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The 7 Best Bars Near San Jose

Updated: November 19, 2021

Had a long day? These are our favorite San Jose bars for a post-work cocktail and bucket of beer. After careful analysis of top articles and review sites, we know these are the best bars in San Jose. Head to these watering holes for great live music, darts and strong drinks!

Find the perfect spot

Haberdasher

Cocktail Bar, $$, San JoseCocktail Bar, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Lyft

    Top 8 Most Visited Cocktail Bars in Downtown, San Jose

    Lyft
  • Thrillist

    Where to Drink in Downtown San Jose

    Thrillist

Paper Plane

Cocktail Bar, $$, San JoseCocktail Bar, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

    Top 8 Most Visited Cocktail Bars in Downtown, San Jose

    Lyft
  • Thrillist

    Where to Drink in Downtown San Jose

    Thrillist

55 South

Cocktail Bar, $$, San JoseCocktail Bar, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Lyft

    Top 8 Most Visited Cocktail Bars in Downtown, San Jose

    Lyft
  • CultureTrip

    The Top 10 Bars In Downtown San Jose, California

    CultureTrip

20twenty cheese bar

Wine Bar, $$, San JoseWine Bar, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Three Sisters

Bar, $$, San JoseBar, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

District San Jose

Wine Bar, $$, San JoseWine Bar, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

Grub Burger Bar

Bar, $$, Santa ClaraBar, $$Santa Clara
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Jose. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28999 spots across San Jose, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 2955 lists and articles from the likes of CultureTrip, Thrillist and Lyft – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in CultureTrip - The Top 10 Bars In Downtown San Jose, California, Thrillist - Where to Drink in Downtown San Jose and Lyft - Top 8 Most Visited Cocktail Bars in Downtown, San Jose. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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