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Super Valley: Microbrewers & Craft Beer Pubs

Super Valley: Microbrewers & Craft Beer Pubs

Could football, as we know it, even exist without beer? Interesting question, though there’s no need to entertain the thought, as the South Bay and Peninsula are home to plenty of great microbreweries and craft beer pubs. Gordon Biersch, a pioneer in the microbrew movement,…

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Super Valley: We Craft Our Cocktails

Super Valley: We Craft Our Cocktails

Downtown San Jose has the craft cocktail scene on lock, and the indie appreciation for spirits all began at the speakeasy-style saloon Haberdasher (originally known as Single Barrel) at 43 W. San Salvador St. in the SoFA District. The basement bar pours smoky and sweet,…

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Bar Fly: Cinebar Has New Look, Same Crowd

Bar Fly: Cinebar Has New Look, Same Crowd

Skinny jeans can be a struggle. They have a way of making a man realize a long time has passed since they actually fit, or were popular. This, of course, is a hypothetical that will never resonate with me or my companion, Mr. Harada. We…

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SJ Q&A: DJ Benofficial

SJ Q&A: DJ Benofficial

Born and raised in San Jose, DJ Benofficial has been a mainstay on the local DJ scene for over a decade. These days he can be found keeping crowds energized at San Jose Bar and Grill. Name: Benjamin Custodia  aka DJ Benofficial Occupation: DJ How long have…

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SJ Q&A: Steve Borkenhagen, Cafe Stritch

SJ Q&A: Steve Borkenhagen, Cafe Stritch

Steve Borkenhagen has been part of the downtown scene in San Jose since before there was a scene to speak of. Borkenhagen, who ran the iconic restaurant Eulipia for 35 years, recently transferred ownership of the business to his three children, and helped them reopen…

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SJ Q&A: Opal Nightclub’s Mike Van Anthony

SJ Q&A: Opal Nightclub’s Mike Van Anthony

Opal is Mountain View’s youngest nightclub. And according to Michael Van Anthony, the club’s marketing director, it’s the best place to have a good time on Castro Street. Opal recently celebrated it’s 1-year anniversary. We sat down with Van Anthony to find out what he likes…

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Poor House Bistro to Host ‘Backyard Party’ for Stroke Awareness

Poor House Bistro to Host ‘Backyard Party’ for Stroke Awareness

The Lil’ Easy Backyard Party has only grown bigger and wilder in its third year, but it remains a labor of love for Poor House Bistro owner Jay Meduri.

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Hoot & Howl: A Party More or Less Guaranteed to be a Zoo

Hoot & Howl: A Party More or Less Guaranteed to be a Zoo

Admit it, sometimes the bar scene feels a little tired. Well, in steps Happy Hollow Foundation’s Hoot & Howl, a party more or less guaranteed to be a zoo. Celebrating its fifth year Saturday, Happy Hollow Park & Zoo will transform just before twilight into…

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San Jose’s Fahrenheit Restaurant and Lounge to Close

San Jose’s Fahrenheit Restaurant and Lounge to Close

Downtown San Jose’s nightlife scene will dial it down a few degrees with the closing of Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge, but not before a few final parties.

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Uproar Brewing Headed to SoFA District

Uproar Brewing Headed to SoFA District

The move from Minneapolis to San Jose can’t come soon enough for husband-and-wife brewers Mike and Michele Willaford, who arrive this week with plans to open Uproar Brewing Company in the SoFA District by this winter. Construction of the new brewery will begin this month…

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