NileGuide Expert Says:
Best casual dining in Santa Cruz, Best place 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 the bar keep for a drink recommendation, 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 beer battered artichokes, fresh wraps, sandwiches, soups, calamari, and pasta dishes are always excellent. There are specials almost daily and a friendly crowd nearly every hour of operation. Take a gander at the plaques on the wall, which commenorate everyone who finished a "card," a.k.a drank a pint of all 99 beers. It is quite the feat.