Quality Inn & Suites Silicon Valley
2930 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Phone: (408) 241-3010
Fax: (408) 247-0623
Bars & Cafes
Ensconced in a quiet corner of Santa Clara along Flora Vista Avenue, the Venuez is a comfy neighborhood bar that serves as a perfect place for a casual conversation with friends and loved ones. The bar features an array of exquisite beverages and delicious finger food that truly compliments the pleasant atmosphere that envelops the place. The Venuez plays host to a variety of shows including DJ sessions, theme parties, open-mic nights, karaoke and poetry recitals. In a nutshell, the Venuez is a perfect place to sip a drink, share a thought and display your talent. Call for details.
This is a great place to catch a quick and delicious meal. You have a range of sandwiches, soups, salads and main such as lasagna to choose from. Reasonably priced and prepared with the freshest ingredients, the food offered here makes up for your regular dose of nutrition, with its high fiber and low fat content. The quick and friendly service makes the visit even more worthwhile. So if you're starving and don't have much time to spare, Erik's is a great option to dine at!
Don't be thrown by the odd choice in name or by the outward appearance of this humble bar, Blinky's Can't Say has something for everyone. With incredibly friendly staff, reasonably priced beer and cocktails and full list of events, you will not leave here wanting more out of a neighborhood dive. Weekly events include dart and pool leagues, Karaoke Fridays that has become extremely popular and all-day Football watching on Sundays. Popular with the Santa Clara University students, the bar features regular events and programs, check the website for upcoming events and specials.
The Quarter Note offers Sunnyvale locals and visitors a relaxed, rather divey ambience. It is the bar to be for entertainment, whether you wish to shout yourself hoarse as the most popular local musicians strum their guitar or take centerstage and participate in karaoke sessions. Add pool tables, television screens showcasing sports events and mugs of beer, and you have an atmosphere of general merriment making this a fun stomping ground for both old and young music lovers. Check their website for a full calender of upcoming acts and events.
Duke of Edinburgh is so authentic, you will think that you have crossed the Atlantic. The decor, the attitude, the food, it is all extremely U.K. The crowd ranges from 20-somethings to older British ex-pats. Although there is no dancing, you can choose from a decent selection on the jukebox, which is packed with standards and standards-to-be. A great escape from the shopping malls that inhabit the general area, it is distinctly different from the run-of-the-mill bars. The noteworthy items on offer here include over 12 beers on tap along with a range of single malts.
This blues joint has been around forever, and nearly everyone who is anyone in the world of blues has played here. It is a tiny, casual sort of place with photos of jazz greats and other celebrities covering the walls. Come into this long, skinny music venue and drown your sorrows while bluesmen of all ages crank it out on stage to fans from all over the Bay Area. Admission varies by event.
Black Angus Steakhouse is renowned for their perfectly hand-cut, fresh Black Angus steaks that are seared in open flame for a lovely smokey flavor. Their branch in Sunnyvale follows the tradition faithfully. Get your appetite rolling with starters such as Loaded Potato Skins and Chicken Tenders. Feast on steaks like Bacon and Blue Butter Ribeye, Mushroom & Bleu Filet Mignon and Honey-Garlic Glazed New York Strip. For those who like seafood can try their Grilled King Salmon and Large Lobster Tail. While their Steakhouse Bacon Cheeseburger and Filet Mignon Sandwich are equally noteworthy. Their BullsEye Bar is a laidback sports bar where you can enjoy the happy hour with good drinks, food and catch a game on high definition flat screens. This location does not serve lunch but is a great place to dine with family and friends.
Both families and business professionals have been gathering at Pedro's Restaurant and Cantina for over twenty years for their freshly prepared food and the friendly service. Mexican classics are served at this cozy and comfortable restaurant, and their fare keeps diners coming back for more. If you're able to make it in on a Sunday for brunch you'll be able to catch Mariachis performing throughout the dining area. The restaurant is absolutely child friendly. Its quaint decor makes it ideal for a romantic date as well.
Overlooking a lovely duck pond, Faultline Brewing Company is a cozy brew pub and restaurant. With four distinct spaces for dining, its rustic, industrial decor is beautifully accentuated by wood, steel pipes and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. While the bar is more intimate overlooking the brew-house and features more than 20 flat screens, the upper room is spacious and has a lakeside view. Their banquet room is a converted old patio space and is used for private events. For alfresco dining, their outdoor patio is an ideal spot as it is enveloped with lush trees, blooms and carpet roses. It is besides the duck pond and is a refreshing place to enjoy the happy hours or have a meal. Take a sip of their artisanal beers and savor their menu that has been created to complement their brews. Faultline also hosts regular live music on Fridays and Saturdays.
A part of the Santana Row, Yard House is a nice, casual spot known for the range of brews it offers. The drink list here is quite impressive with over 130 craft beers on tap. If beer isn't your thing, you can always opt for the cocktail menu which features splendid concoctions such as ruby red martini and Tokyo tea. Along with these refreshing cocktails, ales and lagers, there's tasty pub grub on offer. You can couple dishes like crispy calamari and fish n' chips with a wonderful brew of your choice, like Dark Horse Raspberry or a seasonal cider or an innovative concoction like West Coast Shandy. A great place to unwind after work, and somewhat of a temple for beer patriots across the city, Yard House boasts of great happy hours. Drop in for a good time!
As soon as you walk into Mexicali Grill you feel as if you're relaxing on a chic outdoor patio surrounded by the aroma of exotic spices. At Mexicali Grill you're able to enjoy authentic Mexican dishes from every region and sip on one of their specialty margaritas while watching them prepare your meal from the open kitchen. When you take a bite of your food you'll be able taste their dedication to serving only the finest ingredients.
This San Jose branch of the Rosie McCann Irish Pub and Restaurant is a nice place for lounging around and relaxing with friends. This eatery has been an inviting Santana Row establishment for over a decade now, beckoning patrons with promises of good food and a fun time. The menu is comprised of Irish beer and regular pub fare, while the atmosphere is friendly and the service is warm and welcoming. Like a typical Irish pub, it regularly hosts events such as DJ nights, live music and karaoke sessions.