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Located on the ground floor of the San Jose Marriott Hotel, Tanq is a brand new addition to the collection of downtown San Jose nightclubs. This sleek nightspot is rising as a sexy, see-and-be-seen destination, attracting everyone from local socialites to hotel guests. Located at the intersection of San Carlos and Market streets, Tanq is across the street from the regularly lively Caesar Chavez Park and walking distance from downtown San Jose theaters, restaurants and businesses.
Dive Into Something Different
This San Jose lounge is rich with unique and fashionable appeal. Patrons can settle into black leather booths and cushy dark blue velvet seats, and take in the visual feast of chrome, aqua and swirls of deep ocean blue. The bar, arguably one of the most unique in the San Jose nightlife scene, is crafted of thinly sliced geodes set into a black background and backlit to release their earthy colors and crystalline brilliance. During the day, enormous windows wash this lounge in natural light for a breezy, open ambiance. Come sundown, hanging orb lights glow in marine colors, setting a colorful and unforgettable scene.
Two strategically places flat-screen TVs, typically set to a low volume as to support the music over the primetime din, generally stay tuned to sports or ESPN shows. The music in Tanq changes frequently to best appeal to the crowd. Depending on the energy of the customers, they may focus on upbeat ‘70s and ‘80s music, or they might choose to fill the place with down-tempo techno beats.
Tanq San Jose appeals to cocktail lovers with an array of marine-named specialty cocktails crafted from uncommon ingredients like freshly muddled blueberries, house infused strawberry vodka, guava nectar and white peach nectar. In addition to the creative elixirs on their menu, the bartenders invent new cocktails each morning to serve throughout the day and night, forever adding a fresh appeal to the list. A small selection of wines by the glass is offered, and the shelves showcase higher-end spirits that the friendly bartenders can skillfully weave into any concoction. Beer drinkers will find several taps offering diverse options like Stella Artois, Racer 5 IPA, Blue Moon and Coors Light.
The menu of fare parallels the inimitable style of the cocktail menu. Small bites, like shallot potato cakes with spicy ketchup, ahi tuna poppers with ponzu vinaigrette, pulled pork and Bloody Mary oyster shooters, prepare the palate and pair well with drinks. Those who are hungrier might indulge in larger offerings like the phyllo-dusted sole, the skirt steak salad or the organic turkey club.
The Allure of Tanq
Tanq’s classy, uptown atmosphere has a broad appeal. This elegant little bar in San Jose is convenient to a variety of restaurants and attractions, making it a perfect stop for a pre- or post-dinner cocktail, or even a choice destination for relaxing after visiting the nearby museums. Also, the McEnery Convention Center of San Jose adjoins the San Jose Marriott, making this high-end lounge an appealing destination for conventioneers with expense accounts.
Tanq summons patrons who want to wet their palate before park events or sneak away from the crowds for a clandestine cocktail or light snack. Locals and visitors can enjoy a well-rounded evening with a trip to Tanq before visiting the renowned Arcadia Restaurant (located next door) for dinner, or spend time with friends before a banquet event in the hotel. Tanq is suitable as a pre-event lounge before the bachelor or bachelorette party kicks off, or even as a prime place to enjoy a final toast before the bride walks down the aisle.