Old Monterey District Blog

The Whisky Club is happy to announce that we're opening our bottle shop at 425 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey on Friday, April 8! Come check out our wide selection of scotches and bourbons. Open Friday and Saturday, 11am-10pm, and Sunday, 12pm-6pm.

The Whisky Club's Bottle Shop is uniquely stocked with many expressions, including some bottles that are hard to find. Our staff is ready for the challenge of finding the perfect personal selection or a gift for the discerning enthusiast.

But wait...there's more! The Whiskey Club's tasting room will open in a few weeks at the same location - be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for the announcement.

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Saltwater Sanctuary, a spa and retail shop, has lovely spring gifts perfect for Easter or Mother's Day, including couture wallets from Iman in vibrant spring colors and beautiful tropical robes, crafted with a vintage vibe by Inara.

Visit Saltwater Sanctuary to see this and our carefully curated collection of gifts and skin care products at 578 Houston Street, Suite A in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Easter Treats at Paris Bakery

Posted on April 4th, 2022 by Paris Bakery

Paris Bakery has a wonderfully bright and cheery selection of sweet treats for Easter! They're offering Easter cookies, Easter bunny bread, and Easter-themed cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops. Stop by the shop at 271 Bonifacio Place in Downtown Old Monterey, Wednesday - Monday, 6:30am-3pm (closed Tuesday) or call to pre-order, 831-646-1620.

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Venture Gallery presents the work of Nancy Olaeta, our featured artist for April. You are cordially invited to stop by the gallery and meet the artist at a reception on Saturday, April 16, 2pm-5pm.

Nancy Olaeta has been painting seriously for more than 20 years. Spring is her favorite time of year with its abundance of wildflowers to render in oils. Nancy also practices glass fusing, or art made with kiln formed glass. The craggy cypress trees here on the Monterey Peninsula are a favorite subject, as are koi and jellyfish.

Venture Gallery is now open daily, 10am-6pm. Nancy Olaeta's artwork will be featured through April 2022. Venture Gallery is located at 260 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Visit our website to shop online for work by our local artists.

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Our collection of chocolate molds has grown over the years at Parker-Lusseau Pastries and Cafe. This year marks our 25th season producing Easter chocolates! We have chocolate rabbits, eggs, fish, turtles, and more.

Easter is April 17. We highly recommend you visit us soon and purchase the chocolates you like when you see them as we expect to run out before Easter weekend. Visit us at 539 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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This year, experience March Madness with MidiCi! Watch all the games on our big screens at the restaurant, or root for your favorite teams at home with a delicious takeout pizza and cool drink at your side. MidiCi takeout is available via the Toast app; delivery is available via DoorDash and GrubHub. MidiCi is located at 467 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Have a lot of empty candle vessels laying around? Let Johnny Wicks Candle Company at Locally Lit Candle Bar help you recycle them. We're located at 269 Bonifacio Place in Downtown Old Monterey.

You can either donate your old candle vessels and we will make a new candle, or you can bring your old vessel into Locally Lit and refill it, creating your own custom-scented candle. Visit our website for more information and to contact us.

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Hosting a wine tasting for friends or colleagues? Sovino Wine Bar can help! Wines can be chosen to your taste by Sommelier Claire Sutton and your event can be as formal and informative as you'd like.

Sovino offers group tastings here at 241 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey as well as at-home parties. What could be better than enjoying a wine tasting with friends? Please contact us for pricing and additional details, 831-641-9463.

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Revival Ice Cream Bars

Posted on March 8th, 2022 by Revival Ice Cream

Revival Ice Cream invites you to try our ice cream bars - each one is handmade and bursting with flavor! We pair our most popular Revival Ice Cream flavors with a rich chocolate coating, creating the perfect crunch on the outside and creamy sweetness on the inside. It's the perfect treat for any day of the week.

Come by to grab yours at 463 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Stokes Adobe invites you to stop by and try one of our favorite house cocktails, the Hattie’s Old Fashioned, containing Elijah Craig small batch bourbon, demerara syrup, apricot bitters, and citrus essence.

The drink pays homage to socialite Hattie Gragg, who lived in Stokes Adobe from the late 1800s until the mid-1900s. Hattie hosted many social events and parties at the adobe and was well known for her love of entertaining.

Stokes Adobe is open 6 days a week for indoor and outdoor dining and drinks at 500 Hartnell Street in Downtown Old Monterey (closed Wednesdays). Happy Hour is 4pm-5:30pm, and dinner is served 5pm-9pm.

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Savvy Bar invites you to stop by and try the Gypsy Queen, an herbal-infused prohibition cocktail containing Tito’s Vodka, Benedictine, Angostura Bitters, and a lemon twist. We're located at 420 Tyler Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Please visit our website to find the password for entrance.

Please note: we are a Prohibition-style speakeasy with a dress code. Men must wear collars or lapels and women must dress tastefully. No t-shirts. No jeans with holes. No Uggs. No flip flops. No sports caps. No beanies.

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Venture Gallery presents the work of William Eatmon, our featured artist for March. You are cordially invited to stop by the gallery and meet the artist on Saturday, March 5, 1pm-6pm.

This exhibit by William Eatmon explores his fascination with pointillism, a technique of painting in which many small, individual dots of paint are applied to a surface to form a larger image. As William and other artists have learned, acrylic paint has made it possible to apply very small, spherical colored dots to a surface which then picks up light in 180 degrees and adds depth to a painting.

A typical pointillist painting by William takes 4 weeks to complete and even one mistake can ruin an entire piece. A steady hand, good eyesight, patience, and the ability to visualize the end result are required.

Venture Gallery is now open daily, 10am-6pm. William Eatmon's artwork will be featured through March 2022. Venture Gallery is located at 260 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey. Visit our website to shop online for work by our local artists.

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The Pearl Works, a co-working space located at 288 Pearl Street in Downtown Old Monterey, is happy to announce that we are now officially recognized as a California Green Business!

To reduce our environmental impact as an organization, we've: prioritized composting and recycling; used solar to power our building; upgraded to high-efficiency water fixtures; reduced trash by having a low-waste kitchen; utilized 80% pre-used furniture; used refill containers for coffee and tea in the kitchen; chosen recycled/unbleached paper products; and opted to use non-toxic, environmentally friendly cleaning products.

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Join Sovino's Wine Club

Posted on February 21st, 2022 by Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant

Want Happy Hour prices all the time and 15% off all wine by the bottle? Join Sovino's wine club today and enjoy this plus three or six bottles every three months. (Our February release, pictured here, has some beauts!)

For more information and to subscribe, please email Sovino Wine Bar and Merchant or phone us at 831-641-9463. We're located at 241 Alvarado Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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Workhorse Bicycles is happy to announce that we now have the brand new Turbo Vado, made by Specialized, in stock. This is a perfect grocery-getter with integrated lights as well as a HUD that gives you information to preserve your drive-train.

This is a great e-bike with ride quality, range, and power at a weight that's light enough to carry. Visit us and check it out at 486 Washington Street in Downtown Old Monterey.

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