Planet Gemini

Planet Gemini

Nightlife & Entertainment

After an afternoon on the beach or touring the attractions, a night out on the town can cap off the perfect day. The heart of Monterey’s nightlife is found on lively Alvarado Street and Cannery Row. Here, 13 walkable city blocks are bursting with over 20 bars that feature live music, DJs, salsa dancing, comedy shows and karaoke. In other parts of the county you will find craft breweries, comedy clubs, and intimate concert venues along with a host of other options to paint the town red!

Bars & Breweries
Beer & Craft Breweries
There are several craft breweries, beer houses and festivals that will help you wet your whistle throughout the region. more

Cannery Row and downtown Monterey are flourishing with late night hot spots. Cannery Row boasts a an abundance of watering holes like the Cannery Row Brewing Company, C Restaurant + Bar and the Blue Fin Café & Billiards which hosts billiard tournaments, karaoke, and salsa nights. For even more options head to downtown Monterey and peruse Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant, Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill and Peter B’s Brewpub which are all within walking distance.

Live Music, Shows & Dancing

Get your groove on at Cibo Ristorante Italiano in downtown Monterey where they host live jazz, soul and funk almost every night from 7pm-10pm.

In need of a good laugh? Planet Gemini on Fremont Street features a stand-up comedian Friday and Saturday nights as well as an Italian themed night on Tuesdays with live music. If you find yourself in Big Sur afterhours you are in luck! The Fernwood Tavern hosts live musical acts on the weekends, and best of all they’re free.

Be sure to check out the events calendar and list of performing arts centers for even more ways to grab life (and the night) by the moments!

Are You a Trivia Master?

Test your brain power while indulging in an adult beverage, or two. Trivia nights are held almost every day of the work week and is a great way to explore happening bars, make new friends and earn fantastic prizes!

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201 Main

201 Main St , Salinas, CA 93901
Phone  (831) 800-7573

Blue Fin Cafe & Billiards

685 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 717-4280
Fax  (831) 717-4281

Britannia Arms Pub & Restaurant

444 Alvarado Street , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 656-9543
Since opening in 1999, this British owned and operated pub has become the place to go for a drink or a bite to eat in a friendly atmosphere. more

C Restaurant and Bar

750 Cannery Row , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 375-4800
Fax  (831) 375-4501
Regional cuisine with an emphasis on seafood and a variety of local seasonal products. Live music every Friday and Saturday. more

Cannery Row Brewing Company

95 Prescott Ave , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 643-2722
Fax  (831) 643-2724
73 beers on tap. Happy Hour Monday - Friday 3 PM - 6 PM. DJs Friday and Saturday. Breakfast during NFL season starting at 9 AM. Parking garage next door. more

Carmel Music Society

PO Box 22783 , Carmel, CA 93922
Phone  (831) 625-9938

Characters Sports Bar and Grill

Monterey Marriott Hotel
350 Calle Principal , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-4234
Fax  (831) 372-2968
Located on the corner of Calle Principal and Franklin Street in Downtown Monterey. Characters features (10) 40-inch Flat Screen HDTV's, (1) 4x8-foot HD Projection Screen, Free Wireless Internet... more

Cibo Ristorante Italiano

301 Alvarado St , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-8151
Fax  (831) 649-5042
Cibo presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sounds of jazz accompanies dinner from 7 to 10p.m. Enjoy a party atmosphere and a lively mix of soul,... more

Cypress Lounge at Embassy Suites on Monterey Bay

Embassy Suites on Monterey Bay
1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd , Seaside, CA 93955
Phone  (831) 393-1115
Fax  (831) 899-1928
A wonderful place to gather with friends, family, or colleagues after a busy day. Enjoy a signature cocktail or drink, and order some delicious small plates while you catch up on your day. Experience... more

Del Monte Shopping Center

1410 Del Monte Ctr , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 373-2705
Fax  (831) 373-8675
A 675,000 sq. ft., regional shopping center located at the main artery of Highway 1 and Munras Avenue in Monterey. At Del Monte Center you'll find some of Monterey's favorite places to shop, dine and... more


700 Munras Ave at the Casa Munras Hotel & Spa , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 375-0176
Fax  (831) 375-1365
A unique culinary experience where guests can "sip, savor and share" Mediterranean tapas and Spanish-inspired cuisine. more

Fernwood Tavern

47200 Hwy 1 , Big Sur, CA 93920
Phone  (831) 667-2422
Full Bar with dining room, Free WiFi, Fireplace, Flat screen HD TV for sports more

Fireplace Lounge

Hyatt Regency Monterey
One Old Golf Course Rd , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 372-1234
Fax  (831) 375-3960
Enjoy the warmth of good company and your favorite drink in our charming lobby lounge. Live Jazz on the weekends. more

Fireplace Lounge

Hyatt Carmel Highlands
120 Highlands Dr , Carmel, CA 93923
Phone  (831) 620-1234
Fax  (831) 626-1574
Enjoy spectacular views of historic Point Lobos State Reserve while sipping your favorite cocktail and visiting with friends. You’ll find live entertainment on select nights more

Fuse Lounge Cafe

Carmel Mission Inn
3665 Rio Rd , Carmel, CA 93923
Phone  (831) 624-1841
Tollfree  (800) 348-9090
Fax  (831) 624-8684
Every Friday and Saturday nights live music and dancing until 11:30 pm. Happy hour Tuesday through Friday nights, from 5:00pm- 7:00pm with Appetizer Buffet. more

Jacks Restaurant & Lounge

Portola Hotel & Spa
Two Portola Plaza , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 649-2698
Fax  (831) 649-4115
Ideal for any occasion, Jacks offers the finest local cuisine the Central Coast has to offer. Sit down for breakfast, lunch or dinner on our outdoor patio or indoors in our comfortable fireside dining... more
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