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Drinks & nightlife in Monterey

Seafood Restaurant
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“Probably the best restaurant in P.G. Specializes in great sustainable seafood. Best wine list on the Peninsula with extremely reasonable prices. Right around the corner at 701 Lighthouse. Occasional celebrity sightings, particularly during car week or Pebble Beach Pro Am. Reservations recommended.”
38 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Tiki Tuesday happy hour calamari appetizer & sweet potato fries. Spicy Thai chicken bowl or burger & finish with hula ice cream pie. ”
26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good place to go have a conversation over a beer. Huge beer selection and not super noisy. Nice atmosphere”
13 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Brewery, Live music on the weekends and great selection of house beers, and traditional beers! ”
19 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Start with the giant pretzel or bruschetta. Chili crusted chicken, meatloaf or Cobb salad. Stop bye the Roadhouse winery next-door & pick up some wine for dinner, corkage fee waived ”
12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Coolest lounge in Monterey. Perfect for the cocktail-loving 30 and older crowd.”
20 locals recommend
Pub
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“This is an awesome British style pub with a very British selection of beers and ales on tap. The food is downright delicious too, no greasy spoon pub food they have a proper chef in the kitchen.”
10 locals recommend
Bar
“This is a local's favorite. They are popular for their early bird specials (9.99 - 12.99), fantastic view and fantastic food! Early bird requirements are to be seating and order by 5:30 - highly recommend!”
20 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Tony Tolner and the Montrio/ Tarpys/Rio grill group have consistently brought great food and dining experience to the Monterey Carmel area for decades! Never a bad meal! ”
12 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Famous, old school, fine dining in historic building. Close to Monterey Bay Aquarium ”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Go early and expect a wait. Nice thing is that you can take a walk on the rec trail while you wait the 45 mins for your table. Cool, local business with good food and a nice view of the docks.”
13 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Sleek environs for a roster of specialty cocktails & American fare like wood-fired pizza & tacos.”
7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Can't say that we frequent this place all that often, but should you ever feel the need to revisit your raunchy college days, look no further. It's a bar. Smells heavily of spilled beer. You'll find the 20 somethings of the area hanging here. Occasional riff raff on the back patio. ”
6 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Little locals secret found on on Cannery Row. This place is in the red barn structure just to the right of Bubba Gump's. Wall to wall glass overlooking Monterey Bay. Located on top floor - if you can't find it - keep looking. It's there. So incredibly great and amazing wine, cheeseboards, and other great food. But the view is spectacular - you will see whales (in migration season) and otters everyday. It's one of my favorite places.”
11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great locals favorite. Fresh and delicious sea food. If you catch happy hour 4-6pm, sit at the bar and make sure to order off the happy hour menu. Great deal on fish tacos. Ask for bread and you'll get yummy sour dough bread. ”
13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Excellent food with great wine selection, good location off of Lighthouse Ave. and friendly service. One of our regular go-to spots.”
11 locals recommend