This lively venue keeps the drinks flowing into the early hours while hosting bands and theme nights. Motown Mondays bring classic soul to downtown San Jose while an entirely new cocktail menu accompanies Tiki Tuesdays. 55 South also have an extensive wine list and whiskey selection, TVs that show live sports, an enticing food menu and the Moscow Mules come in traditional copper cups.
55 S 1st Street, San Jose, CA, +1 408-288-6000
Setting itself apart from similar joints in San Jose, Haberdasher not only offers kegged cocktails available on tap, but also a table-side service where their expert mixologists will create a made-to-measure cocktail based off your own personal tastes. Just as well-crafted is its decor: vintage light fittings, polished wood, crimson wallpaper and curtains, and suede seating booths. They also provide light snacks, American craft beers in bottles, cans, or on tap, and signature cocktails.
43 W San Salvador Street, San Jose, CA, +1 408-792-7356
At Paper Plane you will find the welcoming spirit that promotes accessibility and eschews elitism, they even provide an innovative flavor chart on their menu so you can decide which beverage is the one for you. Purists, there’s something for you, too, with a range of ‘Signature’, ‘Old School’, and ‘New School’ cocktails available.
72 S 1st Street, San Jose, CA, +1 408-713-2625