In the heart of Santa Cruz, CA, nestled off Seabright and a few blocks from the beach, is a small bar with a worthy sailors' twist. Catering to the friendly locals, rumors have it Brady's Yacht Club opened the day after prohibition ended. Brady's is better than your average dive, with a full bar and several beers on tap, this bar delivers character. Brady's best deal is the PB & J, a Pabst Blue Ribbon and a shot of Jameson for only $6.50. (Or the Hamm Job, a Hamm's and a Jameson.) "That's a special." All drinks are on the cheap side, a good place to get ripped without getting ripped off. It has one popular pool table and a very active and eclectic juke box blasting all the goodies and favorites. Brady's also has a few TV's where you can watch the game with fellow sports enthusiasts, "Go Giants!" Brady's is also a dog friendly bar, "bring your pup and drink some booze." The bar is open from 10am to 2am daily and is a cash only bar. Next door is the home of the Surf Bistro and Bakery with a wide variety of tasty dishes, their tacos are excellent and a deal on Taco Thursdays (3pm to 10pm $3 tacos, or 2 for $5,) and they also deliver to the bar.

This swampy salty club has some fantastic bartenders, including the new owner Karen, the hot sizzling red head with a warm friendly smile. Karen said with a lot of luck, support from others, and incredible timing she was able to take ownership of Brady's. (Karen is also the new owner of the Jury Room on Ocean Street in Santa Cruz too!) Karen has been serving cocktails at Brady's for 6+ years, specializing in her famous Sunday Bloody Mary's. It's a delicious beverage made as spicy as you desire, with a small pickled vegetable salad. Tasty goodness to cure your hangover and start your Sunday. Karen's been in Santa Cruz for over 12yrs, ever since she went to UCSC to study Anthropology. She's an inspiring artist (painting, drawing and sculpting) with her own studio in Santa Cruz. She enjoy's reading a lot and riding her bike all around Santa Cruz. One of her favorite places to eat in Santa Cruz is Suave, and she often visits The Parish Publick House for a Jameson. Some of Karen's favorite juke box artists are Concrete Blond, Tom Waits and Lady Gaga. Karen is an excellent bartender who loves doing what she does, and it shows.

"I feel very lucky and am grateful everyday to be a part of such a fun community." -Karen

The best time to see Karen is on Sunday-Funday from 10 am to 6 pm. You can also contact her through The Brady's Yacht Club facebook page.

Brady's Yacht Club
413 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Surf Bistro and Bakery
415 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 600-7787

Jury Room
712 Ocean St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

June 2012


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