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Jack London's Grill & Taproom

Dolores and 5th& 6th, Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-2336
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Ranked #2 of 5 Nightlife in Carmel
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Drinking
Description: Popular pub with a well known happy hour.
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English first
San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've been going here for years and have enjoyed the ice-cold beers, the amazing service, and the consistently well-prepared food each and every time. The menu occasionally changes, as all places do, but the staff are always willing to prepare what you're craving even if it's not on the menu. Nice people, good, food, and great beer in a beautiful... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Came here for meal with family. The worst service we have ever had in USA. Such a shame as we love Carmel and there are so many other wonderful restaurants. Rude, grumpy waiters.

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Queretaro, Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We sat at the bar, have a couple of bloody mary and beers. Nice and friendly mexican barman, it is a good option for a quick stop after walking the town.

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Maybe this place is just for locals or maybe due to the lack of nightlife this place gets as many rave reviews as they have. I personally don't get it. For my first night in Carmel, my husband and I were looking for more of a fun pub atmosphere for dinner and drinks, so we searched on yelp and trip... More

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San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

It is obvious that the place is a bar frequented by locals. However, everyone is friendly and even though I was solo, I was engaged in conversation and shots within 15 minutes of arriving. The beer was cheap and the local performer, Casey Frazier, was outstanding. I had a good time and the place is an easy walk to most... More

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Great selection of ice cold beer and a fantastic appetizer menu. If you do not see it, ask and they will make it. Been going here for years and will continue to return.

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Sacramento CA Area
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85 reviews 85 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

The service and selection was impressive. We split a large caesar salad, had fish and chips, and tiramisu and an orange cream float. All together it was just perfect for pub food.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

We arrived in Carmel after traveling all day from the east coast. Jack London's was recommended by our hotel staff as a nice place where locals go. The first thing I noticed when we walked through the door was the smell of stale beer and dirty bar rags. What a turn off! After sitting at a table in the bar... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

We (my wife and I) recently visited the Monterey/Carmel area for the 2010 US Open. After a long ride to San Simeon along the Pacific Coast Highway we returned with a desire to take in a little night life and a good meal when we came across Jack London's. Although not a planned destination, it will certainly be one of... More

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Monterey, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2009

I'm a local and walked in off the street with a few buddies to grab a bite... I used to hang out at the East End in Seaside (closed boo hoo) or catch a burger at Brophy's. It was a slow night, sports were being televised on all the TV's (I like that) and the menu looked like a good/solid... More

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