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Taps: 46 / Bottles: 37
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 15 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by juhl31:
4.33/5 rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
-this was a great hipstery looking hang out and grab a burger and beer place. it seemed like it should be in LA, but i am glad it is not
-very good list of beers. i enjoyed a sculpin to which a non BA had to order one after trying mine, a wee geech boonville session style IPA (not great), and a sierra limited old ale called pro am audition. there was also plenty of other things i could have drank if it were a different kind of night
-the service was fine, but it is not the kind of place where service comes to play that much other than the bartender whom was pleasant. then there was a burger order counter and some dude that drops off your food
-i guess i put most of my "selection" under "quality" so i will say that the quality was nice in that the taps poured well and everything was clean. sculpin seemed very fresh which was the biggest thing
-solid food. lots of burger choices with quirky names for each, ie: i got "the Dude" which came with bacon, avocado, and jack. tasty, quality meat and great sweet potato fries
-the burgers were mostly 7.75 which came with fries. the beers were very reasonable and sunday all day there is a great happy hour...$4-5 beers and i got to get the wife a $5 quality wine
wish this place was closer!
04-13-2011 04:06:55 | More by juhl31
More User Reviews:
4.58/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$
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.
04-13-2014 02:34:22 | More by mc4z
4.66/5 rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is definitely the go-to beer spot in Santa Cruz. How the other spots in town have rating as close to Burger as they do is ridiculous.
Great selection of taps both in terms of quantity and quality. When I was there they had Bois on tap as well as a number of other limited release beers. There seemed to be about 45 total taps with a wide variety of styles and breweries represented. Serving sizes were also appropriate.
The Burgers were also excellent. Make sure you go here for dinner.
08-02-2013 04:23:41 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.83/5 rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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.
07-24-2013 17:54:39 | More by marklovesbeer
4.57/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $
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
06-16-2013 21:47:53 | More by heymikew
4.95/5 rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I absolutely love burger. They have the widest and best craft beer selection I've found anywhere near SC. Many many choices on tap. They also have delicious veggie burgers and gluten-free burger buns! I love love love burger. They'll let you sample any beer you'd like, and the prices are reasonable. It's always a joy to eat on the patio :-) I've always had a good experience coming here with friends and the beer is always excellent. The food has always come out fast and is always correct. I personally adore grilled mushrooms & onions, avocado & jalapeño.
09-09-2012 09:10:22 | More by kchannel9
4.85/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Go to Santa Cruz for one week every year for a family vacation. Got to burger at 2PM on a Friday, last day of the vacation. Busy but not terribly so. Casual atmosphere, they let us sit anywhere, we chose the bar. Immediately started looking at the board and talking beers with the bartender woman.
Ordered a burger (they all have names, we got Syd) and grilled veggie appetizer to share with my wife. Megan the bartender gave us tastes, good descriptions of beers and then we ordered. I had Highwater Mild Wild, excellent BerlinerWeiss, very refreshing. Wife had an IPA (can't recall which one). Burger came, a bit smaller than we expected (used to splitting half pound burgers at home), but the shoestring fries were great. Then the veggies came; a plate with beautiful asparagus, peppers, portobello slices and carrots, all grilled and excellent. Throught the lunch, we talked beer with Megan and tasted numerous things; She never neglected the other folks at the counter, but she sure took care of us. I had a Tiger Baby from Mikeller and Farmhouse IPA from Sainte Adairious (a new place in Capitola) and finally another mild wild. Wife had Trade Winds from The Bruery and something else.
Lunch came to $45 without tip. We would have been there every day if we had found it earlier in the week.
07-10-2012 19:01:34 | More by jfh
burger. in Santa Cruz, CA
95 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.