Man there is an @#% load of clubs downtown around J st and 16th. Google them cause there's quite a few. Saturday night downtown you can just be on thestreets and follow the ladies there'll be plenty of people and the girls will always lead you to the happening spot. There's also Mandagos in elk gorvethat is a hit or miss during the week, but usually crackin thurs - sat night. There's one in Sac too off of Fulton blvd but its been dead recently. Thelocal Sac State bar is Stingers off of La Riviera and that's also a hit or miss, but if you catch it when there's a soriety, JACKPOT! Hope that wassome help.
you should check out mix on L street....its around the corner form the park. Upscale dress code.....There is also a few more upscale bars on J street that areright next to each other (blue cue, aura, gv hurleys)....if you want more low key, there is club 2me, chargans, streets of london, R15....man, there areactually a ton of places downtown to hang out. Also, 2nd saturdays are cool. There is all kinds of art shows and bands playing all over