The spots that are hot

This article from the Sacramento Business Journal reminded me of an idea I’ve been thinking about for quite some time. I’d would like for our readers to comment on this post with locations in Sacramento that they know for certain offer free wireless internet service. I know there are tons of sites out there that claim to index these *hotspots* for you, but they are rarely up to date.

I’ll start. I know that Panera Bread offers free Internet service to its customers. I’ve used the one on Howe Avenue many times without fail.

So there you have it, Sacramento. Get out there and find some wifi and report back with your findings. I’ll add a category for this topic (*Free WiFi*) for easy reference later.

UPDATE: Thanks for all of your comments. I think our list is turning out quite nicely. Here’s our Google map.

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25 thoughts on “The spots that are hot”

  1. Sac-eats and I just noticed the other night that the Asian buffet at near Watt & El Camino that’s in the spot of the former Palomino Room has free WiFi. Tums not included.


  2. I know for a fact that if you sit in your car on the corner of Valley Hi and Franklin (the southeast corner) you pick up WiFi from “elchupanibre”

    Oh the lengths we’ll go to when your cable is out and homework is due online!


  3. Rubicon Brewing Company
    La Trattoria Bohemia
    Sac State (you can apply to access as a ‘guest’)

    (I’ll keep editing this comment and adding to it as more come to me)


  4. Any branch of the Sacramento Public Library.

    Also, last November, Weatherstone (the coffee shop on 21st between H and I) had free internet, but I’ve heard through the grapevine they’ve changed their name. I don’t know if they’ve changed the wifi.



  5. The MARRS Building on 20th St provides free wireless internet.

    So you can drink your Peet’s coffee while “working” online.


  6. Who’s turn is it to add all of these places to a google map post a link on the home page?

    NOT IT!


  7. Here are some Downtown/Midtown spots that I don’t think have been mentioned:

    Java City on 18th and Capital.
    Beach Hut Deli on J Street.
    N Street Cafe.
    True Love Coffee on K Street.
    Old Soul on L Street.
    58 Degrees on 18th Street.
    Coffee Garden on Franklin.
    Bistro 33 on 16th.


  8. Baker’s Square in West Sacramento and Lyon’s on Watt & Folsom Blvd and the Red Cross building behind that Lyon’s.


  9. Peet’s Coffee & Tea went live with their free Wi-Fi service recently.
    The details:
    » Start computer and confirm wireless card is turned on
    » View available wireless networks and select PEETS
    » Open a web browser and enter your desired website
    » Enter your access code on the login page and click submit
    » That’s it – You now have 2 hours of free internet access!
    I haven’t tried it yet, so please comment if your experiences using the service.


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