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Beer Available At 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall (arranged by most recent)
Screwface (3) California | October 30, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Itís nice to find a place in Northern California that has a ridiculous selection of beers from all over the map (world and tastes). Itís just hard to pick what you want.
Ibrew2or3 (317) Tempe, Arizona | May 21, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Cool place. First started going here during the summer of í92. The staff at that time were terrific. Knowledgeable friendly and helpful. The goal of drinking 99 different beers they serve and getting a small personalized placard on the wall was a nice incentive to keep stopping by and keep drinking new beers. I made it on the wall by the end of the summer. Great beer selection then and above average now. They have something like 30 to 40 beers on tap. The food is pretty good pub grub. Location is awesome being right there at Pacific Garden Mall.
Kristophe (88) , Sweden | February 7, 2013| Updated June 5, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
We went there on quiz night and had a blast. Great staff, lots of friendly people, nice selection of beers and good food. Will absolutely go again if I get back to Santa Cruz.
Odeed (15) Bakersfield , California | June 13, 2005
78 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
as the name says,they have over 99 bottles (and taps) of beer.i had old rasputin on tap while i was there,and a cheeseburger.its your typical pub grub and atmosphere,but the selection of brew is awsome!
dcraft (11) farnham, | January 13, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
First went here in 1991, went back again in 2000, and again last year. Changed a bit, but always a nice place to have a few beers. Food is good, always seems to be clean and also good bartenders.
badhack (28) San Francisco, California | January 21, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice place, easy parking. Great selection of beer. Very diverse as well as having a "best of California". Food was good but found the service wanting.
ahgibson (3) Sonoma, California | January 5, 2006
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
The bar is quite small, the food is forgetable but Iíve been there two or three times with the sole purpose of drinking beer and trying new beers. It served that purpose well with a decent Draught selection and a nice bottled selection. Its worth checking out but I didnít fall in love with it.
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 27, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Didnt spend much time here, just walked over from Surf Rider Cafe before heading out of town. There were two employees that were visible in the whole place. A bartender and a hostes. There were some people eating so I can only assume that there were servers around as well somewhere. Quiet place at 2pm on a weekday, go figure.
Beer selection was pretty good. Firestone, Green Flash, Port, and a handful of others on tap and 99 bottles listed. They do one of those deals where you get your name on the wall if you finish all 99 bottles on your punch card. My brother and his friends used to do this when they were at UCSC but I didnt bother because that was my first and possibly last time at this bar.
Service was friendly, prices were reasonable, and I didnt eat.
brokensail (629) Orange County, California | December 27, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Went here as it was just a short walk from Surfrider. Nice looking restaurant with some patio seating and a fairly spacious interior. Decent sized bar area. Nothing that will really blow your mind on tap, but you can certainly get a good beer. Prices were around $6 for a pint. Food looked good, but didnít eat anything. Service was kind of lax/slow.
illidurit (20) Sonora, California | February 15, 2009
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been here a million times so I might as well review it.
This is a rather typical gastropub with a largish but unimpressive beer selection. Lots of widely available micros make this a quantity-not-quality place that someone new to craft beer can cut his/her teeth on. Unfortunately, for the experienced beer connoisseur, it gets old fast. The beer list has extremely low turnover, the food is fairly standard pub grub, the service is good but not great, prices are typical. They do have fun events like trivia night on Wednesdays and I think karaoke on another night. Unless you really like trivia or want a plaque on the wall (for sampling all 99 beers), thereís no real reason to pick 99 Bottles over 515 Kitchen and Cocktails or The Red Restaurant and Lounge, which are both less than 3 blocks away and boast wonderfully eclectic beer lists.
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