San Jose >Arts & Entertainment > South First Billiards
420 S 1st St, San Jose, CA | Directions 9511337.329713 -121.885768
Neighborhoods: Central San Jose, Central
Wow-when did they open this place??!!!! – My girlfriend had her bachelorette party here recently, and wow! I never knew the downtown had such a cool, casual place!! My first recommendation is fix up the front. It does not match the very nice inside at all.
The drink specials are ok not too expensive, but the music, the art on the walls, and the big space is very cool. The service was great and the food, too, but more cute bartenders would be nice! ;) I like the upstairs. nice and private.
I recommend it for dates or for a group of friends who want to play pool or just hang out in the ilixir(??) lounge!
I LOVE THIS SPOT! – Let me start out by saying...I don't play pool. The great thing about this place is that you don't have to play pool to have a great time. The lounge is amazing! Not typical poolhall AT ALL. Very upscale. This is the only spot in San Jose that ANYONE can go to and feel comfortable. The only bar downtown thats open everyday. And the live bands on Sundays...is there any place you can go to check out live bands and not pay at the door? I've been to 3 shows and have had a great time each time. They do half off mixed drinks on Sundays. The girl with the glasses who works Sundays ROCKS! We didn't know what we wanted one night and she conjured up the best shots I've ever had. Crown and peach and...I wish I could remember! Good food, too!
GREAT TIME!!! NIX THE NIGHTCLUBS!! – I used to come to South First Billiards at least once a week back in the day... the service was shakey and the food was fair at best.But it always managed to be a great time.In the last year or so, my friends and I started up our weekly pool night again.WOW!What happened?!?!Their staff is constantly visable.I only had to look up from my drink when finished to see a waitress come running over.The drinks were super good (and decently poured!).The food was fantastic.They fixed up the front bar all lounge style and had a DJ the night we were there.After playing pool, we stayed instead of going to Zoe.
The Pool Spot – I've been going to First St. Billiards for the past couple years now. No matter where I go in San Jose or the South Bay, there is no better place to shoot pool and drink like S. First. And it's located in the perfect spot. There are four clubs surrounding it so there are always people walking outdoors. The place is very spacious so theres no bumping elbows with people on the next table. It is a very busy area so you may have to walk a block or two from your car but it's worth it
the worst – poor, slow service
bartenders had a bad attitude
over priced pool and drinks
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