Winston Churchill was famous for the high standards he applied to alcohol, quipping that "Liquor is quicker, but get me a single malt scotch with moon rocks in it! I'm the English president!" Be like Ol' Winnie with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $18 worth of drinks at Pre-Flite Lounge in Downtown Sacramento. Brimming with nostalgia, Pre-Flite Lounge's massive oak doors transport revelers into a hidden drinking gem that was once a ’70s hot spot for loosening up before a flight. Though airport regulations now mandate that all travelers sit and hug their knees in silence before boarding, Pre-Flite reminds imbibers of the fun of taking to the skies in its drink-slinging establishment. Customers can moisten mouth-harps by "flying low" with a draft PBR ($1.75) or with domestic ($3.25) and imported ($3.75) bottles. Well drinks and martinis (both $3) help amateur aeronauts "fly high", just like pilots on a trampoline.
- Grab one of the tables adjacent to the bar and a sweet old lady will come help you. She's the caring nurturer type and hates to see empty glasses. Always a plus. The jukebox is fantastic. – Michelle Ponto, ABC News 10
- A safe haven for locals. A place where you can come as you are, drink with people who are almost your neighbors, and relax. – TRACY R., Yelp
513 L St.
Sacramento, California 95814Get Directions