Old Monterey District Blog

The Old Monterey Business Association would like to congratulate the 35 Old Monterey businesses that won Monterey County Weekly’s Best of Monterey County 2017. Click the links to read what the Weekly’s writers and editors had to say about each business.

Alfredo’s Cantina
Best Place for Day-Drinking

Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill
Best Local Beer / Best Brewery
Best Bar for Millennials

Ambrosia India Bistro
Best Indian Restaurant

Bagel Bakery
Best Bagel

Bay Bikes
Best Bike Shop

Britannia Arms
Best Karaoke

CarmelBarre
Best Pilates Studio

Cibo Ristorante Italiano
Best Club for Jazz

Crown and Anchor
Best Late Night Hangout / Best Pub

Dennis Murphy Music School
Best Musician: Dennis Murphy

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Summer Camps at MY Museum 2017

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by MYMuseum

Children ages 6-8 are invited to explore what makes Monterey special by spending a week at the local children's museum during My Museum's 2017 Summer Camp! Campers will play and experiment with unique hands-on exhibits, discover new friendships, and explore hidden treasures in our community. Each day offers a new adventure focused on learning through play.

There will be three sessions: June 12-16, June 26-30, and July 27-August 4. Each day we'll meet 9am-4pm. Fee is $265 per child for MY Museum members; $280 per child for non-members. Space is limited - register today by phoning the museum at 831-649-6444.

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Om Studios in Monterey is adding new evening classes beginning April 3, 2017. On Monday, we'll be offering Gentle Beginners Yoga at 5:30pm followed by Yoga Flow at 6:45pm. On Wednesday, we're offering Heated Alignment Vinyasa at 5:30pm followed by Mellow Flow at 6:45pm. Visit our studio at 631 Cass Street in Old Monterey, or give us a call at 831-204-7949.

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Small is sew beautiful! Bella's Studio has moved to a slightly smaller space - we're still located in the same building, 140 W. Franklin Street, but we're now on the third floor in Suite 309.

The idea that bigger is better certainly proved false for us. This new, smaller studio feels cozy and is remarkably efficient. In our new spot we continue to offer sewing and craft workshops, private sewing lessons, and open studio time with our Baby Lock sewing machines, and we still have a retail boutique selling a collection of contemporary fabrics, sewing notions, and handmade gift items. We invite you to visit us at our new home!

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Just in time for spring, the Monterey Hotel Spa is launching a special price for massage every Sunday! For $99, receive a 1 hour massage plus access to the spa amenities. Phone 831-375-3184 to book your appointment.

The new Monterey Hotel Spa allows guests and locals to relax and rejuvenate in the heart of Old Monterey. We offer facials, massage, lash extensions, body wraps, and scrubs with seasonal scents and unique treatments. Take advantage of our therapeutic hot tub, showers, relaxation rooms, and workout rooms during your visit.

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Want a new look? Come to Sunshine Salon at 147 Webster Street in Old Monterey, a full service salon for men, women, and children. Our friendly, experienced staff like helping people feel good about themselves! Pictured is one of our recent customers, who decided to transform her long, dark hair, getting soft highlights and a bob haircut that's lovely and fresh for spring.

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Siamese Bay Restaurant invites you to stop by and try our Curry Noodles. It’s the perfect way to warm yourself on a chilly spring evening! Eaten like a noodle soup, this is a traditional Thai recipe featuring a delicious coconut curry with rice noodles, a boiled egg, and bean sprouts. The bowl pictured here was made to order with chicken.

Siamese Bay Restaurant, located at 131 Webster Street in Old Monterey, is open for lunch Monday-Saturday, 11am-3pm, and open for dinner seven days a week, 5pm-9pm.

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