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Old Monterey is the thriving downtown district of Monterey, CA. Home to nearly 400 shops, restaurants, and service providers and a bustling farmers' market, it's a hub of community life. Tourists from around the world come for its seaside charm and historical attractions. Old Monterey is a frequent host to conventions and meetings of all sizes. It's also a great place to locate a business.

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This Week's Highlights

New Wine Tasting Room at Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop

Hellam's Tobacco and Wine Shop is proud to announce that we now have a fully operating wine tasting room. Come and visit us anytime Monday through Saturday, 10am-10pm, at 423 Alvarado St. We can't wait to show you our beautiful new tasting room.

Rosé Patio Party at Montrio Bistro

Montrio Bistro

Montrio Bistro and our wine director, Christian Adams, invite you to join us for a Rosé Patio Party. Come and enjoy tastes of rosé from producers from around the world. Some surprise winemakers will be joining us. Fee is $10 per person.

Paint and Sip at Sovino Wine Bar

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant presents a Paint and Sip Class ! Tonight, local artist and retired art teacher Bunny Paivine will be teaching an easy-to-follow painting class. You’ll take home your own 11 x 14 canvas painting. All materials and a glass of wine are included in the $50 fee.

Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill

Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill

Come out and celebrate Brews for Books at Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill! On the last Wednesday of every month, show your server your Monterey library card or a Brews for Books bookmark (available at the library), and we'll donate 10% of your check to the Monterey Public Library.

Midday Mindfulness Class at Union Yoga

Union Yoga, located at 244 Pearl St., now offers a midday mindfulness class! Beginning May 21, Ana Poirier is bringing years of training in Yin yoga, meditation, Kundalini yoga, and essential oils to her Monday class held 12:15pm-1pm. No experience is necessary.