Happy hour

The Best Happy Hour in Sacramento and Davis

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de Vere's Irish pubs have the best happy hour

It’s Wednesday afternoon and the day is dragging. You’re sitting in your cubicle, staring at your screensaver of lush Irish fields. Outside your window it’s dreary and gray, and the thought of braving rush hour traffic is beginning to crush your soul.

But then you see this very blog and you remember -- de Vere’s has the best Happy Hour! Your smile widens and a sense of peace washes over you. You know that it’s an easy walk or drive to de Vere’s because both locations in Sacramento and Davis are centrally located downtown. You remember the convenient valet parking at Firestone in Sacramento, and the ample street parking all over Davis. You know that you can be in the door and on a pub stool within minutes of leaving your workstation.

You start to fantasize about the perfect pint. It’s 20 ounces. Maybe it’s a Guinness – rich, dark and perfectly creamy on top. Maybe it’s a Stella; sometimes we need something a little lighter.

You think about all the great conversations you’ve had with strangers who became friends while sitting at the de Vere’s bar. You remember the time you learned all about European football from fans who came to watch the Aresenal v. Liverpool match. You agree that we have the greatest pub family outside of Dublin, which is another reason why we have the best happy hour in the greater Sacramento area.

Speaking of pub family, you decide to invite your colleagues. You remind them that there’s drink specials on food, wine, beer and cocktails. You remind them that our farm-to-fork food is made fresh by one of the preeminent chefs in the region. A soft pretzel or a This n’ That plate with fresh bread and cheese is the perfect start to a relaxing evening. You tell them that you may even solve the mystery of last quarter’s earnings dip after a shot or two of Jameson. Hey, it could happen.

Your colleagues agree. You are brilliant. They secretly plot to nominate you for Employee of the Month.

You don’t have to tell them that this blog gave you the idea. We’re OK with you being the hero.

Cheers!

Check Out Our Happy Hour Menu

5 Ways to Save This Holiday Season

You might not be shopping at the pub this season, but we want to make sure you save big all season long. That's why we're offering new and ongoing specials that are easy on the wallet--and good to your taste buds. Here are 5 ways to save during the holidays, come indulge without the guilt!

 

$1 off all beers during happy hour Monday-Friday

Every weekday from 3:30pm-6:30pm

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$3 pints on Tuesday nights 9pm-close

Plus $2 tacos!

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$3 well cocktails on Wednesday nights 9pm-close

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50-cent wings and $12 pitchers on Thursday nights

Plus more drink specials in Davis for Aggie Night!

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$8.99 half sandwich combo Monday-Friday

Get a deli, chicken, reuben, curry chicken or BLT half sandwich served with traditional chips, crisps or daily soup, every weekday from 11am-4pm.

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Summer Drink Special: $15 Lynchburg Lemonade Pitchers

 

 

A time-honored Jack Daniel's summer tradition, Lynchburg Lemonade includes Jack Daniel's Whiskey, fresh lemons, lemonade, and triple sec.

Tip: one $15 pitcher fills 7 rocks glasses, so bring your friends in for a weekday happy hour and enjoy together!

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de Vere's Davis Wins The Davis Dirt Happy Hour Showdown

de Vere's Davis Wins The Davis Dirt Happy Hour Showdown!

We are so excited to announce that de Vere's Irish Pub in Davis won The Davis Dirt's Happy Hour Showdown. For more than a month, Davis citizens voted online for their favorite Happy Hour spot on town. Thanks to all of our loyal pub fans, we can out in the #1 spot. Thankyou for all of your support! We are proud to say we are the people's choice for the best Happy Hour in Davis. Cheers!

 

 

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A de Vere’s Pub Drinking Guide: What and When to Drink When You’re Here!

If you’re a newbie to the various libations de Vere’s has to offer, we’d like to provide a primer in order to maximize your pub experience.  Whether you are a beer fan, budget drinker, or supremely fond of oaky whiskies, de Vere’s has something perfect for you! Here's a de Vere's Pub drinking guide for your viewing pleasure!

Happy Hour

Join us Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 and take advantage of our discounted happy hour drink and food specials.  Our favorite combo?  Some of our ever-popular pub chips, washed down with a refreshing Wee Ginger (Jameson & Gingerale with barrel-aged bitters)—both $ 4 each!










Beer, Beer, Beer!

Of course you’ve heard about our perfectly poured pints of Guinness, and our extensive selection of draught and bottled beers, but did you know we offer a rotating array of specialty craft beers?  To boot, we are always listening to and encouraging suggestions from our guests!










Whiskey Obsessed

If you love this complex spirit, we’d like to welcome you to the club…literally! For a one-time fee of $50, you can have access to the various perks that come with being a member of our Whiskey Society.  Benefits include discounted whiskey tasting flights, “You Call It” whiskey nights, and the chance to participate in one of our not-to-be-missed Whiskey Dinners!







Specialty Cocktails

Sure we are especially fond of Guinness, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a mean cocktail as well.  For a classic, try our de Vere’s Manhattan.  If you’re looking to change it up a little, we suggest the Buster Brown: Buffalo Trace bourbon, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, and Regan’s orange bitters, shaken and served over ice. 

 

 

5 Fun Facts About Drinking at De Vere’s

As if you need an excuse to come in and have a drink or two...here are five more!

1) We never charge corkage fees…seriously, never!

2) You can get 14 oz of Olympia for just $2…and 20 oz. for just $3! 

3) Whiskey Society memberships will be good at both de Vere’s locations! Get all the details here: http://deverespub.com/whiskey-society/

4) We now have a “Dew and a Brew” special: A shot of Tullamore Dew Whiskey and an Olympia for just $6!

5) Our new Craft Beer Station (in the back bar) hosts 6 rotating craft beers. Choices change as the kegs run out…and once they’re gone, they’re gone. So come in often and prepare for some rare, delicious surprises.

Irish pub to replace Soga's

"Brothers Simon and Henry de Vere White are co-owners of the popular de Vere's Irish Pub in Sacramento and will be branching out to Davis by September 2011. The de Vere Whites hail from Ireland and plan to bring an Irish flair to the Downtown Davis dining experience.

"We're an Irish pub, we cater to a wide variety of people, from families with kids to the business community," said Simon. "We're very food focused here, so I think what helps us be successful is being family owned and operated."

De Vere's Irish Pub signed a 10-year lease at 217 E St., a 4,800 square foot location formerly occupied by Soga's. The new location is 1,000 square feet larger than the Sacramento location.

De Vere's will take over the building formerly occupied by Soga's, an Italian and American food restaurant that permanently closed on Nov. 21 2010, after filing for bankruptcy.

"We liked the look of the building, we wanted to be downtown," said Simon. "We thought that downtown Davis had a great feel to it, and it seems that that's where the focus of the food industry is."

De Vere's will provide a hearty menu filled with traditional Irish food, as well as the familiar cheeseburger and sandwich for the more timid restaurant-goers.

Most of the food served will be made fresh in-house, including curing their own bacon, butchering their own meat and making their own pudding.

"We like to say we make everything here, except for Ranch," said Simon.

Despite Soga's recent bankruptcy, the de Vere Whites were not discouraged from branching out into Davis with a second pub after two successful years in Sacramento.

"We were always very intrigued with Davis. Great community and culture there. Family-oriented town, family business," said Simon. "We thought that going into a place that has a university system was very compelling and thought we would be a good fit for Davis."

For those looking for an authentic Irish pub experience, de Vere's is the place to go. De Vere's Irish Pub provides both authentic Irish cuisine and authentic Irish interior design complete with family pictures, paintings and Irish antiques.

"In Ireland, kids are at the pubs. You're born in the pub, grow up in the pub, get married in the pub," said Simon. "Every Sunday is family Sunday, we discount the kids menu. We definitely try to attract the family aspect."

De Vere's, winner of Sacramento Magazine's Best Pub Food award of 2010, prides itself on its hospitality, food and cozy atmosphere.

The opening of de Vere's is good news for the alcohol savvy as well, offering an extensive alcohol menu with 89 varieties of whiskey and 66 varieties of scotch."

 

DYLAN AARON can be reached at city@theaggie.org.

 

de Vere's St. Patrick's day Party in the Park

March 17, 2011 • 10 am – 10 p

This year de Vere’s Irish Pub and the Downtown Sacramento Partnership have teamed up for the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Festival. The party in the park will be bigger and better than ever. We’re moving to Cesar Chavez Plaza located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento at 10th & J streets to accommodate our fans.

10:00 AM: Doors Open

11:00 AM: Live dancers on stage

11:30 AM: Nine-8th's Irish

12:00 PM: Lunch served!

1:30 PM: Dancers on stage

2:30 PM: Whiskey and Stitches

4:30 PM: Black Eyed Dempseys

6:30 PM: Pipes and Drums

7:30 PM: Zoo Station

10:00 PM: Park closed. Head to de Vere's Pub!

Dine Downtown: Preview of de Vere’s Irish Pub Menu

De Vere’s not only offers the largest whiskey collection in Sacramento, it offers a full restaurant menu including weekday happy hours, daily lunch and dinner and even a weekend brunch menu.

Dine Downtown: Preview of de Vere’s Irish Pub Menu

By Tracy Arnold

"Prior to this last Wednesday, the only reason I had ever visited de Vere’s Irish Pub was for the occasional pint of Guinness. If you are like me, I challenge you to change your perspective and discover the food behind the drink. De Vere’s not only offers the largest whiskey collection in Sacramento, it offers a full restaurant menu including weekday happy hours, daily lunch and dinner and even a weekend brunch menu (that I notice includes a bacon waffle – with chopped bacon in the waffle batter – intriguing!).

For those of you who have never visited de Vere’s, it is a traditional Irish pub – loud atmosphere, table tucked in nooks, two large bars and an outside patio. It is a great place for happy hour after a long day or participate in a weekly trivia night contest. However, I discovered they should also be on one’s list of dinner destinations.

de Vere’s Dine Downtown menu offers a three course dinner comprised of either beet salad or soup of the day (we had Irish Wedding soup, YUM!), followed by a second course of either braised lamb shoulder stew or lemon Dijon chicken, and the dessert course choices include Bailey’s cheesecake or crispy bread pudding served with vanilla ice cream and fresh berries.

The beet salad, is a mache lettuce salad with both golden and red beets and herbed goat cheese. The Irish wedding soup was my favorite choice in this course, best description is a home-made chicken sausage and noodle soup with kale and beans – exactly what this January weather calls for. The lamb dish was served like a stew with barley, fresh carrots and a mint salsa that made the entire dish pop. The chicken is a de Vere’s favorite, roasted chicken and red seasoned potatoes served with cabbage – after all what is an Irish meal without cabbage?

For dessert, the crispy bread pudding alone is worth trying out de Vere’s Dine Downtown menu. It is one of those dishes that will soon be featured on the Food Network’s Best Thing I Ever Ate - it is a cross between French toast and a churro, deep fried goodness rolled in sugar and cinnamon served with ice cream, fresh raspberries and blueberries topped with caramel – it cannot get any better!

While there, I also learned that de Vere’s just added to their regular menu a fully loaded (with peas and bacon) mac and cheese that has the potential to surpass Esquire Grill’s as the best mac and cheese in town. It offers whiskey pairing dinners to members of the de Vere’s Whiskey Society, and in addition to hosting the city’s biggest St. Patrick’s day celebration, de Vere’s hosts Sacramento’s annual St. Baldrick’s shaving day to raise money for childhood cancer research."
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de Vere's Pub's Dine Downtown Menu 2011

de Vere's Irish Pub's menu for Sacramento's 2011 Dine Downtown experience.

New Years Menu

Join us for an incredible dinner experience with your friends and loved one's this New Years Eve.  Our Chef's have gone out of their way to put together an outstanding menu featuring local farm to table products.  Come and enjoy a few pints for a toast to Dublin at 4 pm, then stay and spend the rest of your evening with us and bring in the New Year in true Irish fashion with one of our 170 whiskeys.

de Vere's New Year's Toast To Dublin!

 

de Vere’s is going all out this year to bring in the New Years in true Irish Fashion.  Bring your family and friends with you to the pub and celebrate the New Years with a great pint, a whiskey toast, and with champagne for everyone. We will be celebrating the New Years twice this year!  We are having a toast to Dublin at 4pm our time or midnight Irish time with champagne and whiskey for everyone!  Bring in the Irish New Year with your favorite Irish pub! We will also then be celebrating our New Year’s at midnight with a champagne and whiskey toast for everyone in the pub!

If you want to make a night of it, call us after December first and book a table for you and your friends for an evening at de Vere’s Irish Pub.  We will be serving a limited sit down dinner from 7:30 pm until 9:30 pm for people with reservations only.  Not only will you have a fabulous multi-course dinner created by our chefs, but you will also then be able to hold onto your table for the entire evening of festivities! (Not all tables are available for the entire night, limited availability please ask about these tables when placing your reservation. $65 per for dinner and to hold the table, if you want just dinner than it's only $50 per person) Our Chefs have been wooing people with their whiskey and beer dinners since we have opened and they are looking forward to making sure everyone has a fantastic and memorable New Years dinner!

We can’t wait to bring in the New Year with all of you!

Slainte!

de Vere's Irish Pub

*** If you want more information about our events, whiskey dinners, St. Patrick’s day or to enter to win a trip for two to Ireland, please go to our website and join our Pub Club Newsletter.  www.deverespub.com

de Vere's Traditional Irish Stew

This Irish one pot wonder is served with a slice of our house made Brown bread. We take extra care to ensure that you recieve a hot and rich stew to fill you up on a cold winters day. We make our stock from veal bones and veggies that we reduce for twenty four hours.

Bangers, Bangers, and more Bangers!

We make our own bangers in house three times a week.  We use our own family recipe, grind all of the meat and stuff them in real casings to ensure an incredible banger for your breakfast or for a plate of our bangers and Mash served with a mushroom gravy and  a side of veggies.  We are very proud of our bangers and they are a huge hit with our guests.  Everything tastes better when its home made!

Come by for a pint or two and get an Irish Breakfast on a cold day, it is a great cure for anything and everything!

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Granny’s Shepherd’s Pie With A Fried Egg

Ground beef, and fresh vegetables in a rich gravy, topped with mashed potatoes, and baked until golden brown, and served with your choice of a pub salad, Caesar, or Chef’s daily soup.
This is a classic Irish dish and one of our most popular items.  Shepherd's pie can be made with beef or with Lamb, however beef or "Minced Meat" is used in most households due to its availability and price point.  We use our owners family recipe and the fried egg is a touch of theirs as well.  It really brings the dish together and is a must try!

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