breweries in Sacramento, we mean serious business. We’re sure you’ll find your new favorite craft draft in Northern California!

Hard Rock Sacramento wants to make sure that your vacation or staycation is complete with some of the best food and drinks in town. Try out some of the best burgers and beer in the city and always remember Sacramento as a mecca for tasty dishes!

Best Burgers in Sacramento

Is there such a thing as “the best burger”?To answer your question accurately, we believe there isn’t just one best burger in Sacramento, but enough mouth-watering goodness for you to dub multiple locations as your favorite.. And what good is a burger without the best beer to wash it all down? Even though the origin of the hamburger remains unclear, we’re positive that you will find your new favorite patty in Sacramento. Whether you’re looking for a farm-to-fork  burger or a classic staple, we’ve got you covered. Not only do we know burgers, but when we talk about Sacramento beer and breweries, we mean serious business. 

Hard Rock Sacramento wants to make sure that your vacation or staycation is complete with some of the best food and drinks in town. Try out some of the best burgers and beer in the city and always remember Sacramento as a mecca for tasty dishes!

Best Burger #1: Hard Rock Cafe

It all started in London with two Americans, Bisaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, who were simply looking for a classic American burger. They decided to go ahead and open their own diner to satisfy the craving. In fact, the two were only granted a 6-month lease because no one believed this random idea would actually turn into a success, but these people were wrong. In 1971, Hard Rock Cafe was born. Now if you’re looking for a classic rock n’ roll burger, you can find one at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento. Indulge in a legendary lunchtime steak burger or give into your late night cravings with the double decker, Hard Rock delivers it all, just moments from your suite.

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hard rock cafe original legendary burger

Best Burger #2: Squeeze Burger

Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives with Guy Fieri, Squeeze Burger is home of the cheese skirt and offers one of the best burgers in Sacramento, CA. Originally known as The Squeeze Inn, because you literally had to “squeeze in” to get a seat, Squeeze Burger was born from the love of burgers, music, and of course, cheese. When it comes to ordering, you can’t go wrong with their most famous menu item, the Squeeze with Cheese burger.The Squeeze with Cheese consists of grilled onions, thousand Island dressing, and all the fixings. But what the restaurant and burger is really known for is the “cheese skirt.” Their one of a kind cheese skirt  is a patty of cheddar cheese that’s crisped up on the grill and hangs off your burger as you enjoy the savory goodness. Stop by to enjoy great music, hot food, and cheese!

Best Burger #3: Scott’s Burger Shack

If you’re looking for a vintage vibe when it comes to your Sacramento burger experience, look no further than Scott’s Burger Shack. This 1950’s inspired burger stop will have you feeling nostalgic from the moment you sit down at your picnic table, all the way to your last bite. Family owned and operated, Scott’s Burger Shack has been feeding locals and visitors since the 80’s, delivering nothing but perfect for every order. Enjoy big taste, low prices, and an atmosphere perfect for enjoying your new favorite burger. With everything from classic double cheeseburgers to specialty patties, Scott’s has something for everyone.

Best Burger #4: Broderick Roadhouse

Welcome to the ultimate location for over the top burgers in Sacramento. First established and created in a food truck, Broderick has transformed into much more as they deliver mouth watering burgers across their soon to be, six locations. With 12 specialty burgers available on the menu, you’re sure to find the one that satisfies your taste buds. Not to mention, vegetarian and vegan options are also available so everyone can enjoy Broderick without restrictions. And did we mention that Broderick is known for local craft beer? That’s right, get the best burgers and beer in Sacramento all in one location!

Man enjoying a burger at a Sacramento restaurant

Best Burger #5: South

Known for contemporary Southern cuisine and history, South is the perfect location for traditional soul food. Bringing New Orleans roots to Northern California, N’Gina Guyton draws inspiration from her family traditions and serves up tasty plates full of crave-worthy foods. With the help of Ian Kavookjian, the two have created a dining location like no other, and there’s proof in every bite! This grass-fed burger, held together by melted American cheese and topped with the South’s house-made special sauce, is one of the best burgers in Sacramento, but you’ll have to try it for yourself. Add a side of fried green tomatoes for a real Southern experience in the North.

There are a variety of amazing locations in Sacramento for a burger that will keep you coming back for more. If the five locations above didn’t wet your whistle, then try out the following restaurants and get your burger on:

Best Breweries #1: Alaro Craft Brewery

Located in the heart of Midtown Sacramento, Alaro is delivering cold drafts as one of Sacramento’s oldest breweries. With over 30 years of brewing experience, Alaro provides some of the best local crafts around and defines what a Sacramento beer is supposed to taste like. In addition to local craft beers, this Sacramento brewery is one of the region’s top rated locations for farm-to-fork food. Stop by during your next trip to Midtown and enjoy a crispy craft draft.

Best Breweries #2: Fieldwork Brewing Company

Originally founded in Berkeley, CA, Fieldwork Brewing Company offers the best place for a small and quiet Sacramento drinking experience. The  Sacramento Fieldwork location is one of six in California, centered right in the most popular and vibrant parts of the city. Order a beer flight to enjoy a variety of brews, get your favorite by the glass, or grab a beer to go from their ever-changing and fresh tap list. Whether you’re looking for a pale ale or a porter, Fieldwork has nothing but the latest dispatches for all to enjoy.

Man holding two beers available at Fieldwork Brewing Company in Sacramento

Best Breweries #3: Device Brewing Company

After studying structural engineering at UCSD and working in his field of expertise, Ken Anthony was craving a new professional venture. Sparked from a fascination started by his dad that grew after visiting local breweries and taprooms, Device Brewing Company was born in 2013. Through the years, Ken and his wife Melissa have been able to perfect their craft as they now distribute to over 2,500 retailers. Whether you’re looking for year round beers or a seasonal craft, you’re sure to find the one for you at Device. 

Best Breweries #4: New Glory

Though they’re small in size, New Glory delivers big and daring artisan craft brews and flavors. Fueled by the motto that beer is alive and will always be forever changing and evolving, this brewery is run by people that love drinking beer the most. With no brew style out of reach, the taproom always has new ingredients, seasonal styles, and bold flavors. When it comes to selecting a beer, there are a variety of choices on tap from breweries all around. In addition to these selections, New Glory offers their own beers, so you’re sure to find the best Sacramento beer there is! 

Flight of beers available in Sacramento

Best Breweries #5: Oak Park Brewing Co.

Our last callout on your Sacramento brewery tour is providing a laid back environment for all to stop by, chill out, and enjoy a cold one together. Oak Park Brewing Co. is bringing the community together, one beer at a time! With a heavy focus on the locals that make up the area, OPB is the spot for hosting beer releases, benefits concerts, local nonprofits, and much more. Next time you’re looking for a Sacramento staple, stop by OPB to meet the brewers, taste some beer, and enjoy some local events. You’re sure to understand what the Sacramento community is made of, in more ways than one.

There is plenty of Sacramento to explore, especially when it comes to whetting your whistle. If you’re looking to extend your brewery crawl while visiting the area, there are many more  unique breweries to enjoy. Stop by one, or all, of the following locations for maximum fun:

Now that you know where this city stands when it comes to the best burgers and brews, it’s time to start planning your trip to Sactown. There are a variety of fun things to do while staying in the area or exploring your hometown, and we’re not just talking about eating! Let Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento be your host for your next vacation (or staycation) to Northern California. With everything from amazing rooms & suites to the exciting casino floor and unmatchable amenities, here at Hard Rock Sacramento, we know how to treat our guests.