The best bars to enjoy live music in Santa Cruz

 The best bars to enjoy live music in Santa Cruz

Are you a real fan of music? Then, you definitely won’t ignore a chance of listening to live music and singing in a nice bar located in one of the neighbourhoods of fantastic Santa Cruz! Fortunately, there are several options from which you can choose the one suiting you best where you will be able to spend an amazing night surrounded by the sounds of music. Enjoy the performance of the local singer and artists who will eagerly present their best creations as well as recreate some of the classics in their own unique style. So, where should you go in Santa Cruz in order to listen to live music?

Blue Lagoon

One of the greatest places to listen to bands performing live is Blue Lagoon especially if you are a fan of the music which was popular in the 80’s.

Blue Lagoon, located under the address of 923 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060 is open from 4:00 pm to 2:00 am. During the day time, you can visit this place as a bar, however, at night the place turns into a dance club or a scene for local musician performing live. In addition to it, many comedy events like stand-up performance are also held in Blue Lagoon. Blue Lagoon is open daily!

The Crepe Place

Would you like to relish French cuisine while listening to live music? Then, The Crepe Place located under the address 1011 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060 is the best place for you!

The Crepe Place restaurant was established in 1973, yet, for the last seven years, it has been managed by a new owner who added more energy to this venue. Now, it is a real live music restaurant with a large choice of delicious meals including appetizers, desserts, homemade soups, fresh salads, entrée crepes as well as special brunch dishes available to the visitors on Saturdays and Sundays between 10 am and 2 pm.

Undeniably, one of the most crucial parts of the restaurant is its bar which has a wide range of specials such as House Champagne, Gloria Ferrer, McLuvin, Tropical Foglifter and, according to the owners, the best Bloody Mary in the town.

The place is open between 11:00 am and 12:00 am from Monday to Tuesday, from 11:00 am to 1:00 am on Fridays and from 9:00 am to 12:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ideal Bar & Grill

Ideal Bar & Grill is really an ideal place for anyone! This amazing place established in 1994 has a lot to offer to its guests, no matter whether they are families with children willing to spend a day together or groups of friends seeking for a great place to celebrate the nightlife of Santa Cruz.

First of all, Ideal Bar & Grill has an abundance of dishes in its offer. There are four regular menus such as a lunch menu, a dinner menu, a take-out menu and a children menu. In addition to it, there is also a special happy hour offer. The restaurant serves barbecue and seafood, breakfast selections, appetizers, raw dishes, sandwiches, salads, soups, lunch entrees, pasta, chicken, burgers and steaks. Of course, there is also a range of desserts available in the restaurant.

Ideal Bar & Grill is open from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm from Monday to Friday. On Sundays, the place is open from 8:00 am to 9:30 pm and from 8:00 to 10:30 pm on Saturdays. Note that Ideal Bar & Grill is not only a place where you can listen to live music, but it also has its own karaoke bar.

The Catalyst Club

The Catalyst Club located by the address 1011 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060 is a real heaven for the devotees of live music and DJ parties! Here, you have a chance to listen to absolutely different variety of music including the most popular genres. Here, the music performed not only by the local bands, but also by musicians from abroad.

Just look at the list of the musicians planning to perform in The Catalyst Bar in the foreseeable future: Sure Sure, Anti-Nowhere League with FANG, Besmirchers & Bastard Machine, The Menzingers, Insane Clown Posse, DRI, Novacancy with Mystic, Joogornot B2B WYFY & Chapas, Andre Nickatina with J.Lately, Red Not Chili Peppers, Ohmme with V.V Lightbody, NoMBe with Bad Child, Greer with The Honeysticks, The Frights with The Red Pears & Buddha Trixie and many more.

In the meantime, the club is also planning to organise DJ parties and festivals.

Kate Gomez