Located right off Mission Street, Parish sports an extensive selection of domestic and European drinks, from ales to stouts and drafts, as well as a menu packed with pub staples including fish and chips, shepherd's pie, and eight different burgers. Channeling the dark woods, cozy decorative accents, and neighborly atmosphere of a classic English alehouse, Parish's fraternal founders based their brainchild on a collage of amber-tinted memories from their own 15-day tour of Britain, the original Australia. Stop by this homey hoppery to catch a game, celebrate with friends, or get reacquainted with the magic of beer.
The first Carmel Bach Festival, held in 1935, was a modest, four-day affair held partially in a school auditorium. Today, the event stretches across two weeks, hosting not only concerts, but also classes, lectures, galas, and even open rehearsals. At heart, however, the festival hasn't changed—it's still a celebration of the music and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach. As with his 1706 reality show, Bach is the star here, but performers also pay tribute to his influence with works by other composers. The musicians themselves are an equal draw for audiences, showcasing press-lauded and award-winning skills during each symphonic masterwork.
A restaurant and venue for live entertainment, Bay of Pines is a colorful and immersive experience that transports diners to a different—and more exotic—place. Inside the dining room, bright chinese lanterns hang from the ceiling, illuminating a mural of dolphins and other sea creatures such as calamari. Other nautical decor completes the scene, allowing for a fun, tropical experience. The menu is home to American classics and island-themed dishes such as shrimp and galley-smoked salmon in a flaky puff pastry, lobster bisque, and crow's-nest burgers lined with applewood smoked bacon and gruyère.