Greater Purpose Brewing Company

21517 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz
(831) 713-5540

Recent Reviews


An underrated brewery here in Santa Cruz. They have great "typical" styles of beer like Pils and IPA mixed in with some creative stuff. They even have some good English cask beers. The vibe is low key and relaxing. The perfect place to break up a day at the beach which just across the street. This is my local pub. Oh and the employees are so friendly and they donate to some really great causes!

Damaris S.

I live close to this place and is now one of my favorites. It's small but great beer and super friendly staff. They recently obtained the license to be able to sell only alcohol so no need to buy food, but the food stands that come sell delicious food so I highly recommend getting some

Judy V.

We were just out for a drive last night and decided to stop by and I'm glad we did. The staff was really helpful and friendly. I had the Sunday Drive beer and I really liked it. I will be back.

Davina Suselo

Love this place! I love the heart behind this brewery as well - allowing financial freedom in some ways by providing a way to donate to good charities and have fun with friends. Love the variety of beers and the designs :)

Meredith Cabezas

Great beer, gorgeous outdoor patio! This is a fantastic spot. There are heaters and fire pits to keep you warm in the evening too!

Benjamin B.

Came here on a last minute beer grab to take home and wow I was not disappointed! Claudia and Sage have great customer service. Overall great beer and environment.

Elsa Bianca M.

Incredibly unique beer with a delicious taste. They recently opened up their outdoor dining and the space is awesome. All the tables are spread out to allow people to socially distance, masks are required unless you're at your table eating/drinking, every table has hand sanitizer out, they have outdoor heaters and staff is so welcoming! Oh, did I mention how good the beer is?! Definitely plan on going back soon! 10/10 recommend.

Meredith F. Poteran

Greater Purpose is wonderful! Excellent beer, excellent customer service, excellent food options, excellent atmosphere, excellent philosophy (donating to charities). I was able to enjoy the outpost seating when they first opened and they have created a really welcoming space. For the holidays I purchased a case of assorted beers so I had something for everyone to give as gifts. Everyone has LOVED their presents and can’t wait to be regulars at Greater Purpose.

Roman K

Very nice setting and tasty beer! They are Dog Friendly!! Also the owner is super cool and easy to talk to. I highly recommend this place if you need a place to hang out with friends and drink some beer.

Emma W.

We stopped by a number of breweries for pick up during the holidays and this one was by far the most positive and enjoyable experience. East Cliff was apparently bought by a church (crazy right?) and is now called Great Purpose Brewing. Because of the name change, they are trying to get rid of their East Cliff cans, which totally benefited us! We were helped by the most friendly lady and she informed us we could actually mix and match our four pack so we got to try four of their East Cliff brews! All delicious.

When checking out, they give you a token to place in a box assigned to a non-profit so some of your purchase goes to that non-profit. How cool!

Unfortunately dining was closed when we went, but they have a ton of outdoor spaced out seating. Plenty of free parking too.

Jessica Metter

This place is awesome! The outdoor patio is a great place to (safely) hang with friends or family while enjoying their delicious beer. And they donate a percentage of their proceeds to non profits so you can feel even better about grabbing a beer here! Highly recommend checking this place out and making it a regular hangout spot ??

annabelle rodriguez

A gem of a spot in the Live Oak community of Santa Cruz! Great place! Amazing beer! And they hook it up by partnering with taco trucks and other food vendors. Nice spread out lot keeping people safe and socially distanced during this time.

Giamaica Rose

Great community hangout. Donates to selection of local non-profits. Fantastic beer selection with plenty of craft and beautiful notes. Staff is kind and attentive. Location is prime, centered, by the beach. Lots of merch. Heated patio area.

Katie Lipton

Very impressed with all the recent upgrades/remodel. The space is comfortable and clean, and the beer is tasty! Friendly staff (Full disclosure, I'm one of them), and awesome atmosphere.


Love Greater Purpose! The beers are tasty and there's tamales next door (that you can order with your brew!). I'm excited to get some to-go of the Gose soon.

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Greater Purpose Brewing Company

21517 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 713-5540