2075 N. Fremont St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 373-5551
Fax: (831) 373-4250
Bars & Cafes
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.
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.
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.
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 Monterey coffee joint is where the locals come to get their caffeine fix. The lounge's central location is within easy walking distance of many shops, restaurants and of course, the beach. Indoor and outdoor seating is comfortable, with worn in couches, and sunny patio tables. Quick bites are available with simple items like baked from scratch pastries, wraps, salads, soup and sandwiches.
Pull up a chair or a stool, as the case may be, and settle down to enjoy fresh-baked bread, yummy cookies and steaming cups of coffee at this friendly, informal bakery. Lunchtime visitors can either order a sandwich from the menu or come up with their own recipe from the list of meats, cheeses, and condiments. This is no ordinary deli counter, either. The choices include pesto, grilled onions and Jarlsberg cheese. The decor is adorable within and without, with bright murals and baskets of flowers accenting the airy dining room and the shaded outdoor patio.
A stone building with dark interiors and friendly bartenders, Alfredo's Cantina is where the locals go for a stiff drink at happy hour. The 70s decor and jukebox add to the charm of this charming dive bar. Beware this is a cash only establishment, so come prepared.
This authentic British pub serves dinner until midnight and the heated outdoor patio is legendary. You will think that you are in London, as the decor is truly British in all respects. The grub is typical pub fare: fish and chips, meat pies, sandwiches and the like, most of which tips the scales under USD10. Twenty beers are on tap and there is an extensive selection of single-malt scotches. It is never hard to stir up conversation. The bartenders are great, and the place attracts all walks of life, from business professionals to college students. See website for menu, bar info, and more.
The only waterfront pub on the West Coast, this British-style drinking hole has over 60 international beers, indoor and outdoor seating, traditional pub games, a gift shop, and lots more. The interior is decorated in the traditonal British pub-style, with memorabilia all over the walls. The menu offers a variety of salads, as well as British dinners and Happy Hour specials. The friendly bartenders bring in all walks of life. See website for menu and more information.
With 24 beers and ales on tap, a vast array of single-malt scotches, live music on the weekends, and live soccer from the U.K. on Saturday mornings, this is the place to be if you want authentic British atmosphere. As for the decor, it is 100 percent British. The kitchen serves up the usual fare: fish 'n' chips, bangers, etc. There are even trivia contests and karaoke nights. All sorts of people come here, from British ex-pats to sports fans to singles looking for love. See website for menu, events calendar, and other regional locations.
Voted by Coastal Weekly as Monterey's best new restaurant, this place is, as the title suggests, for those who have a passion for large portions and living life to the fullest. The decor takes one back to the 1920s prohibition era where the martini was king. The menu includes aged prime steaks, several sandwiches and pasta dishes, as well as several big salads and more martini recipes than you will see anywhere else. A great place for lunch or dinner, and the service is excellent. The wine list features a variety of California wines.
Encompassing nearly 5000 square feet, this Tudor-style British pub claims to be the original one in the area. It has a load of beers and ales on tap as well as 60 single-malt scotches available. You can relax in the heated garden patio with its own fireplace, or hang inside, where you can enjoy live entertainment six nights of the week. Food is traditional pub fare: bangers, burgers, and fish and chips. There is no better beer selection in Monterey, and the happy hour is constantly being voted the best in town by locals. It is always fun here. See website for menu, beer list, specialty drinks, photos, and more.