Vesuvio’s Starlight Rooftop Lounge and the main bar downstairs both feature a unique collection of mixed drinks, specialty crafted cocktails and the area’s best beer selection.
Chef and restaurateur Rich Pèpe heats up the night with this swinging rooftop terrace under the Carmel stars and lively trattoria downstairs. Upstairs, relax in comfy chairs by the fire pits and enjoy a bird’s-eye views of the village. The Starlight Lounge is Monterey County’s only rooftop lounge Happy Hour erupts from 4:00pm to 6:00pm every day of the week, with the town’s best burger coming off the mesquite grill. Pizza out of the wood-burning oven and small plates are served, and you can also order off the regular dinner menu as well.
Mixologists Christian Pèpe and Jason Wallace have created the best bar scene in town with their specially cocktail creations, using propriety Doc Pèpe’s Lab Barrel-Aged Cocktails, their Shrub Doctor Mixers, house-made bitters and Pepe’s own limoncello brand named PèpeCello.
Pèpe’s elegant take on traditional Italian cuisine yields dishes such as wild-boar Bolognese pappardelle and lobster ravioli, along with his edgy Italian lamb tamale, chicken “Tinga” tacos and brandy-braised spare ribs.