United States > California > Santa Cruz
MullMan (29) Santa Cruz, California | June 19, 2005
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
the selection isnt fantastic, but ok. lots of other cool things to do in santa cruz, and this seems like more of a local/townie bar with a big selection. doesnít really give you the vibe of santa cruz.
bytemesis (608) Sunnyvale, California | October 17, 2015
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Pay parking ($0.50/hour) nearby, which helps. This place is a little old fashioned both inside and out. The beer list mixes both bottles and draft, but at least the draft choices are marked. Not a lot to get excited about here; yes they have 100 selections plus or minus but most would be purchasable at a nearby bottle shop. The taplist is decent, with a focus on local breweries. I had a beer by Uncommon that I had not seen elsewhere. Bathrooms are clean, service is solid. Did not try the food, in part thanks to the scores here :). THere is some outdoor seating, as well as a decent sized bar and a more restaurant style area in back on the way to the bathrooms.
AdamChandler (260) Enfield, New Hampshire | January 24, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Great shop. tons of college kids ordering pints of cheap beer. the bottle list is impresse but a lot of stuff is sold out. I found the prices pretty nice. live music on weekends!
Kristophe (152) , 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.
brokensail (1171) San Leandro, 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.
t0rin0 (1512) 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.
badhack (33) 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.
HughConway (22) Washington | March 11, 2011
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Good selection of tap beers - nothing truly exotic, but some uncommon (Port Anniversary), decent selection of bottles, decent food, reasonable mixture of patrons.
pennywhistle (12) California | March 5, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
The bartender was a little aloof, but gave me great advice on a new beer to try based on my usual favourites, and his selection was a total hit. The rest of the crowd was a quirky mix, and we had plenty of time to hang out at the bar without feeling rushed.
illidurit (20) San Francisco, 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.
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.
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