The Cinders Bar opened last week, it announced on Twitter.
The drinking establishment replaces a strip club named The Embers. The bar was named after the cinder blocks used in the construction of the building, and is also a clever play on words.
According to Sactown Mag, one half of the ownership duo Tom Schnetz "made a name for himself with his art deco craft cocktail hot spots Flora and Fauna across the street from Oakland’s Fox Theater. (Schnetz also owns neighboring restaurant Xolo, Telegraph Avenue’s hip Mexican eatery Dona Tomas, and the bustling Berkeley taqueria Tacubaya.)" Schnetz grew up in Land Park, and is partnering with childhood best friend and real estate executive Jess Tochterman.
The bar will offer "a mix of local beers from 12 taps and craft cocktails at affordable prices. The design motif: an eclectic “camping and hunting feel,” Tochterman said, with mounted animal heads, wildlife photos and vintage beer signs," says the Sacramento Bee.
Open from noon to midnight, The Cinders is located at 5340 Auburn Blvd in Sacramento.
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