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Happy Hour Makes Me Happy


Posted on January 15


I must admit, I’m not a big drinker. Over the past few weeks, however, I found myself catching up with the girls by grabbing a few quick drinks after work—and I discovered how fun Sacramento’s happy hour scene can be.

3 Fires Lounge, on the corner of 15th and L streets, pours a glass of red or white house wine for $3.50; well drinks for $4 and domestic beers for $3. Appetizers are $5, and while I was there, we got a free snack, but I can’t promise that’s the norm. 3 Fires Lounge’s atmosphere is calming; the lights are dimmed, and seating is available on all sides of the bar, which rests right in the middle of the room. Happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

River City Brewing Company, in Downtown Plaza, has a happy hour that runs from 3 to 6 p.m., and is only available in the bar area. Pints, house wines and appetizers cost a lean $3.25 each. The mood of the place is energetic, with more of a crowd, perhaps because I was there on a Friday night.

At Mix Downtown, on the corner of 16th and L streets, happy hour is different every night. I enjoyed “Taco Tuesday,” and had $2 tacos. Other happy hour specials include half-off appetizers, $5 wine and $6 premium tequila shots. The scene was low-key, but fairly busy, and Zaragoza was there playing live music. On Wednesday nights, Mix hosts “Girl Talk” from 4 to 7 p.m. where Mix-goers can try champagne and sparkling wine parings; Thursdays are wine pairings and tastings with half off appetizers; and Fridays sound fun: the Martini Mix-Up, with handcrafted martinis “served with a twist.” Sound worth trying?

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