Next time you’re visiting Santa Cruz, Abbott Square in downtown is a must. It’s the place to go for an afternoon or evening drink and bite to eat! This hip community gathering spot with multiple dining and drinking options and plenty of outdoor seating, opened a year ago next to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. It marks a new era in downtown Santa Cruz, that really establishes a fun sense of community in a positive, unique atmosphere. One of the main features of the square is Front and Cooper which serves beer, wine, and exceptional craft cocktails created by world-champion bartender and mixologist Kate Gerwin.