Monterey 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!

There are several craft breweries, beer houses, and festivals that will help you wet your whistle throughout the region.

Cannery Row and downtown Monterey are flourishing with late-night hot spots. Cannery Row boasts an abundance of watering holes including C Restaurant + Bar and Sly McFly's. For even more options head to downtown Monterey and peruse Britannia Arms Pub & RestaurantAlvarado Street Brewery & Grill, and Peter B’s Brewpub which are all within walking distance.

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.

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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