The saddest part about happy hour is the time during which it takes place. There’s nothing worse than enjoying discount drinks only for your second round to be full priced. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of our favorite late-night happy hours, because there’s nothing happy about 7 p.m.
Ink Eats & Drinks
2730 N St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 456-2800
www.inkeats.com

Late-night happy hour takes place Thursday through Saturday from 10 p.m. to midnight at Ink Eats & Drinks. Its late-night menu isn’t limited to canned beers and finger foods; it offers $3 select craft and import beers, $3 appetizers including sloppy joe sliders and $2 Pabst Blue Ribbons. If you are tired of late-night beers, Ink also offers $3 well drinks and house wine. Not sure what you are in the mood for? You cannot go wrong with the nacho fries.

Foundation Restaurant & Bar
400 L St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 321-9522
www.foundationrestaurantandbar.com

There’s no reason why late-night happy hour can’t take place every night, which is why we love Foundation Restaurant & Bar. Every night from 9 p.m. to close, you can enjoy discounted deals. What does happy hour include? You choose from 10 draft beers under $5, food options from bites to meals for under $7 and $3 kamikaze shots. If you are unsure about what to order, get the Monkey Knife Fight Pale Ale and BBQ chicken flatbread pizza.

Uncle Vito’s Slice of N.Y.
1501 16th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-3699
www.unclevito.com

Uncle Vito’s offers a staggered late-night happy hour menu Thursday through Saturday. From 10 p.m. to close (2 a.m.), draft beers and slices of pizza are $4. From 11 p.m. to close, well drinks are $3. Midnight to close features $2 draft beers. And from 1 a.m. to close, pizza slices are $1. There’s not much better than a $1 slice of pizza after a night of drinking.

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Bento Box
1101 16th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 706-1331
www.facebook.com/BentoBoxUSA

There’s only one thing that’s better than sushi and cocktails, and that’s half-priced sushi and cocktails. Not only does Bento Box have a regular happy hour Wednesday through Saturday, but it also has late-night happy hour on those days, and all day happy hour Sunday through Tuesday. Late-night happy hour includes hand rolls, tacos, Japanese nachos, shooters, beer and mixed drinks for $5 and under.

Blue Cue
1004 28th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 441-6810
www.bluecue.com

The best happy hour is one that allows the freedom to drink any libation, which is why Blue Cue’s $3 You Call It Thursdays is one of the best deals in town. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., whatever well drink you can think of is available for $3. Feeling lucky? Try the Roll The Dice Tuesdays, where patrons order food, roll a die for each item and then pay whatever number comes up.

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Megan Bowyer is a freelance writer in search of the best food and drinks that Sacramento has to offer. You can find her at any number of dive bars or trendy restaurants; just look for the short blonde feeding the jukebox. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.