All 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.

1
1134 Soquel Ave Santa Cruz CA 95062
(831) 429-6994
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 different edge. With the Crepe Place???s spirit and foundation cemented in over 40 years of continuous busi
2
1011 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 423-1336
The classic club in Santa Cruz. The Catalyst is where you will find the hottest artists for all types of music, local and national.
3
1750 Wharf Rd Capitola CA 95010
Happy hour is short and sweet (Friday, 4-6pm) here at this decades-old Capitola institution, but it appears there's a happy crew here every night.
4
221 Cathcart Street Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 426-4852
The theme here is Hawaii and surf, which means this tiki-themed restaurant serves plenty of grilled ono, mahi mahi and ahi to enjoy while the surf videos run nonstop.
5
105 Walnut Avenue Santa Cruz CA 95060
Soif is a Santa Cruz Retaurantm Wine Bar, and Wine Retail Shop providing the opportunity to explore wines in a sophisticated and friendly environment. Our goal has been to provide a comfortable place to drink great wine and eat food that is as good as the
6
429 Front Street Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 713-5258
Surfrider Cafe is located at 429 Front Street in Santa Cruz, CA.  A local favorite for years, you can find great eats, good times, and awesome brews.
7
31 Municipal Wharf Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 429-1223
In addition to seafood salads, crispy calamari, chowders and seafood pastas, the weekly specials at this classic beach town diner include cracked crab, skewers of prawns and grilled salmon. Fresh fish, unpretentious décor and spectacular views from
8
1220 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060
A more upscale establishment than most Irish pubs, this restaurant/bar has a tucked-away dance floor where revelers can shake out their worries without disturbing diners in the main room. A long list of mixed drinks, including the Naughty Olivia and alway
9
106 Beach St Santa Cruz CA 95060
(831) 423-5271
Fun, family friendly dining with a beautiful view of Santa Cruz Main beach and the Municipal Wharf! We offer seating both inside and on our sunny deck! Come down and try our award winning clam chowder today!
10
215 Esplanade Capitola CA 95010
From day one, we have not wavered from our original concept of providing quality service and food in a fun environment for our customers, employees and owners. Located on the water in Capitola Village.

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