Photos: Nicolette Skidmore

Late-Night Sacramento Enters a New Era

Summer nights in Sacramento have never been cooler, as the Delta breeze soothes midtown and leaves city dwellers craving a bite and a pint. So in perfect fashion, Federalist Public House extended their hours until 2AM, Thursday- Saturday, to offer a safe haven for these weary souls. After a sweaty night of dancing at Press Club or Faces, Federalist is the perfect spot to refresh or refuel.

Tucked inside a series of shipping containers that house the city’s funkiest restaurant space, Federalist Public House has also debuted a by-the-slice pizza program that caters to the after-hours crowd. At just $5 a slice, this late-night pizza tastes great even if you’re sober.

Federalist specializes in choice ingredients, such as buffalo mozzarella, organic house sauce made from crushed San Marzano tomatoes, and cured meats from Fra’ Mani Handcrafted foods.

The cold-fermented sourdough crust transforms into a chewy and pleasingly charred “leopard spotted” texture as it cooks in Federalist’s wood-fired oven. So, no worries here about waking up with a grease hangover.

Federalist’s late-night menu has also introduced new items, including a house salad and an arugula and quinoa salad, to cap the evening with a fresh and filling kick.

And what better way to transition out of Sacramento’s triple-digit temperatures than with a pint of craft beer? Federalist’s beer offerings include some local favorites, such as Track 7, Device, Ruhstaller, Firestone Walker, and sour-funk beers from Blue Note.

Situated in a lively and accessible alley space, late nights will thrive at Federalist. With rounds of bocce ball, plenty of pizza and ice cream sandwiches to nosh on, and space to hang with friends. it’s a pretty ideal spot to bask in Sacramento’s summer breeze.

Visit Federalist in the alley on 20th and N St.