United States > California > Santa Cruz
JFGrind (79) Glenside, Pennsylvania | October 11, 2005| Updated August 30, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
I enjoyed my time at Seabright. From the walk from the Wharf across the trestle to sitting at the bar and chatting with the patrons and the bartenders. Beer selection was diverse enough to satisfy any beer geek, bartenders were friendly but not overbearing, service was good and fellow patrons were willing to chat about real estate with a couple of East Coasters. We had pub grub off the menu and our stomachs and wallets were satisfied. Bar area could of been a little bigger but there was also outside seating available. I liked the fact they served 12 ounce beers. If you are visiting Santa Cruz Iíd say Seabright is a must stop and a safe walk across the trestle from the boardwalk area.
HughConway (20) Washington | December 16, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 3/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 3/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 7/20
The most potential in Santa Cruz - a large outside patio in the sunshine. Interior is cramped and small. Foods mediocre, beerís less than that by modern standards. Parkings a pain, itís in need of a revamp. Badly.
illidurit (20) Sonora, California | December 8, 2013
48 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 7/20
Aging hippies and bros, decent food, generic samey beer. One time I got literally forgotten by the staff while I was seated outside. Itís an institution and the brewer is cool but it just isnít a good product. I also hate their parking lot.
brokensail (629) Orange County, California | December 3, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
Right near the water and not too far from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Sat inside at the bar as I was just there for a quick flight, but you can sit out on the patio or at some high-top tables inside. The service was friendly and quick and everyone there seemed to be locals/regulars. They had 8 beers here and they were really, really bad. I wouldnít bother unless you really just want the ticks.
mrhoppy (220) Santa Clara, California | July 29, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 9/20
Dirty Musty bad beer and food. Close to the beach.
t0rin0 (990) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 18, 2013
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Stopped here for lunch while helping my brother move out of his apartment in Santa Cruz. This place is very Santa Cruz. Flip flops are a must, dogs are welcomed, shirts are optional. The view is nice too, as itís surrounded by water (sort of). We sat on the back patio which is right next to some train tracks. By that I mean that if a train goes by you can reach out from your seat and touch it. A train went by and there were some (possibly drunk) college kids riding on top of one of the cars.
The beers were average over all, maybe a little below average. I had an IPA that I quite liked. At some point I should go back to try some of the seasonals as they have a lot of beers listed.
Prices for beer and food are about what youíd expect from a brewpub (as opposed to a warehouse brewery). Service was a bit slow at times. My sandwich was decent.
LeftCoastRider (5) , Washington | July 10, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I lived down the street for four years, so this was my regular hangout between 1990 and 1994. I loved it then, as it was the "new" brew pub in town (the old one, the Santa Cruz Brewing Company and Front Street Pub, closed many years ago). The beer is good, not great, and it is walking distance to Seabright beach and the yacht harbor. The menu has changed numerous times over the years, but it has always been decent. My tastes have changed, too, so the amber that I so loved in the past is not as dear to my heart any longer. But it is still a good place to grab a locally brewed beer.
Ungstrup (346) Citizen of the universe, Denmark | November 21, 2010
56 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 13/20
A dark little brewpub, with lots of local punters. Lots of high tables and stools kept in light wood. The bar is a bit confusing with lots of different signs. Had 6 of their own beers of decent quality, though nothing outstanding.
Braudog (696) Hampton, Virginia | July 9, 2009
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 6/20
June 2009. Iíd known of this place for some time and had wanted to go for a while. Itís in this odd little strip mall location, with a patio dining area that overlooks a semi-busy street, decked out with cheap furnishings. I was kinda disappointed in my initial impressions. They had some quality beers offered, but they all were at the level of good homebrews -- nothing worthy of commercial retail success. The service was lax, dominated by "donít care" hippies. The food was average.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | January 2, 2009
52 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Seabright makes some good beers and some pretty lackluster beers, but they usually have at least one decent seasonal to try, and they sometimes put a new one on every couple of weeks which can keep thing interesting (though if they make yet another version of the same boring american wheat with a cute/clever name this summer I might just boycott). I enjoy the oatmeal stout and the pale ale. The IPA isn’t bad, but it’s not exactly a hopheads delight, so I never order it. As far as the other two year-rounds, the amber has never been in form when I’ve tried it, and the Sacrilicious Ale, though always up on the chalkboard, is always out. I’m beginning to doubt that they even brew this beer, but the description sounds so tasty that I’ll keep checking back. They are also usually out of at least one other beer, so overall selection is like six house and one guest, which is always a boring macro import. I know that they could do much better than this.
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Ibrew2or3 (317) Tempe, Arizona | October 16, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
My first visit here since í92. Sure seems to look a lot like I remember. I guess theyíve been selling their offerings at a furious pace. They were out of four of them. I had the IPA and Amber that were both decent products. The food seems pretty good pub grub type stuff. I only had an appetizer. The wait staff was friendly and they had their flat panels tuned to three different sporting events. Nice place to take in a game. Iíll be back next time Iím in the area.
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