Primarily a pub and tavern, Post No Bills - Craft Beer House also doubles up as a retail shop for the many craft brews they offer on tap. Taking pride in its unique concept, this bar lets you experience the convenience of trying a new craft brew and then being able to take home a six pack if you like it. Featuring a collection of rare, hard-to-find brews there is much to explore and experience at this one-of-a-kind bar. If you really aren't the adventurous kind, or none of the lesser-known brews excite you, then you could choose from one the popular brands of bottled beers.
Many explore the Terry’s Lounge for a laid-back brunch and the place's scrumptious menu also makes it perfect for a lunch detour. From crab cakes, steaks, sliders to burgers, fried calamari and more, Terry’s Lounge has an array of offerings to keep your appetite in check. As the evening draws closer, Terry’s Lounge takes on the role of a local watering hole where potent cocktails take center stage. From concoctions infused with Champagne to a tall glass of Long Island Ice Tea, Terry’s Lounge serves them all. Live music performances add the much-needed vigor to your evening. If you are a music aficionado with a liking for cocktails then Terry's Lounge is one place you simply should not miss.
A stone building with dark interiors and friendly bartenders, Alfredo's Cantina is where the locals go for a stiff drink at happy hour. The 70s decor and jukebox add to the charm of this intimate dive bar. Known for its fabulous cocktails, it would be just wrong to walk into this establishment and not try one of the bartender's specials. Along with great cocktails, its selection of spirits, beers and wines are also impressive. Beware this is a cash only establishment, so come prepared.
This authentic British pub serves dinner until midnight and the heated outdoor patio is legendary. You will think that you are in London, as the decor is truly British in all respects. The grub is typical pub fare: fish and chips, meat pies, sandwiches and the like, most of which tips the scales under USD10. Twenty beers are on tap and there is an extensive selection of single-malt scotches. It is never hard to stir up conversation. The bartenders are great, and the place attracts all walks of life, from business professionals to college students. See website for menu, bar info, and more.
Longstanding popularity with locals and tourists alike, this restaurant has several special features--each with its own appeal. The oak bar is nearly 200 years old, while the Cannery Row room has a pirate-like atmosphere; the conservatory is alive with statues, and the Captain's Room captures days-gone-by with its Barbary Coast feel. Food-wise, this restaurant is diverse as well; the Abalone Bisque is world famous, and the venerable eatery specializes in create-your-own banquet meals. The service will be professional and personable. More than 1000 wines are at the ready in its wine cellar, which can be rented out for parties of up to 16 people. Join the star-studded list of celebrities who have also dined here.
Lively local bar and pub, Peter B’s Brewpub has plenty to recommend it from the relaxed casual ambiance, great selection of craft brews including those brewed in-house, as well as a menu featuring a variety of tasty meals. With a lovely outdoor patio. perfect for pleasant weather, as well as 18 televisions across the pub it's a good place to stop by for a fun evening of socializing or even if you just want to catch the latest game. Patrons can even take-away a beer of choice in their two pint and four pint growlers and growlettes. Beer enthusiasts have the chance to sign up for their Mug Club, while visitors will enjoy a chance to sample their delicious choice of five micro-brews at one of the first craft breweries to open in Monterey. With lots of happy hours deals as well as special nights, the pub is a popular choice with locals and tourists alike. Kids are welcome and the pub offers a special children's menu for the little ones. The outdoor patio is pet friendly, and a nice place to enjoy an afternoon meal or evening drink. For additional details, visit the website.
This nautical themed dive bar is practically a Monterey institution. Usually populated by naval officers and navy personnel, the Trident Room is a friendly waterhole establishment. Pictures of old navy ships and their captains adorn the walls above the booths while beer mugs hang behind the bar with their owners nickname displayed beneath. Pub grub is available and surprisingly delicious with options like salads, meatballs, fresh popped popcorn and more.
Located right on the waterfront, this restaurant has a spectacular view of the water. You will even see otters leaping around right outside your window. The friendly professional staff serves up great seafood dishes like Dungeness Cracked Crab and several steak, pasta, and grilled dishes. Most importantly, this place features the only piano bar in all of Monterey. Entertainment begins at 7pm daily and this place makes for a great casual dinner, a romantic evening, or just a place to grab a cocktail and to escape the tourist masses.
With 24 beers and ales on tap, a vast array of single-malt scotches, live music on the weekends, and live soccer from the U.K. on Saturday mornings, this is the place to be if you want authentic British atmosphere. As for the decor, it is 100 percent British. The kitchen serves up the usual fare: fish 'n' chips, bangers, etc. There are even trivia contests and karaoke nights. All sorts of people come here, from British ex-pats to sports fans to singles looking for love. See website for menu, events calendar, and other regional locations.
For a one-of-a-kind wining and dining experience, head to Jacks Restaurant & Lounge. Housed within the elegant Portola Hotel & Spa, everything, from the decor to the menu, is centered around an upscale nautical theme. Featuring a scrumptious collection of seafood and contemporary dishes, there isn't much served here that won't be delightful. Tease your palate with the signature Grilled Swordfish, Jacks Lobster Cioppino and Prawn Scampi, and complement it with a fine glass of wine. While the food might be impressive, the signature cocktails are absolutely irresistible. Concoctions such as the Portola’s Signature Aged Manhattan, Jacks Oakhear and Peach Basil Gimlet are certain to have calling for round two.