Where to Throw a Party

An unforgettable birthday party, bridal shower, anniversary gala, engagement bash or office party starts with finding the best party spot or private room in Silicon Valley.

Updated: October 22, 2004

Birthday Party

From award-winning microbrews to upscale Mexican cuisine, find the best spots for a blowout party.

Wine Cellar

50 University Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Go underground with friends in Los Gatos for a cozy evening of wine and group-friendly fondue dishes.

Cazuelas Mexican Bistro

337 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

Make your birthday a fiesta by sharing tapas and homemade guacamole with pals at this Santana Row hotspot.

Paramount's Great America

4701 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95052

Bring your closest buds to this thrilling theme park where groups of 15 or more receive big savings on admission.

Gordon Biersch

33 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95113

Sip craft brews and munch on garlic fries at this bustling restaurant with group menus and private rooms.

Work Party

Loosen up with your coworkers by throwing back pints of brew off the clock or relaxing at a fancy restaurant.

Steamer's Grillhouse

31 University Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Have a few drinks and mingle with other young professionals at this upscale bar and seafood restaurant.

Faultline Brewing Co

1235 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Situated next to a scenic lake, this relaxed brewpub feels worlds removed from the Silicon Valley rat race.

Pizza My Heart

9 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

Meeting in the "board room" takes on new meaning at this pizzeria with a private surf-inspired party area.

Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

Planning a wild night? Have a local Mardi Gras, sing karaoke or just shake that tailfeather.


535 Ramona St, Palo Alto, CA 94301

If you want your party to rock like a hurricane, try this hip New Orleans-themed spot for cocktails and Caribbean music.

Britannia Arms Of Almaden

5027 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118

Spend your last night of freedom dancing to live music, singing karaoke and drinking pints at this jumping joint.

Graduation Party

School's out, so celebrate with friends and family over drinks and dinner at one of these spots.

Straits Restaurant

333 Santana Row Ste 1110, San Jose, CA 95128

Please everyone in the party with an eclectic mix of Asian flavors served in family-style portions.

Los Gatos Brewing Company

130 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030

For the freshest beer in town, bring your college buddies to this upscale brewpub and restaurant.

Blowfish Sushi--Santana Row

355 Santana Row Ste 1010, San Jose, CA 95128

Impress your out-of-town guests with wacky sushi rolls and a slick environment at this trendy Japanese restaurant.

E&O Trading Company

96 S First St, San Jose, CA 95113

This purveyor of artful fusion cuisine offers a 30-person private room and group menus for both lunch and dinner.