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Cocktails in Carmel/Monterey ?

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We will be for two days in Monterey/Carmel next Friday and Saturday. We often like to go for a cocktail after our dinner. Are there any (cocktail) bars in in this area which are open late (12 am ?) We searched but couldn't find anything.

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  1. Mission Ranch or Rio Grill? Mission Ranch has a rather lively, local piano bar following. More romantic, Pacific's Edge. I think they have jazz on the weekends, but I don't know their hours.
    Where are you staying, Carmel or Monterey? Might not want to stray too far from "home" after dinner and drinks.

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    Rio Grill
    The Crossroads Hwy 1 Rio Rd, Carmel, CA 93923

    Mission Ranch Restaurant
    26270 Dolores St, Carmel, CA 93923

    Pacific's Edge Restaurant
    120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923

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    1. re: Gail

      We are staying in Monterey this time but have no problem to drive to Carmel for a good cocktail.

    2. Hi Honkman!
      Sardine Factory in Cannery Row and Pacific Edge in Carmel..Lobby lounge and Traps at the Inn at Spanish Bay on 17 mile drive in Carmel.
      Are you going to Passionfish?

      www.sardinefactory.com

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      1. re: Beach Chick

        Yes. Passionfish and Marinus at Bernadus Lodge. It will be the last part of a 2.5 weeks culinary vacation through SF and the wine country before driving down to SD

        1. re: honkman

          honkman, sounds wonderful! Please report back so we can enjoy vicariously.

          1. re: Gail

            Pacific's Edge would be very nice, we also love The Sardine Factory. :)

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            Sardine Factory
            701 Wave Street, Monterey, CA 93940

            Pacific's Edge Restaurant
            120 Highlands Drive, Carmel, CA 93923