NileGuide Expert Says:
Best casual dining in Santa Cruz; Best spot to watch the game
110 Walnut Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
tel: (831) 459-9999
Monday through Saturday: 11am-2am; Sunday 11am-12am
A local institution, there are, as the name suggests, 99 different types of beer on tap and in the bottle at this venerable watering hole. Saddle up to the wood topped bar, ask your server for help choosing the perfect brew from 99 options, and join the crowd intently watching the game–which could be baseball, basketball, rugby, soccer, or hockey on any given night. The burgers are juicy, and the nachos, beer battered artichokes, calamari, and dozens of sandwiches, wraps, soups, and steaks are unique in their own ways. There are special nearly every day of the week. Take a gander at the plaques on the wall commemorating everyone who finished a "card," a.k.a. all 99 types of beer.