Best of Monterey Bay® Visitors Guide

110 The Best of Monterey Bay ® 2023-2024 Sticks Yes, Pebble Beach has a sports bar, with a classic menu, plenty of beers on offer and lots of TVs to catch the big game in a casual setting. 2700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. (831) 647-7470, The Lobby Lounge This spot is most famous for its sunset bagpiper and extraordinary views of Spanish Bay, but don’t overlook the local beers on tap and local wines that are featured on a lengthy wine list, alongside cocktails and bites from the adjacent Roy’s. 2700 17-Mile Drive (The Inn at Spanish Bay), Pebble Beach. (831) 647-7500, The Tap Room The Tap Room is a casual and classy spot that offers fun with whiskey, a generous beer selection and views of the putting greens and ocean. 1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach. (831) 625-8535, Salinas Altura Lounge & Bistro New for 2023, a craft cocktail lounge in downtown Salinas. The place has a relaxing vibe and pours well-considered drinks alongisde hearty Italian fare. 66 W. Alisal St., Salinas Alvarado on Main See listing under Monterey. 301 Main St., Salinas. (831) 356-0219, Alvarado Street Brewery Taproom See listing under Monterey. 1315 Dayton St. Suite E, Salinas. (831) 800-3332, Brew N Krew Ale House A brewery with a beer garden, how cool is that? Well, the drinks can be as colorful as the decor, which is why it is popular with the selfie crowd. 155 Main St., Salinas. (831) 676-6533, Casa Sorrento It’s a quaint pizzeria by day, but when night rolls around, Casa Sorrento is host to a variety of music. It’s arguably the liveliest venue in the city. 393 Salinas St., Salinas. (831) 757-2720, Dubber’s Bar and Grill This sports bar is located in a Victorian bank building, and the air is sweet nostalgia: vintage sports memorabilia fills the space. The food may distract from the large screens broadcasting games. 172 Main St., Salinas. (831) 676-0256 Elli’s Great American Restaurant This beloved locals hangout goes big on hospitality, and big on the pours. Besides generous servings of apps, they have an entire cocktail section dedicated to 22-ounce beverages. 1250 S. Main St., Salinas. (831) 759-8455, Farmers Union Pour House Perhaps the hippest joint in Salinas, this beerand-wine bar in Oldtown boasts a slick interior that oozes with historic chic. With a large, ever-rotating selection of craft beers and fine wines, and a gathering place for locals. 217 Main St., Salinas. (831) 975-4890 La Cantina Brewing Company Food, wine and a lineup of craft beers. The brewmaster has an affinity for pilsners, IPAs, exotic fruit beers and clever twists on the milk stout. There are also colorful margaritas. 165 Main St., Salinas. (831) 251-4134 Last Call Bar & Grill A handsome space for a few enjoyable drinks. They also host DJs. 9 E. San Luis St., Salinas. (831) 208-6576 Stonies Taphouse & Bistro Stonies rotates craft beers through its 24 taps, so there’s plenty to choose from. And if you don’t know what you want, they offer beer flights. Not bad to go along with barbecue. 1366 S. Main St., Salinas. (831) 202-0632, XL Public House This neighborhood watering hole is known for giving back to the community, and also for some strong and flavorful beers. They’ve also got a beer garden that hosts events like paint-and-sip, standup comedy or just plain old beer drinking. 127 Main St., Salinas. (831) 800-7625 Sand City / Seaside Cuz’s Sportsman’s Club This no-fuss dive is all about the basics—plus a popcorn machine, darts and pool tables. It’s popular no matter the time of day. 594 Broadway Ave., Seaside. (831) 394-2666 Alvarado Street Brewery