Abbott Square

The MAH's outdoor public plaza, Abbott Square boasts restaurants, bars, music, festivals, and more. Temporarily closed.

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Temporarily Closed

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Corner of Front St. and Cooper St. in downtown Santa Cruz


Like everything at the MAH, Abbott Square is a place to enjoy with family, friends, and to make unexpected connections with art, history, and other fabulous people across our community.

Nearly everything happening at the MAH is interactive and inclusive. Abbott Square happily serves as a welcoming space where wonderful experiences happen every day. Enjoy food in the Market or bring your own to enjoy in the Square. Abbott Square is great for meetings, meet-ups, and taking a break to enjoy some sunshine.

Food & Drink

  • Cat.Cloud.Companion: Locally roasted coffee, plus sweet and savory baked goods.
  • Front & Cooper: Two bars, one experience. Wine, beer, and world-class cocktails.
  • Pizzeria La Bufala: Authentic Neopolitan-style pizza, pasta, and more.
  • Central Coast Creamery: Artisan cheese and ice cream handmade in Paso Robles, California.
  • Belly Goat: Extremely fresh, craft burgers and sides.
  • Veg on the Edge: Made to order West African-inspired organic, vegetarian cuisine.
  • Blue Bunny Tacos: Artisan tacos made with hand-pressed tortillas.
  • Roux Dat Cajun Creole: Bold flavors of New Orleans style Cajun cuisine.
  • Daisuke Sushi: Fresh sashimi, hand rolls, poke bowls, and bento boxes.

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Music at the MAH

Enjoy free, all-ages live music out in Abbott Square every Friday at 6:30pm and Saturday at 7pm presented by the MAH. Connect with local bands and music lovers at the heart of downtown Santa Cruz.

More Information

Abbott Square Market

Abbott Square is a partnership between the MAH and Abbott Square Market. For a full list of menus and restaurant profiles, click the button below.