Crown & Anchor

150 W. Franklin St., Monterey (831) 649-6496, crownandanchor.net

To say that the Crown & Anchor has a loyal following is an understatement. The best pub in town draws on its location, vibe, food and drink to become the go-to spot for a thirsty downtown business contingent and military crowd looking to let its hair down. Its late-night menu, served both indoors and on a large back patio, makes the Crown a favorite of MIIS students and visiting conventioneers as the day bends to tomorrow. Bangers and mash, meat pies, Irish and Scotch whiskies and pints of Harp served in hospitable old-world charm raise the question that The Clash, another great British import, asked us all to ponder back in the ’80s: Should I stay or should I go?

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