San Jose >Bars & Clubs > Dive Bar
78 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA | Directions 9511337.336841 -121.888860
Neighborhoods: Central, Central San Jose
Dive Bar - Going Down (hill) – No joke..this place is properly named. I usually don't write reviews, but felt so compelled after visiting this place.
Ordered a Grey Goose and tonic...at 6:30pm....$9.00 bucks. Go figure. Unless you;re drinking their special, visit the atm before you come. Bartender put up a small bowl of snacks when I sat down. It was never refilled. In fact the empty bowl sat in front of me for over two hours.
Advertised "Wednesday Night..karaoke night". Well after 9:00 I asked the bartender, so when does karaoke start and I quote, "oh the owner is a jerk. He decided to stop having karaoke. Now this place is really dead on Wednesdays."
What a shame! Great location and huge potential. My advice is go elsewhere...this place really lives up to its name :(
Piece of **** bar – Me and my friends went there last Friday for a friend's birthday. It took about 10 minutes to even get a bartender to acknowledge us and another 10 for him to actually serve us our drinks. I paid half cash, half card and the bartender overcharged me on my card by $10, claiming he had given me change from the cash I gave him. Knowing I had absolutely no cash back when he gave me my card, we immediately left. I never recommend anyone going here!!
Smokin hot bartenders, neighborhood crowd and karaoke! – This is a bar I could get used to hanging out at 4-5 nights a week. Its that good! Wednesdays are karaoke night - and one of the LEAST pretentious venues I've ever been to. The crowd is friendly, drama-free neighborhood regulars 25-35 yrs old. Great drinks - Tina the bartender is the best & verrrry easy on the eyes! Yum!
The Dive is GREAT – It is a great place to have a little fun and still relax...drinks are good and the music is great.
there are WAY better bars in San Jose... – The tap beer selection at Dive Bar is the most redeeming quality the place has. The service is sub-par and made for a bad experience the time I visited. The music in the jukebox is okay, but it was turned off and replaced with a dj that played music too loud to allow for conversation. Dive Bar needs to decided if it is a dance club, or a bar and do one well. I read the word 'pretentious' in another review to decribe this bar and I wholeheartedly agree. Try the San Jose Bar and Grill.
Dive Bar is the coolest! – After reading that Dive Bar was voted the "Best New Bar" and "Best Cocktail Lounge" in San Jose, and having heard good buzz about it, my friends and I had to check it out for ourselves. It is now our hangout -- we LOVE it! It is a perfect and welcome addition to downtown San Jose -- the bartenders and security are the nicest, the drinks are fantastic, the DJs play a great mix, there's no cover charge -- and no pretentiousness. Even on the most crowded nights, you can tell the patrons appreciate a good spot downtown -- unlike some of the other scary places nearby. If you haven't been to Dive Bar yet, I highly recommend you check it out.
NOT ALL THAT! – We went in to the bar the other night and were not happy with the place or the service. There were too many seedy people there and we felt uncomfortable. If the location were better they might attract a better crowd.
Take a Dive! – My gal pals and I wanted a fun place to hang before heading out to spend the night at Club 8. We were dissappointed in the music. Not our kind! There was no action there at all. Maybe we'll have to try it again on another day. Thursday nights are dead!
great people and music – I love this place I would promote this club! everyoine was real cool people
Have your cake... – This place is awesome. I love the lounge feel of the bar. The glossy wood bar could not be accented better than the by the beautiful ladies working behind it. Dive lends itself to the young, hip professional crowd that doesn't want to wait in line or pay an outrageous cover charge.
The place sports a jukebox, pool table, video game and dance floor. What more could you ask for? Well poured, inexpense drinks you say? Damn skippy. I've done the dowtown scene for years, this is the first place I want to meet my friends at every weekend. I'll see you all there.
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