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Best Places to Get a Drink in Monterey

24 Apr 2024

Whether you're craving a classic cocktail, a locally brewed beer, or a fine wine, Monterey has a vibrant drink scene to welcome you to this beautiful destination. Join us as we explore the best places to get a drink in Monterey.


Jacks Monterey

Located within the Portola Hotel & Spa lobby, Jacks Monterey is a culinary gem that boasts not only excellent dining, but also a wonderful bar experience. Step into our inviting ambiance and treat yourself to expertly crafted cocktails. Try one of our house cocktails like the Jacks Mule, blending local vodka with Fever Tree Ginger Beer and fresh lime, or our award winning Asian Persuasion with turmeric-infused Ketel One, carrot juice, honey, lemon, and bitters. Jacks also has an extensive wine selection, and has been awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for seven years in a row. Check out Jacks Monterey's full menu here.

Asian Persuasion at Jacks Monterey
Asian Persuasion at Jacks Monterey


The Whiskey Club

Located on Alvarado Street in the heart of downtown Monterey, The Whiskey Club is a haven for whiskey aficionados. Step into this intimate establishment and dive into a world of fine whiskey, bourbon, and rye. The Whiskey Club offers an extensive selection, curated by knowledgeable experts who are passionate about sharing their love for whiskey. With its cozy ambiance and wide selection, this hidden gem invites you to raise a glass and toast with whiskey in Monterey.


Peter B's Brewpub

Calling all beer enthusiasts! Just behind the Portola Hotel & Spa, Peter B's Brewpub is Monterey's original craft brewery. Boasting a lineup of brews crafted on-site, our brewpub offers a dynamic tasting experience like no other. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts and refreshing lagers, there's a brew to suit every palate. Pair your pint with innovative pub food, including delicious burgers, pizzas, salads, and appetizers. Don't forget daily Happy Hour from 4pm-6pm and 9pm-10pm!


Pearl Hour

Tucked away on Lighthouse Ave in downtown Monterey, Pearl Hour is a trendy cocktail bar that exudes eclectic charm. Pearl Hour showcases a curated selection of artisanal cocktails, each crafted with precision and flair by expert mixologists. From timeless classics to innovative creations, every drink is a work of art. 


Sovino Wine Bar

Located just steps away from the Portola Hotel & Spa, Sovino Wine Bar is a cozy space to enjoy a glass of some local wine. Explore the curated selection and even enjoy a wine flight. Play one of their many board game as you sip and enjoy light bites or visit for one of their many events like Trivia Night, Karaoke Night, and more!


Get a Drink in Monterey

From handcrafted cocktails to local craft brews, Monterey offers a myriad of opportunities to have an elevated drinking experience. It's a great way to relax while you're in town and enjoy yourself while savoring our beautiful destination. Jacks Monterey and Peter B's Brewpub are located on-site, and the rest of these wonderful bars are all just a short walk or Uber ride away from the Portola Hotel & Spa. To book your stay in Monterey, visit our website, or call us at (888)-222-5851.

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