Bars in Monterey

I’m usually not a party animal, finding myself in bed usually before the next day begins. However, when I’m at IL, I tend to stay up later than ususal, mostly because I’m catching up with friends that I haven’t seen in a while. At one time or another, I’ve closed my share of bars in this town.

As some may have noticed, last call for most drinking establishments in Monterey is somewhere in the range of 11:00PM to Midnight. As a New Yorker, my experience has been that this is usually the time when the party is just starting to take off, not end. Most bands in NYC don’t get on stage until Midnight.

The time between finishing dinner with colleagues and last call is too short. Most of my conversations start to get interesting about the time when last call is screamed by the bartender.

How sad that Internet Librarian is not held in NY. That said, I probably would never get to sleep, so maybe having last call at 11:00PM is a blessing in disguise.

– Steven M. Cohen

3 Responses to “Bars in Monterey”

  1. Anonymous October 26, 2006 at 3:50 pm #

    Monterey is beautiful, but it’s time to hold these conferences in different locales. Apart from giving more people the opportunity to travel less (and more affordably), some of us might even benefit from meeting Steven in a bar after 11 p.m.!

  2. Connie October 24, 2006 at 10:55 pm #

    Hey, raise a glass to colleagues in absentia!

  3. tricia October 24, 2006 at 8:10 pm #

    Don’t keep us in suspense. Which bars do you frequent?