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Welcome to the What's Up Monterey Restaurant Guide's Lounges section, where we'll take you on a journey through some of the best lounges in the beautiful cities of Monterey, Carmel, and Pacific Grove!

Whether you're a local or a visitor, you can discover some of the most vibrant and unique lounges in the Monterey Bay area. Our guide includes a diverse range of lounges, from elegant and sophisticated establishments to relaxed and casual hangouts. So if you're looking for a cozy and intimate space to enjoy a drink with friends, a lively and bustling bar to celebrate a special occasion, or simply a place to unwind after a long day, our selection of lounges has got you covered. From craft cocktails and wine to local beers and more, there's something for everyone! We've scoured the area to find the best places to grab a drink, including hidden gems and popular hotspots alike. So no matter what your preference or mood, you're sure to find a lounge that suits your style.

Sit back, relax, and let us take you on a tour of the best lounges in Monterey Bay. So raise a glass and let's get started!

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Hog's Breath Inn

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Hog's Breath Inn

San Carlos between 5th & 6th Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Welcome to the famous Hog's Breath Inn, Carmel. Formerly owned by Clint Eastwood, and sold to a a good family friend, Kaiser Morcus, a seasoned restaurateur, hotelier, grocer, butcher and entrepreneur.

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Vesuvio Rooftop Lounge

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Vesuvio Rooftop Lounge

Atop Vesuvio Bistro Italiano 6th & JuniperoCarmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Vesuvio features two bars, one adjacent to the main dining room, and the other on the rooftop terrace. Master mixologist Christian Pèpe has created many signature cocktails for the two bars,…

A Taste of Monterey - Wine Market & Bistro
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Rooftop Lounge

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Rooftop Lounge

1110 Del Monte Ave. Monterey, CA 93940

The breathtaking 360-degree views of the Monterey Bay provide the backdrop for The Rooftop Lounge Bar & Grill. This unique rooftop sits right along Del Monte Avenue facing the Pacific Ocean, The…

The General

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The General

120 General Stilwell Dr. Ste 110 Marina, CA 93933

"The General" bar is the latest and coolest addition to Marina's nightlife and entertainment. Our historic sports bar showcases veterans memorabilia where you can enjoy sitting by an…

Vesuvio

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Vesuvio

Corner of 6th & Junipero Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93923

Vesuvio features an authentic Italian wood-burning oven. The wine list at Vesuvio include of wines from Southern Italy and selected California regions and features two bars, one adjacent to the main…

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The Whisky Club

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The Whisky Club

425 Alvarado Street Monterey, CA 93940

The Whisky Club and TWC11 have been established so locals, visitors, and whisk(e)y enthusiasts can experience various and many unique expressions of whiskies and other spirits from across the world. …

The Terrace Lounge
Traps

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Traps

2700 17-Mile Dr Pebble Beach, CA 93953

Located in The Inn at Spanish Bay, this cozy fireside lounge and bar features lively conversation, televised sporting events and hearty appetizers. Sip a fine wine or choose from cocktails, handcrafted…


Valley Kitchen

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Valley Kitchen

1 Old Ranch Rd. Carmel Valley, CA 93923

Introducing Valley Kitchen, a fun, vibrant restaurant that embodies the unique values and spirit of the Carmel Valley Ranch experience. Valley Kitchen draws inspiration from the resort's most distinguishing…

Salt Wood Kitchen and Oysterette
Barmel

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Barmel

San Carlos St Between 7th and Ocean Ave. Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

Nestled in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, Barmel embodies coastal sophistication and culinary excellence. Founded by mixologists and culinary artisans, Barmel offers handcrafted cocktails, premium…

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