98% love it
A big city fave
With two stories of dancing and drinking, the giant disco ball brings the dance floor to life.
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    • sherblarson
      sherblarson Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Sunday Funday
      Great Sunday hangout. Can't beat prices and decent pours. Retro vids mixed in with some current stuff.

    • Jocks_n_Leather
      Jocks_n_Leather Over a year ago
      Hates it

      just ok
      Visited on a Wednesday night during happy hour. In my opinion was a decent mid of men and women and bartender seemed more interested and willing to serve those she knew at the bar while I waited about 15 minutes.

    • Mdyda
      Mdyda Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A good time
      Nice Sunday diversion! The cute young bar back is the hotest man in the place!

    • My #1 hometown spot.
      If I have the night off at home, this is where you'll find me. Yes, I hit all the other clubs in the area, but I almost always end up back here by last call. + Anyone is welcome and everyone is friendly. I meet the nicest gay & lez folks, straight couples, groups of straight girls, and even a couple of other T-girls now and then. + Most nights the music is great, up-to-date high-energy (a few weeknights some guest DJs play some odd stuff, but never on important nights). + No cover Sun-Thurs and usually only $6 or $7 on Friday and Saturday. + Bartenders know how to mix a drink and the bar is set up to allow them to work efficiently and offer bars pace to hang out. + COAT CHECK (downstairs). Seriously, in the winter, this is awesome.

    • ar_munoz
      ar_munoz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The place to be!
      always the go-to bar every Friday or Saturday night to steam off stress! woot!

    • rusty1325
      rusty1325 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      march /26th
      we are a bi couple looking for a nice place to sit and meet like minded people. we will be in Sacramento march 26th to the 1st of April.

    • drix190
      drix190 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      All Flavors
      Sang some karaoke, danced in the back, bought several drinks. Lesbian at door was cool, and CLEARLY in-charge. Mixed company, met an awesome local str8 couple out to have a good night. Lots of room. Not pretentious. Pretty good party - even for a Thursday.

    • TraLyte
      TraLyte Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Took an quick run to Sac on Thursday from Reno with a few friends. We needed a change of scenery and Badlands was just what the Dr. ordered. Had a great time.

    • monaural
      monaural Over a year ago
      Loves it

      good dance spot
      Nicely decorated, packed dance floor, good bar, good music. Loved the straight muscle guy simultaneously getting off on the gay attention, while clinging to his girlfriend for dear life. Gogo boys were not bad (could actually move) and are easy access on dancefloor. Surprising (and annoying) number of people just standing on the dancefloor in spite of the good music selection.

    • caseyb
      caseyb Over a year ago
      Loves it

      People place
      Jay the bartender rocks!!!!!

    • MikelC
      MikelC Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Awesome club!
      Dancing, videos, three floors, patio, deck...hit it! Who needs San Fran?

    • tigerlady62
      tigerlady62 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Lost a good man Pops
      Badlands just recently lost security gaurd"pops" is what all called him. He made a difference and will always be in our hearts. Badland is a great people and just have fun

    • GuyDads
      GuyDads Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Favorite club to visit
      Everytime we visit Sacramento we dance until closing at Badlands. The club is spread out over three floors. It has four bars, a patio area and a balcony that overlooks the dance floor and the outside street. The crowd was diverse and friendly. The music and videos were good. Beautiful club that makes the ones in SF look worn and dumpy.

    • Tio
      Tio Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Sunday Happy Hour!
      Just the best spot in Sacramento for hanging out on a Sunday with friends, doing a little drinking, dancing, schmoozing. The barmen are good, the people friendly and cuddly.