On Sacramento Party Bus's list of favorite karaoke bars in California, Mel-O-Dee Lounge is definitely near the top! That unforgettable dive bar atmosphere (hello velvet wallpaper!) is just perfect for a night of singing your heart out and the happy hour prices and cheap pitchers of beer will keep your wallet happy too. There are TVs here so you'll be able to catch the big events of the night while you're there. As far as the karaoke goes, they've got just about everything for you to choose from, including the golden oldies and today's top hits. Hugely diverse crowd here in every way. We love it!
Address & Phone: 240 El Cerrito Plz | El Cerrito, CA 94530 | (510) 526-2131
Rather than a bar or club, this one is a yearly festival that takes place around the 4th of July in El Cerrito, and it's just such an essential for both residents and visitors alike that we thought it deserved a mention on this page. There's lots to do and see here, including live music, shopping from tons of art vendors and creative types, and just enjoying the incredible atmosphere. The vibe here has a bit of a '70s hippie-ish type of feel to it. It's just so mellow and relaxed with such amazing music and such fun vendors to buy from. We consider this event a top choice if you're traveling with Sacramento Party Bus in early July!
Address & Phone: Cerrito Vista Park | El Cerrito, CA 94530 | (510) 233-0611
Blue Moon Saloon
Blue Moon Saloon is another one of Sacramento Party Bus's favorite dive bars in El Cerrito. This one is open every single night until 2:00 AM and there are TVs and a juke box so you can keep up with the sporting events that are on that night or rock out to the juke box hits all evening long! The prices are super low here as you'd expect them to be at a friendly neighborhood bar. There's a pool table to give you something to do while you chat with your friends, and free popcorn too! Saturdays are always lively here and so are Thursdays and Sundays! Top notch in terms of dive bars!
Address & Phone: 9937 San Pablo Ave | El Cerrito, CA 94530 | (510) 526-1719
The Sky Lounge
The Sky Lounge is another cozy neighborhood spot that we'd file under hidden gems! They've got a variety of music to enjoy here, with the juke box being your best friend on some nights, and the DJ playing that role on others! The drinks are super strong here, never ever watered down. The bartenders are so friendly and knowledgeable about how to make all the best drinks too, whether they're old fashioned ones or something new you just heard of. We also appreciate the fact that they keep the establishment so clean and tidy. Such a great place to visit when traveling with Sacramento Party Bus!
Address & Phone: 10458 San Pablo Ave | El Cerrito, CA 94530 | (510) 525-5340
Another one of the El Cerrito area's great dive bars, Hotsy Totsy is actually located in nearby Albany and it's a must-visit when you're on the road in this area with Sacramento Party Bus! The casual ambiance is just perfect for your smaller celebrations or just for a late-night stop when you want one more drink but everybody else is closed. They're open until 2:00 AM every night of the week and all weekend long so you never have to call and check the hours, though you might want to note that they don't open until 3:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. A must-see!
Address & Phone: 601 San Pablo Ave | Albany, CA 94706 | (510) 526-5986