The Crêpe Place

Bar, Eatery

1134 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, California, 95062-2159
United States

(831) 429-6994 | map

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Rated: 4.03 by Martin_carvalho from California

Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by brywhite from California

Sep 25, 2014
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Reviewed by DoubleJ from Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4
Crepes! One of many good hangover options. And they serve craft beer too? Well, time to go full circle....

An older looking interior,but one with a few quirks. The back of the bar is filled with bobblehead dolls and other objects. A couple TV's play old movies. I noticed there was a backyard patio, though I'll admit not looking around it. I stayed indoors at the bar for a beer and a crepe.

7 different taps and roughly 20 bottled options. Pouring were beers from El Toro, Deschutues, and Anchor, with bottled options including Duvel, Xingu, and Triple Voodoo. I only saw chilled shaker pint glasses being utilized for the beer. The Hoppy Jasper tasted fine, however something wasn't right with Zymaster MIld (or maybe the beer just sucked anyway). Pints ran for $5.

Crepes are fine too. I opted for a spiced appple crepe, which came with your choice of Marianne's ice cream (a Santa Cruz institution) or housemade whipped cream. I wasn't ready for ice cream, so I got whipped cream, completing a good crepe.

Crepes and beer? This is the place to go, even if the beer options are more limited than at other Santa Cruz Beerfly's.
Sep 11, 2012
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Reviewed by ThreeWiseMen from California

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
I stopped in here on Friday night with my cousin to see The Donkeys play. We ended up catching one of the opening acts - Social Sciences - as well. It was sick!

The Crepe Place has a small bar up front and a restaurant in the back. My cousin and I were only there to drink and watch some live music; we didn't try any of the food. The bands set up to the immediate right (upon entering) of the front entrance. We were mere feet from the artists while they played (again, sick!). With the band set up, there really wasn't a whole lot of space to move around. That was fine for me though. I loved the intimate venue.

The beer selection wasn't huge, but every tap was occupied by a good craft beer. On this Friday night, I saw Trumer Pils, Hoppy Jasper, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Santa Cruz Ale Works Pale Ale, Allagash White, and one or two others that I can't remember. I didn't check the bottle list, but I was more than happy with the draft selection.

I chatted with the bartender for awhile, and he was very friendly and engaging. He seemed to know a little bit about the beer he was serving as well.

The tap lines were kept clean and my beer tasted fresh. Also, the prices were very reasonable ($4/pint), though as mentioned earlier I didn't check out the bottle list.

I had an absolute blast watching Social Sciences and The Donkeys while drinking delicious beer! I have no clue what this place is like without live music, but if they get bands like this in regularly, then my rating stands (maybe even goes up). This is a great hole-in-the-wall with tons of character! Highly recommended!
Feb 02, 2010
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Reviewed by satchgraham from Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4
Stopped here on a recent visit to Santa Cruz based on reviews on Yelp and BA. The beer selection was a little different than I expected. Evidently the taps are changed frequently (which I generally like). On our visit these were on tap: Santa Cruz Ale Works IPA, Trumer Pils, Poppy Jasper Amber Ale, Pelican Pale Ale, Allagash White and Guinness. In bottles they carry mostly mainstream beers. The website lists the beers currently on tap. The food was fun, my husband and I each had crepe entrees...they were so filling we could not finish. Definitely not the dainty crepes I was expecting! The NE clam chowder was a little light on clams, but other than that we were happy with the food. Regarding atmosphere, the bar was cool, kind of eclectic. They were playing an old movie from the 1930's on the bar flat screens when we entered. The back patio is the real surprise. This is a great spot to spend some time on a sunny afternoon or a warm evening.
Oct 31, 2009
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Reviewed by bradybeer from California

4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Stopped here before eating next door. Walking in a large wooden bar is directly in front. When we were there they had Hoppy Jaspar from E Torro, Double Daddy from Speakeasy, Mirror Pond pale Ale from Deschutes, Trummer Pils, Guinness, and Stella on tap. In bottles they had a couple of Anchor Brewing, Sierra Nevada, Fantome, Jerome, and a few others.

Service was very good-bar keeper noticed I was wearing my STl Cardinals hat and offered to turn the game on for us.

Happy hour is 5pm-7:00pm $3 pints.

Nice atmosphere good solid selection of beer-now if they only had RR on tap.ahh..
Jul 01, 2008
The Crêpe Place in Santa Cruz, CA
Place rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 6 ratings