If there’s anything we love the most about Monterey, it’s the beautiful weather! So what can be better than spending a day or evening at one of Monterey’s famous outdoor patio decks for a refreshing cocktail?  Check out some of our favorite places to enjoy a cocktail outdoors in Monterey this summer!

Montrio Bistro, Monterey

One of the newest patios to hit Monterey’s dining scene belongs to local favorite Montrio Bistro. Their new parklet patio looks like something straight from the Champs de Elyse with its snazzy cast-iron design, romantic lamp posts and overflowing flower baskets. Their daily happy hour is the perfect accompaniment with a selection of discounted drinks and small bites from 4:30pm-6:30pm.

The Inn at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach

The fire-pits at The Inn at Spanish Bay are hard to beat. Not only does the bar serve up world-class cocktails but the views of The Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach’s coastline, and the Pacific Ocean are merely unparalleled. If you happen to find yourself here near sunset you will be in for a special treat as the famed bagpiper makes his rounds.

the C restaurant + bar at the InterContinental the Clement Monterey, Monterey

Tucked along lively Cannery Row is the C restaurant at the Intercontinental the Clement Monterey showcasing some of the best views of the Monterey Bay. Simply enjoy one (or two) of their specialty drinks while admiring the seascape, and if you’re lucky, you may even see a raft of otters frolicking in the bay.

Anton & Michel, Carmel-by-the-Sea

From its exterior, one would have no idea of Anton & Michel’s gem of a patio, just past the main dining room. The restaurant’s Fountain Courtyard is a secluded escape from the hustle and bustle in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. The outdoor oasis is complete with a soothing water fountain, decorative fire-pit and hanging party lights which set the tone for a relaxing evening.

Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar, Pacific Grove

One of Pacific Grove’s newest restaurants also has a beautiful outdoor patio! The sidewalk sanctuary at Jeninni Kitchen + Wine Bar is top-notch with its cozy cast-iron tables and lush greenery. Choose a tempting libation from their plentiful wine list and pair it with a charcuterie dish while people watching on Lighthouse Avenue.

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