The 4 best bars in San Jose

Ozumo | Photo: John D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 16, 2019.

Wondering where to find the best bars near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top bars in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to meet your needs.

December is the top month of the year for consumer spending at bars and lounges across the San Jose area, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of CRM for small business and business health for small businesses. The average amount spent per customer transaction at San Jose-area bars and lounges rose to $39 for the metro area in December of last year, 4% higher than the average for the rest of the year.

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1. Ozumo

photo: kelley s./yelp

First on the list is Ozumo. Located at 355 Santana Row, Suite 1010 in Winchester North, the izakaya, sushi bar and bar is the highest-rated bar in San Jose, boasting four stars out of 462 reviews on Yelp.

2. EMC Seafood & Raw Bar

photo: mona w./yelp

Next up is Winchester North's EMC Seafood & Raw Bar, a member of the California chain, situated at 378 Santana Row, Suite 1100. With four stars out of 892 reviews on Yelp, the bar, which offers seafood and more, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Vito's Trattoria

photo: adam d./yelp

North San Jose's Vito's Trattoria, located at 90 Skyport Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bar and Italian spot, which offers pizza and more, four stars out of 599 reviews.

4. Ludwigs German Table

photo: vickie w./yelp

Ludwigs German Table, a bar, venue and event space and German spot located downtown, is another go-to, with four stars out of 478 Yelp reviews. Head over to 261 N. Second St. to see for yourself.

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