Located in the Central District just a stones throw from old town, this British pub offers a full bar with a fine selection of European lagers and ales on tap. The bar menu includes popular British meals such as fish and chips and bangers and mash. True to the nature of a good British pub, several available TV's to watch your favorite European soccer match. On occasion they will have live music, but this is primarily a sports bar with dart boards and pool tables.
Dress Code: Casual Dress
Located on Sutter Street, the Folsom Hotel is possibly the oldest operating establishment in town and definitely has an old western cowboy feel to it. No longer a hotel, this dark and dingy bar does have some charm and character. The Hotel offers a full bar with typical domestic draft beers. The bar food, well, is typical ordinary burger and fries stuff. On the weekends they have live music and dancing. This establishment usually caters to an older 40-50 local crowd. Nice place to pop in and check out what's happening.
Dress Code: Casual dress
Don't let the small size of the place fool you, they have an outstanding selection of 20 premium craft beers on tap, over 100 bottle beers, and food that is truly beyond the typical bar/pub cuisine. Their motto is "no crap on tap", which is a delight to a beer snob like myself. Manderes is located in the Central district of Folsom, just a stones throw from old town. The service is good, the food is great, and the beers are fantastic. Nice place to grab a pint and watch the game or hang out and meet some locals.
Dress Code: Casual dress code
Located on Sutter Street in old town Folsom is Samuel Horne's Tavern. This establishment quietly opened a few months ago and has become a hit with local beer connoisseurs. The ambience of this place is truly old school mixed with a classy feel. The high leather back booth seats, dark wood floor, tin ceiling tile, and open floor plan gives it the feel of a gentlemen's club. The tavern offers an outstanding selection of beers, which include 85 bottle beers and 16 draft beers. To my own personal delight, you will NOT find any popular domestic beer served here, only premium craft micro brews. The owner is very knowledgeable about the brews, so don't be afraid to ask questions and get a sample. Besides the outstanding beer, this establishment offers a good selection of Tavern food. If you are looking for a nice quiet relaxing place to enjoy good beer and good conversation, this is the place.
Dress Code: Casual
Located on the corner of Sutter Street and Riley in old town Folsom, the Power House Pub is the premier spot for live music, dancing, and drinking. This eclectic establishment has something going on each every evening, with Friday and Saturday nights having the best entertainment attracting good local bands and lively crowds. The pub offers a full bar, with a fine selection of good draft beer on tap. During the Spring and Summer months this place is literally jam packed full of people spilling over onto the patio area, where they have an additional outside bar. Check out their web site for weekly events and live bands.
Dress Code: Very casual dress code.
Until just a few years ago Folsom was a town of less than 5,000 people. The heart of this town was, still is and probably will always be, Sutter Street.
The old, historic, Folsom Hotel is probably the number one landmark in old Folsom along with the old Wells Fargo Assay office and the original Train Depot. It was built around 1885 and has quite a bit of history to it.
Nowadays the Hotel has been converted to long term residency but the original bar is still operating and they also have restuarant facilities.
It's the number one watering hole and meeting place for all long time locals along with the Sutter Club which is across the street.
The Hotel has great drinks very reasonably priced, friendly bartenders and a a very diverse clientele of locals and always some tourists...always interesting folks and conversation there.
The restaurant is currently being run by a fellow named, Rick, whom makes one of the best Burger and Fries combos that can be found anywhere...Tasty, with a 'Capital "T" '.
Some pretty good live music too, on the weekends.
I recommend visiting sometime for either a burger or a beer...better yet, both!
This is a small neighborhood bar -kinda like cheers. Great people watching -mostly an over 30 crowd. The margaritas are xtra strong esp if you tip the bartenders well on the first round! The large margarita is humongous. They serve tacos and burritos and there is a great self serve taco bar.
Dress Code: None