Almost as prominent as the beach, cocktail bars and lounges pop up inside luxury hotels across Santa Cruz County. Santa Cruz hotel cocktail bars are located in settings from the chic to the unique, in modern establishments or historical venues. Hotel cocktail bars offer guests and residents alike a slice of the ultimate Santa Cruzian life. Guests can watch the sunset while sipping a cocktail at a beach-side venue or relish a glass of wine while listening to live jazz. They offer a great place to meet up for Happy Hour, watch a professional game on television or sample the latest Santa Cruz vintage. Santa Cruz hotel cocktail bars offer attentive service, a lively atmosphere and a bar menu to satisfy any thirst.





  • Solaire Restaurant & Bar at Hotel Paradox

    611 Ocean St, Santa Cruz

    Hotel Paradox, with its contemporary bold architecture amongst plain business buildings on Ocean St., rivals the venues seen at Las Vegas, Nevada. Guests feel like a millionaire inside this accolade for the modern high-life. For those who love that fast-paced, high-energy environment, sip on one of their signature cocktails at their indoor/outdoor bar lounge complete with full bar service.

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  • Linwood’s Bar & Grill at Chaminade

    1 Chaminade Ln, Santa Cruz

    Guests unwind at this location off HWY 1 with an array of spirits, wine, and beer. With comfortable couches and an indoor fireplace, Linwood’s is an extension of its host – Chaminade Resort & Spa – a luxurious mountain retreat for the ultimate relaxation. Located aptly next to DeLaveaga Gold Course and Lodge.

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  • Aquarius (now Jack O’neill Lounge) at Dream Inn

    175 W Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz

    Luxurious entertainment at its best. Guests can enjoy a cocktail at this oceanfront haven right next to the Santa Cruz Wharf. Two minutes from the Wharf, Boardwalk, and Cowell Beach, the Lounge is the perfect rest stop after a long day’s vacation.

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  • Sanderling’s Restaurant at Seascape Beach Resort

    1 Seascape Resort Drive, Aptos

    The name says it all: an exquisite bar inside a beach resort! Right past Rio Del Mar, this beachfront haven houses the freshest ingredients – housemade simple syrup and fresh lemons, limes, and herbs – mixed by some of the finest bartenders in town! Visitors should not miss out on Happy Hour Sunday – Thursday and Tiki Fridays with music of “Island Breeze” and the “Victor Ohana Band” along with the largest selection of spirits from around the world.

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  • GG Restaurant & Bar at Bayview Hotel

    8041 Soquel Dr, Aptos

    Located in the historic Bayview Hotel in Aptos, GG Restaurant and Bar offers a nostalgic setting in which to whittle away a pleasant evening sipping cocktails or glasses of wine. Recently incarnated as an authentic Italian restaurant, the venue underwent a massive renovation a couple years ago on the television show, Restaurant Impossible. The white clothed establishment features a full service bar and a selection of Italian appetizers to complement the drinks menu. GG Restaurant and Bar offers attentive service with an old fashioned flair and live music during the week.

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  • Severino's Bar & Grill at The Seacliff Inn

    7500 Old Dominion Court, Aptos

    A hidden gem of Aptos, Severino's Bar & Grill is located in The Seacliff Inn (Best Western) near the State Park exit off Highway One. The cozy lounge and bar is decorated in dark wood and includes many tables to accommodate any size party. The lounge hosts live music during the week and special events throughout the year, like their annual riotous Halloween party, to keep mid-county residents and hotel guests grooving. Severino's Bar & Grill is a happening place to wind down during Happy Hour, catch a professional sports game on one of their big screen televisions or meet up with friends - right in the heart of Aptos.

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