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.
Associated with the San Pedro Square Market, the Garage Bar invites a wide demographic of patrons. Exposed brick walls around small tables, industrial bar stools and an almost-make-shift-looking bar best describes the (negligible) decor here, that however, hasn't stopped it from developing a character. It boasts of just the right amount of natural light and enough technological augments to host rocking live music events, for which it is quite famous. Innovative, signature concoctions line the menu here like Gimme S'more, Around the Horn and Devil in Disguise, to name a few. Classics like dirty martinis, mojitos and such are also on offer along with a good selection of Scotches, whiskies and bourbons on offer, for those who like their drink more brown and golden than green and blue. Music performances are pretty regular and Sundays are Build Your Own Bloody Mary Days, and, yes, they're exactly what you think they are!
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.