With the movement of craft beer and microbreweries sweeping across the nation, it’s no wonder that Capitola and the Santa Cruz area have risen to the top to compete. Here, you’ll find not only fantastic brews that will please your palate, but also incredible views and atmospheres in Capitola’s bars. Learn more about bars in Capitola down below!
Craft Brews and More in Capitola
For beer enthusiasts looking for a quiet place with high-quality microbrews, Sante Adairius Rustic Ales is a great stop. Though the outside is deceptively stoic (tucked away in the middle of a non-descript business plaza), the ambiance and beer within are nothing of the sort. The beer served at this Capitola brewery is made using traditional Belgian-style brewing and barrel aging with their own unique spin. They’re also dog-friendly, which is a bonus.
East End Gastropub, the sister to the Santa Cruz-based West End Gastropub, is another institution on Capitola’s bar scene. Inventive local craft beers are served with menu options of New American fare made from fresh ingredients.
Just down the road from East End Gastropub on 41st Avenue, New Bohemia Brewing Co. is renowned for their beer brewed on-site, their knowledgeable staff, and their comfy, laid-back digs. The Capitola brewery itself is also huge, with drinking available both upstairs and downstairs. The outside patio is also dog-friendly—perfect for pet owners on vacation.
If you take 41st Avenue north from New Bohemia Brewing Co., you’ll come across the ever-popular Discretion Brewing. From English-style ales to rye IPAs and seasonal sours, Discretion Brewing has a wide range of beers on tap. They’re also well-known for their palate-pleasing creations, such as pork pate, chicken and waffles, and house ramen.
Beer Thirty is a quirkily-named pour house located on the outskirts of Capitola. The name is derived from the thirty rotating taps that they have in-house, though they also offer upwards of two hundred bottled beers and a “create your own six-pack” option. Outside, there is dog-friendly seating and classic bar games like table tennis and bean bag toss. Come here for the excellent beer selection and an easy-going atmosphere for casual hangouts.
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