Nightlife in King City

Up to 58% Off Wine Tastings at Hahn Estate

Hahn Estate

Soledad

$30 $15

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Sip on wine samples while absorbing the sights and sounds of the Salinas Valley wine country

Up to 57% Off Tasting and Tour or Bottles of Wine

Pietra Santa Winery

Hollister

$70 $35

Tours explore winery, concluding with sampling of wines; wine options provide 6 or 12 bottles of 2009 Block H Pinot Noir

Up to 68% Off Tasting at Leal Vineyards

Leal Vineyards

Hollister

$30 $11

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Palates are introduced to subtle notes of varietals including chardonnay, malbec, and mourvèdre in tasting room on 50-acre estate

Up to 56% Off Wine Tasting

DeRose Winery

Hollister

$78 $35

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Vineyard and winery that uses sustainable practices, including dry farming of vines that are more than 150 years old

50% Off Reserve Wine Tasting at Hunt Cellars

Hunt Cellars

Paso Robles

$40 $20

Sample a variety of reserve wines in a tasting room that features a 1,200 sq. ft. deck and live music or music from the white grand piano

Up to 50% Off Wine Tasting

D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

$20 $11

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Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

Up to 45% Off Billiards, Appetizers, and Drinks

Easy Street Billiards

Old Monterey Business District

$27.50 $15

Pool hall encourages friendly competition atop solid cherry tables from Rebco, each one with leather pockets and a soft wool surface

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting at Carmel Ridge Winery

Carmel Ridge Winery

New Monterey

$20 $10

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Guests sample wines made from grapes grown with a minimum of human intervention and fermented in small lots of French oak barrels

Up to 52% Off Comedy and Appetizers at Planet Gemini

Planet Gemini

Casanova Oak Knoll

$30.95 $14.98

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Duos or foursomes enjoy the comedic stylings of standup acts while munching on bar-style appetizers inside a warm, intimate club

38% Off Wine Tasting

Dawn's Dream Winery

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$40 $25

Taste flights featuring several different wines at a charming tasting room in the picturesque town of Carmel-by-the-Sea on the Central Coast

Up to 45% Off at Osio Cinemas

Osio Cinemas

Old Monterey Business District

$29 $16

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Cinema screens foreign films, domestic documentaries, and independent features

My Attic – Up to 50% Off Specialty Drinks and Apps

My Attic

Old Monterey Business District

$35.95 $19

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

Up to 38% Off at Galante Vineyards Tasting Room

Galante Vineyards Tasting Room

Carmel-by-the-Sea

$40 $25

700-acre winery produces a broad range of red and white varietals that couples or quartets can sample before selecting take-home bottles

Up to 58% Off a Wine Tasting at J Ludlow Vineyard

J Ludlow Vineyard

Los Olivos

$42 $19

After sampling wines from a small tasting room, guests take home one or two bottles of Santa Ynez Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Up to 62% Off Wine Tasting at Malibu Family Wines Tasting Room

Malibu Family Wines

Los Olivos

$66 $25

A 90-acre winery producing nine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon; taste five wines at the Los Olivos tasting room

Forever Never Land/Music Forever Land – Up to 54% Off Festival

Forever Never Land/Music Forever Land

Avila Beach Golf Resort

$155 $71

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Sublime with Rome and Everclear headline a festival featuring activities such as foam parties, laser tag, and ziplining

60% Off Wine Tasting at The Workshop Urban Wine Collective

The Workshop Urban Wine Collective

San Luis Obispo

$50 $20

Brand new tasting lounge serves a cheese plate for each pair and pours three samples of wine per person; wine pours are 2 ounces each

Ian Harris – Up to 40% Off Standup

Ian Harris: Critical & Thinking Tour 2014

The Rio Theatre

$20 $12

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Skeptical standup comic seen on Comedy Central and Jimmy Kimmel Live! skewers religion and society on his latest tour

Christopher Titus – Up to 40% Off Comedy Show

"The Angry Pursuit of Happiness," with Christopher Titus and Rachel Bradley

Rio Theater

$26.62 $16

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Comedian shares brutally honest stories of his unconventional life and tackles topics including terrorism and his dysfunctional family

Up to 45% Off Comedy Festival

1st Annual CenCal Comedy Festival Headlining Richard Villa

Putters Bistro and Pub

$16.45 $9

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Enjoy the standup act of headliner Omid Singh at this first-annual comedy festival

50% Off Deluxe Wine Tasting at Monarch Grove Winery

Monarch Grove Winery

Grover Beach

$70 $35

Visitors sample local wines in a bright and sunny tasting room, and can take home a bottle of their favorite vintage

Up to 53% Off Classic Film Series

Warnors Center For The Performing Arts

Fulton Mall

$40 $19

Classic films played on the first Thursday of each month inside a historic theater

Up to 50% Off "Burlesque Shimmy!" Burlesque

"Burlesque Shimmy!"

Full Circle Brewing Co.

$30 $15

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Hosted by Lili VonSchtupp, burlesque revue delivers ribald laughs and lascivious delights courtesy of the temptresses of Yadi Presents

Up to 58% Off Wine-Flight Tasting

Savannah Chanelle Vineyards

West Santa Clara

$30 $15

Guests can sample the libations and take in the Santa Cruz Mountains at the vineyard's charming tasting room

40% Off Sports-Bar Food

La Barra Sports Bar

San Jose

$20 $12

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

Up to 63% Off Wine-Tasting Class or Bottles of Wine

Coterie Cellars

South San Jose

$70 $35

Sample cheese while learning about wines' provenance and flavors, or winery ships two bottles of a pinot noir with notes of plum and cherry

Up to 43% Off Alcohol Flights or Bottle Service

Nomikai

Downtown San Jose

$60 $35

Savor different spirits with a whiskey or gin flight, or toast the town with bottle service for up to six people

39% Off Wine-and-Chocolate Pairing

Sherman Cellars

Sherman Cellars

$45 $29

Wine educators guide guests through tastings of red and white wines paired with local chocolates

Up to 78% Off Standup at San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

San Jose Improv

$88 $20

Up-and-coming comics lure laughs in storied chain of comedy clubs that showcased such stars as Ellen DeGeneres and Jerry Seinfeld

Up to 58% Off "Bonnie & Clyde" Musical

"Bonnie & Clyde"

San Jose Stage

$53 $22

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Regional premiere of a new musical tells the story of the iconic young bank robbers with a blend of blues and rockabilly

San Jose Youth Symphony – Up to 46% Off Concert

San Jose Youth Symphony's Philharmonic Orchestra Season Finale

Califorina Theater

$16.52 $9

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Former music director John Felder's new piece gets a world premiere, alongside classics by Chadwick and Rossini and Respighi

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

40% Off Drinks at Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Cupertino

$30 $18

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

Up to 48% Off Movie Package for Two

BlueLight Cinemas

Cupertino

$36.50 $19

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Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn feeds movie fans during second-run flicks projected in theaters with DTS and Dolby surround sound

Up to 78% Off at Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club

Heritage District

$40 $12

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Variety of comedians who've appeared on late-night talk shows and comedy specials entertain audiences in the intimate club

50% Off Wine-Tasting for Two or Four

Core Wine Company

Downtown Orcutt

$20 $10

Tasting session focuses on the art of blending wines; guests receive a discount on bottles

Select Local Merchants

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
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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

1933 was a banner year for Phillip and John Bargetto. Prohibition finally ended, and the brothers were able to reopen their winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Originally from Piedmont, Italy, Phillip and John embraced their passion for growing northern-Italian varietals, twining their hillsides with vines of dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.

Now run by the Bargetto family's third generation, the winery continues to cultivate these same grapes as well as two of Santa Cruz's more well-known varietals, chardonnay and pinot noir. Its most heralded wines hail from the 40 acres of trellised vines at Regan Estate Vineyards, which produces balanced yet concentrated fruit thanks to its sunny hilltop location, loamy soil, and cool breezes from thousands of naturally occurring ceiling fans.

Controlled aging in new-French- or American-oak barrels imbues some of the winery's reds with lingering finishes and toasty sweetness, and stainless-steel barrels ensure that the whites retain their vibrant acidity. Although most of the wines display a more approachable style, the La Vita line embraces the family's Old-World routes, featuring complexly tannic and age-worthy blends of Phillip and John's favored dolcetto, nebbiolo, and refosco grapes.

700 Cannery Row
Monterey,
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

The name Planet Gemini would imply that this club has two sides to it, but that's not quite accurate. There are at least three. Since opening Planet Gemini more than 20 years ago, the Lane brothers—Frankie and Anthony—have built a venue that functions as a comedy club, a live-music space, and a full-service restaurant. Each night, the club transforms into something new: on Tuesday, Frankie, a master chef, puts together a menu of homemade Italian food as Anthony croons classic Italian songs; Wednesday and Sunday are dance nights, with Latin bands taking the stage as the audience dances the pachanga, merengue, and salsa; and Thursday is for karaoke, during which professional lighting and sound make amateurs feel like rock stars or a circus tiger.

On Friday and Saturday night, however, the music gives way to laughter, as the stage is reserved for a rotation of nationally touring comedians. Although Planet Gemini is mostly known for featuring up-and comers—many of whom have been featured on HBO, Comedy Central, and other national programming—they've also had the good fortune to host famous funny men such as George Lopez and Jimmy Fallon.

2110 Fremont St
Monterey,
CA
US

Meaning “food” in Italian, cibo is not the only thing Cibo Ristorante Italiano provides. Dinner guests can slide behind a white-clothed table and soak in the eatery's relaxing ambiance of sunflower-yellow walls and loft ceilings spangled with artwork of all mediums—sculptures, photography, paintings, hand-blown glass, and even the sound waves of jazz music. The restaurant’s musicians take the stage six nights per week during dinner service, serenading guests as they enjoy the menu’s selection of homemade pasta dishes, as well as crisp pizzas—topped with everything from housemade sausage and imported cheese to spicy short ribs and potatoes. They also serve an array of hearty Italian entrees, including roasted free-range chicken over creamy polenta and grilled jumbo prawns and sea scallops with roasted-pepper couscous. Cibo's servers can suggest one of their many Italian and Californian wines to pair with the meal, or guests can enjoy a small-batch scotch.

301 Alvarado St
Monterey,
CA
US