Student Guide 2010 | Under-21 Options
Being under 21 – or without I.D. to say so – doesn’t have to drown out your goings out. Celebrate youth with seven hotspots for the all-ages crowd.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Artful Hang The über-hip gallery appropriately named Alternative Café (Seaside, 583-0913) is a rotating space for national and local artists tapping into the art world’s most progressive veins. It also doubles as a place to hang and drink Acme Coffee from 7am-7pm every day.
Tea Time here aren’t many occasions when magic mushrooms become a putting accessory, but enveloped within the psychedelic blacklight of Oceans 18 Mini Golf (Cannery Row, 643-9215), fungi may be quite fun.
Bookish Choice For a homey place to cozy down with some Rishi organic
loose-leaf tea, thumb through a current bestseller and take in the occasional singer-songwriter, The Works (Pacific Grove, 372-2242) works real well.
That’s Entertainment The East Village Coffee Lounge (Monterey, 373-5601) has an always-changing menu featuring items like Panini sandwiches and veggie wraps. It also has entertainment options like the Rubber Chicken Poetry and DJ Odyssey, on an almost daily basis, and comfy couches.
Music Ed Vinyl Revolution (Monterey, 646-9020) is not just a record store; it’s a portal into a new dimension of music you never knew existed, led by Bob Gamber. And he doesn’t care how long you loiter, just as long as you’re passionate about whatever it is you listen to.
Internet Haven Along with its computer stations, Internet access and quality cups of Joe, Rollick’s (Oldtown Salinas, 422-1760) is a hub with art-filled walls and nice sitting areas for heated conversations about poetry and the decline of Western civilization.
Bowled Over Ever since The Big Lebowski became a stoner-cult classic, “Let’s go bowling” has become an endearing phrase among the younger generation. Monterey Lanes (373-1553) is open to “Dudes” of all ages.