Waypoint Bar & Deck, Quail Lodge
38205 Valley Greens Drive, Carmel Valley, (866) 675-1101, quaillodge.com
Enter the Waypoint Bar and you’ll immediately know, there is hope for humans. This new and intimate attraction entices with high ceilings, contemporary design and Hotel Costes Radio tracks – it all works. The 6o Scotch Special (Oban whiskey, Disaronno, hazelnut orgeat syrup and chocolate bitters with a touch of citrus foam) is a signature warm-me-up. The so-called bar food is ridiculously good: Brussels sprouts with applewood smoked bacon and cider; duck fat fries with roasted garlic aioli; buttermilk fried chicken with sauteed rainbow chard will remind you we live in a universal power spot.