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.
Vbar, situated within Hotel Valencia Santana Row, is replete with glamor, luxury and creative cocktails. Polished wooden columns, sparkling red interiors, curtains with metallic beads, leather stools and a charming balcony seating provide the perfect ambience for a date night or a high-profile business meeting. Seated in the balcony, guests can enjoy magnificent views of the Santana Row streetscape. Savor bar snacks such as Chicken Koobideh, Truffle-White Bean Hummus and Chipotle BBQ Pork Sliders, complemented by a selection of expensive wine and cocktails. Head here during the Happy Hours for the best discounts.
The Rodeo Club is one of the most sought after nightclubs in San Jose. This place is popular for its country music and with performances by people like Jamie O'Neal and Blue County, quite deservingly so. Dance floors and well-stocked bars are a huge crowd pullers. On those nights where no live performances take place, their DJs make sure to keep you in a party mood.
As you approach Vino Locale, you are transported into a delightful world that blends the charm of a fairy tale land and the Victorian age. Nestled in an old Victorian building, surrounded by bushes, shrubberies and flowering plants, this wine bar is a charming place to enjoy a candlelight dinner. Its garden dining even surpasses the dining room, replete with archways of crawling creepers, round tables covered with white cloths and pink flowers blossoming all around. This bar boasts of a selection of highly-local wines sourced from the wineries of Santa Cruz Mountains and the counties of Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Alameda. The wine list includes Feels Like Summer, Spring Fling, Love in the Secret Garden and Smooth and Sexy Reds. On some nights, musicians treat guests to the melodies of flamenco, jazz, bluegrass, folk and classical guitar music. Once a month, this restaurant also hosts a reception to showcase a selected local artists' work. If you dream of hosting your party under the stars, surrounded by nature, do hire this bar for your next function.
This excellent and cozy British-style pub called Rose and Crown Pub offers award-winning fish and chips, along with an impressive selection of draft beers from Britain and elsewhere. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is totally casual. You can cram into the bar at night with the mixed crowd of British expatriates and Anglophiles and play darts or relax on the patio outside. Rotating kitchen specials have included hard cider pork chops, perfect with a pint of Guinness. Please check their website for updates on their regular events.
The Old Pro is a bustling Downtown pub where many locals choose to watch their favorite sports teams while hanging out with friends. The atmosphere is casual, friendly and unpretentious with neon signs and classic sports memorabilia on the walls. One of the biggest draws to the Old Pro is the efficient service and polite staff. The delicious menu is filled with classic pub fare done right like beef sliders, hot wings and the pizza of the month. This pub is also a perfect place to host a party or an event as there is a full catering menu available and lots of space.
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 available here, and the European pub-style decor makes you feel like you've been transported across the Atlantic. The menu promises German dishes like schweinshaxe and bratwurst; noteworthy among this list is the assorted sausages platter. For a well-rounded meal, go for a German beer that complements the savories you ordered and for the grand finish, try the apfel strudel; you'll not regret it! The nearby law offices usually empty out into here after a hard day's work. The live music events hosted here over the weekends are quite nice as well. Drop in for a wonderful German experience.
San Pedro Square Market Bar is one of the most popular venues in the busy San Pedro Square Market and is always bustling with a mainly young crowd at all times. A wide range of drinks, an energetic crowd, warm service and delicious food, this venue offers everything that you would expect from a great bar. The brick exposed walls, fancy lights and TVs spread across the dining space adds to the decor of this bar. The outdoor patio and the spacious indoor dining space is enough to accommodate the crowd visiting here on a regular basis. San Pedro Square Market Bar is the place to be if you are looking to down some drinks with your friends without having to shell out too much.
Market Beer Company is a brew pub that those who wish to experiment with their beer must visit. With a number of craft beers available, the beers on tap include brews such as Karl Strauss Four Scowling Owls Holiday Tripel, Karl Strauss Barrel Aged Wreck Alley with Vanilla, Oskar Blues Ten Fidy, Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ave and several others. They also have a number of rare bottled beers here, making it heaven for beer lovers.
If you wish to enjoy a good game of the San Jose Sharks undisturbed with a large jar of beer, free WiFi and generous burgers head to The Old Wagon Saloon & Grill. Since 11:00a in the morning, beer starts flowing at the The Old Wagon Saloon & Grill, select the size of your beer container; it could be a glass, a jar or a humongous beer mug nobody will judge you here. The place has a wonderful rustic charm, it is decorated with wood all over and twinkling Christmas lights illuminate the place. The outdoor seating is adorable; good enough to have conversations and also enjoy a game on the large television. Select your favorite from large corn-fed burgers, onion rings, cheese glazed fries, beef brisket sandwiches, nachos, barbecue shrimp or maple glazed chicken wings. Once you eat here, you will fantasize the food till the next Sharks game.
If you're hankering for a decent pub-style grub with some stellar cocktails in tow, Firehouse No. 1 offers a good deal. Enviably located in Downtown San Jose, this gastropub has a lot going for it. The menu here is thick with delectable classics like chicken wings, pork chops, mac n' cheese, pork belly sliders and such, while the drink list comprises of their signature concoctions such as Habanero Matador, New Orleans Sazerac and Aviation, to name a few. Although the food is delicious enough, the interestingly presented libations definitely take the cake; for example Zu Mule is served in little jars while Lemoncello Drop is served in a dainty, jazz glass. If you're the cocktail kind, Firehouse No. 1 will have you enthralled for sure!