The Catalyst is one of the best music and nightlife venues in the Santa Cruz area, offering up live bands covering many ... More
The Catalyst is one of the best music and nightlife venues in the Santa Cruz area, offering up live bands covering many genres, as well as DJs on certain nights. The nightclub is over 5,000 square feet and has a main dance area, an enormous bar that serves up beer, wine and cocktails and an upstairs lounge with pool tables and a game room. The calendar is constantly changing so be sure to check the website for upcoming acts, hours and cover charges. The nightclub can also be rented out for private functions.
I have been a loyal catalyst lover for upwards of 20 years until last night. We were on our way to the line to get some pizza when we were basically shoved by one bouncer, surrounded by four more, then hit by another. Is physical violence legal if you have a security shirt on? I am so sick of seeing a great show only to be treated like mad cows after we exit the building. We pay their wages why then do they refuse to give respect to the customers who keep coming back. Needless to say I will not be going back.
After one of the crummiest road trips to see Trapt at this location, we were warmly greeted by the door staff. They we're very helpful and answered all of our questions in a professional and courtious manner.
The gentleman manning the ticket sales booth was a gem!
The serving staff inside the club all had warm cheerful smiles all night long.
I watched one young security guard get verbally abused by a customer who clearly had gone past his personal limit for booze. The guard maintained his composure at all times and helped the abusive customer very nicely.
I hope I get the chance to make another trip to Santa Cruz and the Catalyst! A MUST make stop for entertainment!
i visited this pub back in 1982 with my biology teacher i was only 18 years old and was never asked for ID we drank all night shot many games of pool and scored with the many attractive ladies that where on spot.i would visit this pub if i would not of moved out of state.PS THANKS FOR THE GREAT TIME!