The classic club in Santa Cruz. The Catalyst is where you will find the hottest artists for all types of music, local and national.
Upstairs is the game room with another bar, 6 pool tables a jukebox and arcade games, as well as a lounge. Enjoy your favorite music and some great times at The Catalyst.
Most people know the Catalyst primarily as a music venue, but Santa Cruz bar-goers know it's much more than that. Upstairs there's actually a solid dive bar with six pool tables, a jukebox, and even a few arcade games. The smoke-filled lounge is not for the weak of lung, but the cheap Budweiser and multiple pool tables sure make it a good late-night option.
Whether you’re a local, new in town, or just passing through, Santa Cruz open mics are a great way to experience the local music scene. Everyone has to start somewhere, and open mics are a rite of passage for up-and-coming artists. Occasionally, they’re a place for pros to practice and let loose. Even though attendees…
Since the dawn of time man has huddled together for warmth in the winter, telling stories, playing music, eating food, and drinking spirits. So why suffer away this cold, rainy weather at home? We may have central heating systems now, but why not convene where someone else has to pay the gas bill? Nothing gets…
The festive winter season is upon us! So what if the big holidays are still a few weeks away? According to this lineup of awesome shows in town this week, the party has already arrived. Time to celebrate. Friday, December 2 Drivin’ South Farewell Show at The Crepe Place Aptly self-described as a “good…
If your weekend plans include showing off our beautiful views and eclectic inhabitants to visiting family members, don’t forget our music scene puts on quite a show as well. They came out to the Best Coast, after all, so why not show them a good time?—with the added bonus of getting them out of your hair for…
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