Harlow's Restaurant & Night

(916) 441-4693

2708 J St, Sacramento, CA | Directions   95816

38.573983 -121.470176

 
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More Categories: Restaurants, Banquet Rooms

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, Live Music, Romantic Nightlife

Bar & Club Type of Music: DJ - Electronica, DJ - Latin & Salsa, DJ - R&B, Funk, Soul & R&B, Jazz, Latin

Cuisine: Italian

Tags: Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Check, Debit Card, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central Sacramento, Midtown

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Harlow's Restaurant & Night

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Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Poor Management – I just moved to Sacramento from Los Angeles. This was one of the first places I have been in the downtown scene. When I first arrived I was a little surprised to see it was so dead considering there were a couple relatively well known bands playing. My first thoughts were they needed a new promoter. I decided to put that behind me, and enjoyed the fairly impressive environment. I started off with a top shelf greyhound, and was happy to find out that it was only $5.50. I was a little shocked though when I went to the bar and ordered 3 shots using the same alcohol as my cocktail, when I heard the bartender say, "ummm how about $25" Well, last I checked $25 does not divide by 3 evenly. Regardless, I gave the lady $28 and said keep the change. After sitting for a few minutes I realized I had clearly been ripped of by some chic trying to make some extra tip money. As a business owner, I decided it was my duty to let the manager know I was pretty certain his bartender was stealing. I was completely embarrassed when the manager basically told me I was a liar. Even if I had made a mistake, no one should ever tell a guest with a party of 8 buying top shelf drinks that they are wrong, even if they are! Disgusted, I walked out with my friends leaving our drinks full and promised I would never return again. If handled properly, this bar would have possibly had repeat business for years which they seem to desperately need. Maybe this place is a bust because the employees there have no clue how to run a business!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great salsa on Sundays! – This is the place for the Salsa crowd on Sunday evenings! Despite a small dance floor, 2 columns in the middle of the dance floor, poor ventilation, and single digit bar and wait staff (don't get thirsty!), the crowds roll up. There's a free lesson first (with $5 cover) which is fun. If you prefer more room to dance, come early, because by 9:30 or 10pm it's often so busy it's hard to avoid bumping. I also recommend checking the website or calling beforehand, because sometimes concerts are scheduled instead of Salsa. Oh, and Margaritas are $3!

Recommends
3.5
over a year ago

Live music awakens this '30s-inspired bar central to Sacramento nightlife. – The Scene
Named after movie siren Jean Harlow, the black- and chrome-filled bar and restaurant evokes the class of old Hollywood with a cigar bar and strong martinis. Neon lights and a young professional crowd provide a modern touch. From couples to girls on a night out--dancing, drinking and chilling can all be accomplished. Weekends provide a riot-worthy crowd, while weeknights are great for romantic night with your special someone.

The Draw
Get a drink at the bar, dance your tail off on the dance floor and then settle down with some jazz upstairs in the MoMo lounge. People easily flow from one area to another without overwhelming each other. From hip-hop to salsa, no one music style dominates. Bands and DJs are regularly scheduled, while a band plays downstairs, a DJ may be upstairs spinning. It's the music that pulls the in-crowd through the front door.

Doesn't Recommend
0.5
over a year ago

no thanks – This is the worst place to see a live show. It's really expensive, the drinks are weak, and you can't hear the music cause all the snooties are talking too loud.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Atmosphere – Great place to have a good times good drinks and also the women are great.

Recommends
4.5
over a year ago

9 – An upscale night club saturated with sophistication and great bands.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome – I love going to Harlow's because there is so much live entainment every week. the people that go there are upscale nice people. The place rocks on Fridays and Saturday, get there before 10:00 pm because if you don't expect a long line to just get in.

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Won for:
Chill Scene (2006)
Dance Club (2006)
Nominations Nominated for:
Dance Club (2007)
Live Music Venue (2007)
Martini (2007)
Romantic Bar (2007)
Singles Scene (2007)
Live Music Venue (2006)
Martini (2006)
Romantic Bar (2006)
Singles Scene (2006)
Date Spot (2005)
Live Music Venue (2005)
Martini (2005)
Singles Scene (2005)
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