With seaside views and quaint local shops lining almost every street, the coastal town of Monterey Bay, California is a must-see vacation destination for any traveler. With glorious sunshine almost guaranteed, and loads of things to see and do, a day in Monterey can work up quite a thirst. Luckily, there are dozens of great bars to provide the perfect remedy. Here are 10 of the best.
Crystal Fish Sushi
Right on the Lighthouse District is Crystal Fish, advertised as the best sushi on the Monterey Peninsula. Located right next to the ocean, it’s natural that Crystal Fish serves some of the freshest fish around. What also makes Crystal Fish stands out is their assortment of drinks that brings the experience to the next level. Come here for the irresistible array of sake, a form of Japanese wine made by fermenting rice. Standard wine and Asian draft beer is also served here for those not daring enough. Watch out for the Echigo rice beer, a must needed try for beer enthusiasts. It’s also gluten free!
514 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
On Alvarado Street is Cibo, an Italian bistro packed with a full bar and live entertainment. Six nights a week Cibo hosts live jazz that is the excitement of the whole neighborhood. Voted one of the best places for happy hour and a top location for single adults in their 30’s and 40’s, Cibo serves a diverse clientèle with good service and atmosphere. Come here for the Cosmopolitan, one of Cibo’s most popular cocktails.
301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940, United States
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