Thursday, June 26, 2014

Boneshakers Community Brewery

4810 Granite Dr, Ste A-1
Rocklin, CA 95677
(916) 672-6292

Boneshaker Public House in Rocklin has been a favorite of the Drunks but it can be challenging since it is busy most of the time. If it's nice out, the porch allows for more room but you're screwed if it's raining or blazing hot. So, music to our ears, they opened up a new location named the Boneshakers Community Brewery with more space for sitting and eating and drinking beer.

Well done Boneshakers, well done.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Dad's Kitchen, Fair Oaks

8928 Sunset Ave
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 241-9365

We love Dad's Kitchen in Land Park Park so a second location in Fair Oaks for some of our more suburban members was a nice bit of news. We went to Maranello's a couple of years ago and Dad's moved in recently after they closed down. On a Thursday night it was packed with a 30 minute wait so obviously the neighborhood loves them!

Really nice beer menu, as one would expect, and all the old favorites like habanero blue cheese fries and tasty sandwiches. Overall a solid addition to Fair Oaks. Add it to the list people, you won't regret it.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Streets of London

1804 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 498-1388

Sometimes you go back to the beginning. This is the original site of the very first Thursday Drunks back in January of 2003. And there began the legend that is the Thursday Drunks. Now, Streets of London has not aged as well as our little gang of misfits. One full liquor license, a bad decision on the juke box and the loss of the British owner has pretty much take the soul out of this place. But, it's quiet on a Thursday night with a solid Shepard's Pie (just ignore the bar fluff on the menu), affordable beer and friends. It still has it's place, it just not as endearing as it once was.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hideaway Bar & Grill

2565 Franklin Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
(916) 455-1331

Oh Hideaway, how do we love thee. This unassuming bar in Curtis Park is home to some strong-ass tiki drinks, sassy bartendresses and the tallest most delicious burgers in the area. So damn good. This visit is amazing, like all the others. The only down side was only cocktail napkins for eating the messy burgers, but have no fear! Sometime drunks Dan & Karla texted their friend across the street and she delivered paper towels! Let the eating of giant burgers continue!

Thursday, May 29, 2014


630 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1881

One of the new spots in Sacramento that makes it so rad. Ruhstaller opened a public tasting room that is more speakeasy than tap house. It's nestled in a not-so-great part of downtown on 7th Street between K and L Streets. Behind a bus stop you'll seriously see a Ring Bell for Beer sticker and a door bell. They they come get you and you walk down some stairs into a large, rustic tasting room with comfy sitting areas, some nice history a pool table and a room divider wall made of beer bottles.

JE the owner is there a lot and is ready to talk to you about the beer because the patrons are part of the process of making beer. We taste it, tell him what we think and they change recipes. It's a pretty great way to do it and always a little different.

There's no food but they are fine with you bringing in your own snacks. We set up a nice little spread and played pool and drank beer. Overall, a comfortable, quiet and overall wonderful place run by wonderful people. Support them and everything they do. Amazing! 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hock Farm Craft & Provisions

1415 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 440-8888

Check another new place off our list! The Jenny had a birthday and wisely choose Hock Farm. It's the newish Paragary's venture in the old Spataro location. They did a nice redesign of the space with a very cool California shaped wood table (shown below). Their cocktail program is top-notch. They bottle their own cocktails and their gin & tonic is one of the best in Sacramento. Strawberry Nigroni was pretty fantastic as well.

Over all the food was delicious, fresh and local although you do pay for the privilege. Nice for a happy hour or special occasion, but might be tough on a just a weeknight out.

Also, a $7.99 giant googly eyes were the best birthday gift ever. Seriously hours of entertainment. But again, we are easily entertained.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bike Dog Brewing Company

2534 Industrial Blvd #110
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 572-0788

We seem to be working our way through all the places we keep moving around on the list, but never quite getting to. This week, Bike Dog Brewery in West Sacramento. It's one of the new trends where they brew beer in an industrial area, have tap room and invite food trucks to provide some grub. They are neighborhood and family-friendly places, and this place loves dogs!

It was a sweltering day at over 100 degrees, but they had a AC cooler, and really sometimes sitting still and drinking a beer is just what it takes. Their Milk Stout is amazing and it's always fun to just try them all. North Border Tacos was their serving up some tasty affordable grub. We hung out, chatted, pet a whole lot of puppies and over all had a great night.

Make time to check this place out. It's should be high on your list and a great place to waste a Sunday afternoon. Also, best logo!