Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse

479 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 655-4225
Cuisine: American
Price: $$$
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  • Hours
    Monday| 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
    Tuesday| 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
    Wednesday| 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
    Thursday| 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
    Friday| 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
    Saturday| 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
    Sunday| 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Special Needs Smoking Section, Cigar Friendly, Booster/High Chairs, Child Menu
  • Atmosphere Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Fireplace, Family / Children, Bar Scene
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Happy Hour
  • Attire Casual, No Dress Code
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Amenities Dancing, Darts, Karaoke, TV
  • Banquet Facilities Over 100 People, Off-Site Catering
  • Payment Methods Amex Diners Club Mastercard Visa


Bull and Bear is nestled in the heart of Monterey California where a vast array of shops, activities and experiences abound. Owners John, Jennifer & Eric Waddell transport you to what feels like a secluded restaurant hideaway in a 1924 Spanish-style adobe structure. The fire lit outdoor patio and old world feeling indoor dining rooms are decorated with numerous pictures, mugs, and fireplaces, which contribute to Bull and Bear restaurant's traditional yet relaxing atmosphere. It's easy to see why Bull and Bear is and continues to be a Locals and travelers favorite restaurant & pub.

Bull and Bear Whiskey Bar and Taphouse is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 136.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy hour is fantastic! They have a lot of options for great prices and the portion sizes are generous. I usually order their lamb burger which is delicious! We ordered their Chicharones for the first time last night and they came out still sizzling!
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved the food. The potato croquettes are a favorite. The slider trio was tasty and the teenagers devoured them. We also had the salmon burger with a side of potato leek soup, the fettuccini Alfredo with chicken parmigiana and the coconut shrimp appetizer. Everything was delicious and good portions.Earlier in the day is better if you're bringing kids. The bar atmosphere can get pretty rowdy later in the afternoon/evening.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Come for the Whiskey samplers stay away from the " Parmesan truffle fries" unless you REALLY like shoe string french fries. The rest of dinner was meh at best Great Bar not a restaurant, over all atmosphere was good.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Food goodService slow
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our food and service were absolutely fabulous. Will definitely be back!
Date published: 2017-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The food is top quality, generous portions and beautifully presented. Our waitress was fantastic!
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great service and food
Date published: 2017-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bartender was off the chain! He was amazingly attentive. Loved this place. Nachos are amazing and so were the fish and garlic chips (fries). Guinness Float so good!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Whisky Bar has exceptional food, service, and drink. The atmosphere is perfect for the regular guy wanting to eat and drink and feel comfortable.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Food was very good. My husband said the fish and chips seemed to have too much breading, which lost the flavor. But my meal and the 3 kids' plates were delicious. We were short our $50 minimum by $0.70 and the waitress ordered us a cheap homemade fresh cookie with ice cream. It was Great!
Date published: 2017-05-04
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