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Helmsman Lounge

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Guests are drawn to the spirited conversation, inspired libations, live music and incredible views at the Helmsman Lounge. Meet friends for a round of cocktails handcrafted from small-batch, artisan spirits, or indulge in delicious small plates while sitting around the fire pit overlooking the bay.

On Friday and Saturday nights, Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa has some of the best musicians in town playing at Helmsman Lounge.

On Fridays, Lee Durley (vocalist/percussionist) and Joe Indence (keyboardist) play music you will remember and want to dance to. As two of the most prominent and respected musicians in the Monterey musical community, Lee and Joe will make for a lively night with swing, Latin, waltzes, light rock and more.

On Saturdays, pianist John Harris performs at Helmsman Lounge. John’s career includes performing on the stage and in television shows with Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis and Ann-Margret.  Inspired by the music of some of the best, John has a classic style that will instantly take you back to the days of yore.


Thursday– Saturday 4:30pm – 10:30pm