Open 5 days a week, the Hippodrome is a popular 21+ club located in downtown Monterey. The club features four (multi-level) dance floors, four sound systems, go-go cages and poles, video projectors, an outdoor patio, 13 bar stations, several TVs, and an attached four-story parking structure.
Planet Gemini is the only 18+ club in the Monterey area. The club offers a Thursday night called "Throwdown Thursday," which combines both dancing and a local DJ. Throwdown Thursdays tend to have different theme nights and occasionally even have an exciting musical guest such as Mistah Fab or the Cold Flamez. Other nights at Planet Gemini aren't aimed toward college students and typically feature entertainment such as salsa dancing, country music, and stand up comedy.
Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant
The Britannia Arms is a popular local pub. The Arms offers a diverse selection of beers, good food, and sports games on a big screen TV.
444 Alvarado St.
The Bulldog British Pub
The Bulldog is a traditional British pub open seven days a week. They serve all different types of bar food (including British cuisine) and have a full bar with 16 beers on tap from England, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, and the US! It's a very casual bar with pretty laid-back service.
Carbone's on Lighthouse Ave boasts fairly priced drinks, clean bathrooms, pool tables, dart boards, and even Wii video games.
214 Lighthouse Ave.
Characters Sports Bar & Grill
Characters is a sports bar located in Monterey's Marriott hotel. The bar offers terrific food (burgers, salads, sandwiches, etc), a full bar, and sporting events on the big screen.
350 Calle Principal
The Crown and Anchor
Voted the #1 pub in Monterey County, the Crown and Anchor is a casual pub and restaurant located in Old Town Monterey. Lunch and dinner is served all day and there are children's menus available. For those drinking, try one of their various cocktails, California wines, 20 international beers, or a single malt scotch. Open until 2 a.m., seven days a week.
Jose's Mexican Bar & Grill
This local Mexican restaurant offers great food and great drinks!
638 Wave St.
Knuckles Historical Sports Bar
Knuckles is a Monterey sports bar with a lot of big-screen TVs. Not only that, but each table has its own personal speakers!
1 Old Golf Course Rd.
London Bridge Pub
Located on Fisherman's Wharf, the London Bridge Pub offers a great view of the bay, live music, tasty fish and chips, and a wide selection of European beers.
The Mucky Duck
The Mucky Duck is a popular local restaurant and bar located in Downtown Monterey. The Duck has a heated patio, a full bar, great food, and occassional live entertainment.
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Club Planet Gemini
Check out Planet Gemini on "Throwdown Thursdays." Always a popular event among the CSUMB crowd.
Indian Summer Restaurant
The Indian Summer in Monterey offers a hookah lounge and delicious Indian food.
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
The world-famous Santa Cruz boardwalk is a fun attraction for all ages!