Sacramento has lagged far behind other cities with the Irish pub concept - the one where there seems to be a bar on every corner with cardboard shamrock cut outs in the windows and Guinness on tap. De Vere's Irish Pub may change that.
De Vere's is the project of three Sacramento brothers - two born in Ireland - who believe an Irish pub should be the center of a community. And even in tough economic times, the pub is where people in that community come for a pint to celebrate the good and commiserate over the bad.
The spot at 16th and L streets is not only Irish in spirit, the furniture and bars were built in Ireland and installed by Irish workers brought over to make sure it was done just like the Irish do. And the decor has family ties - pottery formed by a grandmother, books written by a grandfather.
The pub has been open for a few weeks to get the staff out of the green, and the grand opening will be Friday. Read my story and I'll pass you your Guinness.