Centrally located in the heart of Midtown in the historic location of one of Sacramento’s first craft breweries, Alaro ranks as both, one of Sacramento’s most heavily awarded breweries and one of the regions top-rated farm to fork restaurants. By pairing craft beer that is made on site, with Spanish inspired Tapas, Sophisticated Pub Food, a full Craft Cocktail program and a well curated Wine list, Alaro is a Midtown favorite. Our beautiful but casual interior and multiple outdoors patios allows for a variety of dining experiences.
Alaro is perfectly located within walking distance of the Golden 1 Center, Sacramento Convention Center, many Performing Arts Theaters such as the The Sofia, Broadway Sacramento, Sacramento Theatre Co, Capital Stage and just a block from the Midtown Farmers Market.
Being one of the best breweries in Sacramento is no accident. Brewing craft beer is our passion, built on over 30 years of combined brewing experience. We value elegance over gimmicks and believe that great beer is achieved by skillful design, talented execution and an uncompromising commitment to use only the best ingredients available.
We believe that a local brewery should be more than just your local brewpub. To us, local is a commitment to local partnerships and some of our partners include: Admiral Maltings, UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program, California Beer Farms and more.
Our selection of IPA’s, Pilsners, Stouts, Ales, Lagers & classic beer styles are consistently rated some of the best beer in Sacramento, including our flagship Castillo IPA, which took the honor of a Gold Medal at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival. The GABF is the most respected commercial beer competition in the world and we were proud to not only bring home the only GABF Gold medal awarded to Sacramento but also to become the youngest brewery to ever win Gold at the GABF.
Alaro Craft Brewery & Restaurant has curated one of the most unique & critically acclaimed menus found at a brewpub. A Spanish-inspired menu that is flexible yet sophisticated enough to intrigue even the most discerning food critic. Our food is vibrant, delicious and varied, everything from seasonal small plates meant to be shared to creative Signature Dishes such as our Pulpo Gallego, a Slow Poached Wild Spanish Octopus, and Gambas al Ajillo, Succulent Head-On Prawns in a bright sauce of Garlic, Smoked Paprika and Lemon or our Hogs & Rocks, a dish of Tender Braised Pork Cheeks, Sweet Manila Clams & Crispy Potatoes over a Rich & Savory Paprika Sauce. Classic pub fare is not ignored either with a sublime Burger made from locally raised Grass fed Beef, Wild Rock Cod Tacos or our Reuben Sandwich made with House Braised Corned Beef, Manchego Cheese & Sauerkraut. Soul Satisfying Veggie Tacos, Fried Pickles with Caper Aioli, Seasonal Salads and even Organic Soft Serve Ice Cream!
We all have the freedom to drink without borders, to enjoy a wide range of styles, regions, and grapes. From a sophisticated Rosé of Pinot Noir from Mendocino California to deliciously big, rich and multi-layered old vine red from Southeast Spain, we are proud to highlight many fine Spanish wines, as well as selections from France, Germany, Uruguay and California.
With native Spanish varietals such as Tempranillo, Garnacha Tinta, Monastrell, Albariño & Verdejo, the uniqueness and authenticity of these wines stem from their strong regional ties to the native grape varieties used to make them—which are as diverse as Spain’s wine regions.
Even our house made Sangria demands a great wine. Using a Garnacha from Calatayud, Spain, we gain intense aromas of ripe, red fruits and some spicy, balsamic sensations to lend complexity to our Sangria that is full of fruit and liveliness.
It is rare to see a craft brewery that not only offers a full bar but one that features a craft cocktail program with an impressive selection of signature cocktails. Our talented mixologists and creative bartenders use thoughtfully sourced spirits, fresh fruit & juices, housemade syrups and local ingredients in their expertly handcrafted cocktails. We offer well made classics such as our Perfect Old Fashioned, innovative signature cocktails like our best selling Corazon Margarita made with Blood Orange, Passionfruit & Pomegranate and creative twists to classics such as our Fino Martini made using a Barbadillo Fino, a type of Sherry made near the region of Jerez, Spain, Helix French Vodka and Napa made Lo-Fi Genatian Amaro. Our cocktail menu is creative, seasonal and often utilizes our housemade Craft Beer in our creations making it craft on craft!