Old Monterey District Blog

Do you have a birthday coming up? Host your party at Bull & Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse! For groups of 8 or more, we highly recommend inquiring ahead of time to make sure we can accommodate you. Reserve a table or a room; it's easy to make an inquiry through our website. Bull and Bear is located at 479 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Bug Out at Cult Taco

Posted on July 29th, 2019 by Cult Taco

Bug Out! Cult Taco presents an adventurous food lover's dream taco. It features fresh sliced avocado topped with toasted chapulines (grasshoppers), sal de gusano (agave worm), and chicatana (flying ant) salsa all on a cricket flour tortilla. It’s absolutely delicious and features some of the world's most sustainable proteins! Come visit us and try it - we're at 481 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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A simple cup of tea is far from a simple matter. Maybe on Monday is proud to announce that we're now adding exotic teas, herbs, and teapots to our collection. Please stop by the shop 251-B Pearl Street in Downtown Old Monterey for your own cup of delicious and join us in an adventure of tea tastings!

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In addition to great wine, Puma Road at Portola Plaza also have an excellent assortment of oils to spice up that charcuterie plate you’re putting together. Our selection includes balsamic and herb olive oil, habanero tequila oil, and black truffle oil. Visit us at 281 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey to see what's available.

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Are you ready for some football? Sunday Football & Breakfast is back at Peter B’s Brewpub, September 8 - December 29, 2019. Watch your favorite teams at Peter B’s on our 18 HDTVs while enjoying breakfast and Peter B’s drink specials including:

$5 Mimosa or Pint (excludes Imperial & Specialty Ales)
$6 Bloody Mary
$9 Tito’s Brewer Bloody Mary
$8 Breakfast Entrees, 9:30am-11am

Peter B’s daily happy hour runs 4pm-6:30pm and late night happy hour on Sundays runs 9:30pm-10:30pm. Visit us at 2 Portola Plaza in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, July 26 - August 1, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

MARIANNE & LEONARD: WORDS OF LOVE
Weekdays at 2pm, 5pm, 7pm
Sat & Sun at 11:45am, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm

This documentary begins on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of a community of expat artists, writers, and musicians. Never-before-seen footage shot by Broomfield and legendary documentarian D.A. Pennebaker make for a unique portrait into an idyllic 1960s bohemia. Watch the trailer.

THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE
Fri, Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed, Thurs at 1:45pm, 6:30pm
Mon at 1:45pm

Pierre-Paul Daoust, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy, is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a holdup gone terribly wrong, leaving two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run? Watch the trailer.

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE
Daily at 2:30pm, 7:15pm

After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, a timid bookkeeper, Casey, joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei, and a hardcore brown belt student, Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. Watch the trailer.

WILD ROSE
Weekdays at 2:45pm, 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 7:30pm

Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of prison and reunited with her son and daughter, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Rose's mother, on the other hand, has had a bellyful of her worthless nonsense. Forced to take strict responsibility, Rose gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house. Watch the trailer.

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
Weekdays at 6pm
Sat & Sun at 12:30pm, 6pm

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful...Read More

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Below are the showtimes for Osio Theater, July 19-25, 2019. Osio, a nonprofit movie theater dedicated to independent, foreign, and art films, is located at 350 Alvarado Street in Old Monterey. Purchase advance tickets on our website.

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE
Weekdays at 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm
Sat & Sun at 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7:15pm

After he's attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, a timid bookkeeper, Casey, joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei, and a hardcore brown belt student, Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei's mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. Watch the trailer.

WILD ROSE
Weekdays at 2:45pm, 5pm, 7:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12:30pm, 2:45pm, 5pm, 7:30pm

Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of prison and reunited with her son and daughter, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville. Rose's mother, on the other hand, has had a bellyful of her worthless nonsense. Forced to take strict responsibility, Rose gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house. Watch the trailer.

BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE
Weekdays at 4:30pm
Sat & Sun at 12pm, 4:30pm

Bethany Hamilton is rewriting the rules on being a fearless athlete. This is the untold story of the heart of a champion and her resilience against all odds to become one of the leading professional surfers of our time. Watch the trailer.

TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM
Weekdays at 6pm
Sat & Sun at 12:30pm, 6pm

This artful and intimate meditation on the legendary storyteller examines her life, her works, and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career. Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, history, America, and the human condition. Watch the trailer.

HAMPSTEAD
Daily at 3pm

Though Emily and Donald live in the same idyllic London neighborhood of Hampstead, the worlds they inhabit could not be more different. She is an American widow occupying a posh apartment she can no longer afford and filling her time with charity work as she struggles to figure out a next step. He is a gruff Irish loner who lives off the land in a makeshift cabin and wants nothing...Read More

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It's a new season, and Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill has new branded merchandise for all Alvarado Brewery fans! We now have sweatshirts, t-shirts (both short- and long-sleeved), tank tops, caps, beach/camp blankets, and more. Visit our website to order your gear now, and visit us at 426 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Shear Addiction Barbershop and Hair Studio is happy to announce that our new, branded crewneck shirts are now available in sizes S-XL. We also have longline tees...and regular t-shirts are coming soon. To purchase a shirt so you can show your Shear Addiction pride, visit us at 160 Webster Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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