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  • Duffy's - Monterey
    by Ewingjr98
  • Duffy's - Monterey
    by Ewingjr98
  • Duffy's Tavern - Old Monterey - Monterey

So I've been on a quest to find Monterey's best dive bar, and Duffy's certainly ranks near the top of that list. A real neighborhood bar, far off the beaten path, few tourist ever venture this far up the hill. The clientèle is almost purely locals from this quiet section of town and students from the nearby Defense Language Institute on the Presidio. They have a very large bar that dominates the small establishment with a good variety of beers on tap and in bottles. Overall its a pretty quiet place with a good crowd and a few TVs showing sports.

Tuesday night is Duffy's "Margaritaville on the Hill" special, Thursday is pint night, and happy hours is every weekday from 4-6.

Duffy's is also somewhat famous for its 15 varieties of burgers which are frequently named the best in town. They also offer steaks, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, and more.

Address: 282 High Street, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 372-2565
Theme: Live Music
Website: http://www.themenupage.com/duffys.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 13, 2007
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