Below is a list of the top and leading Bars in San Jose. To help you find the best Bars located near you in San Jose, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
San Jose’s Best Bars:
The top-rated Bars in San Jose are:
- Haberdasher – below-ground bar with velvety banquettes, serving cocktails made by bartenders in 1920s attire.
- Paper Plane – a relaxed spot with a long bar in an exposed brick space for creative or classic cocktails & snacks.
- Five Points – warm, dimly lit 19th century–style cocktail bar with fancy old-school drinks & small plates.
- O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub – laid-back pub for traditional comfort food like Irish stew along with a good variety of draft beers.
- 7 Stars Bar & Grill – laid-back lounge with pub grub, pool tables, dart boards & a jukebox, plus trivia & karaoke nights.
Haberdasher is a popular bar in San Jose established in 2010. The bar specializes in fine craft cocktails that are made and served in a sexy and enticing basement atmosphere. They started off as a dim and discreet speakeasy when first opened in May of 2010 but has since grown into one of San Jose’s go-to places for cocktails and parties. If you are looking for a chill and sexy place to have some of the best cocktails in the Bay Area with your date or your friends, Haberdasher should definitely be on the top of your list.
Holiday specials, cocktails, beers, butter crest pies, snacks, cigars, virtual events, curbside pickup.
Address: 43 West San Salvador St San Jose, California 95113
Phone: (408) 792-7356
I ordered a curbside pick of a couple of drinks. Quality is still good. Taste just as if they made them right in front of you at the bar. – Courtney Grant
Paper Plane specializes in spirits and craft cocktails that are said to be some of the best in the Bay Area. Their menu rotates bi-annually and has a collection of thoughtful drinks and food options. The bar’s focus is on cocktails and has been known for the finest cocktails South of the Bay Area. Alongside its amazing collection of craft cocktails, Paper Plane is also known for its wine and beer collections. Their small plate food options are an amazing compliment to their spirit collections and are perfect for a group or a party.
Drinks, spirits, food.
Address: 72 South 1st Street San Jose, California 95113
Phone: (408) 713-2625
The buzzing atmosphere was great, with lots of people chatting with friends drinking, and snacking, I got great vibes and really enjoyed my time here. Such a cool bar would love to come back was just visiting on holiday. – Kelly Green
Five Points honors the culture and tradition of speakeasies and old school saloons in one of the most notorious places in the country. The bar’s menu focuses on modern renditions of vintage cocktails and other spirits. Five Points has an extensive collection of different flavors to mirror the bar’s colorful melting pot and cultural diversity. If you are in and around San Jose and want to have a great time while sipping on some of California’s best cocktails, Five Points is the place to be for you and your friends.
Fare, beer and wine, house cocktails, whiskey flights, spirits, private events, virtual events.
Address: 169 W. Santa Clara St. San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 982-5816
Great time here. Enjoyed the tacos with my cocktail. Friendly staff that followed COVID guidelines. Definitely will return. – Gregory Mayo
O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub
O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub is located in the historic San Pedro Square in the heart of downtown San Jose. Opened in 2002, O’Flaherty’s has grown to become one of San Jose’s go-to spots for people. The pub is the perfect place to experience and enjoy Irish beers, even beers, and spirits from different places on the globe. Enjoy the perfect mix of comfort food like fish and chips coupled with classic Irish whiskey to make your day even better. They also have 52 unique beers on tap that you can try with your friends.
Beer, wine, food, alfresco, takeout, outdoor dining.
Address: 25 N. San Pedro St. Downtown San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408) 947-8007
We went to this nightclub, and we had a great party. We never wait for too long for our drinks to be served because they had a lot of professional bartenders. Great experience! – Jodi Fleming
7 Stars Bar & Grill
7 Stars Bar & Grill is a bar and grill outside Downtown San Jose that has weekly karaoke and live event trivia on Mondays. This fun bar and grill offers 10 draft and a huge collection of bottled beers from craft beers to locally-brewed ones. Aside from their popular beers, 7 Stars also has an amazing collection of flavored vodka and fresh fruit cocktails. If you and your friends want to have an amazing evening in downtown San Jose, or if you are out on a date and would want to have a good first impression, 7 Stars Bar & Grill is the go-to place.
Beer, cocktail, specials, food, events.
Address: 398 S Bascom Ave, San Jose, CA 95128
Phone: (408) 292-7827
My preferred spot for quality Bar food. I love going here. The staff was very welcoming and sociable. The menu is similar to a restaurant in Jacksonville I liked. – Alexis B.
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