Cool place. First started going here during the summer of ’92. 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.
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
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!
The bar is quite small, the food is forgetable but I’ve 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 didn’t fall in love with it.
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.
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 didn’t eat anything. Service was kind of lax/slow.