Usually when someone says that they need to take a trip to the bank, it sounds like a monotonous, boring errand. The last place I want to be is the bank. However, a remodeled structure in downtown Sacramento is slowly but surely changing our minds.
The Bank, more commonly known as the D.O. Mills Bank Building on the corner of J and 7th, is a revolutionary new entertainment concept piggybacking on Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork initiative. The 30,000 square foot building will house 12 well-known and brand new Sacramento eateries, a few of which will be debuting in the area for the very first time. In addition, an entire vault will be filled with 70 unique taps, bringing a whole new meaning to taproom.
The first floor, lovingly referred to as the culinary concourse, will greet visitors with a 33-foot-long bar and 10+ eateries. Its expansive ballroom-like space entrances passerbys with the scents and smells of some of Sacramento’s favorite food joints and libations. One floor up is the mezzanine where visitors can soak up some of the city’s best views, all while sipping bubbles, regional wine, and craft cocktails. The basement level, where the historic bank vaults live, will offer brews from all over Northern California and all of the flat screen TV’s for watching Kings games that you could need. Additionally, there is space being built and curated for private events from office parties to weddings and receptions.
While the space is still heavily under construction, it’s expected to make its grand debut at the end of the summer. Keeping the original architecture intact, The Bank will serve as the new epicenter of downtown, further contributing to the revitalization of the area. Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork movement is blowing full-steam ahead with the Golden 1 Center, the unveiling of the new water tower, and now the giant food and beverage concourse that will live strategically downtown. With its opening, the managers of The Bank hope that it will become the one-stop shop for game-goers, concert-attendees, and visitors from all over the region.
With its promise of cool cocktails, tasty provisions, and an elevated event space in our beloved downtown Sacramento, we are prepared to spend several weekends (and a few weekday happy hours) running errands at The Bank.