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Specializing in boutique wines, imported and domestic beers, tapas and cheeses from around the world. With over 10 flights and 30 glasses of wines to choose from, there is something for everyone. Tucked among the kitschy little shops on Lincoln stre... more
A longtime favorite for its deliberate attention to detail, 55 South combines upscale cocktails with an extensive wine and whisky selection. The “Horchata on Fire” never fails to deliver that Christmas in a cup deliciousness. The lounge h... more
The 5th Quarter is a neighborhood sports bar in south San Jose that caters to local area sports fans and gets absolutely jam packed on Sundays during football season and the 5th Quarter sports bar has a couple of big screen televisions with plenty of... more
Every night is karaoke night at 7 Bamboo. This Japantown hot spot wins every year for best karaoke because it dedicates itself to the art and awesomeness that is karaoke. Lovers of singing in public flock to this place to belt out classics from Tom J... more
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Happy Hour everyday 3-6 pm with $2 PBR Pints, $2 Well Drinks and $2 1/2 Pints!  Karaoke every Friday & Saturday night at 8pm.  Live Event Trivia on Mondays at 8pm.  Starting in September, we have the NFL Ticket and Bott... more
Enjoy the contemporary chic atmosphere at the Hilton San Jose Affinity restaurant. Affinity matches the stylings of the hotel and offers a myriad European-inspired cuisine, yet made with rich, local ingredients. Dine either in a casual table servic... more
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Leave the two-step at home and learn a little Salsa and Bachata. Alberto’s offers dance lessons every Friday night. One of the best spots for dancing in the South Bay, Alberto's Salsa Studio and Nightclub basically corners the market on all th... more
About as old school as a San Jose neighborhood bar can get, Alex’s 49er Inn in the Burbank District packs the regulars into its strip mall confines for some heavy handed cocktails that would snap any well pickled sot’s head back. As far a... more
A snazzy steakhouse with all the top-shelf bar accoutrements, Alexander's is a bastion of stylishly-clad biz-pro types with deep pockets and expensive tastes. Distinguished, adventurous chefs using unique cooking methods and both Asian and American i... more
Aqui excels in contrasts: Swill margaritas with health-conscious vegetarian exotica; pair fresh juices with meat-packed burritos. The ambiance is chi-chi, yet you serve yourself. Casual. Beer, margaritas. ------------------- Three words: Industrial... more
Aqui Cal-Mex Grill has a special place in the hearts of South Bay margarita lovers and fans of cheap food. With options ranging from innovative top shelf concoctions to the signature Industrial Strength Margarita, this San Jose local bar and restaura... more
From the décor, to the ambience, to the food, Aura Kitchen + Bar delivers nothing but the best for any occasion. more
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Azúcar Latin Restaurant and Mojito Bar - 2011 Winners of Best of Silicon Valley for Latin Cuisine, Mojitos & Latin venue!! A Happy Hour Hot Spot & Popular San Jose nightspot. Experience a taste of Latin America in the heart o... more
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Back Bar, a 130-person live music venue, occupies the back portion of what used to be the Cactus Club, which left a void in the local rock scene when it shuttered its doors more than a decade ago. “We’re really excited to start bringing... more
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Happy Hour Everyday 5-9p!  Come join us for a coctail and a cigar on our massive outdoor patio!  Comfy seating, very friendly environment and the best bartenders in town!  Reggae Thursdays (Reggae and 90s rock), $2 2sdays ($2 wells!!),... more
The Bears is the typical homey bar with 2 Pool tables, pool tournaments, dive bar.  The bar features a good selection of beers at neighborhood prices ,a full bar and three big-screen TVs to catch the game. The bar hosts nine-ball tour... more
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Bierhaus offers a California take on the German biergarten.   The tradition continue as beer flows in a relaxing social atmosphere, perfect for community and group gatherings. more
BJ's Brewhouse, since it opened in 2007, has quickly become a brewery institution in Cupertino known for decent prices and awesome beers. While at first glance this place may seem like a brewpub version of an Applebee's, the quality of food and selec... more
Sure, downtown Los Gatos may be home to a Lamborghini dealership, a J. Crew, and more clothing boutiques than you can shake a stick at, but it’s also where The Black Watch lives. Escape all the shiny-happy people by ducking into this no-frills... more
1031 Monroe St., Santa Clara; 408.985.7201. A neighborhood bar that manages to satisfy both a settled older clientele and an influx of Santa Clara students (especially on Thursdays). Danielle coaxes amateur talent at Friday-night karaoke, and the b... more
Cheap drinks, karaoke, comedy shows on Saturday... What more could one ask for in a local watering hole. more
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We are a new restaurant in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, CA. We are a casual Maryland style crab house. Fresh crab, oysters, shrimp. Family size buckets. Appetizers. Full bar. 10 beers on tap. 7 Big screen TVs. more
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Blush Raw Bar Lounge at San Pedro Square Market specializes in frozen cocktails and a variety of raw dishes in a welcoming social atmosphere. Specialty drinks: Blush Melon Mamba Kiwi Punch Ginger Tea Gimblet Sour Apple Whiskey Blush Margarita Lychee... more
Neighborhood bar with Live Music, Karaoke, Ladies Night, Trivia games, Sports on the TV, and Pool tables. No cover. more
15043 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos; 408.358.0774. For Los Gatos, this is as divey as it gets. The bartenders are friendly and the drinks will not overly tax the wallet. And the popcorn is free. -- Metro Bars/Clubs, June 16-22, 2010 more
San Jose features a host of unique ways to celebrate one's birthday, and ringing it in over drinks with friends is always of paramount priority. Bowlmor Lanes San Jose does it one better, featuring 59 state-of-the-art bowling laws and a private room... more
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Britannia Arms Almaden is the South Bay's premiere British Pub, Sports Bar and live event venue! With everything from craft beers to karaoke, there's something for everyone at the Britannia Arms Almaden. Join us for live music, drink specials and mor... more
Yeah, the Brit is one of those places that are cool enough that the pub-loving world is lucky there's more than one location. The Cupertino location is the original—considered by many to be the best of the three—and is known for some of t... more
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When it comes to eating, drinking and being merry while watching a big game in downtown San Jose, this is the place to be. With a huge interior and equally massive patio, indoor and outdoor bar, and TV’s plastered on every wall, there’s a... more
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Bubbles wine bar is comfortable, lively, inviting and drop-by place. Great grapes without the pretense. Bubbles is a place to gather, talk, enjoy and celebrate over excellent cuisine and fine beverages. It’s the place to drop by before or aft... more
This bar has a relaxed, homey atmosphere and quality jukebox. more
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Bushido offers Silicon Valley diners  the best of Japanese izakaya dining- an integral part of Japanese restaurant culture where people come together at casual “watering holes” to drink and enjoy unique small plates and authentic off... more
The extensive beer list and the sweet scent of barbecue are the first things you'll notice when you enter this Irish pub. It opened back in 1980 and has been the place to be on St. Paddy's Day since. It's not a bad place to hang out the rest of the y... more
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Located right in the middle of the SoFA district,  Cafe Stritch serves delicious comfort food, a variety of drinks, and a constantly changing lineup of entertainment, including jazz, vinyl DJs, and both local and national indie rock ac... more
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Free WiFi San Jose’s Caffe Trieste has been reborn as Cafe Frascati. The name comes from a hill town near Rome where owner Roger Springall spent time and was inspired by Italian food and culture. The name also reflects the fact that it is n... more
Once a seedy dive catering to Campbell's old, drunk-by-noon crowd, the Cardiff Lounge has become a snazzy little lounge where well-clad folks get their drink on and grind up on the dance floor. The massive facelift that this tiny spot underwent sever... more
8 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos; 408.354.1771. Named after the most fervent battle-ax of the temperance movement, Carry Nation’s is a major draw in downtown Los Gatos. The vibe is casual, the crowd diverse. The bartenders have a well-deserved... more
Mojito Madness Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, 3:30pm – 6pm Old World taste meets New World appeal at Cascal. This vibrant restaurant concept brings together the savory flavors of Spain with the exotic culture of Latin America. The resul... more
Featuring the "Baron of BBQ" Paul Kirk's famous dry rub, The Cats Restaurant & Bar serves up the best BBQ in the Bay Area! Established in 1896, and originally a stop on the old stage line, The Cats roadhouse served as a weigh station for horse-d... more
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Charley's LG is the Bay Area's premier nightclub consistently voted best dance club and best live music venue in the Silicon Valley. Located in the heart of downtown Los Gatos at 15 N Santa Cruz Ave, Charley's LG, aka Mountain Charley's, is one of th... more
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An award-winning Los Gatos restaurant, Cin Cin (pronounced “chin chin”) opened with a bang in 2008 and has yet to disappoint. A stylish interior of recycled glass, bamboo and reclaimed black walnut upholds environmentally friendly values,... more
Let’s cut to the chase. People come to Cinebar to drink. It’s just that simple. However, the sinful Cine isn’t a one-trick pony. It is one of the oldest watering holes in San Jose. Pop in on any given afternoon, and you’re lik... more
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Some time ago, a plot was hatched among a few accomplished homebrewers, could it be possible to turn a passion into a business? After visiting a few nanobreweries for inspiration, we began working on plans for Clandestine Brewing. Now, the secre... more
One of the nation's first lesbian nightclubs, the Savoy has been holding down the fort for South Bay girls for over 30 years. Hot bartenders, pool tables and an age-diverse crowd of women seeking women make this a hot hangout for dancing, jumping in... more
If a neighborhood bar with a neighborhood feel is what you're looking for, then Coach's is the spot for you. A modest sports-centric hangout for Campbell locals, this place provides an amicable, relaxing spot to chow down on some nachos or burgers, s... more
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This spacious bar serves up big frosty mugs of beer at prices that are easy to swallow. Pool tables, arcade games, a wall of dart boards and a back patio for relaxing on hot summer days. Plenty of TVs to watch the game. It also makes for a great pit... more
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Coyote Stage Stop is the 19th Hole for a number of South San Jose golf courses with drink specials, women in bikinis and tasty food. With plenty of parking, WiFi and VIP Membership available, Coyote Stage Stop is the coolest lounge between Morgan H... more
The prime rib helps settle the stomach before the karaoke challenges Wednesday - Saturday. The menu features lots of seafood. -- Metro Bars & Clubs, June 16, 2010 more
Cuetopia Billiards Café has rolled enough nightlife amenities into one place to beg the question: why go anywhere else? Seriously, this San Jose local bar and pool hall features 25 pool tables, seven TVs, dartboards, foosball tables, over 40 b... more
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The Cupertino Inn is conveniently located at the intersection of Highway 280 and De Anza Boulevard in the heart of Silicon Valley, California. Just 15 minutes from the San Jose International Airport and 45 minutes from San Francisco International... more