Willow Glen Bars and Clubs
Aqui Cal-Mex Grill
1145 Lincoln Ave, SJ 408.995.0381
Hours: Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm
Crowd Age: Families
Music: Piped-in salsa
Amenities: Televisions, California-Mex cuisine
Aqui stands out from the gaggle of establishments along Willow Glen's Lincoln Avenue for its casual and customer friendly nature--not to mention its 40 tequilas and exotic fresh fruit mixers.
1182 Lincoln Ave, SJ 408.292.0132
Hours: Restaurant Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; bar Mon-Sat 10am-2am
Crowd Age: 21 and up
Music: Mexican music jukebox
Amenities: Pool tables, dice games
An excellent date bar with margaritas that will solve all problems. Traditional Mexican music fills the air.
Rookies Sports Lodge
1535 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA 95125; Tel. 408.445.2121
Locals haunt the Rookie Sports Lodge in Willow Glen for more than just the obvious reasons. This warm and slightly rustic sports bar boasts over 15 flat-screen televisions tuned to the best games, a friendly staff, an ample selection of booze and brews, a variety of delicious eats and primo fireside lounging for cold nights. Also, with the private Tailgate Room in the back (complete with a bar made from GMC tailgates), the Rookie Sports Lodge has become a favorite for private parties.
721 Willow St, SJ 408.287.9777
Hours: Sun-Thu 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm
Crowd Age: Varied
Music: No live music
Decor: Mexico's most colorful imports, saddle bar stools
Signature Drink: Sangria
Amenities: Cool saddle stools!
Owner Javier Ponce imported Sangria's famous bar stool saddles
from Mexico after he saw something similar there and got jealous, says his daughter Trini.
An expansive room makes the restaurant perfect for wedding rehearsals or other group events.
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