Capitol Beer and Taproom

Capitol Beer and TaproomCapitol Beer and Taproom
Capitol Beer and TaproomCapitol Beer and Taproom
Bar, Beer-to-go

2222 Fair Oaks Blvd
Sacramento, California, 95825-5502
United States

(916) 922-1745 | map

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 28
Photo of mrcraft
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Capitol Beer and Taproom is located in a renovated shopping area near Cal State Sacramento. Based on their signage, it's called Cap Tap.

Once you enter, you'll notice it's split into two parts - taproom and bottle shop. The bottle shop was on the smaller side but beers were refrigerated and they carried a good selection. Taproom portion had a bar area with taps and beer menu on the wall. They had seating inside and also a patio area outside.

The servers were friendly and welcoming. The taplist was better than most places. When I went, they had Pliny, Speedway Stout - Vietnamese, Allagash Saison, Lost Abbey Framboise, etc.

I enjoyed my visit. I'm glad I finally made it here after years of wanting to try.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.46/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Popped in while visiting from SoCal. I figured I should give it a try given the ratings and reviews. I think this place should be rated in two parts. First, the bottle shop half. This is simply not up to par. Barely one wall, and nothing out of the ordinary. They did have Parabola, Pugachev's Cobra, and things like this, but this are sitting on shelves everywhere. I just wasn't impressed with the tiny selection. Perhaps I'm spoiled by the insane shops I have visited across the country (SoCal, Columbus, Portland, etc.), to which this does not compare. As for the fact that they also have taps, that's pretty good. The selection was good, but nothing rare. I think there were about 10 beers on tap. Service was OK. There were two people working, and they just talked to each other and never asked me anything, despite the fact that I was the only one there. I asked about a beer as I was checking out, and the guy said to check the website as it's updated frequently. Really? Come on - you gotta have better service than this. Overall, it's an OK place. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit again.

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Photo of warpig372
4.72/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I visited this Taproom during a business visit and made it my last destination of my trip. I'd wish i knew about this place earlier. They have an incredible selection of good taps and bottles for purchase. Strongly recommend you visit this place while in Sacramento.

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Photo of stevoj
4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

The place to go in Sacramento. 20 taps, mostly regional. A few killers as well, tough decisions to be made here, lots of top notch taps. Looks like a normal strip mall eatery, everything changes when you walk through the door.

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Photo of brewgiehowser
4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

I really enjoy Cap Tap. They usually have something pretty awesome on tap and keep their taps rotating regularly. Their bottle selection is really good too. Small (I think they have 5 or 6 fridges plus additional dry shelves), but good. Sometimes I find myself paying a buck or two more than what I may find at other stores, but for the most part their prices are right on par.

One of the better stops in Sac for beer, and bonus points for being a 4 or 5 minute drive down the road from Total Wine.

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Photo of ICMTM
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

They rotate their taps but you can find both solid beers on tap that you have had and new beers that are great! Beertenders know their beers. Their bottle shop carries some harder to come by beers. You can either BYO Food or order it in from somewhere else.

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Photo of phantastiic
4.65/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Got the chance to visit when I was back in town for winter break. In my opinion, one of the better shops to buy bottles at fair prices. COME GET YOUR PLINY HERE for one of the best prices. Bar area is relatively small, but cozy. I didn't feel squished or anything, but it definitely was smaller than other places in Sacramento. Rotating taplist and it did have a selection that catered to everyone. I definitely recommend this place if you're in town for a day or a local.

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Photo of nanandtomfitz
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

A small but welcome shop that benefits from a nice hybrid of bottle shop and bar. Too small to be top of the class at either individually, but for a bottle shop it"s got a great bar, and for a bar it's got an amazing take home selection! They have a few staple brewers that they feature regularly but still plenty of variety and always changing. Can meet you wherever you are at, knowledgeable enough for the serious and friendly enough for the new. Not lots of food options but plenty nearby. Plenty of outside space offsets small inside space. Enjoyable spot and and destined to be a regular spot for those in the neighborhood.

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Photo of 111213forlife
4.33/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

love the chalkboard signs and the awesome selection. whenever i want to try something new and not be let down or disappointed, i come here. then i load up on bottles and ride my bike home. the bottle shop always has something new. i probably eat more of their pretzels than anybody else. oh well. worst thing about this place is how crowded it gets. good for them... just slightly not good for me. love it though. so glad sac has a premier bottle shop.

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Photo of Brennanleroy
4.74/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Excellent selection of beer on tap. Typically 5+ IPA's. Outdoor seating is available and always a good option when it gets crowded inside. Kenny the owner, is knowlegable and very friendly. Outstanding selection of beers in the bottle shop. Food is available from a sushi place next door.

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Photo of Kreko7
5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome taproom with lots of rotating bottles in the small bottle shop gives you lots of choices! The taproom is small but there are always tons and tons of choices! In a great location thats easily accessible. If you're in the Arden area make sure to stop by here. ken is the man!

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Photo of jpcook
4.79/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Nice feel. Great selection. Should be fun in the summer with outdoor seating and possibly music. A Find. The off site sale selection looks very extensive. Tap beers tended to be local good brewerys with top flight others. I think there are 20 beers on tap. Nice way to pick beer with blackboards behind the bar giving you good info. Food available in courtyard.

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Photo of proskate95051
4.8/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

There beer selection is huge, they carry all types of beers, I've been to almost every brewery in the area and this is the icing on the cake I'm just waiting for the palate wrecker to make it way to the tap. Overall I wouldn't definitely recommend this to all and I would definitely go again

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Photo of HopHeadJimmy34
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Well finally Sacramento has a tap room just for beer. Good relaxing place to go if you are looking for something tasty on tap or if you just want a bottle of something good to take home. Ken knows his beer if you want to just talk shop or if you are a newbie to beer. Not too loud at all you can actually hear yourself think. If you are tired of the other pretentious places around town try this place. No food at the place other than pretzel's (which I am fine with). But if you are hungry you can get something from the places around like Tokyo Fros. I can't wait till Sacramento Beer Week. I can just imagine what Ken has planned. CHEERS!!

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Capitol Beer and Taproom in Sacramento, CA
Place rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 28 ratings