Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

DRINKS for the password. And you will want in, for the barrel-aged cocktails poured from Mason jars and for the music. Dress to impress, no tees allowed. 420 Tyler St., Monterey. (831) 9202518 Sardine Factory This historic landmark, with couches, cozy corners and piano bar has a separate bar menu to go with classic cocktails or one of the strongest wine cellars on the Central Coast. This is a place to order a martini. Old-school cool. 701 Wave St., Monterey. (831) 373-3775, Schooners The hotel restaurant also features a cocktail bar that almost demands a crystal martini or old-school sipper be placed in front of you. Great views, but you might be focused on the cocktail. Inside Monterey Plaza Hotel. 400 Cannery Row, Monterey. (831) 372-2628, Sea Root Sea Root’s bar is a cocktail island paradise between the lobby and restaurant of the same name in the Monterey Hyatt Regency. The mixologist here is clever, the bar bites come from a solid kitchen and the happy hour offers one of the best deals on the Peninsula. 1 Old Golf Course Road, Monterey. (831) 657-6675, Segovia’s Monterey’s last dive bar standing doesn’t have any windows, there’s a private smoking patio out back and the bartenders don’t take credit cards. Or guff. 650 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. (831) 718-8932 Sly’s Refueling Station There’s no other spot in Monterey, or the Central Coast, that has delivered free nightly music as long as Sly’s. Look for signs reading Sly McFly’s. 700-A Cannery Row, Monterey. (831) 649-8050, Stokes Adobe The restaurant devotes a comfortable space for a stand-alone bar that is one of the city’s best, thanks to a team of creative mixologists. It is set in a historic adobe built in 1833 and a past so sketchy there are said to be ghosts. There’s also a great patio. 500 Hartnell St., Monterey. (831) 264-8775, The C Bar + Restaurant It’s what you get when an upscale bar meets priceless waterfront views, enjoyed from both indoor and outdoor seating. Valet parking available. In the InterContinental The Clement hotel. 750 Cannery Row, Monterey. (831) 3754800, Turn 12 Bar & Grill This love letter to Laguna Seca styles a 50-foot pewter bar top and a grid of vintage photos to go with a lineup of draft beers and drinks. 400 Tyler St., Monterey. (831) 3728876, Woody’s at the Airport That locals frequent the airport bar tells you everything you need to know. It’s not just for travelers, but a destination for a drink or a meal, and a place to watch a game—or planes taking off. Inside Monterey Regional Airport, 200 Fred Kane Drive, Monterey. (831) 3731232, LIQUOR STORES Clay’s Liquor Formerly the much-loved Bottles n Bins, Clay’s Liquor is the second location of a Salinas store that has been a go-to for 50 years. 898 Lighthouse Ave., Monterey. (831) 375-5488 The Whisky Club You name it, they likely have it. The Whisky Club stocks rarities and collector whiskeys, as well as more approachable bottles from 108 The Best of Monterey Bay ® 2023-2024 2019 BEST LOCAL WHITE WINE HAHNWINES.COM ©2019 HAHN FAMILY WINES HAHN Estate (831) 678 - 4555 37700 Foothill Rd. Soledad, CA 93960 Ocean Ave. & Mission St. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 HAHN Carmel (831) 250 - 7937 VOTED BEST WINERY TO VISIT 2020 & 2021 ©2021 HAHN FAMILY WINES HAHN Estate 37700 Foothill Rd. (831) 678-4555 Soledad, CA 93960 HAHN Carmel Ocean Ave. & Mission St. (831) 250-7937 Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923 HAHNWINES.COM Hahn_1-2h_VG23_kb.indd 1 6/13/23 3:58 PM