In the San Jose Mercury’s January 29th ‘Eye’ Entertainment Guide, Amy Pizzaro rates the best places for happy hour in downtown San Jose. If you are meeting up with co-workers, friends, or just grabbing a quick drink or appetizer before you head on home, downtown San Jose has a variety of fantastic happy hour spots. There is something for everyone whether you are looking for a hip ultra-lounge, upscale restaurant, or a hole-in-the-wall dive bar. Below are Amy’s picks for her favorite happy hour spots. Share your favorite downtown happy hour destinations and tell us why! Best Drinks: E&O Trading Company 96 S. First Street, Downtown San Jose Happy Hour: M-F 3:00p-7:00p Best Food: The Grill on the Alley 172 S. Market Street (Fairmont Hotel) Downtown San Jose Happy Hour: M-F 5:00p-7:00p Best Newcomer: Mezcal 25 W. San Fernando Street Downtown San Jose Happy Hour: M-F 3:00p-6:00p Best Value: McCormick & Schmick’s 170 S. Market Street Downtown San Jose Happy Hour: M-F 4:00p-6:00p Late Night Happy Hour: M-Sat 10:00p-12:00a Best Hidden Gem: San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine Bar 20 N. Almaden Avenue Downtown San Jose Happy Hour: M-F 5:00p-7:00p Best Atmosphere: Billy Berk’s 99 S. First Street Downtown San Jose Happy Hour: M-F 3:00p-6:00p

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