Old Monterey District Blog

Distinguished for its variety of award winning locally-brewed beer, 18 high-definition televisions, and pub menu stocked with innovative comfort foods, Peter B’s Brewpub is a favorite of locals and guests. Whether you’re looking to relax around a fire pit on our pet-friendly patio or watch the big game while visiting Monterey, there is no better destination.

Peter B's Brewpub has been serving craft beer brewed onsite since 1996. In addition to a relaxed atmosphere, flavorful food, and extensive beer menu, Peter B’s has become known as one of the best brew pubs in Monterey because of our dedicated team and their commitment to service.

Peter B’s is proud to provide an innovative menu that offers something for everyone: from beer-inspired dishes to vegetarian and gluten-friendly options to coastal favorites and beyond. We invite you to discover for yourself why we’re considered to be a favorite among bars in Monterey.

The Club Room is located in the heart of downtown and inside the Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay. Start your morning off in a relaxing and cozy fireside dining room while enjoying a European-style breakfast buffet served with Peet’s Coffee® and bottomless mimosas. Open daily, The Club Room utilizes local and fresh ingredients to serve plates carefully crafted by our Executive Chef Danny Abbruzzese and his culinary team.

Offering a fresh, seasonal, buffet featuring made-to-order omelets, assorted house made pastries and muffins, sliced cold cuts, fine artisan cheeses, bottomless mimosas, and much more. Dine in the cozy fireside dining room, or breathe in the fresh coastal air on the outdoor, pet-friendly, heated patio.

Jacks Restaurant and Lounge, located within the Portola Hotel and Spa, has been awarded Wine Spectator’s 2015 Award of Excellence for its wine program. Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.

“We are very honored to have received the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the second year in a row,” said Sonny Peterson, Portola Hotel and Spa’s Food and Beverage Director. “This award shows that our wine list is not only diverse with a variety of selections but is also designed to accommodate the most discriminating connoisseur’s palate while simultaneously providing a sensory awakening for the novice.”

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Sunday Football Specials at Peter B's Brewpub

Posted on September 8th, 2015 by omba

Beginning Sunday, September 13, 2015 and continuing on throughout the football season, Peter B’s Brewpub will offer Sunday specials on drinks all day (including 16oz house beers, Bloody Marys, and other specialty drinks) and an NFL-Style Sunday Breakfast, 9:30am-11am. Savor a bite to eat, enjoy a drink, and catch all the football action on one of our 18 HDTVs!

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Old Capitol Books is fortunate to have recently obtained apx. 100 beautiful architecture books from the personal library of local modernist architect Jerrold Lomax, FAIA. Although Mr. Lomax is no longer with us, his outstanding work and library can still be seen and experienced. Most of the books purchased from his library represent the modernist genre. Come on down and take a look at what we're offering from this amazing collection!

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Angie's Boutique Retirement Sale

Posted on September 1st, 2015 by omba

After 50 years, it's time for us at Angie's Boutique to retire! We're now offering fantastic savings on women's sweaters, tops, tunics, pants, jackets, and all-weather coats - everything is 50-80% off.

We're still located at 315 Calle Principal, Suite B for a limited time. Stop by and pick up some stunning fashion at an amazing price. We're open Monday-Saturday, 9:30am-6pm.

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Labor Day Mattress Sale at Coastal Home Furniture Gallery

Posted on August 31st, 2015 by omba

Coastal Home Furniture Gallery invites you to save big on Tempur-Pedic and Serta iComfort mattresses now through September 14, 2015. We're open daily, so stop by our showroom at 458 Alvarado St.

Upgrade and save on a Tempur-Pedic mattress - save up to $500 on select mattresses and adjustable bases while supplies last. And, for a limited time only, receive a free boxspring or save up to $1000 on a Serta Adjustable Foundation when you purchase an iComfrt or iSeries mattress. We're also offering Queen mattresses from $359, including from Soring Air of California, Serta Perfect Sleeper and SertaPedic, and Visco and MemoGel.

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Kickstarter Campaign to Reopen Osio Cinema

Posted on August 18th, 2015 by omba

Three enthusiastic former employees of the Osio Cinema (including the general manager, Jirko Senkel) have met the goal of their Kickstarter campaign to raise $70,000 by September 2, 2015 to improve and re-open the much beloved Osio Cinema in Old Monterey. Want more information or to offer your support? Visit the Kickstarter page!

They aim to use the funds to renovate and update the lobby and the individual screening rooms. The goal? To create an atmosphere that cultivates community and provides a space where one can not only enjoy fantastic foreign, independent, and art-house films including exceptional documentaries, but also sit in the mezzanine and enjoy offerings from local wineries and California's best breweries.

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During Monterey Car Week 2015, anyone who lives, works, visits or goes to school in Monterey should be prepared for traffic delays and detours as auto enthusiasts from around the world converge on the Monterey Peninsula for car auctions and auto shows.

Here are lane and/or road closures affecting Old Monterey:

* Del Monte Avenue between Washington and Alvarado streets will be down to one lane, August 8-17, 7am-9pm

* The driveway entrance to the Portola Hotel and Conference Center will be closed August 13-15

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