5.3 out of 10

Encinal St, Santa Cruz

36.9867911254646 -122.033862587032
Great for
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Safe & Sound
  • Schools
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Schools 4/5

"It has...stuff..."

I am not even sure how else to describe Encinal Street. The nondescript look, combined with the randomization of services (goodwill store, school, dive bar, credit union) gives it a decent following and simultaneously takes away any defining thread. The road actually feels somewhat barren and dead-end when arriving (which it is).

The single greatest highlight here is Bocci's Cellar, a fun, divey bar that is not a cellar but has Bocci courts and a decent menu. The food is good for the type of bar that it is, the owner is a little creepy, but this is a fun place to bring a group of friends. Highly recommended, if you can find it.

Street parking is okay - be careful of the red lines, and you probably won't get ticketed.
  • Good bar
  • Decent parking
  • Lack of culture
  • Barren at night
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

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