Lúpulo Craft Beer House

Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(831) 454-8306 | map

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Rated: 4.25 by acurtis from New Jersey

Dec 24, 2019
Rated: 4.47 by BerryKumquat from California

Aug 10, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 12, 2019
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Reviewed by sweetbrew82 from California

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
Feb 11, 2019
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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

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.
Jan 31, 2019
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Reviewed by emptyglassagain from Massachusetts

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
Oct 16, 2018
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Reviewed by ahazabinadi from California

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.
Mar 25, 2018
Rated: 5 by Davit from California

Dec 15, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 4.59 by SimcoeKid from California

Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 4.3 by StoutSnob40 from California

Dec 28, 2015
Rated: 4.54 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

May 10, 2015
Rated: 4.7 by Thepleasantimbiber from California

Mar 09, 2015
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Reviewed by darogo from California

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!
Feb 04, 2015
Rated: 4.68 by Martin_carvalho from California

Dec 31, 2014
Rated: 4.3 by heymikew from California

Dec 01, 2014
Rated: 4.32 by hondoandres from California

Nov 11, 2014
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Reviewed by bouncepass from California

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.
Nov 04, 2014
Rated: 4 by brywhite from California

Sep 25, 2014
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Reviewed by LaneMeyer from California

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.
Aug 09, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Marco_Gtz from California

Jul 03, 2014
Rated: 3.41 by B_B from California

Jun 18, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by mctizzz from California

Jun 13, 2014
Lúpulo Craft Beer House in Santa Cruz, CA
Place rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 23 ratings