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Best Pubs in San Jose

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Trials Pub

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.

265 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA, United States, 95113
O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub

O’Flaherty’s on San Pedro Street offers a rare option of an authentic Irish pub in Downtown San Jose. Established in 2002, this establishment is Irish through and through - in its decor, attitude, service and the stiff drinks it serves. Thanks to its proximity to San Jose State University, its regular patrons comprise of students and faculty members at the Uni. The drink list here features a range of Ireland's finest whiskies and Scotches. Also on offer is the iconic Guinness along with a range of beers and ales. The place features six large LCD screens that play live games, mostly rugby and soccer matches, making it the perfect, downtown sports bar! In fact, O'Flaherty's is one of the sponsors of local teams like SJSU Spartan Rugby Squad and the San Jose Seahawks! Needless to say, sports lovers flock here in large numbers during game seasons.

25 North San Pedro Street, San Jose, CA, United States, 95110
Original Gravity Public House

If you're a beer lover, you'll be easily 'gravitated' towards Original Gravity in Downtown San Jose. This one's a speakeasy-type with several draft and cask-crafted beers on offer. The drink list here features an eclectic range of brews from all over the States - Oregon, California, Florida, Utah, and some international offerings from Belgium like the Pannepot 2014. Apart from these regular a la cart brews, guest beers keep making appearances, every few months. To complement your flavorsome pint, there's a menu full of pub classics with gourmet twists, with dishes such as bierwurst, lemon chicken and andouille, to name a few. The vibe at Original Gravity is relaxed and friendly, a theme that's reflected in the service too. Drop in for a refreshing pint along with some tasty bites.

66 South First Street, San Jose, CA, United States, 95113
Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant

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.

355 Santana Row, Suite 1060, San Jose, CA, United States, 95128
Britannia Arms Almaden

This authentic British pub and restaurant caters to soccer fanatics in the daytime and the singles bar crowd at night. Sample traditional British dishes such as Bangers and Mash or Fish and Chips. There are many screens for sporting events, and the selection of drafts and single-malt scotches is impressive. Eat and watch the games outside on the patio or inside the air-conditioned restaurant. Admission is free at night but varies for the live-telecast soccer events from the U.K., which are always presented during the early morning hours.

5027 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA, United States, 95118
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