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09.26.07

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Best of Silicon Valley 2007:
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Reader Survey Winners: Best of Music & Nightlife


best new bar/club

1 Hunters 349 S First St, San Jose; 408.947.1975

2 Cardiff 260 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.374.7477

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

best local band

1 Manchester School

2 Kung Fu Vampires

3 The Mumlers

best ultralounge

1 Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge 99 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.998.9998

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

3 Cardiff Lounge 260 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.374.7477

best strip club

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

2 Kit Kat 907 E Arques Ave, Sunnyvale; 408.733.2628

3 Brass Rail 160 Persian Dr, Sunnyvale; 408.734.1454

best wine bar

1 Vintage 368 Santana Row, San Jose; 408.985.9463

2 Wine Style 1140.7 Lincoln Ave, San Jose;408.985.9463

3 The Wine Cellar 50 University Ave #180, Los Gatos; 408.354.4808

best happy hour

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

2 Caper's 1710 W Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.374.5777

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

best dance club

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

2 Voodoo Lounge 14 S Second St, San Jose; 408.286.8636

3 Blank Club 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.292.5265

best sports bar

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

2 Scores 417 S First St, San Jose; 408.971.6647

3 Britannia Arms 5027 Almaden Expwy, San Jose; 408.266.0550

best dj night

1 Satori at Blank Club 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.292.5265

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

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

best karaoke

1 Seven Bamboo 162 Jackson St, San Jose; 408.279.9937

2 Britannia Arms 5027 Almaden Expwy, San Jose; 408.266.0550

3 Goosetown Lounge 1072 Lincoln Ave, San Jose; 408.292.4835

best pre–sharks game spot

1 Britannia Arms 5027 Almaden Expwy, San Jose; 408.266.0550

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 Hedley Club Hotel De Anza 233 W Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.286.1000

best latin/salsa club

1 Wednesday night at Agenda 399 S First St, San Jose; 408.287.3991

2 Miami Beach 175 N San Pedro St, San Jose; 408.298.4900

3 Azucar 71 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.293.1121

best pub

1 Trials Pub 265 N First St, San Jose; 408.947.0497

2 Britannia Arms 5027 Almaden Expwy, San Jose; 408.266.0550

3 Katie Bloom's 369 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.379.9687

best cocktails

1 Paragon 211 S First St, San Jose; 408.282.8888

2 Seven 754 The Alameda #10, San Jose; 408.280.7178

3 Anise 1663 W San Carlos St, San Jose; 408.298.8178

best live music club

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

2 Voodoo Lounge 14 S Second St, San Jose; 408.286.8636

3 Boswell's 1875 S Bascom Ave #105, Campbell; 408.371.4404

best gay/lesbian club

1 Splash 65 Post St, San Jose; 408.993.0861

2 Hunters 349 S First St, San Jose; 408.947.1975

3 Club Savoy 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara; 408.988.8411

best margarita

1 Aqui 1145 Lincoln Ave, Willow Glen; 408.995.0381; 5679 Snell Ave, San Jose; 408.362.3456; 201 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.374.2784

2 Pedro's 3935 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara; 408.496.6777

3 Fiesta Del Mar 735 Villa St, Mountain View; 650.967.3525

best place to play pool

1 South First Billiards 420 S First St, San Jose; 408.206.5161

2 California Billiards 881 E El Camino Real, Mountain View; 650.965.3100

3 Campbell Billiards 1777 S Bascom Ave, Campbell; 408.377.9886

best bowling alley

1 Oakridge Lanes 5420 Thornwood Dr, San Jose; 408.578.8500

2 300 5420 Thornwood Dr, San Jose; 408.578.8500

3 Strike 10123 N Wolfe Rd, Cupertino; 408.252.BOWL

best dive bar

1 Caravan 98 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.995.6220

2 Cinebar 69 E San Fernando St, San Jose; 408.292.9562

3 Johnny V's 31 E Santa Clara St, San Jose; 408.947.8470

best nightlife vibe

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

2 Santana Row San Jose

3 Blank Club 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose; 408.292.5265

best place to throw a bachelorette party

1 Sedusa Studios 1300 Dell Ave, Campbell; 408.871.4204

2 Ultimate Cardio 7560 Monterey St #202, Gilroy; 408.847.7171

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

best street for bar hopping

1 Santana Row San Jose

2 South First Street San Jose

3 Santa Clara Street San Jose


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