I have been doing stand-up comedy for a little over a month now, and since then I started I have learned a lot about presentation, timing, and stage presence. When I initially started attending the Sacramento Comedy Spot’s open mic, there were a few disheartening nights where my material received no reaction from the crowd. After each show, the few friends who witnessed my set and I would visit a bar across the street called The Tank House and discuss the positives and deltas of the evening. We would go over the material itself, my comfortability on stage, the impact of crowd presence, and how I was relative to other sets over a few beers and some delicious barbeque pulled pork.
I frequented that establishment at least five times in the last month and have yet to have negative experience. Their menu consists of amazingly smoked beef brisket, pulled pork, seasoned chicken, baby back ribs, and hot links served with smoky, spicy mustards; all of which are served a la carte or with in a hoagie style sandwich. Their sides include the typical barbeque side: coleslaw, mac and cheese, tater tots, salads, cornbread, and greens. However, nothing compares to their dirty tots. These extra crispy tater tots lathered in cheese sauce and topped with a heap of juicy, smoked pulled pork are the quintessential comfort food that consoled me after a night of watching and performing cringe-worthy comedy.
Although their draft beer selection is a tad bit limited relative to the other Sacramento bars, they do feature local brewers and have a great selection of canned beers. I totally recommend this place if you are looking for some late night grub, a low-key sports bar atmosphere, or a smoky, picnic style outdoor patio environment.