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Best Bars in San Jose

The downtown San Jose nightlife is vibrant and allows you to get acquainted with visitors from around the globe and around the corner, San Jose neighbors. Cantinas, pubs, bierhauses and sake bars appeal to everybody, not just Irish, Mexican, German, British of Japanese patrons. Classy wine bars cater to the more mature crowds in quiet cozy settings. Bars, restaurants and Dance clubs provide a live music variety that energizes the downtown atmosphere until the wee hours of the morning.
Additionally, in recent years, a good many of the downtown restaurant and bars have introduced the old favorite HAPPY HOUR.
Many residents from the region gravitate downtown to experience a complete evening of music or show, comedy, dinner or dessert and dancing. To be sure, they continue to come back for more!


69 E San Fernando St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 292-9562

Cinebar is very welcoming, cash only, category dive bar that is very casual, eclectic décor with pool tables and jukebox music and all the free popcorn you can eat. Cinebar serves Tecate pitchers for $9.50 all day and $8.50 pitchers of Bud or Bud Light. This is a fun place with indoor seating only, cold beer and strong drinks, open 6am-2am.


43 W San Salvador St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 792-7356

The Singlebarrel has a cool and sophisticated ambiance with a classy, laid-back vibe that’s relaxing. With welcoming bartenders, easy-going atmosphere, it’s an easy choice for a good experience. The fresh-tasting basil gimlet is our drink recommendation. It’s easy to find with its single barrel up on the roof!

The Escape

2942 S Bascom Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
(408) 377-5150

The Escape’s owner Connie is very welcoming and makes sure everyone is having a good time. The bartenders are always nice and the jukebox plays any type of music you’re into. With $3 shots, a pool table and music, you are going to enjoy your visit to The Escape!

Dive Bar

78 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 288-5252

Guess what? This is a “Dive Bar”. It’s aptly named but don’t let the name fool you. This is an upbeat place with Karaoke and fantastic daily drink specials. The bartenders are extremely friendly and make you feel welcome. They often have DJ’s and this is a great place to go dancing!

Tangerine Hookah Bar

30 Fountain Alley
San Jose, CA 95113
(408) 634-5450

Tangerine Hookah Bar, conveniently located in Downtown San Jose is the most lavishing bar for Hookah Smokers. Tangerine Hookah Bar is a full-service bar offering a variety of more than 40 flavors in differing combinations. They also use the highest quality Shisha available, to provide you with the most pleasant smoking as possible. Don’t miss their diverse themed nights where you can obtain great deals!




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