Handle District

The official site of the Handle Business Improvement District (HBID). The HBID includes all restaurants, bars, and breweries, within the boundaries of 18th Street, 19th Street, L Street, and Capitol Avenue in Midtown Sacramento, California. HBID is a benefit assessment district approved by businesses and adopted by the Sacramento City Council to help fund marketing, improvements and sales promotion efforts for Handle District businesses.


Dine & Drink

With over 17 restaurants in just one large city block — the Handle District boasts some of the top restaurants in the region. The district is also home to one of the country’s top chocolate boutiques, award winning coffee, artfully curated wine collections and tastings, and multiple breweries.


Living in the Handle District

Are you interested in living in the heart of Midtown Sacramento? Enjoy some of Sacramento’s best restaurants and shopping right outside your door. The Handle District features beautiful apartments and condominiums. For more information, please visit the following property websites:

L Street Lofts     •     1801 L Street

Shopping in the Handle District

The Handle District is also home to several boutique clothing stores as well as an antique design collective that specializes in furniture and home accessories. Many of the gourmet food providers also sell chocolates, wine, and beer, so finding a unique piece or gift is just steps away.

District Events

District Programs


The Board of Directors has programmed for many of the improvements to the streetscape (sidewalks, alleys and streets).  This has included the doubling of street lights in the district, pedestrian safety improvements, new trash and recycling cans, 50 new bike parking spots, district signs and more.  Because of the high cost of improvements, it can often take multiple years to accumulate the funds needed to complete a project.  


The Handle District manages a year round maintenance program to address litter, graffiti, event cleanup, trash can pickup and other related services in the one block area.  The maintenance team also actively monitors dumpster issues, installs the street banners and waters the plant baskets.


The Handle District’s original valet kiosk is located on Capitol Avenue at 18th Street.  Staff in Handle District uniforms are available during lunch and dinner hours every week from Tuesday through Sunday (?).  A second kiosk is operating for a trial period on L Street in front of the L Street Lofts. This service is currently available only on Friday and Saturday evenings from 4/5 p.m. to 10/11 p.m.



In coordination with the Sacramento Police Department, the Handle addresses such challenges as noise abatement, panhandling, traffic control, and trespassing. SPD also assists the Handle with portable radio communications.