Quality Inn Monterey Beach Dunes
3280 Dunes Drive
Marina, CA 93933
Phone: (831) 384-1800
Fax: (831) 384-5279
Bars & Cafes
The Kula Ranch Island Steakhouse is a high-end destination to quell the craving for steaks and sushi. The restaurant is located inside a resort by the Monterey bay. Serving delicious and filling meals consisting of Ahi Tuna Tartar, Kula Pot Stickers, Certified Angus NY Steak, Mauka Skirt Steak and Big Island Fish Tacos, the restaurant provides a great ambience to enjoy the food. Watch the sun go down while savoring the tasteful Sunset Platter served for USD12. The dramatic venue offers a spectacular view of the waters and its solitude make it the perfect place for an enjoyable intimate meal.
This pub and tavern also serves as a retail shop for the many craft brews they offer on tap. Experience the convenience of trying a new craft brew and then being able to take home a six pack if you like it. They specialize in independent and unknown labels as well as your favorite big brands.
This Seaside coffee house has a laid-back vibe and some of the best gourmet coffee in town. Roasting their own beans, Acme Coffee has bold flavor profiles without the additives of syrups and creams. A great place to spend a few hours watching the world go by, this hip coffee joint is a coffee enthusiasts dream come true.
Located at The Intercontinental Monterey Hotel in a mesmerizing oceanfront setting, The C Restaurant + Bar is an upscale restaurant specializing in seafood. Apart from an elegant dining room, the restaurant features a lovely patio that overlooks the Monterey Bay and also a separate bar area. The ambiance is chic and contemporary, service sustains a high level and quality of food is unparalleled. Menu highlights include the New England Clam Chowder, Dungeness Crab “Louie", Monterey Bay Red Abalone and Caramelized Diver Sea Scallops. Meat-lovers won't be disappointed either with premium steaks and meat dishes lining up the menu. Mature wines make perfect pairings with the menu selections. Post dining patrons can relax at bar or on the patio while sipping on champagnes, cocktails and other libations. C Restaurant + Bar is most certainly the perfect venue for first dates, romantic evenings, family dinners and even formal luncheons. Reservations are welcomed.
Here is an intelligent solution to the dilemma of how to wine-taste while navigating curvy mountain road: just make one stop. Make it in downtown Monterey, where there is nary a deer in sight. Spend the whole day here where you can sample from dozens of vintages collected from nearly 40 local wineries. Taste the riches of Carmel Valley, Monterey and Arroyo Seco. Buy a few bottles or a few cases, as you like. When it is time to get some solid food in your overtaxed stomach, simply walk on over to one of the many restaurants on Cannery Row. See website for online shopping, wine club details, event calendar and more.
This huge nightclub offers a variety of events. Stand-up comedy takes place on weekend evenings, before the place opens up for the late-night dance crowd. Sunday is Salsa night, and Wednesday is Pachanga Night, while Friday and Saturday are dominated by live comedy. The typical subdued purple and black nightclub interior makes a great backdrop for every event. See website for calendar, reservations and more.
Few things can match tasting wine at the Bargetto Tasting Room whilst enjoying splendid views of the Pacific Ocean. Established in 1933, the Bargetto is famed for its dessert wines under the Chaucer's brand name. The winery also stacks the famous red and white wines along with the sparsely available sparkling ones. With the vineyards situated just a stone's throw away in the Santa Cruz mountains, the wines produced are completely unadulterated. Wine apparel and gift baskets are available at this outlet as well.
The Blue Fin is one of those brick edged former warehouse spaces which give Cannery Row its signature style, and is one of the best places to knock some balls around the felt. The food here centers on typical bar fare such as pizza, hot wings and burgers, but there can be some rather tasty fresh fish offerings as well. There is also a modest stage and sound system, and when bands are playing the space makes a quite neat crossover to a hip nightclub. Check the website for event listings.
Located in the historic Cannery Row, Cannery Row Brewing Company is a go-to spot in the coastal town for beer and good food. They feature 73 micro-brews on tap, a limited variety of bottled beers and 30 small batch bourbons. And this is not just a place for beer-snobs but also for hardcore foodies. The menu lists classic gastronomic favorites that rise above average pub-grub with specialties like Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders, Ahi Poke, Wood Grilled Caesar and Extreme French Onion Soup. Service is attentive, atmosphere is casual and prices are grounded. Reservations are welcomed.
This iconic and historic bar has been around since 1937. Segovia's Cocktails is a famed Monterey bar known as the oldest of its kind in the area. This local tavern features friendly locals and bartenders, a jukebox with classic selections and cheap, stiff drinks. Be prepared, Segovia's Cocktails is a cash only establishment.
This British-style pub is small enough for an intimate date and large enough to provide a great time over a few drinks with a group of friends old or new. The truly British decor of the place gives it an authentic feel. The restaurant serves up traditional British fare and there are 16 beers on tap. With burgers named Picadilly and Trafalgar, as well as drinks called the Leprechuan and Red Silk Knickers, you cannot go wrong. Most sandwiches and burgers are under USD10 and the service is great!
This nautical themed dive bar is practically a Monterey institution. Usually populated by naval officers and navy personnel, the Trident Room is a friendly waterhole establishment. Pictures of old navy ships and their captains adorn the walls above the booths while beer mugs hang behind the bar with their owners nickname displayed beneath. Pub grub is available and surprisingly delicious with options like salads, meatballs, fresh popped popcorn and more.