Dark and friendly

Dark and Stormy, Serpentine Fox Prohibition Grille

Illustration by Maria Ratinova

Say what you will about Serpentine Fox Prohibition Grille’s aesthetic, a bar with your standard reclaimed-wood-and-shiny-metal approach to match its obligatorily obtuse name. That would do the place a disservice, as the staff is cheery and helpful, adding a nice community vibe. And, most important, the drinks are good. A touch of lightly mashed mint graces the top of the rummy Dark and Stormy ($9), and liberal use of Burly Beverages ginger syrup give it a fierce bite unique to Sacramento. 2645 El Camino Avenue, www.serpentinefox.com.