Booze at the Curb

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California’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control recently relaxed its regulations to temporarily allow the curbside sales of beer, wine and cocktails. Note that drinks must be sealed and placed in the trunk of your car during transport. Here are a few places in the region where you can get alcoholic beverages to go.

Tank House BBQ & Bar
This midtown ’cue joint is serving up tiki cocktails to go from its sister restaurant, Jungle Bird. The lineup includes Navy Grog, Macadamia Nut Chi Chi, Painkiller and Mortimer’s Revenge, made with WhistlePig rye whiskey and maple syrup. All cocktails are 16 ounces and serve two. 1925 J St.; (916) 431-7199; www.tankhousebbq.com

Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
You can now grab a craft cocktail to go from Billy Ngo’s modern Japanese restaurant. Offerings include a Kru Old Fashioned, made with Suntori whiskey; Open Sesame, a gin-and-yuzu shrub concoction; Smoke & Mirrors, made with hibiscus-infused mescal; and Miso Tipsy, a miso-scented margarita. Also available: beer, wine and sake. Hand-cut ice costs extra. 3135 Folsom Blvd.; (916) 551-1559; www.krurestaurant.com

House of Oliver
This Roseville wine lounge now sells margaritas, G&Ts, martinis, Moscow Mules and mai tais for pickup and delivery. Make a donation to the restaurant’s program to deliver meals to nurses and doctors at local hospitals. 3992 Douglas Blvd., Roseville; (916) 773-9463; www.houseofoliver.com

The Snug
This cozy Irish pub, owned by the de Vere White brothers, is offering “no-contact cocktails” to go Wednesday through Saturday. Order online and pick up from 2 to 8 p.m. with a valid ID. Options include gin and tonic, Snug Old Fashioned, Snug No. 4 (bourbon, sugar and bitters) and Penicillin, all available in a single serving or a 750ml bottle. Ice and garnish are included—and if your drink calls for a large-format ice cube, you’ll get it, gratis. 1800 15th St.; www.snugca.com

Midtown’s Cantina Alley
This Mexican restaurant offers beer, wine and cocktails to go at happy hour prices all day long. Options include micheladas, margaritas, sangria and a mescal shot and a beer. Order in person or by phone. 2320 Jazz Alley; (833) 232-0639; www.cantinaalley.com

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