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The Snug

Cuisine: Irish

Essential Information

1800 15th St., Sacramento, CA 95811

This diminutive new R Street bar from brothers Simon and Henry de Vere White (of De Vere’s Irish Pub), offers a plethora of “snug” nooks and crannies—from intimate cafe tables to mahogany and leather booths custom-made in Ireland—perfect for cozying up to an exotic cocktail. And we do mean exotic. While the décor leans toward the Gaelic (wallpaper bears the de Vere family crest), the menu is gleefully globe-trotting, styled as a travel journal penned by a fictional character, Sir Liam O’Farrell, with a glossary of ingredients in the back. (The Snug only serves drinks and snacks, but you can bring your own food if you’re hungry.) Forgot your reading glasses? Start with the signature Snug No. 4, a riff on an Old Fashioned with two types of bourbon, unaged Irish barley whiskey, demerara syrup and orange bitters, or the Spruce Goose, with cucumber-infused gin, amontillado sherry, house-made orgeat syrup, absinthe and lemon, plus a cucumber garnish—a dash of green for a bit of Irish luck.

Additional Information

Neighborhood: Downtown
Average Entrée Price: $10 and under
Offering: Outdoor Seating