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AdamJackson (200) Enfield, New Hampshire | January 24, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 11/20
Strange place. very awesome staff. food was good, but pretty divey. I probably wouldnít hang out here. beers were okay and obviously a local hang out.
illidurit (20) Petaluma, California | December 7, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
This place serves a bunch of Boulder Creek beers, and BCBC has been improving steadily for a while now, making this a decent destination. Iíve eaten here once and my burger was incredibly salty, but I think the general consensus is that itís alright overall. Parking in downtown Santa Cruz is a nightmare so I wonít dock them specifically for that. Come during off hours.
mrhoppy (226) Santa Clara, California | August 15, 2013
36 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 5/20
Honestly itís a nasty joint. Looks good from the outside. Inside is a different story, The shared restrooms which you need a key for are beyond nasty. Sub par food. Iíll never go here again. Beer lines need cleaning.
t0rin0 (1443) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 27, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
The room is shaped like a hoseshoe with the kitchen in the middle, kind of strange. When you go in the front door on the left side is the restaurant, on the right is the bar, and in the back on the right side is a lounge with a couple of couches.
Service was friendly but a bit strange. They had 5 people working (2 in the kitchen) and one by one almost all of them came by and asked what we wanted to eat. Each time we said we just wanted a beer (we were at the bar) and each time they told us to wait and the beer person would be with us.
You can order a taster of anything on tap and that includes the guest beers for $1.75 per 5ish oz pour. We ordered all 6 house beers (Boulder Creek beers) and 1 from Santa Cruz AleWorks. The red ale from Boulder Creek was the best of the bunch.
Didnt eat but the food did smell good and I was hungry but we were on a tight schedule. Since Iíll likely be back to Santa Cruz again at some point Iíll probably stop in again and try the food.
brokensail (900) Orange County, California | December 27, 2012
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of what youíd expect from a diner/cafe. Lots of burgers/sandwiches/etc. on the food menu. The bar is sort of an interesting addition and is tucked away just next to the main entrance. Quite a few beers on tap, but we stopped in for the Boulder Creek beers. Tasters are $1.75 each and we tried all the "house" beers. Most were pretty decent, with the red ale being the best. The other drafts were pretty solid beers as well. Service was good, but kind of interesting in that only one girl behind the bar seemed to be allowed to pour beers or take drink orders.
r464 (21) Earth, Pennsylvania | June 4, 2012
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Burgers, shakes, sandwiches at a good price along with a nice selection of local beers.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | November 28, 2009
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
I thought I would check this place out as soon as I learned that it was linked to the Boulder Creek Brewery and was serving house beers. Well, the beer is hit-or-miss with a couple Santa Cruz brewery beers that can only be had here, along with a few regular Boulder Creek Beers. Some good, some not-so-good, and a few decent guest crafts on tap. The food is pretty boring with burgers, shakes and not much else. The fries really suck, and Iím a fry man. Service is pretty good and they have been doing two dollar happy hour pints, so value points get boosted. I guess that they arenít strictly a brewpub because they donít brew the beer on-site, but they are the only place to try the Santa Cruz Brewery beers that I know of. I canít say that they offer anything that would make me want to come here over Seabright, which is pretty sad.
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