Sly McFly's is the best nightlife area on Cannery Row, with live music every night. Most of the musicians and bands are local acts playing blues or classic rock, some better than others. I have stopped in on a Saturday night and there was standing room only. Even on an average weeknight, Sly's gets relatively busy after about 9pm...around 10pm, many of the local restaurants close, so a few of the bartenders congregate here for a beer or two. Despite the location near a few of Monterey's finest hotels, Sly's remains a comfortable mix of well-dressed and casual patrons, with a friendly bar staff. Though the music is not always the greatest, I've enjoyed stopping in for a beer or two if I'm out late.
Hard to predict what's going to be playing when, but if you're coming to town, I pasted a link to our local arts paper. Click on the day of the week you want to check out.
Unfortunately, they don't go out furthur than a week.
Sly McFlys always has Jazz/Blues/Rock on Fri-Sat (Cannery Row) - see the other review
"Monterey Live" has music nightly (Alvarado St, downtown), thier calendar:
The club Octane was great fun and dancing with a suprisingly well put together band that played for hours while I danced till my heart was content and feet were burning. I ate at the bar and had great conversation with a few patrons and bartenders.
Dress Code: Anything goes.
Not much here. Older crowd and odd night tourists.
Just head down to the warf or check the campus before heading out.
Hash House Harriers run on Saturdays.
Beautiful any day you come.
Bring a jacket.
Dress Code: California casual & slacks work most anywhere.
The C & A is a very authentic English Pub with a wide selection of English Ales, Irish Stouts,International Pilsners and Microbrews on draft, Scotches, Bourbons, Vintage ports and California wines. there are also some really great appetizers on menu.
Dress Code: Casual