The premier Sports Bar & British Pub. Between fish & chips and pints of ale, there’s something about a good pub that puts a smile on people’s faces – and it’s not just the pints that do it. Obviously in on this secret of greatness, The Brit floats a bit of the Isles across the sea and transplants it in San Jose, offering a killer hangout and gathering spot in the British pub tradition.Proudly boasting an impressive selection of imported taps and domestics, the Brit also keeps a fully stocked bar inside and outside patio. Whiskey-sipping gentlemen prefer the pub’s comforting barstools, but on weekend nights, the pub becomes a hip singles scene and resident DJs pull patrons to the dance floor, spinning everything from favorite 90s throwbacks to hip-hop bump ‘n grind jams. Live bands also draw crowds several nights a week, while the bar’s outdoor patio seating appeals to patrons seeking a place to relax on warm summer evenings.Calendar of Events at The Brit Downtown SJThe Brit also serves as the stomping grounds for avid football (the kicking kind, not the American kind) fans, opening up early for Euro and World Cup action; but don’t worry all you soccer-haters, favorite sports from this side of the pond also get their airtime on one of more than twenty HD Tv's and 2 Big Screens. Britannia Arms keeps the TVs tuned to sports all day long, offering a constant supply of everything from baseball and basketball to good ol’ American football and hockey as well as all UFC events. Just a walk from the HP Pavilion, The Brit is also a favorite pre- and post-game watering hole for Sharks fans on game days.Serving half-price appetizers and dollar-off drinks during happy hour, The Brit’s location in downtown San Jose makes it appealing to the after-work crowd looking to grab a pint. Easily accessible from Highways 87 and 280, The Brit is a favorite of seasoned downtown drinkers, sports fans and singles alike, with a nearly unbeatable selection of drafts and liquors that help keep the bar a mainstay in the downtown San Jose nightlife scene.---------------------------------------------------BritanniaArmsDowntown.comFacebook.com/DowntownBritTel: 408.278.1400---------------------------------------------------Britannia Arms Downtown has been a safe haven for local college students and HP Pavilion patrons alike. It boasts a full bar with 22 beers on tap and offers a robust food menu. Sports nuts are well tended to by Britannia's many flat-screen TVs and full World Cup coverage. Happy hour is Monday-Friday 4-7pm. -- Metro Bars & Clubs, June 16, 2010Britannia Arms epitomizes the classic neighborhood bar-well if your neighborhood is in jolly old England. Seriously, this favorite local bar has all of the delectable food choices from the Isles, as well as some healthier fare, and Britannia Arms sports an impressive tap beer and liquor selection. On the weekends you can usually catch live music at either one of the locations, or just croon along with some karaoke during the week. The Almaden Expressway location has established itself as the neighborhood bar in that particular area of south San Jose, and the downtown San Jose location packs in people before and after HP Pavilion events sporting one of the best patio bars in town.2008 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey WinnerSecond Place Best Sports BarWhether it's football, European football or, heck, even the CFL, Britannia Arms has your fix covered. With three locations across Silicon Valley (downtown San Jose, south San Jose and Cupertino), the Brit is a classic neighborhood pub, sports bar, dance club and live music venue rolled into one and their English tendencies go much farther than the bottles of malt vinegar and HP sauce adorning the tables. Serving a full menu of English pub fare and sporting libation selections from across the pond to complement their trove of plasma TVs, it's no wonder that the Brit keeps packing 'em in like a never-ending playoff match between West Ham and Millwall.Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper, September 24, 2008The Britannia Arms at San Jose is located downtown San Jose on West Santa Clara Street with nearby parking. The pub's convenient to Highway 87, Highway 101 and the San Jose Airport. Downtown you can enjoy great activities within a few blocks including the San Jose Symphony, Tech Museum, Convention Center and, of course, the Shark Tank.