Below is a list of the best and leading bars in San Jose. To help you find the best bars near you in San Jose we have put together our own list this evaluation point list.
San Jose’s best bars:
The top rated bars in San Jose are:
- Haberdashery – Underground bar with velvety banquets serving cocktails from 1920s bartenders.
- Paper planes – a relaxed place with a long bar in an exposed brick room for creative or classic cocktails and snacks.
- Five points – Warm, dimly lit, 19th century style cocktail bar with fancy old school drinks and small plates.
- O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub – Relaxed pub for traditional home cooking like Irish stew and good selection of draft beers.
- 7 star bar & grill – Relaxed lounge with pub food, pool tables, dartboards and a jukebox as well as quiz and karaoke evenings.
Haberdashery is a popular San Jose bar founded in 2010. The bar specializes in fine craft cocktails made and served in a sexy and tempting basement atmosphere. They started out as a gloomy and discreet speakeasy when they opened in May 2010, but have since grown into one of the venues for cocktails and parties in San Jose. If you’re looking for a relaxed and sexy place to enjoy some of the best cocktails in the Bay Area with your date or friends, Haberdasher should definitely be high on your list.
Holiday specialties, cocktails, beers, butter comb cakes, snacks, cigars, virtual events, pick-up at the roadside.
Address: 43 West San Salvador St. San Jose, California 95113
Phone: (408) 792-7356
I ordered a couple of drinks on the side of the road. Quality is still good. Try like they made them at the bar right in front of you. – Courtney Grant
Paper planes Specializing in spirits and craft cocktails considered to be the best in the Bay Area. The menu changes every two years and offers a variety of thoughtful drinks and dishes. The bar’s focus is on cocktails and is known for the best cocktails south of the Bay Area. In addition to its amazing range of artisanal cocktails, Paper Plane is also known for its wine and beer collections. Their small plate dishes are an amazing addition to their liquor collections and are perfect for a group or party.
Drinks, spirits, food.
Address: 72 South 1st Street San Jose, California 95113
Phone: (408) 713-2625
The lively atmosphere was great, lots of people chatting with friends, drinking and snacking, got me in a great mood and really enjoyed my time here. Such a cool bar would love to come back if it was just on vacation. – Kelly Green
Five points honors the culture and tradition of speakeasies and old school saloons in one of the most notorious locations in the country. The bar’s menu focuses on modern interpretations of vintage cocktails and other spirits. Five Points offers an extensive collection of different flavors that reflect the colorful melting pot and cultural diversity of the bar. If you’re in and around San Jose and want to have a great time enjoying some of California’s best cocktails, Five Points is the place for you and your friends.
Tariff, beer and wine, house cocktails, whiskey flights, spirits, private events, virtual events.
Address: 169 W. Santa Clara St. San José, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 982-5816
Great time here. Enjoyed the tacos with my cocktail. Friendly staff who followed COVID guidelines. We will come back in any case. – Gregory Mayo
O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub
O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub is located on historic San Pedro Square in the heart of downtown San Jose. O’Flaherty’s opened in 2002 and has become a hub for people in San Jose. The pub is the perfect place to experience and enjoy Irish beers, even beers and spirits from different places around the world. Enjoy the perfect mix of comfort dishes like fish and chips and classic Irish whiskey to make your day even better. They also have 52 unique beers on tap for you to try with your friends.
Beer, wine, food, outdoor, takeaway, outdoor dining.
Address: 25 N. San Pedro St. Downtown San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 947-8007
We went to this night club and had a great party. We never wait too long for our drinks to be served as they had a lot of professional bartenders. Great experience! – Jodi Fleming
7 star bar & grill
7 star bar & grill is a bar and grill outside of downtown San Jose that offers weekly karaoke and live event trivia on Mondays. This fun bar and grill has 10 draft beers and a huge range of bottled beers, from craft beers to locally brewed ones. In addition to the popular beers, 7 Stars also offers an amazing range of flavored vodka and fresh fruit cocktails. If you and your friends are looking to have a fantastic evening in downtown San Jose, or if you are on a date and want to get a great first impression, 7 Stars Bar & Grill is the place to go.
Beer, cocktails, specials, food, events.
Address: 398 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 292-7827
My preferred place for quality bar food. I love to go here. The staff was very friendly and sociable. The menu is similar to a Jacksonville restaurant that I liked. – Alexis B.
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