Nightlife in Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz nightlife scene has long served as the gateway to the San Francisco Bay Area. Many of the world's top performers stop to play unforgettable, intimate shows in the city's clubs, bars and performing arts centers before heading up the coast to San Francisco.
Santa Cruz is home to a vibrant live music scene, comedy, DJ nights, karaoke, theater and dance with performances every night of the week.
There is world-class jazz at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, indie-rock at The Crepe Place, world music at Don Quixote's and the latest bands and DJs at The Catalyst Club, Moe;s Alley and The Crow's Nest at the Santa Cruz Harbor.
The county's lively arts scene comes alive at night with monthly First Friday arts events in downtown Santa Cruz and weekly events at the Tannery Arts Center. Outside of the city of Santa Cruz, Capitola-by-the-Sea, Aptos and the SantaCruz Mountain communities of Felton and Boulder Creek offer an assortment of nightlife activities for a memorable night out.
7500 Old Dominion Ct Aptos CA 95003
Severino's Bar & Grill offers fresh California cuisine in a warm, friendly atmosphere with fabulous views of the Koi pond and cascading waterfall. Enj…
1134 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz CA 95062
Under new ownership for the past 7 years, the Crepe Place has a renewed energy, and the owners are working hard to keep things the same, but with a di…
1011 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060
The classic club in Santa Cruz. The Catalyst is where you will find the hottest artists for all types of music, local and national.
320 Cedar St Santa Cruz CA 95060
Kuumbwa Jazz has grown from its small beginnings to one of the most highly respected jazz-presenting institutions in the country, attracting artists o…
115 Cliff St Santa Cruz CA 95060
As part of the Boardwalk Bowl, Coasters Bar & Grill is the premium spot in Santa Cruz for karaoke, live music, delicious food, good drinks, and great …