Sakerum adds cigar night, $5 happy sake hour

Cigar Shot

Sakerum invites you to light ’em up on Monday nights. The popular Latin-Asian restaurant is now offering a Social Cigar Night, available on Mondays exclusively on the restaurant’s 50-seat enclosed rooftop.

Cigar aficionados are encouraged to stop by between 7:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Monday evenings to enjoy a cigar under the stars while sampling sushi, Latin-Asian small plates, and craft cocktails.

Guests are welcome to bring their own cigars for an $8 cutting fee, or purchase one from Sakerum’s extensive collection.  Cigars being offered include Oliva V No 4, Camacho American Barrel Aged, Rocky Patel The Edge Habano Toro, My Father Le Bijou Box Press Torpedo, Padron Anniversary Exclusivo, Ashton Classic Double Magnum, Montecristo White Robusto, Fuente Casa Cuba Divino, Cornelius & Anthony Corona Gorda, and the SakeRum Special Blend.  The cigars range in price from $12 to $20.

For the perfect pairing, guests can also enjoy a curated selection of Japanese whiskeys, rums, and scotches, such as the Suntory: Toki with flavors of basil, green apple, honey, vanilla oak, ginger, and white pepper and Nikka: Taketsuru Pure Malt with flavors of caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg, oaky vanilla, and hints of floral. The spirits range in price from $10 to $45.


$5 Happy Sake Hour

In addition to its new cigar night. Sakerum has also added a new $5 Happy Sake Hour. It will be available Monday and Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.; Thursday and Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; as well as Saturday and Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Guests can enjoy house red and white wine, house sake, ‘rail’ cocktails, a rotating beer selection and a variety of specialty small plates, priced at $5 each.  Food highlights include the Bao Buns, pork belly, gochujang, pickled red cabbage, shiso and hoisin; Elotes, grilled corn on the cob, creamy miso, chili and beet tempura crunch; and Grilled Calamari with eel sauce, crispy garlic, scallion and lime. Traditional maki and temaki-style rolls will also be available.  The Happy Sake Hour is available exclusively at the first floor 15-seat bar/sushi bar and second floor 50-seat enclosed rooftop.


Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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