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Kraken Bar

2531 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
+1 760-436-6483
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
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“dive bar” (4 reviews)
“play pool” (2 reviews)
“jukebox” (2 reviews)
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Bar, American, Pub
2531 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

The bands are fun. Room for dancing. Good bartenders, great food out in the truck. Will certainly be back. Loved the band "Easy Wind" that performs occasionally there.

Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Grab a drink in the front bar then head out back and enjoy the patio and play some pool while enjoying the breeze. Don't expect anything fancy, but I promise they will make you feel at home. Great Bartenders!

Thank TheTravelingDuckie
Reviewed 3 December 2016

I love Halloween and I am very picky when it comes to choosing a place to celebrate. A few friends and I decided to put The Kraken on our list of places to go. We had a ball! From the costumes to the great music...More

Thank Latnldy1
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to see friends band. Within 3 mins we had people all around us and couldn't move. Long wait for a drink. Typical bar. Won't return.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were very disappointed when we went here to see a band play. If you aren't a local who the staff knows, they pretty much don't want you there. I would not ever go back.

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you like this type of bar its 5 stars but if you dont you wont.. It a biker type bar (even though im not a biker ) with real people who are nice . It comes with a ocean view and RocknRoll band every...More

Thank mhyneso
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

A great little dive bar in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. A friendly and quite mixed crowd with music every night, so it seems. A perfect place to while away a few hours after a day in the scorching heat/surf. Good jukebox too.

Thank smarkgubb
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Kraken is a place I like to stop by for a beer or a drink with friends. People have always been friendly and it is a popular spot for locals. They have entertainment on some of the nights and does get crowded sometimes.

Thank LaCostaKeith
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Most welcoming bar and restaurant frequented by. Bikers. Don't be intimidated they are the friendliest group of people and they all make you feel welcome. Good happy hour and good food.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 January 2016

I've been going here for years now. They have live bands, dancing, and pool tables out on the patio. But even better yet is the barbeque served out back! the Kraken is still my favorite place to hang out. Come see the sunset, and meet...More

Thank Joi J
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Bar, American, Pub
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:30
19:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2531 S Coast Highway 101, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-2110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-6483
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