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A Neighborhood Guide to Bars and Clubs: Aptos

WEAR JEANS in Aptos Village and Rio Del Mar or don some fancy duds and mix it up in upscale Seascape. Either way, you'll find redwoods, sunset views and outdoor decks, along with generous samplings of live jazz.


Aptos Club
7941 Soquel Dr., Aptos
(831.688.9888)

Nightclub. Modest dance floor, outside patio for smokers, pool tables and jukebox. DJs on Mondays and Wednesdays and local punk and rock bands on Fridays and Saturdays. Weekday happy hour 3:30-5:30pm. Open until 2am.


Bittersweet Bistro
787 Rio Del Mar Blvd
(831.662.9799)
www.bittersweetbistro.com

Cocktail lounge with single-malt Scotches, fine cognac and extensive wine list. Daily happy hour, 3-6pm, with half-price pizzettas and specially priced wines by the glass, beer and spirits.


Britannia Arms
8017 Soquel Dr., Aptos
(831.688.1233)
www.brittanniaarms.com

Pub. Pool table and league darts in game room, Wednesday trivia nights and live music every other week. Weekday happy hour 2:30-6pm with well drinks and domestic beers for $2 and complimentary hors d'oeuvres at 4pm. Open until 2am.


Cafe Rio
131 Esplanade, Rio Del Mar
(831.688.8917)

Cocktail lounge, indoor and outdoor at Rio Del Mar beach. Live local jazz acts on Friday and Saturday nights. Daily happy hour 3-5:30pm. No cover.


Mediterranean
265 Center St., Aptos
(831.688.9840)

Neighborhood bar. Darts, pinball and more. Live music every Friday and Saturday nights during summer. Weekday happy hour 4:30-6:30pm with a dice gamble to get reduced prices. Open until 2am.


Palapas Restaurant & Cantina
21 Seascape Village, Aptos
(831.662.9000)

Cocktail lounge and cantina with margarita specials.


Sanderlings Lounge
1 Seascape Resort Dr., Aptos
(831.662.7120)
www.seascaperesort.com/restaurant

Cocktail lounge with ocean view. Live music on Fridays.


Severino's
7500 Old Dominion Ct., Aptos
(831.688.8987)
www.seacliff.inn.com/restaurant.html

Cocktail lounge. Jazz Thursdays through Saturdays. Weekday happy hour 4:30-6:30pm. Open until 2am on weekends.


The Windjammer Lounge
1 Rancho Del Mar Shopping Center, Aptos
(831.688.4433)

Neighborhood bar. Folk and country most Thursday nights; rock bands on Saturday and Sunday. Daily happy hour 5-7pm. Open until 2am.



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From the October 24-31, 2001 issue of Metro Santa Cruz.

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