San Jose, California is quickly becoming a hot spot for those looking to make it in the tech industry. However, that is not all this city has to offer. Tourists are booking their flights to this exciting location, hoping to get a taste of that exciting California lifestyle. Let us dive into the Top 10 Things To Do in San Jose, California at night. Enjoy!
1. San Pedro Square Market
Take a stroll down San Pedro Square Market when visiting San Jose. Why drive from location to location to seek out dinner and entertainment? Instead visit the square market for movies, live music, comedy shows, and hot spots to watch sporting events. Then after the show, grab a bite to eat, you will never get bored with the selection. Everything from pizza and craft beer to Latin American cuisine and sushi. Enjoying those warm summer nights and want to bring Fido? Not an issue, there are plenty of patios with pup-friendly dining options.
2. Santana Row
Interested in having a ladies night or a family friendly evening? The Santana Row may just be the perfect spot. With a wide variety of over 30 restaurants and 50 shops, you will always have plenty to see. A movie theatre, hotel, live music, outdoor yoga classes, and plenty of parking will keep you there all night. Need to get some shopping done? Stop by Madewell, H&M, Kate Spade New York, Ted Baker, Anthropologie, Tommy Bahama, Gucci, Sephora, and even Lululemon Athletica. Then when your feet can no longer take it, munch on some Asian fusion, Italian, or burgers.
3. San Jose Improv
Comedy clubs are only as good as those that visit, fortunately, the San Jose Improv plays host to some of the best comedy acts, musical performances and special events. With San Jose being so close to the entertainment capital, Los Angeles, you know you will have plenty of opportunities to see major performances. Grab a drink, see a show, and then visit one of the many restaurants in the area.
Love comedy shows but worried about bringing the whole family? Well, that is one thing you do not have to think about at ComedySportz. Slightly confusing at first, ComedySportz is not about jokes about your favorite sports teams, rather comedy played as if it were a sport! This fast-paced comedy show is the perfect entertainment for your whole family. This award-winning show allows their ‘act-letes’ to compete for laughs and score points. Watch them improvise scenes, play games, and reenact musicals based on your participation!
5. The Ritz
If music is your passion, The Ritz is the perfect spot for you. The Ritz features tons of live events that draw out the locals and turns the music all the way up. This large venue space welcomes all sorts of bands including local favorites, DJ’s, punk, rock, alternative, retro, and even new wave bands. Musical performances fill up quick but stay out late. With frequently inexpensive pricing, $5 – $25 per person, anyone can enjoy this venue.
You’ve been bowling, but have you been high-end bowling? Bowlmor is not your typical bowling alley, equipped with plush lounge seating, classy bar settings, multi-media screens, and even a state of the art sound system. Bowlmor is the perfect place for entertainment in a vibrant setting. Visiting with a group of people? Bowlmor offers private lanes with a bar dedicated to your party. What more could you ask for?
7. Swinging Hookah
Looking for some adult fun? Check out Swinging Hookah, a hookah bar with plenty to keep your night exciting. The lavish and warm venue space offers free wifi and 30 plus flavors of Starbuzz Tobacco. Swinging Hookah is one of the largest upscale lounges in the Bay area, making it a hot spot for all things hookah. The cost can range from $21 – $36 per person, great value and welcoming visitors as late as 1:00 AM.
8. City National Civic
The venue is as pretty on the outside as it is exciting on the inside. Built in the California mission style in 1934, space holds 2,850 guests. Curious who you may see at this spot? Well, this venue frequently hosts legendary acts like Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Barbara Streisand, Bob Dylan, and The Rolling Stones. So you are guaranteed to see some high profile names.
9. Original Gravity Public House
You a beer fanatic? Then you have to stop by the Original Gravity Public House for their incredible beer selection. Located in the heart of downtown, you know there is going to be an incredible electric feel to this place. With plenty of quality beer selections, The Public House is an intimate, yet casual space, with plenty of craft beers on tap. With over 25 on tap to choose from and even more on their bottle list, you will always have something new to try. Got a furry friend who loves nightlife as well? Bring Fido to their outdoor patio so everyone can enjoy the Original Gravity Public House.
10. West Wind Capitol Drive-in
Don’t just go to the movies, visit the West Wind Capitol Drive-in for a fun movie viewing experience. The drive-in is family owned and operated, providing entertainments to families, parties, and individuals alike. The high-quality crystal clear digital projection provides fantastic viewing, especially on their massive screens. Curious what titles are available? Everything from classics to first run movies that you would see at indoor theaters is available. Bring the kids and pups for an early showing or enjoy a midnight showing with some good friends. The drive-in also includes a snack bar for all your concession needs. Have a special snack? Bring it along and enjoy.
There are plenty of opportunities for visitors to have new experiences or fun evenings with family and friends. Rent out some space in a bowling alley with your friends. Bring Fido to the drive-in movie theater, complete with your favorite snacks. Grab a beer, a show, or even a family-friendly comedy act to top off an exciting day in San Jose.
Updated: October 30, 2018