A cocktail before dinner is a civilized way to begin a night out to dinner. These restaurant bars are stars in their own rights.

Arcadia is one of downtown San Jose’s swankest restaurants and it’s got the good-looking bar to match.

Bill Berk’s
The bar at Billy Berk’s occupies center-stage at the restaurant. It’s the lively hub of a lively restaurant.

La Pastaia
While it’s not located in the restaurant, the Hedley Club is just a few steps away and serves a big helping of big city ambiance

Consuelo Mexican Bistro
If tequila is your spirit of choice, pull up a stool at Consuelo. No other San Jose restaurant/bar has a deeper selection.

Mezcal specializes in Oaxacan food and the small, but cool bar offer a great selection of mezcal and tequila.