Nightlife in Santa Cruz


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  • Rosie McCann's Irish Pub and Restaurant
    facet: Main type: Traditional locale: en_US title: Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant facet_type_id: 32d28ec0-5f38-1032-bfae-389610f79351 html_text: |- Rosie McCann's specializes in twists on traditional Irish fare, tweaking classic Celtic dishes and drinks in a traditional pub setting. The menu showcases plates of irish nachos, sliced spuds slathered in jack and cheddar cheeses, olives, fresh salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and jalapeños. The Americanized version of shepherd's pie simmers grass-fed Humboldt beef and vegetables in a rich irish stock before adding a helmet of mashed potatoes au gratin. Heftier appetites can get satisfaction with bangers & mash, a Celtic take on the English classic, that douses irish sausages and garlic mashed potatoes in Guinness gravy. 10 premium imports or 4 microbrews stand ready on tap, and malt mixologists also pour specialty beer drinks such as the Black Velvet, a whistle-whetting blend of Blackthorn hard apple cider and Guinness. The dining room echoes the colors of the Irish flag, with burnt-red walls and bright-green stained-glass windows. Guests can cozy up in plush booth seats bedecked in plaid and gaze at glass chandeliers that hang from the ceilings as they sip on mimosas or savor lunch and brunch fare.
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    1220 Pacific Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Surf City Billiards & Cafe
    Located in Santa Cruz, Surf City Billiards & Cafe is a popular bakery that offers fantastic pub food and tasty burgers. This restaurant delivers an unforgettable dining experience set in a relaxed ambience. It's a favorite spot for visitors looking for fantastic food. If you're planning ahead, most people can agree that later in the week (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays) is the best time to visit. There's not really a recommended attire, so feel free to dress comfortably. Also, there is a juke box, so keep in mind that things can get a little loud. It's been tabbed by the locals as a really good option for large groups. If you're in a hurry, you can call ahead and take advantage of the convenient take-out offerings. Or, if you're looking for the perfect spot to unwind after work, it's got a phenomenal happy hour and a pretty stout selection behind the bar. Located in the middle of town, Surf City Billiards & Cafe definitely stands out from the rest. Visitors to the restaurant have access to a parking garage or private lot nearby (or can park on the street).
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    931 Pacific Ave.
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • The Palomar Ballroom
    Every week, The Palomar Ballroom's 80-year-old space reverberates with a DJ's Latin beats and synchronized salsa shimmies. Beneath a baroque chandelier, couples twirl passionately enough for the New York Times to deem this salsa party the "spiciest spot downtown." Owner and award-winning ballroom dancer Jeremy Pilling prizes the supportive atmosphere that allows his students to commingle at these parties, whose themes can also cover Argentine tango and swing. To lead up to its festivities, The Palomar Ballroom hosts drop-in classes, weekly series, rehearsals for routines, and private lessons for dancers that range from beginner to expert. During these sessions, seasoned instructors stress the social aspects of dance while teaching the techniques, rotating partners often so that they can learn different ways to twirl, dip, and ceremoniously lacerate a rug. Visiting dance champions also lead workshops on their specialties, showcasing advanced steps in cha cha, samba, swing, rumba, and other styles.
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    1344 Pacific Avenue
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Bocci's Cellar
    A pasta-lover's paradise, Bocci's Cellar is the perfect place to see and be seen — this chic restaurant serves Italian food with a twist. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on Bocci's Cellar's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Bocci's Cellar diners can also take advantage of the many drink options offered here. Don't stay inside on a beautiful day! Come sit on the patio at Bocci's Cellar and order great food. Bocci's Cellar is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. Bocci's Cellar also features live music and dancing. It tends to get especially busy on weekends, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Put the suit away when heading to Bocci's Cellar — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Bocci's Cellar prides itself in its delicious catering. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go. At Bocci's Cellar, you can easily find street parking just steps away from the door. Bocci's Cellar offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. Bocci's Cellar dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    140 Encinal St
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Hindquarter
    Steak and potatoes take center stage at Santa Cruz's Hindquarter. Vegans will appreciate the animal-free fare at Hindquarter. Kick back, relax and watch the game on Hindquarter's TV. Hindquarter is more than willing to accommodate families, so kids are welcome to tag along. Reserve your own room at Hindquarter so that you can create your own private party. Hindquarter provides seasonal outdoor seating — be sure to grab a chair before it's too late. Patrons pack the bar on weekends, so it's a good idea to make a reservation to ensure prompt seating. No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Hindquarter is ultra casual. If you need to feed a big crowd, Hindquarter also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers. Can't stay long? Not a problem with the bar's take-out and delivery options. Hindquarter's guests can take advantage of the easy street and lot parking options. Prices tend towards the moderate side, with the average tab at Hindquarter running under $30 per person. Hindquarter happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
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    303 Soquel Ave
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • 515 Kitchen and Cocktails
    Santa Cruz's 515 Kitchen and Cocktails' classic Greek dishes will take you back to the old world. Taste comes first on the menu here, so low-fat chow is a world away. 515 Kitchen and Cocktails is not only a restaurant, it's also a bar. Surround yourself with the wonderful weather at your next night out at 515 Kitchen and Cocktails. 515 Kitchen and Cocktails is well-known for being able to seat large parties. Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the bar's reservations. No need to put on airs for a trip to 515 Kitchen and Cocktails — the dress code and ambience at this bar are totally laid-back. Those driving to 515 Kitchen and Cocktails can choose to find street parking or leave their vehicle in the nearby lot. Store your bike at one of the many racks outside of 515 Kitchen and Cocktails. Meals at 515 Kitchen and Cocktails are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at 515 Kitchen and Cocktails. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to 515 Kitchen and Cocktails since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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    515 Cedar St
    Santa Cruz, CA US

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