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Where To Find The Best South Bay
Bars With A Rotating Beer Menu
Where in the South Bay can you mingle with friends around a revolving beer menu of great craft brews and splendidly original hops from local breweries and across the world? Read on for a few locations that continuously rotate their menus of selective hops. They are distinctive, popular and loved by many because their expertise is just what any malt liquor, stout, barley, ale, lager or suds-loving fan wants in a beer.
66 S. 1st St.
San Jose, CA 95113
OGPH is San Jose’s most talked about craft beer bar and your one-stop shop for quality brews that are rotated daily. Original Gravity has 25 rotating taps of an eclectic selection of brews that cater to various tastes. The beer menu is also helpfully displayed on the bar’s TVs, including information like beer type, brewery, country of origin and alcohol percentage. Original Gravity has also put a lot of thought into its food, which perfectly complements the beers on the menu. The sausage, for example, is from the Bay Area’s award-winning butchers. The duck fat fries and the gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches are just a smattering of the deliciousness you can get when you order munchies to soak up the suds.
383 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 395-8209 (messages only)
For burgers and the best beer selection on tap in Mountain View, try out this biergarten – equipped with 250 seats of authentic benches all imported from Germany. Recently, the restaurant has added an Executive Chef, Aubree Arndt, whose dishes are inspired by three generations of her Polish-German family heritage. Arndt’s menu offers a modern take on classic dishes, and pairs them superbly with the extensive craft beer program. There are 18 rotating beers on draught and 40 bottles (including gluten-free options). Email is the best way to contact the restaurant with questions, or to make reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also request reservations for larger parties here.
895 Villa St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Steins, your friendly neighborhood beer garden, is an atmosphere where you’ll get tons of local beers, rotated by the different flavors of the week. Does it have gluten-free options? Of course. Can you get sliders with your beer? Of course. The craft beer selection is said to be the best in Mountain View, with rotating taps of beers that are difficult to find anywhere else. You will not be getting a liter of German beer here, more likely a chalice of delicious, high-gravity hops. The food is above and beyond the norm, both delicious and made from scratch. Steins, for beer lovers everywhere, is divine.
100 N. Almaden Ave.
San Jose, CA 95112
MBC is within a marketplace full of different foods. Don’t let its location fool you, for this is not your typical beer stand. The Market Beer Company is a unique location, right in San Pedro Square, where all beer gurus are encouraged to shop. Just mosey up to the glass doors and choose which beer you want. The enormous variety of beers in one location might be somewhat daunting, but that’s why the staff is readily on hand to help with any beer choosing conundrums you might have. For a daily online listing of beers on tap, see Market Beer Company’s beer menu.
1435 The Alameda
San Jose, CA 95126
The name of this place might not represent what it holds inside – a refrigerator full of difficult-to-find craft beers and a rotating list of craft beers on tap. The staff will be able to answer any question about the libations Wine Affairs sells, and also give solid recommendations based on your personal tastes. This is a bar located close to downtown San Jose, with a quaint, cozy, welcoming atmosphere. So, if you’re not in the mood for loud, crazy, boisterous crowds, then take a gamble and come to this snazzy little watering hole for adults only.
Kelly Gullo is a freelance writer in San Francisco, CA. Kellys topics are about music and nightlife. Kelly has also written a variety of articles on health and dieting and topics related to the environment. Kelly has a degree in journalism and public relations from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.