Lúpulo Craft Beer House

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BA SCORE
4.36/5
Outstanding
20 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

233 Cathcart St
Santa Cruz, California, 95060-4419
United States

(831) 454-8306 | map
lupulosc.com

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None provided.

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
20
pDev:
9.86%
 
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of sweetbrew82
4.36/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in for their "Pucker Up Sunday" event and had Lost Abbey Cuvee De Tomme 2014, Rare Barrel Avec Des Amis, 3 Fonteinen gueuzes, just to give you an idea of the awesome selection here! Definitely worth a visit

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Just back from there picking up some bottles to go. Bartender was very helpful and gave me an unasked for sample of Speedway Stout just as a nice gesture. Had some questions which he and a guy at the bar were very helpful about answering. Urged me to come back on Saturdays which are their big days.

I'm absolutely a fan.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.63/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 1

Great beers, service and vibe but after eating there I was quite sick about an hour later and for the rest if the night. I’ll spare the details but don’t think it was the 3 beers I had. Lots of others eating so hopefully it is a one off experience but it wasn’t pleasant

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Photo of ahazabinadi
4.98/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

This is my go to place. Some interesting, rare things in the fridge, and always something new and exciting on tap: Cellarmaker, Fieldworks, Santa Cruz locals (Sante Adarius notably). The food isn't shabby either. I like getting the samosas and a good sour.

Lupulo will always have my heart. There is literally a completely new tap menu every weekend.

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Photo of Davit
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.75/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.54/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Thepleasantimbiber
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of darogo
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I had a great time at Lupulo. They have a wide variety of beer on tap (even though only 12 taps), a good bottle selection and the prices are reasonable. I like the option of half pours as well.

The staff was very knowledgeable about beer and didn't hesitate to ask what you like so they can find you some good beer. i will definitely go back next time I'm in town!

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Photo of Martin_carvalho
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of heymikew
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of hondoandres
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of bouncepass
4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

I really like two things about Lupulo: they bring in a lot of hard-to-get stuff on tap (a lot of Cellarmaker as just one example of many) and you can get half-pours. There are 16 taps, plus a bunch of bottles, most of which you can get to-go. Without question the best place to drink beer downtown, and in the top-tier for the Santa Cruz area.

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Photo of brywhite
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of LaneMeyer
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Right in downtown Santa Cruz across from the Farmer's Market. The only true beer bar operating in downtown. They have a great tap selection, I think there were about 12 taps when I was there. I had an amazing stout, and a Mongo.

The atmosphere is chill, although the place is small and it fills up quick. They have some nice artwork to look at as well.

In addition to taps they also have quite a large bottle selection. Nothing is priced and I didn't inquire as to what they are charging. But the draft beer is very reasonable.

They also serve food. Mostly tapas, which I'm not really a fan of, so I didn't try anything. If you're in downtown Santa Cruz it's definitely worth a visit.

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Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of B_B
3.41/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mctizzz
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Lúpulo Craft Beer House in Santa Cruz, CA
Place rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 20 ratings