Jack's Bar & Lounge

167 E Taylor St, San Jose , CA
+1 408.287.5225
Jack's Bar & Lounge Website
Bars, Dive Bars, Lounge
Mon-Sun (11am-2am)


A clean, friendly, and cozy neighborhood bar to meet with friends, catch a game, play some beer pong, and of course have a few drinks and a great time.

A neighborhood dive bar with some improvements, like real bathrooms, flat-panel HDTVs and a sleek bar. Bonus points for the old-school neon sign. -- Metro Bars & Clubs, June 16, 2010

2010 BayList Winner - First Place - Best Nightlife/Dive Bar
2009 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place - Best Dive Bar
2009 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place - Best Sports Bar


Jack's is the perfect example of the old "don't judge a book by its cover" saying. Jack's used to be a regular-old dive bar, complete with nauseating bathrooms and a certain unidentifiable smell throughout (you know the kind, it's the one that reminds you faintly of cheese). Not to say it didn't have its own special character difficult to find outside of a neighborhood dive. The recently renovated Jack's retains this neighborhood vibe, but now has completely new bathrooms, flat-panel HDTVs and they even put in a new, sleek bar. Drinks are still cheap (happy hour lasts from 3pm until 9pm) and the crowd still relaxed, but Jack's is now dive-chic, rather than dive-dinge. Oh, and the mystery smell is gone.