What do 73 beers on tap, a great indoor and outdoor feel and delicious mini corn dogs have in common? The Cannery Row Brewing Co. of course! I had the pleasure of dining at the Cannery Row Brewing Co. on Saturday night with a group of friends. When we walked up to the restaurant, the exterior sign was framed by kegs and the interior had beer bottled lighting – needless to say, this place had an awesome brew-themed décor.
After we were seated, we took a look at their long beer list – not only did they have a staggering 73 beers on tap (none of them brewed on site) but, several beers were custom brewed for Cannery Row Brewing Co. Everyone in the group decided to order a different beer from their list and since one of my friends was pregnant, she opted for the on tap root beer. I did learn that their beer and root beer weren’t the only things this brewpub had on tap – tequila and bourbon were also on the list! With the Brewing Co.’s large selection of beers, it was difficult to just choose one. I mean who says you have to wait till National Beer Lover’s Day to have an excuse to taste a variety of beers?
Since I am a huge corn dog fan, you can imagine how difficult it is to find a restaurant that serves delicious corn dogs. To my surprise, the Brewing Co. had a mini corn dog appetizer – which I felt the need to order! While I ordered their mini corn dogs, my friends opted for burgers (which I felt the burger selections were just as long as their beer list). When we received our meals, I was excited to see that my six mini corn dogs were accompanied with two sides: mustard and melted cheese. After devouring my fabulous corn dogs, and stealing bites of my friend’s burgers, I had reached the “I’m full stage,” but felt the need to try another beer from their large list. I mean, we were at a brewing company!
All kidding aside, if you are looking for a great selection of beers, delicious food and an entertaining atmosphere, the Cannery Row Brewing Company is your place.
Cannery Row Brewing Company
95 Prescott Avenue
The 3-night honeymoon is perfect for couples who don’t have a lot of time to spare, but want a memorable, romantic start to married life. The Monterey Bay Inn could not be more perfect. The elegant guestrooms hearken back to the era of luxury cruising, and the double-sinked vanities in the bathroom assure a harmonious start. Private balconies with ocean views are made for sitting and sipping wine at the end of the day, while there’s no better spot than the rooftop hot tub to enjoy your first cup of coffee and watch the sun rise over the water. Romantic dinners can be relaxed and casual at the Paradiso, where your window table overlooks McAbee Beach and the Italian menu is deliciously innovative. Romance can also be a bit more dressed up at the Sardine Factory in the Captain’s Room, where you’ll dine fireside on the freshest seafood and USDA Prime steaks, and be captivated by the candle-lit ice swans filled with sorbet. Rent a canopied surrey and bike down the Coastal Recreation Trail, stopping for photo ops with the waves crashing on the shore behind you. Don’t leave without a sentimental reminder of your first visit to Cannery Row–maybe a piece of art glass from Crystal Fox or a work from a local artist at Dick Crispo Coastal Painting Gallery to commemorate the start of a new life together.
TGIW! Wednesday has finally arrived. I can’t wait for it to be 5’ o clock so I can meet up with friends at El Mariachi Restaurante on Cannery Row. I can picture it now, sitting at a table overlooking the ocean, sipping those fabulous Margaritas, and munching on their delicious chips and salsa! This is possibly due to the fact that El Mariachi’s family friendly atmosphere and specialty drinks make it the perfect place to relax after a long week – or in this case, mid-week! Who doesn’t love enjoying a mid-week drink staring off into the beautiful Monterey Bay?
El Mariachi Restaurante
711 Cannery Row
A Taste of Monterey Wine Market & Bistro is now serving food! Overlooking the Monterey Bay and featuring over 85 regional wines, A Taste of Monterey is a perfect location to taste, shop and relax.
Help us congratulate Z Folio Gallery, who was recently voted the “Best Designer Retailer” at the 10th Annual Designer Retailer Awards held on Sunday, June 2nd. Z Folio is California’s and now the nations, premiere destination for designer jewelry, art glass and photography.
Doc Wenzel’s Old Time Portraits has moved! But not to worry, you can still don that sassy flapper dress, class cowboy gear or long Victorian gown, and let the shutterbugs at Doc Wenzel’s Old time Portraits capture your group fun on your next visit to Cannery Row. They’ve moved across the street, and are now located at 700 Cannery Row.
The five-time Forbes Four-Star rated Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa recently received the sought after “2013 Certificate of Excellence” award from TripAdvisor. To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor.
Stay tuned for the grand opening of Monterey’s Tasty Olive Bar, located at 751 Cannery Row – across the street from Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co. Experience the many varieties, including dark chocolate balsamic, bloody orange olive oil, Meyer lemon olive oil and the balsamic vinegar tasting bar featuring over 50 varieties of pure extra virgin olive oil.
Discover the beautiful Monterey Bay by land! Rent a four-wheeled surrey or bicycle and pedal the Coastal Recreation Trail. Adventures by the Sea’s new location is located off the Monterey Recreational Trail across from the Cinemark XD Movie Theatre.
Now open on Cannery Row, Highway One Golf, Games and Grub near the Monterey Mirror Maze & Lazer Challenge. Featuring a fun-for-all-ages 3D Black Light Mini Golf Course! Enjoy arcade games including the challenging and oh-so-fun Speed Freak. Once you have worked up an appetite enjoy a variety of California Good-times Grub including Corn Dogs, Waffles-on-a-Stick and Sliders.