Quality Inn & Suites Santa Cruz Mountains
9733 HWY 9
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Phone: (831) 336-2292
Fax: (831) 336-0554
Pub and cocktail lounge featuring blues on Thursdays and punk and rock music from Friday to Sunday. A hub for motorcyclists. Open until 2:00 a.m.
If you are looking to spend an evening in a high-energy nightclub with thumping music blaring out of the speakers, then the award-winning club Motiv is just the right place for you. A popular hangout for young people, the club is host to a number of renowned DJs catering to the music sensibilities of hip-hop, pop, techno/house, salsa and reggae music followers. The club is also open for lunch, with several small-plate options like chips, nachos and sliders, as well as bigger fare like pizzas and burgers. The nights are backed by a team of expert mixologists who ensure the constant flow of cocktails and other beverages to the dance floor. One of the best places for a late-night hangout, check their website to know more about Motiv.
The Catalyst is one of the best music and nightlife venues in the Santa Cruz area, offering up live bands covering many genres, as well as DJs on certain nights. The nightclub has a main dance area, an enormous bar that serves up beer, wine and cocktails and an upstairs lounge with pool tables and a game room. The calendar is constantly changing so be sure to check the website for upcoming acts, hours and cover charges. The nightclub can also be rented out for private functions.
The Blue Lagoon is a popular nightlife spot among Santa Cruz locals including many of the students at UCSC. They come here for the live music, DJ dance party nights, special events and the beer and cocktail specials. Every day from 4.00p to 9.00p is happy hour which makes it a whole lot easier to party on a budget and on top of that, there is an additional drink special for the night like Monday's or Thursdays. Whether you are coming for the cheap drinks or the music, you won't leave without a smile.
Call it a dive if you want but there are quite a few televisions with sports on all day, and the place is usually pretty crowded with some fairly upscale types. You can play darts, pool or trivia games on the video machine. This is a fun, safe place, especially for women going solo. The music is pretty awesome and the service is quite nice too! Right in the heart of downtown Campbell's more upscale venues, this is a popular haunt.
This blues joint has been around forever, and nearly everyone who is anyone in the world of blues has played here. It is a tiny, casual sort of place with photos of jazz greats and other celebrities covering the walls. Come into this long, skinny music venue and drown your sorrows while bluesmen of all ages crank it out on stage to fans from all over the Bay Area. Admission varies by event.
Fiesta San Jose in South San Jose, offers a great line up of live music entertainment apart from its regular spin of good DJs. The place gets pretty crowded on weekends and is full of a lively bunch of locals. The music usually has a cool Latin twist while the bands often play traditional songs and corridas. The bar churns out some stellar drinks at fair prices, and there isn't any cover charge, so the service is pretty nice too. Drop in for a muy caliente party!
Supposedly, this is the longest bar in San Jose. Even if that is not the case, it is long enough to warrant entrances on both First Street and Second Street. A lengthy and skinny establishment, it caters to mostly working class types and locals who pound Coronas all night. There is a DJ sometimes, if you feel like cutting the rug a little. It is a good place to escape the urban sprawl. In fact, you can barely even notice it from here.
This Latino joint has been a favorite San Jose meeting spot for quite a while and once you step inside, you will quickly see why. You can listen to salsa music or dance to live bands performing high-energy Hispanic music along with a stylish crowd. The signature beverage is Jarritos, a tropical Cuban mixture of fruits and liquors that is sweet and refreshing. A very spacious, elegant establishment, it does not allow sportswear, so dress up while heading here.
Miami Beach Club is essentially an under-age hangout for those 18 to 20 year-olds who still want to go out with their friends and dance the night away. Although the club is small, they have two separate rooms depending on your musical preference between hip hop and electronic. A few nights a week they may offer up a variety of tunes including salsa, reggaetone and house music so be sure to check out the website for upcoming events. Some nights are 21+ too.
Pure Lounge is one of the most popular venues in Downtown Sunnyvale. This gorgeous place is a unique blend of a swanky nightclub, a magnificent bar and an awesome entertainment space. This snappy night spot is done up ostentatiously and is glamorous enough to attract some of the most glitzy, upscale events and celebrations. The bar churns out sensational drinks while the DJ stations spin out totally rad tunes - these belong to diverse genres like EDM, Trance and Top 40s. Pure also hosts internationally acclaimed artists from time to time. Needless to say, Pure Lounge is home to some of the hippest and the most happening parties in Sunnyvale. Check their website for the upcoming events.
This neighbor of the Miami Beach Club is a single story nightclub that is popular for its live music and rotating DJs. Beso features three distinct areas that play different music. For Latin hits, its namesake room is the place to be. Miami Room is best for live Banda while Red Room or The Cypher is for hip hop fans.