Itís not fancy, but itís not trying to be. Many taps and friendly servers along with interesting basket dishes including sausages make for a fun time in a part of downtown San Jose that just canít keep its businesses going. Light rail drops you at its doorstep and whisks you away allowing you to enjoy all you want.
In the downtown. Long thin bar, high brick walls to one side, a few serving points on the other. 20 taps on, but they are constantly changing, standard bar food. Very cheerful and friendly staff, prices seem standard.
Right in the middle of what seems to be a main drag in downtown San Jose...which admittedly is much more happening than I remember from my visits down there as a kid.
There are a number of tables here and not much of an actual bar to sit at. They also have some typical bar food like sausages, fries, and sandwiches. Tap list is listed up on a large screen, so no guessing what theyíve got on.
Tap list is pretty good, though nothing amazing. I opted for one of the Faction 2 Hop pale ales that I hadnít tried yet. Seems like they get a pretty good selection overall, though.
Decent place to grab some Alpine beers and some unique brats. Small area inside with a sports big screen. Nice back patio outdoor area. If youíve got $40 to spend there are some good bomber bottles to go for. Speedway stout was also on tap. 4 different firestone walkers.
Alpine Nelson among other dankness on tap. Chill brahs working there who know their beer. First establishment review in years but was needed after seeing 3 stars. Bottle highlights were multiple crooked staves, upright, and other great shit. Outdoor seating is perfect for a sunny afternoon in South Bay.
t0rin0 (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 30, 2013| Updated January 21, 2014
Visited December 29, 2013.
This is a small bar (without much of a bar ironically) right on 1st across the street from Good Karma and around the corner from Gordon Biersch. Nice area full of shops, a trolley, and no parking anywhere. They have a couple dozen taps and some bottles in addition to sausages. Sounds like a good place. The selection however isnít as good as it is across the street. The service was very friendly and sent me off with a take out menu. They have some good stuff on tap like Celebration Ale, Anchor Our Special Ale, some Bruery beers, and Drakes Jolly Rodger, but I didnít see anything that would make travel across the peninsula. That said I guess these guys host some bottle shares and again, they have sausage, so Iíll probably stop back in at some point. Prices were high, as one might expect from a beer bar in a big city.
Really cool little joint in downtown San Jose that sported a relatively small but unique tap list. Definitely craft-inspired. There wasnít a single macro in the place. Meat counter in the ídining roomí that had an array of house prepared sausages. Had a rabbit dog with grilled onions and sriracha ketchup/wasabi mayo. Itís and the poutine were delicious. Only a handful of tables and bar. This place is new but already could benefit from an expansion. Industrial feel. Will be back!