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10 great eco-bars

By: Jessica Knoblauch on Feb. 23, 2010, 5:24 a.m.
Nelson's Bar at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Photo: Courtesy Nelson's Bar at Terranea Resort

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Nelson's Bar at Terranea Resort

Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.

Nelson’s Bar offers patrons a breathtaking view of Catalina Island while they wine and dine on a variety of local micro brews, local California wine and Bloody Mary’s infused with organic vodka, all served on a bar countertop made from recycled wine bottles. Since no plastic water bottles are allowed, the bar has its own supply of glass bottles that are purified and re-used with filtered water. In addition, native, low-moisture plants and a natural vegetation filtration system that cleans water runoff surround the Terranea Resort property.