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09.17.08

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Music & Nightlife

Best New Club

1. Vivid 8 S First St, San Jose; 408.279.4444

2. Hunters 349 S First St, San Jose; 408.947.1975

3. Sabor 72 N Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.287.1737


Best Local Band

1. Kung-Fu Vampire

2. Aivar

3. Relapse


Best UltraLounge

1. Fahrenheit 99 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.998.9998

2. The Vault 81 W Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.298.1112

3. Taste Ultra Lounge 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose; 408.885.1016


Best Strip Club

1. Pink Poodle 328 S Bascom Ave, San Jose; 408.292.3685

2. Kit Kat Club 907 E Arques Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.733.2628

3. Brass Rail 160 Persian Dr, Sunnyvale; 408.734.1454


Best Wine Bar

1. A Perfect Finish 55 S First St, San Jose; 408.288.6000

2. Vintage 368 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.985.9463

3. Good Tastes 379 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.370.5705


Best Hotel Bar

1. Vbar Hotel Valencia, 355 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.551.0010

2. Paragon Hotel Montgomery, 211 S First St, San Jose; 408.282.8888

3. Grill on the Alley Fairmont Hotel, 172 S Market St, San Jose; 408.294.2244


Best Happy Hour

1. McCormick & Schmick's 170 S Market St, San Jose; 408.283.7200

2. Fahrenheit 99 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.998.9998

3. Britannia Arms Multiple locations


Best Dance Club

1. The Vault 81 W Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.298.1112

2. The Blank Club 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.292.5265

3. Hunters 349 S First St, San Jose; 408.947.1975


Best Sports Bar

1. Double D's 354 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.395.6882

2. Britannia Arms Multiple locations

3. Final Score 126 Saratoga Ave, San Jose; 408.296.9591


Best DJ Night

1. The Cypher at Johnny V's 31 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.947.8470

2. Atomic at the Blank Club 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.292.5265

3. Get Down at the Cardiff Lounge 260 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.374.7477


Best Karaoke

1. Seven Bamboo 162 Jackson St, San Jose; 408.279.9937

2. King of Clubs 893 Leong Dr, Mountain View; 650.968.6366

3. Woodhams Lounge 4475 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara; 408.247.3144


Best Pre–Sharks Game Spot

1. Britannia Arms 173 W Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.278.1400

2. Poor House Bistro 91 S Autumn St, San Jose; 408.292.5837

3. Tied House 65 N San Pedro St, San Jose; 408.295.2739


Best Jazz/Blues Club

1. JJ's Blues 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.243.6441

2. Poor House Bistro 91 S Autumn St, San Jose; 408.292.5837

3. Gumbo Jumbo 80 N Market St, San Jose; 408.294.8626


Best Latin/Salsa Club

1. Wednesdays at Agenda 399 S First St, San Jose; 408.287.3991

2. Alberto's Night Club 736 W Dana St, Mountain View; 650.968.3007

3. Miami Beach 417 S First St, San Jose; 408.971.6646


Best Pub

1. Katie Bloom's 369 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.379.9687

2. Britannia Arms Multiple locations

3. Trials Pub 265 N First St, San Jose; 408.947.0497


Best Cocktails

1. Paragon 211 S First St, San Jose; 408.282.8888

2. The Grill on the Alley 172 S Market St, San Jose; 408.294.2244

3. Fahrenheit 99 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.998.9998


Best Live Music

1. The Blank Club 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.292.5265

2. Poor House Bistro 91 S Autumn St, San Jose; 408.292.5837

3. JJ's Blues 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose; 408.243.6441


Best Gay/Lesbian Bar

1. Renegades 501 W Taylor St, San Jose; 408.275.9902

2. Hunters 349 S First St, San Jose; 408.947.1975

3. King of Clubs 893 Leong Dr, Mountain View; 650.968.6366


Best Margarita

1. Pedro's 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara; 408.496.6777

2. Consuelo 337 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.260.7082

3. Aqui Multiple locations


Best Place to Play Pool

1. South First Billiards Bar and Club 420 S First St, San Jose; 408.206.5161

2. Campbell Billiards 1777 S Bascom Ave, Campbell; 408.377.9886

3. Cuetopia 4700 Almaden Expwy, San Jose 408.266.7665


Best Bowling Alley

1. 300 5420 Thornwood Dr, San Jose; 408.578.8500

2. Strike 10123 N Wolfe Road, Cupertino; 408.252.BOWL

3. AMF Moonlite Lanes 2780 El Camino Real, Santa Clara; 408.296.7200


Best Dive Bar

1. Caravan 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.995.6220

2. Dive Bar 78 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.288.5252

3. Cinebar 69 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.292.9562


Best Nightlife Vibe

1. Santana Row

2. The Blank Club 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.292.5265

3. Fahrenheit 99 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.998.9998


Best Place to Throw a Bachelorette Party

1. Sedusa Studios

2. The Saddle Rack 42011 Boscell Road, Fremont; 510.979.0477

3. Black Watch 141 1/2 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos; 408.354.2200


Best Street for Bar Hopping

1. Campbell Avenue Campbell

2. Santana Row San Jose

3. North Santa Cruz Avenue Los Gatos


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