Best Places to Grab a Drink in Monterey

This week we dive into our local bar scene on the peninsula! Check out the best places to grab a drink in Monterey, whether you’re looking for spirits, beer, wine, or cocktails.

 

Jacks Monterey

Jacks Monterey, located in the Portola Hotel & Spa’s lobby, has a full bar with inviting atmosphere. With an award winning wine list, enticing house cocktails, and craft beer from Peter B’s Brewpub, this bar is a great place to relax with a drink.

Jacks Monterey’s Bar

Peter B’s Brewpub

Peter B’s Brewpub located behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, serves delicious craft beer that is brewed on property. Natalie Mika, Peter B’s Brewpub’s Head Brewer, pursues her passion for fermentation science, focusing on brewing a variety of styles. Check out our award-winning craft beers Wednesday – Sunday 4pm – 10pm.

Sample Peter B’s Brewpub’s offerings with a flight

Savvy Bar

If you’re looking for a unique experience, visit Savvy Bar on Tyler Street. This classic speakeasy requires a password to enter, and has barrel-aged cocktails, live music, and dancing. For more information on their password, dress code, and drinks, visit their website.

 

Pearl Hour

Pearl Hour is fresh bar serving handcrafted cocktails, espresso drinks, beer, wine, and herbal elixirs. They have a lovely outdoor patio with fun atmosphere and live music events. For more information on this cocktail bar and their events visit their website.

 

Dust Bowl Brewing Tap Depot

Dust Bowl is taproom in Monterey that is situated in a former train depot near the Monterey Rec Trail. They have plenty of outdoor seating, a great selection of beer, and a Mexican food truck on-site.

Outdoor seating at Dust Bowl Brewing Co.

 

Sovino Wine Bar & Merchant

Located just steps away from the Portola Hotel & Spa is Sovino Wine Bar. Taste wines from local vineyards and wineries across California, and enjoy charcuterie boards and small bites. Sip and savor while you enjoy the downtown Monterey sights and sounds.

 

Sovino Wine Bar Sovino Wine Bar

 

Plan Your Bar Crawl

Enjoy the libations of Monterey’s most popular places to grab a drink on your next visit to the peninsula. Vacation is always better with a drink in hand, and with so many convenient locations near the Portola Hotel & Spa it will be easy to enjoy. To book your room visit our website or call us at (888)-222-5851.

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