The Crown & Anchor
150 W. Franklin St., Monterey
“I’d probably be famous if I weren’t such a good waitress,” is a limp excuse often borrowed from a singer most people can’t name. But if you expect to be famous as a waitress, working nights helps. And so does a loyal clientele. A tourist trap at times, Monterey has over 50 bars and pubs and countless service industry folks staffing them, but it’s Arveson who wears the Crown as the best. Delivering a sense of attentiveness and friendliness, Arveson knows how to juggle attention-hungry locals and a bustling weekend crowd while keeping spirits—and drinks—near the brim.