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BA SCORE
95
world-class

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Taps: 46
Bottles: 37
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1520 Mission St
Santa Cruz, California, 95060-4741
United States
phone: (831) 425-5300

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @burgersantacruz

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(Place added by: osimo on 09-22-2010)
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Reviews by Billolick:
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Go here for the top notch draft selections in town, funky, beachy, sorta hipsterish, down to earth vibe. Didnt get to try the food, but it seems to be in the "comfort food/over the top burger" realm that might to be catching on as a new food trend. Bunches of dif. burgers with toppings that are all over the place.

With draft selections from places like, Jolly Pumpkin, Firestone Walker, Bear Republic, Allagash, Port, Deschutes, North Coast, Stone, Lagunitas and a herd of other BA worthy selections, you go to this place for the beer.

Service was on the flakey side

Billolick, Oct 15, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of brywhite
3.75/5  rDev -14%

brywhite, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of kingbobo
4/5  rDev -8.3%

kingbobo, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of mc4z
4.58/5  rDev +5%

This was such a great find in Santa Cruz, I'm glad I checked this site. This was my first time down there, but I was happy to find this place. It seems a bit off the beaten path (i.e. not on Pacific Ave), but it was a short walk from there and not far from the boardwalk where I mistakenly spent $12 to park. The selection was awesome, beers from all around California, including rare beers from Bear Republic, Lost Abbey, etc. There were 40+ taps, all of which seemed pretty solid. They choose not to show the brewery with all of the beer names/styles, so you are rewarded for knowing your stuff beforehand. There was a big TV at the bar showing the Giants, which led to some good conversation. I didn't eat anything, but by the number of people there on a Saturday afternoon, it looked pretty good.

mc4z, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

dwagner003, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of mctizzz
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mctizzz, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%

This is definitely the go-to beer spot in Santa Cruz. How the other spots in town have rating as close to Burger as they do is ridiculous.

Great selection of taps both in terms of quantity and quality. When I was there they had Bois on tap as well as a number of other limited release beers. There seemed to be about 45 total taps with a wide variety of styles and breweries represented. Serving sizes were also appropriate.

The Burgers were also excellent. Make sure you go here for dinner.

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of marklovesbeer
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%

This place is GREAT.

I was looking up places on the internet, while visiting Santa Cruz recently, and I kept coming across very good reviews on Yelp! so I decided to pay burger. a visit.

This place is awesome. There is tons of great stuff on tap and a couple of really great bottles available. I was pleasantly surprised to see so much cool regional stuff and brewery direct beers. (I had a Fathom IPL from Ballast Point, a Hop Craic from Moylan's and took some Firestone Walker bottles to go)

The staff at the bar were very friendly and pleasant as were my fellow patrons at the bar. I got pretty good suggestions from both.

Food looked great as it went out, (I was seated at the end of the bar in front of the brick oven and across from the kitchen pass) but unfortunately I had dinner before arriving.

The ambiance was good. Casual and cool. They played decent music and I think the way they mark their tables with celebrity mugshots is pretty cool.

All in all, I would recommend this spot any of my friends and I would definitely try to stop by again if in Santa Cruz.

marklovesbeer, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of heymikew
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%

This is the best place for beer in Santa Cruz (sorry 99 bottles).
The selection is ample and varied with some interesting special batches occasionally.
They have the full range of styles and a good number of Belgians as well.

We come here for the beer and amazing artfully assembled Bloody Marys not the food.

Very knowledgeable bartenders (Sarah on our most recent visit) are well versed in the beer styles and offerings as well as the great booze

heymikew, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of kchannel9
4.95/5  rDev +13.5%

I absolutely love burger. They have the widest and best craft beer selection I've found anywhere near SC. Many many choices on tap. They also have delicious veggie burgers and gluten-free burger buns! I love love love burger. They'll let you sample any beer you'd like, and the prices are reasonable. It's always a joy to eat on the patio :-) I've always had a good experience coming here with friends and the beer is always excellent. The food has always come out fast and is always correct. I personally adore grilled mushrooms & onions, avocado & jalapeño.

kchannel9, Sep 09, 2012
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burger. in Santa Cruz, CA
95 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.