Offbeat Finds

Tired of frequenting the same old hangouts? Walk on the wild side with strange brews, outlandish eateries and odd establishments of all kinds with our list of CITY treasures that offer a few surprises.

Updated: July 15, 2003

Where to Eat and Drink

Pancake Circus

2101 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818

Tacky circus-animal prints adorn the brown-and-orange '70s color scheme, but everyone's eyes are on the famous biscuits and gravy.

Ink Eats & Drinks

2730 N St, Sacramento, CA 95816

Show off your tats, listen to the DJ spinning techno and order kicked-up fare like grilled shrimp and beef skewers.

Elephant Bar Restaurant

6063 Sunrise Mall, Citrus Heights, CA 95610

Crest Cafe

1017 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814

Bask under the glow of the Crest Theatre lights while a sparkly belly dancer shimmies up to your table.