Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

DRINKS the sunny outdoor patio. 7166 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 625-2252, The Clubhouse Grill at Carmel Valley Ranch If you want to feel fancy, but in that laidback Carmel Valley type of way, here’s your spot. There are fire pits and a spacious patio, a sunset happy hour with upscale takes on basic bites, and a beverage list that features local wines front and center. 1 Old Ranch Road (Carmel Valley Ranch), Carmel. (855) 6877262, Edgar’s Restaurant Nestled in the heart of Carmel Valley at Quail Lodge, the walk-up patio bar at Edgar’s overlooks the famed golf course for a relaxed, 19th-hole atmosphere warmed by two fire pits. 8205 Valley Greens, Carmel. (831) 6208860, Running Iron An area with rural roots like Carmel Valley needs a proper saloon, and it has one in the Running Iron, a laid-back family spot where the beer flows alongside an unpretentious menu, Old West decor sets the mood and people of all ages gather at this inviting locals’ watering hole. 24 E. Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley. (831) 659-4633, Trailside Cafe and Beer Garden This classic neighborhood joint nestled in sunny Carmel Valley Village features a great selection of tap and bottled beers, plus a friendly atmosphere, with sports on TV and a rotation of local musicians. 3 Del Fino Place, Carmel Valley. (831) 298-7453, trailsidecafecv. com MARINA Casino Monterey Since 1970, there’s been a chance to win big at this card room. The adjacent bar might not help your odds at gambling. Also known by locals as Marina Club Casino. 204 Carmel Ave., Marina. (831) 384-0925, English Ales Brewery Barkeeps pour a solid lineup of small-batch, hand-pulled ales. Those mugs crowded on hooks hanging from the bar belong to regulars, and there are hundreds of them—claiming an extra 4 ounces per pour every time they order a beer. 233A Reindollar Ave., Marina. (831) 883-3000, Salt Wood Kitchen & Oysterette This upscale bar and restaurant feels like it belongs in an urban destination, but it’s right next to the beach. The bar offers an extensive wine list and also elevated cocktails. 3295 Dunes Drive, Marina. (831) 883–5535, 105 Baja Cantina Grill & Filling Station 7166 Carmel Valley Road Carmel, California 3.2 miles east from HWY 1 on Carmel Valley Road in the Valley Hills Center • 831.625.2252 Best Margarita ’2121 ’22 FILL ‘ER UP! Breakfast • Lunch Dinner Patio with outdoor fireplace BajaCantina_1-3s_VG23_dg.indd 1 6/9/23 10:51 AM Pacific Grove’s 1st Neighborhood Pub Full Bar | Live Music Dog Friendly | Heated Patio Open 7 days at 11am 617 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove 831-324-4987 Follow us on Facebook M Monarch_1-6v_VG23_dg.indd 1 6/9/23 3:46 PM 444 Alvarado • Monterey • 656-9543 HAPPY HOUR Monday - Friday • 3:30-6:30 pm $6 Draft Beers • $6 Well Drinks 1/2 Price Appetizers Two Giant Projection Screens and HDTV for all Sporting Events Live Entertainment Fine British Food ’22 Voted Best KArAoKe! Celebrating 24 years! BritArms_1-6v_VG23_gk.indd 1 6/2/23 11:42 AM