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A group of friends dining outside. Discover 4 restaurants and bars in Sacramento that you’ll love.

Sacramento is known for its excellent food scene, and now that restaurants are opening up for indoor dining again, it’s a great time to enjoy a cocktail and support a local business. Whether you’re dining indoors, on the patio, or taking your drink to go, these four Sacramento favorites are serving up creative cocktails you’ll love… all served over crystal clear ice! Find your new favorite spot for a night out below.

Enjoy A Drink Over Clear Block Ice At These 4 Local Sacramento Bars

Image of an artisan ice cube stamped with The Snug logo.
Image Credit: Anna Wick

The Snug
What You’ll Love: 
Cocktails with a giant hamburger? Yes, please. The Snug offers exquisite cocktails, which are excellent paired with the best comfort food around from their popup restaurant, Snug Jr.

Try one of their popular cocktails, like:

  • Snug No. 1, a smoked old fashion made with California brandy.
  • Truly Scrumptious, with Pisco, pear brandy, lime, and pineapple.

Both are served over crystal clear, custom-stamped Block Ice, of course.

When To Visit:
Craving a Snug cocktail? You’ve got options!

Stop by the Doobie Bar at 1800 15th Street, Suite F, Thursday through Sunday from 6 pm to 1 am. Or, get your drink to go from their popup Snug Jr!

Image of an artisan ice cube stamped with the Kru logo.
Image Credit: KRU Sacramento on Instagram

Kru
What You'll Love: 

Kru serves up contemporary Japanese cuisine. Founded by chef Billy Ngo, Kru offers exciting dishes paired with delicious drinks. They’re open for both dine-in and to-go service. Their menus are updated daily, so there’s always something fun to try.

Swing in and try the Kru Old-Fashioned with Suntory Toki Whisky, Ginger, and Chocolate Bitters over clear, craft Block Ice.

When To Visit:
Stop by their location on Folsom Boulevard for happy hour or dinner Monday through Sunday.

Image of an artisan ice cube stamped with the Saigon Alley logo.
Image Credit: Saigon Alley on Instagram

Saigon Alley
What You'll Love:

Saigon Alley is a Vietnamese restaurant and bar located in Downtown Sac. Their dishes include traditional flavors and recipes from Vietnam, infused with a modern American twist. Match one of their tasty dishes with something from the cocktail menu for an unforgettable meal.

The Jasmine Old Fashioned, served on our stamped craft ice, is made with jasmine tea, Dickel rye, honey, and house orange bitters.

When To Visit:
Happy hour is 4 pm through closing for dine-in only.

Image of an artisan ice cube stamped with the C. Knight Steakhouse logo.
Image Credit: C. Knight's Steakhouse on Instagram

C. Knight's Steakhouse
What You'll Love:

Located in El Dorado Hills, CA, C. Knight's Steakhouse is the perfect stop if you're looking to get away from the city for a night out. Enjoy a juicy steak with one of their creative cocktails.

Choose from an excellent bar list, with drinks like:

  • The Last Knight, with gin, chartreuse, lime juice, and maraschino liqueur.
  • The Merci Michele, a play on the classic French 75.

 
Their drinks are served over clear ice so you can enjoy the experience from the first sip to the last.

When To Visit:
They offer lunch and dinner in El Dorado Hills, from noon to 8 pm Sunday-Thursday, and until 9 pm Friday and Saturday.

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