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1003 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3803
+1 831-426-2994
15:00 - 01:30
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Mexicali, Mexico
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will feel like a 50's mafia boss in here, great cocktails and beer. It literally has a lot of red lights all around. On a cold night look for the fireplace!

Thank Nivardo
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is always a tough place to get into and for good reason. We tried this place for restaurant week and reservations were limited a week in advance and on a Monday no less. That speaks for the great reputation this place has. They did not disappoint anyone in my party. Everything was great from the Caesar salad for an... More 

Thank Paul B
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

we went in for a drink before dinner, It's Red alright. The Gin and Tonic I had was spectacular and I had to have a second. The bar tender was perfect and we had a great time for the 45 minutes we were there. If your in Santa Cruz and want to get a great G and T at a... More 

Thank Colin R
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Hung out with some drinks and appetizers with a group of fellow workshop-goers one afternoon in Santa Cruz. It was a quiet place in the mid-afternoon though I am sure more lively in evening. Shabby chic decor and a good place for a group to hang for awhile!

Thank Betty B
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

I love going here in October because they go all out decorating for Halloween. Usually very crowded on the weekends.

Thank Rebecca S
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

I was only in town for a few days and I ended up going to Red a room twice because I loved the bar that much! Super cool setting upstairs and nice and helpful bartenders. Sweet spot!

Thank ryanoriley1
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

What else can you ask for? The Red is a local's hangout and sometimes it does get crazy but there are no limits of what you can find in here. The food is good, I've come here late and hungry and their fries are delicious. Some nights the music and the UCSC kids are too much but if you don't... More 

Thank Yesenia C
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

It was OK, we went, had two drinks and left. We got a cool photo though. The whole place is lit with red lights. Santa Cruz down town is kinda depressing to me. You can take the trolley bus from the beach for a quarter each way. That was the best part.

Thank emomshart
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant and lounge located in downtown Santa Cruz. Very reasonably priced. Nice jazz trio playing. Love the ambience. The lounge area has a real relaxing and comfortable feel. Excellent service. The fried chicken, soft shell crab, and Brussels sprouts chips were delicious. At $9, the cocktails were reasonably priced for what you got. The pomegranate mojito hit the spot.

Thank Desigal7
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

We went to the Red Room for cocktails on the evening we arrived. The atmosphere was very dark and comfy, with over stuffed chairs and plenty of seating. The bar service was great and I recommend the Jane Grey cocktail, featuring Earl Grey tea flavors. Very nice!

Thank Blue462

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
15:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1003 Cedar St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-3803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-426-2994

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?