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Carmel/Monterey: Ody's Tavern, Brophy's, or Knuckles at the Hyatt Regency?

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There seems to be a great dearth of sports bars along the coast.

We're coming up from San Luis Obispo to Carmel on Saturday morning and would like to find a place to watch our college football games before hotel check-in, but the husband and I root for two separate teams, so we're hoping for a proper sports bar that has several TVs on at once. Many of the ones recommended, once we saw the websites, aren't really sports bars, just bars that happen to have a TV.

What about these three? Knuckles seems to be the most sports bar-ish of the bunch, but seeing as it's in a hotel, is it blah with business people and families, or do sports fans show up?

If there's any other places you can recommend between SLO and Carmel, we'll take those too.

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  1. I have been to both Brophy's and Knuckles. I would definitely recommend Brophy's over Knuckles. Knuckles is your basic hotel bar with absolutely no charm and while there are tvs, it is much more like an airport bar. Brophy's had a nice feel and very friendly bartenders plus a lot of tv's. I didn't eat there but the food that I saw going out looked quite good.