99 Bottles of Beer Santa Cruz
Think the name is just a gimmick? 99 Bottles of Beer even lists all 99 varieties on their website should you doubt their selection of ales, bocks, lagers, pilsners, porters, schwarzbiers, stouts, and weizenbiers. This selection of course is a big part of what makes 99 Bottles of Beer Santa Cruz's favorite watering hole.
While there are quite a few public drinking houses around this section of Northern California, 99 Bottles of Beer isn't jam packed with sweaty old salty dogs fresh in from a longboard session of deep sea fishing expedition (at least not commonly in the evenings). This bar gets packed with the of-age Santa Cruz college crowd and those passing through town looking to mingle with locals in a relatively welcoming atmosphere - something that is not always easy to find in the Santa Cruz drinking scene.
As stated the beer selection will not dissappoint but the pub food menu (sandwiches, burgers, appys) is pretty great as well. The Happy Hours at 99 Bottles of Beer extend beyond the norm which is a pleasant surprise for those on a limited drinking budget that happen upon this pub at any given moment. The age old expression "It's Happy Hour" somewhere!" applies to 99 Bottles of Beer more often than not.
No multiple night stay in Santa Cruz should occur without venturing through the open doors, and arms, of 99 Bottles of Beer.