Bonn Lair

3651 J St, Sacramento
(916) 455-7155

Recent Reviews

France Driscoll

Very much like a traditional UK pub experience. Food good & hearty. Bar good also. Atmosphere and clientele outstanding. Like the old country. My fav: Fish n chips. Prices reasonable. Service charming and friendly.

Cameron Brownfield

Only has beer on tap, beer selection for draft is small, only 2 from Germany on draft made me a bit sad.The food was not good, very mediocre.Worth coming of you just want a Kölsch and to hang out for a bit, but I'd leave it there in terms of ordering.

Carlos H.

I had dinner here last weekend and it was absolutely fantastic. The corned beef and scotch eggs were great. The staff was excellent, and very friendly. Highly recommend!

Kristian D.

I had a great time celebrating English New Year at Bonn Lair. This small English style pub is located in East Sacramento and is a nice neighborhood establishment. They are designed to resemble an authentic small town pub you might find in England. There is limited parking in the area, so be prepared to walk or get a ride.First off, Bonn Lair only serves beer and wine - no spirits. This can be a little frustrating, but they have a good selection of beers on tap. I got a wonderful Fullers ESB and gave it an encore. Note that they serve large pints here so watch out. The interior is very cute with lots of exposed Timbers and English items. There are a few large booths, a small bar, and a few tables scattered about. The back patio is covered but may be chilly in poor weather. The booths are wooden making a long night a bit challenging with an older back. It can get crowded quick too. Our food was very good. I was game to try their poutine and was rewarded with a generous and fairly authentic version. My mates had the fried fish as combo and sandwich. Both were happy with the results and the fish looked good and authentic. It took a decent time to get the food, but the kitchen likely cooks to order. Overall, Bonn Lair is a great local bar for those living in the area. Several big downsides make it tough to warrant a drive from further out, but locals enjoy this little slice of England in Sacramento.

Community F.

I've been going to this place for 20 years, it was a great mom and pop soccer pub before children took it over. Now it's owned by their kid who are running it into the ground. The food has gone to shit, disrespectful and discriminating bar staff with no experience running a bar or pub, if an argument breaks out and it appears a fight will ensue, expect bar staff to hide. Mom and dad use to sponsor majority of the soccer teams fees and of course the team would bring their friends and family to the pub in return. Now the children owners sponsor an extremely small percentage of soccer fees and bitch at the team's about why teams don't want to visit or bring friends to Bonn Lair.

Alex Ranazzi

Amazing selections for beer and great traditional pub food. Service is perfect.

Kay Lou Polkinghorn

Love this little authentic pub. Great selection of beers, friendly staff, good service. Inside and outside seating available.

Cynthia Wright

10 years ago this place was amazing, very authentic, now I see a mix of english, german, italian food and more. No more English football. Completely Americanized. VERY DISAPPOINTING

Michael Holmes

Great place for Fish & Chips! Great atmosphere, excellent beer selection. The place is very similar to some of the pubs that I enjoyed in Scotland.

Lisa Ferreira

Comfortable atmosphere with comfort food. Pleasant music level. Kind customers and staff. Great place to relax.

Bruce Burns

I liked the Engish/Scottish vibe and the pretzel was awesome but I made the mistake of ordering Bratwurst and got Loisiana Hot Links. As I was deployed to Germany and was in New Orleans 6 mos ago I do know the difference. Order the Bangers and Mash

Devin Thurston

Often the best Fish & Chips in town. Great place to go and watch a soccer match. Always a friendly atmosphere, definitely recommend for an authentic pub experience in Sacramento.

Matthew J Meyer

Great atmosphere, great people!!

Kyle Rovane

This place is a little hole in the wall and the beer and ciders are so good. I will definitely be coming back here. It is your classic old school style pub.

Jonathan Reafsnyder

One of the few "soccer" pubs we have. It's perfect. Beer and wine only. They show almost any soccer game worth it's salt. Food is shockingly good for a small place. Place to love

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