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Bars, Pubs & Taverns

Monterey County has a bar or tavern to suit your style. Whether you’re seeking a place to catch the game with friends, enjoy a delicious meal with a local brew, or unwind with a sophisticated drink, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to raise a glass.

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If you’re looking for a more relaxed scene, Carmel-by-the-Sea offers options like Anton & Michel, a wine bar with an intimate setting, or Vesuvio Rooftop Lounge, where you can soak up stunning views alongside your handcrafted cocktail.

Prefer to cast a wider net? Monterey County offers a diverse range of bars and taverns to quench your thirst. For a lively atmosphere, head to Cannery Row or downtown Monterey.

Here, you’ll find establishments like Peter B’s Brewpub, where you can sample house-made beers alongside pub fare, or Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant, a classic British pub with a menu of hearty meals and international beers. 

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Carmel Bars, Pubs & Taverns

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Alvarado Street Brewery & Bistro

Located in the south end of Carmel Plaza. Large outdoor patio.

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Cocktails, food and music at San Carlos between Ocean & 7th Ave

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Brophy's Tavern

Sports bar located at the corner of San Carlos & 4th

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Upscale cocktail bar located inside the La Playa Hotel. Known for its cocktails, food menu & atmosphere.

Hog's Breath Inn

Hog's Breath Inn

Favorite gathering place for locals & tourists alike. Great place to grab a quick drink in a memorable, intimate setting.

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Links Club Golf

Sports bar where you can practice your golf game. Located in Carmel Plaza.

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Terry's Lounge

Terry's specializes in craft cocktails and local beers. Located inside the historic Cypress Inn. Outdoor seating is also available.

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