Fourth of July Planner

You've got a long weekend to celebrate the spirit of the nation, so make the most of it. Find the city's biggest events, and the best spots for dining and drinking outdoors.

Updated: June 23, 2008

Outdoor Restaurants & Bars


Gordon Biersch

33 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113

Cool down on the hot summer night with German-style microbrews and live jazz on the outdoor patio.


Fiesta Del Mar

1005 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View, CA 94043

Enjoy upscale Mexican food and a view of the fireworks at nearby Shoreline Amphitheatre.


Yankee Pier

378 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

Grab a sidewalk seat at this casual Santana Row seafood spot, then partake in the most American of traditions--shopping.


Sport's Page

1431 Plymouth St, Mountain View, CA 94043

Spend the Fourth feasting on grilled hot dogs and hamburgers and playing volleyball on the sand court at this neighborly bar.


Tied House Brewery

65 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95113

The outdoor deck at this homey brewpub will provide great views of the pyrotechnics at nearby Discovery Meadow in San Jose.