Bars in Hollister

Italian Appetizers and Drinks, or Tasting Flight of 12-Year-Old Scotch or Whiskey at My Attic (Up to 50% Off)

My Attic

Old Monterey Business District

Resurrected family business with roots in the 1930s serves up vintage cocktails and liquors with Italian cheese plates, olives, and salami

$35.95 $19

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$12 for $20 Worth of Sports-Bar Food — La Barra Sports Bar

La Barra Sports Bar

San Jose

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$20 $12

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Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four People at Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden (55% Off)

Saratoga Wine & Beer Garden

Saratoga

Outdoor patio and garden harbors guests who sip on flights of wine and nibble appetizers such as tapas, meats and cheeses, and olive plates

$77 $35

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$18 for $30 Worth of Drinks at Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Cupertino

Full-service sports bar with 25 draft and bottled beers, HDTVs, and lively karaoke inside a 32-lane bowling alley

$30 $18

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Glasses of Wine and Cheese Plates for Two or Four at TasteVin Wine Bar & Bistro (Up to 46% Off)

TasteVin Wine Bar & Bistro

San Carlos

Cheese plates pair with different wines, from crisp white and light red to bold, powerful red and dessert, all served with bread and honey

$54 $29

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One or Two Hookahs with Fruit Bowls at Wicked Mirage Hookah Lounge (Up to 42% Off)

Wicked Mirage Hookah Lounge

Multiple Locations

Hookah bowls come in fruit flavors such as raspberry, melon, and mango

$25 $15

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American Food and Microbrews for Two or Four at Magoo’s Grill (Up to 55% Off)

Magoo's Grill

Pleasant Hill

Neighborhood grill has slung classic burgers, fish tacos, and microbrews for 25 years in dining room with DirecTV or on outdoor patio

$32 $17

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Practice is only beneficial if a player is disciplined. In other words, sloppy practice produces sloppy performance on the course, while true gains are only realized by concerted effort and repetition. The same goes for practice facilities: lots of experience hitting off of dirt or putting on shag carpeting isn't going to do much good when it comes to playing on a well-tended course.

Recognizing this, Pacific Golf Centers tends to its 9.5 acres with the same precision and care as would an exclusive country club. It keeps its 15 grass tees laser leveled at 5/16" and equips 17 of its 43 synthetic tees with TrackTee monitors, which provide immediate feedback on shot parameters such as ball speed and overall distance. Three putting greens, meanwhile, let players get their fill of practice rolls and no-look chips, and teaching pro Bruce Vieira is always ready to step in when players are in need of some extra help. Once hooks have been straightened and iron accuracy calibrated, players should head into the Tap House for a well-deserved beer while enjoying sports programming on HD televisions.

101 Ranport Rd.
Watsonville,
CA
US

At Roudon-Smith Winery, winemakers surrounded by unique murals create barrels of rich reds and refreshing white wines using high-quality grapes from the Santa Cruz Mountains and other regions of California. Whether crafting an elegant pinot noir or a richly colored zinfandel, the winemakers follow a philosophy of minimal intervention, seeking to preserve the essential qualities of the fruit.

18 Hangar Way
Watsonville,
CA
US

The Marina Club was founded in 1972 by Guy and Betty Calamia. The little card club on Monterey Bay quickly grew a reputation as one of the friendliest poker clubs on the Pacific Coast. Your host Betty, is accompanied by her son’s Frank and Deon. Together they promise you fun and lively gaming activities.

204 Carmel Ave
Marina,
CA
US

Home to household names like Pebble Beach and Spyglass Hill, the Monterey Bay area can rightfully claim a place among the world’s top golf regions. The 36-hole complex at Bayonet & Black Horse Golf Course hosted the 2012 PGA Professional National Championship and bolsters the coastal locale’s reputation for world-class links, boasting both a rich historic legacy—Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, and Tom Watson have all graced the Bayonet course—and a recent redesign from famed course architect Gene Bates, which earned both courses a spot on Golf Digest’s Top 10 Course Remodels of 2009.

The older of the two courses, Bayonet Golf Course was originally sculpted through the cypress trees of the since-closed Fort Ord Military Base in 1954 by the Army's Commanding Officer General Robert McClure. Measuring in at 7,104 yards from the tips, the course still captures McClure’s original vision, with a classic, tree-lined layout and several dog-leg lefts the General cunningly installed to favor his left-handed fade off the tee. Gene Bates’ recent design contributions are apparent in the layout’s clusters of creative bunkering, reshaped greens, and areas where trees have been cleared to allow for greater views of the Monterey Peninsula.

Bates also made sweeping alterations to Black Horse Golf Course, changing the layout from its tree-lined, 1964 design into a more open counterpart to Bayonet’s cypress-, pine-, and oak-ensconced fairways. In addition, Bates carpeted the entire 7,024-yard course with new, smooth-rolling bent grass, while revamping the irrigation to provide for more meticulous playing conditions. The remodeling efforts afford many sweeping views that populate the course, but especially the one golfers’ encounter on the newly-added, 224-yard, par three 15th hole, where an elevated tee looks out onto a horizon dominated by the Pacific Ocean.

1 McClure Way
Seaside,
CA
US

In the three decades since opening its doors, Jack London’s has evolved from a diminutive pub into a 100-seat neighborhood eatery with frothy brews, hearty pub fare, and big-screen TVs that beam in local sports. Mahogany ceilings overlook the pub’s large, comfy booths where owners Kevin Kosick and Paul Owen toast fellow feasters as they wash down succulent burgers and handhelds with domestic and imported beers. On Friday nights, local bands take the stage to fill the restaurant with live music and shatter pint glasses with piercing air-guitar solos.

Dolores St, Carmel
Carmel,
CA
US

The C restaurant + bar's executive chef Jerry Regester crafts a dinner menu that culls fresh, sustainable seafood and local, seasonal produce to craft sophisticated takes on classic American flavors. Steeped in a spicy Dungeness crab and saffron broth, the Monterey-style cioppino stews a sumptuous treasure chest of seafood ready to be unlocked by a discerning palate or an industrial welding torch ($25). The normally humble made-to-order clam chowder takes on justifiable airs with sweet-garlic crème fraîche, leeks, and fingerling potatoes ($12.50). Offering the charms of travel without the detailed digital embarrassment of a full-body scan, sparkling-wine flights from the new ($18) and old worlds ($23) shower the senses with shimmering bliss.

750 Cannery Row
Monterey,
CA
US