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Black-owned Businesses to Support in Midtown Sacramento

January 26th, 2024

Uplifting Black business owners while finding new favorite spots to eat and shop? We’re here for it. Supporting and shopping at Black-owned businesses in Midtown Sacramento is one of the easiest ways to elevate and support entrepreneurs in our small business community.

Our list of more than a dozen Black-owned (and co-owned) businesses in Midtown will help you shop local and build economic vitality and diversity in Midtown. Whether you are looking for a beer to watch your favorite football game or searching for a new hairdresser, there is something for everyone. Read on to find incredible businesses to check out on your next visit to Midtown! 


1804 J Street

Streets Pub & Grub

A classic English-inspired sports pub on J street near the entertainment district of Midtown, Streets Pub & Grub has trivia, karaoke, and a casual all-encompassing menu perfect for late-night bites.

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2718 J Street

The Lock & Key Tapas + Bar

At Lock & Key, find elevated food, drawing from all the region’s excellent local products. They often play on international classics and street food served in the tapas style.

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2301 J Street

Midtown Bakery

A bake shop tucked into the most adorable Victorian home on J Street, Midtown Bakery has cakes, cookies, brownies, and pies. Make this a stop before or after the Midtown Farmers Market on Saturdays for fresh morning pastries.

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2315 K Street

The Flamingo House

One of Sacramento’s most vibey bars, Flamingo House renovated an old Victorian home painted pink into an elevated social club and bar. Dance the night away with friends sippin’ on delicious cocktails in their lounge area or enjoy their spacious back patio and flamingo-inspired decorations. 

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1009 22nd Street, Suite 100

Waxing Crescent

If you’re anxious about body waxing, Waxing Crescent specializes in thorough, non-rushed, minimal-pain body waxing. Jazmin Davis, the owner of Waxing Crescent, greets every client with open arms and loves to work individually with clients to clear up issues about their skin. 

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1816 L Street

D20 Dental

Sacramento’s first dental spa, D20 Dental, is a green dentist practice committed to minimizing their environmental footprint while offering their patients a spa-like tranquil setting including relaxing aromatherapy products, noise cancellation headsets and five star service. Book an appointment today to optimize your dental health in the most relaxing setting possible. 

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1804 J Street

The Loc Bar

A salon on J Street, The Loc Bar specializes in natural hair care, locs and braids including butterfly locs, soft locs, knotless braids, box braids, and more. Elevate your hair and experience great service from a Sacramento braider and licensed cosmetologist. 

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805 16th Street

Studio 64 Photography

A fully equipped photography and rental studio, Studio 64 offers artists the tools and properties to help photographers and videographers achieve their dreams. The uplifting studio is a judgment-free zone that allows members to build their skills and portfolio without breaking the bank. 

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1812 J Street, Suite 22

Create & Bloom Studios

Create & Bloom Studios is a portrait studio with natural light and plenty of props to pose with!

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1510 16th Street

Brandon’s Barbershop

Brandon’s Barbershop offers professional grooming for everyone. The resident barbers are known for their precise cuts and shaves, excellent customer service, and friendly atmosphere.

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117 18th Street

Self Designs Art Gallery

Self Designs Art Gallery is a vibrant art gallery in Midtown, featuring a wide variety of local artists and musicians from different creative backgrounds. During the warmer months, they host Courtyard Concerts at 1801L Apartments, and regularly activate their studio with open mic nights, fashion shows, networking events, and so much more.

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2228 J Street

Stylz Tattoo

The Tattoo and Piercing Artists at Stylz are ready to bring your ideas to life with quality artistry and customer service. Stylz Tattoo artists specialize in custom tattoos of all styles: Realism, Script, Watercolor, New School, Old School, Traditional, Japanese, Full Color, Portraits, Black and Gray, and Polynesian Maori Tribal.

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2300 J Street

Crystal Nugs

Maisha Bahati is the first Black and Women-owned cannabis dispensary in Sacramento.

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When you support Midtown businesses, you are part of celebrating our diverse culture, creativity, and vibrancy of Midtown. Don’t forget to follow these businesses on social media and check out their websites. Share your photos on Instagram and tag us @ExploreMidtown for a chance to be featured!