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Poor House Bistro bills itself as a New Orleans joint with a low-priced menu that includes NOLA favorietes muffaletta, po' boys, barbecued shrimp, gumbo, red beans and rice and Louisiana's Abita Ale on tap. The New Orleans combo includes a sampler of gumbo, red beans and rice and jambalaya. The file-seasoned gumbo of chicken and okra is hearty and good.
PHB also continually wins accolades for being an awesome music venue with live blues almost every. Some of the Bay Area’s best blues musicians have made a regular home for themselves at the Poor House. Ron Thompson, Lara Price and A.C. Myles are regulars, and Mark Hummel stops by now and then.
"Our No. 1 plan is to provide customers with quality food and music in a comfortable environment [and] we would like to help promote more live music in San Jose," said owner Jay Meduri in an interview with SanJose.com.
It's hard to find a more relaxing San Jose bar to kick back, soak in some live blues and sip on a fine cocktail.