With the Stanley cup is in full swing and the Sharks fighting for survival, it’s the patriotic duty of every San Jose native to don their black-and-teal jerseys and find a watering hole worthy of boisterous cheering. Though the local boys are trailing the Penguins 0-2, they are returning home for games 3 and 4. Whether you are heading to The Tank or plan to watch the action on TV, there are plenty of places in and around the SAP Center for pre-gaming and straight-up game-watching. Italian, Vietnamese, BBQ—you name it. Here are just a few spots to wet your whistle and whet your appetite before and during the games to come.

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