Pearl Hour

214 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA 93940

Fri-Sun: 5pm-12am

Pearl Hour continues to evolve in these uncertain times, and we have grown many facets. We are now an outdoor food and cocktail bar and a retail bottle shop.

Enter down the side alley through the blue gate to reach the newly-renovated Pearl Hour courtyard, where all the action happens.

Cocktails and Eats
Friday - Sunday, 5pm-12am
Serving great food and Pearl Hour's full cocktail, wine, and beer menu on the patio for ages 21 and up.

Retail Bottle Shop
Fri & Sat, 12pm-4pm

We carry amaro and prosecco, rare whiskeys, Pearl Hour favorites, house made syrups and bitters, and our legendary cocktail kits. View our offerings and prices online.

“It is the hour of the pearl — the interval between day and night when time stops and examines itself.”

John Steinbeck, Cannery Row


Pearl Hour
214 Lighthouse Ave
Monterey, CA 93940


  • Black Pearls Pop-Up at Pearl Hour, April 21

    On Wednesday, April 21, 7pm-10pm, Pearl Hour presents Black Pearls, a pop-up engagement with Jasmine Senaveratna centering on Jamaica, Martinique, and Haiti through food, drink (particularly rum), and island culture. It's like a house party with music and food for thought. Reserve your spot online .

  • Pearl Hour: Casas de Humo BBQ Pop-Up, April 16

    On Friday, April 16, 5pm-12am, Pearl Hour is offering delicious food and cocktails to ages 21 and over on our back patio at 214 Lighthouse Ave. Tonight our culinary partner will be Casas de Humo Barbecue, which serves authentic, California-style BBQ smoked using Central Coast Oak. Cash only.

  • Uncle Nearest Whiskey Now at Pearl Hour

    Pearl Hour is proud to carry Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey and Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey. Spice, maple, fruity and grassy, these are blends of premium aged whiskies between 8-14 years. Visit us at 214 Lighthouse Avenue and try it.

    In the traditionally cloistered male and white world of whiskey, Uncle Nearest is a brand that is proudly Black-owned and operated and the legacy of the Godfather of Tennessee Whiskey, Nathan "Nearest" Green. Each small batch comes from barrels chosen by the founders and each blend is curated by a fifth generation Green descendant, Master Blender Victoria Eady Butler.

  • Food & Cocktail Tasting at Pearl Hour, March 2

    Pearl Hour invites you to join us on Tuesday, March 2 at 7pm for a four-course tasting experience on our back patio including cocktails made with some some incredibly luscious liquids from Japan alongside beautifully prepared little bites by Chef Alec Moreno.

    Fee is $85 per person and seating is limited - please reserve your spot online . Ages 21 and over only.

  • Pearl Hour Reopens!

    Pearl Hour is back! We took a little holiday in the middle of this long Covid winter, but we're reopening our patio for cocktails and delicious veggie maki rolls from Ocean Sushi Deli.

    The patio and our retail bottle shop is open Friday - Sunday, 5pm-12am, at 214 Lighthouse Avenue. Enter via the gate and walk around to the back of the building to find our secret outdoor hideaway.

Upcoming Events

  • There are no upcoming events posted for this location.

Past Events

  • Celebrate Carnaval at Pearl Hour

    Pearl Hour

    Carnaval might be over in Rio, but we're still celebrating at Pearl Hour! We'll have performances by samba crews from Santa Cruz as well as Monterey's own Samba Legal Dancers. All are encouraged to dress in a Carnaval-inspired manner. Ages 21 and over.

  • Kinder Creatures and illexotic at Pearl Hour

    no cover
    Pearl Hour

    Come have a night of neon romance at Pearl Hour with Kinder Creatures and illexotic. Whether you want to dance the night away with your one true love, bring your poly dates out without judgey stares, or shout your singleness loud and proud, this is the place for you. Everyone age 21 and over is welcome! No cover.

  • Sirens, Dreams, and a Cat: Erotic Eclectic at Pearl Hour

    no cover charge
    Pearl Hour

    Erotic Eclectic presents Sirens, Dreams, and a Cat , literary performance art featuring poetry by Marc Zegans and D. Lowell Wilder, hypnogogic lighting by Lumiere Alchemical (Nelson Basden), mystical soundscaping by Mortecai (Jeddy Grant), and sublime dance by Carri Newhouse....