2390 Harris Way, San Jose, CA, US, 95131
- Phone: (408) 434-9330
- Fax: (408) 434-9915
Bars & Cafes
Downtown's only authentic British-style pub serves up pub grub and a variety of draft beers. Located in a restored former brothel, the place has gone through some serious re-vamps over the years. The decor has changed from lurid to proper Brit with memorabilia from the British Isles covering the walls. The pub has no television and counts on the witty banter of customers to supply the entertainment. It works. This small, friendly neighborhood joint attracts locals from all walks of life. It is perfect for winding down.
Friendly bartenders and excellent German food await you at Teske's Germania, a corner restaurant and beer garden. Every style of German beer you can imagine is here, and the European pub-style decor makes you feel like you are back across the Atlantic. The plates of German-style sausage, veal, and sauerkraut are highly recommended. The nearby law offices usually empty out into here after the day is over.
This neighborhood tavern may have a non-descript decor, but it serves up excellent pub food for lunch and dinner, with seafood as the specialty. San Jose Sharks fans haunt the place before and after games, the rest of the time it is neighborhood locals and Silicon Valley types unwinding and having a good time.Go for the Shark Tacos or the Garlic Prawns.It stocks lots of micro-brewed beers and the selection of wines is pretty much great.
Oktoberfest, Pilsner, Stella Artois, Corona, Guiness and Hefeweizen are a few beer labels that can be sampled at the Los Gatos Brewing Company in San Jose. The pub and restaurant has earned a reputation as the favored watering hole for many in the city, due to its extensive list of delicious beer that is served here. Most of the beer is brewed by them onsite, assuring a steady flow of the drink. One can sit back and delight in the frothy beverage while watching a spot of television or curb the appetite with the marvelous food. The Spicy Chicken Wings go well with the beer, so does the Dynamite Napolean Pizza. There are snacks available at the bar for lighter meals.
There is no better example of the cultural melting pot that is the Bay Area than this hip and happening spot. The Lido Club boasts of a Vietnamese dance club upstairs and a Mexican bar downstairs. You can decide for yourself how to operate while inside the place. Enjoy the Salsa music downstairs or, if dressed appropriately (the strict fashion police here have high standards), spin the night away on the dance floor upstairs.
This is the oldest gay bar in San Jose but you can have a great time here whether you are gay or not. The drinks are cheap and the atmosphere is safe and friendly for everyone. It can be a great place to unwind amidst the hustle and bustle of downtown San Jose. Last year the bar moved to its new location and its pub-like decor attracts all sorts of preferences.
Part of the legendary comedy club chain, the Improv in San Jose plays host to a variety of up-and-coming comedians as well as well-known and established funny men and women. Conveniently located in downtown San Jose, the club is within walking distance from the city's best restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. The establishment itself boasts a full bar and also serves bar food favorites such as mozzarella sticks and buffalo wings with bleu cheese dressing. Main courses include various types of tasty burgers, pasta dishes and even prime rib. Please check their website for current schedule.
Be it a celebratory dinner or an after-meal pick-me-up, A Perfect finish wine bar is truly a perfect finish to a special meal. Serving a wine list with labels from around the world, it is a popular bar which attracts the connoisseurs of fine quality wine. The drink is available by the glass, as well as by the bottle, depending on the diner's choice. Having earned many accolades due to its menu and the classy and intimate confines. Happy hour promotions are a favorite with the locals who can be seen making use of it. There is the occasional live music performance too, to heighten the celebratory spirit.
Billy Berk's is a fun American restaurant with a lively air and upbeat mood. It offers a range of food like burgers, steaks and sandwiches. It provides sharing platters for groups to munch on and enjoy while catching up with each other. The crowd here is young and vibrant, explaining the high energy of the venue. The staff is cheerful and friendly, committed to making the guests feel comfortable and at home. The restaurant is crowded most of the time with people huddled close to each other at the bar, viewing the latest match. The patio is a good spot for sitting in fine weather.
A cool place to spend the evenings, Loft Bar & Bistro is a true success story that offers something for everyone. From pub quizzes, live music and happy hours to family style dining with a separate children's menu, there is a lot going on here at any given time. The food is American, with dishes like Baked Lamb Penne, Scampi Scallops, Cajun Spice Ahi Tuna, Chicken and Prawn Picatta and Teriyaki Beef Short Ribs. There are also low-carb meals offered for the weight conscious. Small plates for sharing are provided to groups. Loft Bar & Bistro is a good way to spend some quality time with friends and family.
This local dive is frequented by the blue-collar crowd, younger refugees from the club scene, and the occasional stray from the Greyhound station next door. It's not the most chic place you can choose for a drink, but it does have a distinct character all its own. You can play pool or drop a few dollars in the jukebox while you swill drinks from the better-than-average booze selection. You can even buy six packs to go.