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What defines a good dive bar?

lt stellaIt’s slightly dirty, and they serve cheap drinks.

Stella Celeste, Santa Cruz, Barrista








lt joaquinEveryone wants to participate in whatever games you’re playing, or add an element of their own expertise into whatever you’re doing.

Joaquin Heinz, Santa Cruz, Barrista






lt mondoA sense of community, and the people that show up. It’s all about the people that go there.

Mondo Quesada, Santa Cruz, Bartender






lt jillIt’s somewhere you can go after work and see your friends, it’s where we all hang out together.

Jill Zunino, Santa Cruz, Retired Bartender






lt steveYou gotta have a pool table, cheap drinks, more than one TV, and a good jukebox.

Steve Bishop, Santa Cruz, Union Iron Worker

Contributor at Good Times |

Matthew is a California native and has lived in Santa Cruz for 34 years. A sculptor, photographer, avid biker and professional disc golfer, he has played tournaments in more than ten states and is the winner of the 2002 New Zealand Championships. 

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