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.
In the mood to simply lounge around? Head to The Lobby Lounge located in the Fairmont San Jose. Here, there is an impressive grand structure, furnished with sofas and comfy chairs to laze and relax. The lounge boasts an impressive wine list, as well as sandwiches, sushi and desserts. Known for their signature martinis and wide variety of single malt whiskeys, The Lobby Lounge is the place to be for indulging in drinks with friends. Enjoy your time watching sports on the huge screens while having slightly pricey but delicious food. In case you need to be connected, they have wireless connectivity in the lounge.
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.
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.
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.
If you're hankering for a good craft beer when in Downtown San Jose, Iso Beers on Santa Clara Street presents a good option. This bar will have you spoilt for choice when it comes to local brews with over 20 craft beers on tap. The drink list is long, featuring awesome brews from all over the States and including some international names like Belgium's Oud Beersel Framboise and UK's Fullers London Porter, to name a few. There's no food on offer, barring some munches provided along with refreshing pints of your choice. Iso Beers also features a lovely beer garden that makes for a good dining option during balmy evenings. If you're a beer patriot, this place will warm the cockles of your heart! Check the website to know more.
Splash is one of the trendiest LGBT-friendly haunts in San Jose. Located on Post Street, in Downtown San Jose, this nightclub is flanked by popular establishments and eateries on all sides. Splash offers interesting theme nights and a full week of exciting happenings - so you don't need to wait for the weekend to party - just drop here on any weekday and you'll find yourself at one of the hippest parties around town! The place is replete with all modern conveniences and technological augments, including great acoustics and some 20 huge LCD screens that feature awesome music videos. The service is friendly and the bar churns out stellar drinks while the music line up keep you enthralled; needless to say, Splash Dance Video Bar is the place to be if you're hankering for a good party.
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.