The Best Bars In Monterey's Old Town, California

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Shay Lee

Welcome to Monterey, California, where you can unwind and indulge in the city’s vibrant bar scene. From cozy pubs to lively cocktail lounges, Monterey offers a variety of options for those seeking a relaxed evening or a night of revelry. Monterey is also a paradise for food lovers. Indulge in fresh seafood at renowned restaurants along Fisherman’s Wharf or explore the local farmers’ markets, where you can savor the region’s bountiful produce and artisanal treats.

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A Taste of Monterey – Wine Market & Bistro

A Taste of Monterey is home to some of the finest wines in Monterey. The market seeks to present, highlight, and promote Monterey County’s wines. Here visitors can taste wines every day. As they enter the place, they will feel as though they stepped into a wine museum. The walls overlook Monterey Bay, which offers wine lovers a great atmosphere.

Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar is a small bar dedicated to meeting every wine lover’s particular taste. The wine club believes wine tastings should be a wonderful experience. Each brand of wine is selected from Santa Lucia Highlands, Napa Valley, El Dorado foothills, San Ynez, and Paso Robles. Sovino wants its customers to enjoy the finest wines Monterey has to offer.

Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Schooners overlooks Monterey Bay and offers amazing seafood and contemporary American cuisine. The restaurant/bar’s goal is to celebrate California’s Central Coast. The chef, James Waller, creates entrees that foodies will love. Some of his dishes include raw and cooked seafood and wood-fire dishes. A cocktail menu and an impressive wine list are readily available for customers to browse.

The Crown & Anchor

The Crown & Anchor is a British pub whose owners believe a pub should offer more than drinking and eating. A pub should allow its customers to relax and converse with their friends and family. When a person enters a pub, they should feel as though they had walked into their home. This British pub welcomes everyone to enjoy its amazing English beers and the warm traditional pub atmosphere.

The C Restaurant + Bar

The C Restaurant + Bar is home to delicious Californian cuisine. The menu is filled with perfectly cooked steaks, vegetarian dishes and seafood specialties. While customers are dining in the fabulous restaurant, they can check out the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The seafood complies with the Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. Every dish is caught and chosen for excellence. Other than food, the restaurant offers wine picked from Sonoma County, San Benito and Santa Cruz.

Easy Street Billiards

Located in downtown, Easy Street is more than a pool hall – it is a place where people can relax and have a good time. The hall features 12 Rebco tables with solid cherry and leather pockets. The cues are made of two pieces of maple joined together by a steel crew, pro taper and leather tips. Customers have a chance to not only play pool, but also play darts and shuffleboard and watch sports on the six flat screens. Most of the beers are imported and they are served from the bottle or draft.

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