Wanna know a great place for athletes to rest those pedaling legs while they regale friends and strangers alike with their best race stories? Visit Sierra Nevada's Beer & BBQ Garden! This is a unique Sea Otter spot, for ages 21 and up.
Here’s the place to purchase a wide selection of Sierra Nevada beers, of course, and wine is available as well. So, you’re not 21 and just wanna slide in with some friends, buy a brewsky or two? Sorry, not in California; photo ID required.
There are some additional benefits that come with age, and here are some more: Sierra Nevada’s Beer & BBQ Garden is a terrific spot for viewing some of the best cycling, along with people-watching in general. It’s located on the edge of the Expo, so you have a window on lots of exciting Expo activities!
Food vendors at Sierra Nevada’s Beer & BBQ Garden serve up tasty barbecue, along with many other menu items. There are picnic tables where you can have an excellent view of those Expo happenings. And there’s an indoor dining area, too.
A Toast to Safety
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Office is represented at the Sea Otter Classic, and all California laws about alcohol use apply at this event. For cyclists, this includes Vehicle Code Section 21200.5.
Go ahead and revel in the refreshing brews and sip that California (or other) wine. Bike too! Just be sure you’re ready to bike, or drive, before heading on down the road.
Keep That Road Beautiful
Sea Otter’s mission includes leaving this beautiful area clean, and that means along bikeways and roads in the vicinity as well as within Laguna Seca. Please partner with us by making sure all recyclables make it straight into one of the recycling cans!
You are urged to bring your own reusable mug or cup. Or if not, make like a party: write your name on your first disposable cup and ask that it be used again when you purchase refills.
For food items, consider bringing your own cloth napkin and silverware, and even toting along your favorite personal camping plate for serving up that barbecue. Every step helps lighten the carbon footprint of this event. And when you add up such efforts, even if only taken by a portion of the approximately 58,000 people who come to Sea Otter annually, you can see how such simple personal actions can help.
Consider the coming generations. Keeping this area beautiful—and leaving the entire Earth in better shape—means that in the decades ahead, the under-21s can have their turn at enjoying fun times in the Beer & BBQ Garden!
Wait a minute! What about a place where under-21s, or those in the company of minors, can enjoy barbecue, alcoholic beverages, and other food and drinks? No worries, there's a place for you too--visit the Food Court!