West End Tap & Kitchen, Santa Cruz CA | Merchant Profile

Donít miss out on local hot spot West End Tap & Kitchen next time you are in the West Side neighborhood of Santa Cruz.  The rustic ambiance and beer-centric menu of West End was created by Owner Jeffrey Hargrave and his partner Quinn Cormier. The business partners met 18 years ago, while attending school in Colorado and remained friends since.Opened in July 2013, West End Tap & Kitchen is a collaboration of Jeffreyís passion for cooking and Quinnís knowledge of craft beer. Executive Chef Adam Becerra prepares fantastic gastropub eats that deliberately pair well with the vast selection of local craft beer. Since its opening, West End has won best restaurant in the Santa Cruz Sentinel; it is simply a must try while in town. Besides, what better way to spend time with friends than over a few beers and amazing food?The menu at West End features a variety of dishes made from locally sourced and organic ingredients. Sauces are made in house and everything produced from the kitchen is made with some love. From small plates to steak entrees, thereís something for everyone on the menu at West End.Your parents said to never snack before dinner, here, it is recommended! Whether youíre at West End for dinner or out for drinks and appetizers, try the Popcorn, decadently tossed in lemon and basil infused duck fat. Perfect to go along with your beer is also the House Ground Burger, grass fed and pasture raised. The Braised Lamb Shank is highly recommended as well as the Filet Mignon, prepared with a green peppercorn crust and topped with a whipped smoked cream. Included on the side is black garlic green beans and gratin potatoes.The beer is sourced by the local Tide House brewery, the home of many excellent craft beers available at West End. There are 18 beers on tap and 6 wines on tap as well. All items on the menu have an excellent beer or wine to pair with, so donít be shy to ask your server for a recommendation based on your personal taste preferences.West End boasts a large open space, yet the warm lighting and California rustic decor will make you feel right at home. The restaurant has a few semi-private dining areas for groups of around 6 – perfect for celebrating special occasions. Stop by West End Tap & Kitchen next time youíre in Santa Cruz looking for a memorable dining experience – you wonít be disappointed!

334 Ingalls St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060