Happy hours are enjoyed by many working professionals, but there are also many who struggle to find the right happy hour to go to. Sometimes it’s not about the location, menu, or ambience itself, but rather it is the timing of the happy hour.
The common happy hour runs from 3 pm to 6 pm. From the moment you get off work and brave through traffic to get to downtown San Jose, chances are the happy hour has already ended. Or you have a mere 15-minutes left (and that’s if lady luck blesses you with a good parking spot).
Late night happy hours might seem like a rarity but fear not. We’ve rounded up 10 late night happy hours in San Jose:
1. Flames Eatery & Bar – 88 S 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112
Located right in the heart of downtown San Jose, Flames Eatery & Bar is the perfect place for those who are looking to have an after-work drink with friends or even get the pre-party started for a night out at the clubs. Flames’ steps up the game by offering two happy hours, seven days a week. That’s right, they offer happy hour every single day.
Flames’ happy hour times run from the usual 3 pm to 6 pm; Flames’ late night happy hour runs from 9 pm to closing (11 pm on Monday & Tuesday; 12 am every other day). They offer $4 beers, $4 wells, $5 specialty cocktails, and half price appetizers. Whether you’re looking for a casual atmosphere to kick back and chat or a quick drink before hitting the clubs, Flames Eatery & Bar is the place to be.
2. Yard House – 300 Santana Row Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95128
Most working adults in San Jose are familiar with Yard House and the crazy long lines each night. But did you know that they also have an amazing late night happy hour with a killer menu? Yard House’s late night happy hour runs every Sunday to Wednesday from 10 pm to 12 am. During this time, get 50% off select appetizers and all pizzas. When it comes to happy hour menus, we’ve hit the jackpot right here.
3. Sushi Confidential – 26 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95113
If you love sushi and late night happy hours, Sushi Confidential is the place for you. Sushi Confidential’s happy hour also runs twice a day, every day. Their late night happy hour runs from 10 pm to 11:30 pm, especially perfect for those who work overtime. Sushi Confidential also offers an abundant list of appetizers, sushi rolls, and special drinks. This is the kind of happy hour menu that actually meets your expectations.
4. Blue Water Seafood & Crab – 860 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
This is a great place for seafood lovers who also appreciate a relaxing environment with quirky decor and nautical-themed drinks. Blue Water Seafood & Crab is also another champion of twice-a-day happy hours. Their late night happy hour runs from 10 pm to 12 am. Happy hour deals include 40% off beers, wines, and mixed drinks as well as a variety of snacks from $4.50 to $8.50.
5. Grill ‘Em Pizza & Sports Bar – 497 Reynolds Cir, San Jose, CA 95112
Grill ‘Em Pizza & Sports Bar is the place for sports fans. Here you can enjoy classic pizzas and American grill fare amid sports decor & TVs. Their happy hour runs every Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 9 pm. On their happy hour menu, you can find delicious appetizers such as nachos, chicken skewers, pulled pork sliders and more at only $7. They are perfect for pairing with specialty drinks while enjoying a sports game with friends.
6. Zone 8 Sports Bar & Grill – 1887 Matrix Blvd, San Jose, CA 95110
For the hardworking overtimers or night owls, Zone 8 offers a late night happy hour from 9 pm to 11 pm at their Parallel Lounge. Zone 8 is also another champion on the twice-a-day, everyday bandwagon. You can also catch the first happy hour time from 3 pm to 6 pm. They offer a great deal for draft beers, house wines, starters, and wings. You can get any of these items for 50% off, what a steal!
7. Pho Ha Noi – 969 Story Rd #6048, San Jose, CA 95122
Here at Pho Ha Noi, happy hour runs from 5 pm to 11 pm, every Monday to Thursday. Located in San Jose’s Vietnam Town, this is a great place to satisfy your Vietnamese food craving. They offer a variety of eats and drinks from a low price of $3 to $6.
8. Fugetsu – 2783 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
“Okonomiyaki,” a Japanese incarnation of pizza or savory crepe with fresh vegetables, meat, fish and/or shellfish, is a specialty here at Fugetsu. Enjoy a fulfilling late dinner during their late night happy hour from 8 pm to 10 pm every Monday to Thursday. Enjoy all Izakaya-style appetizers and drinks for 20% off!
9. Chikara Yakiniku Japanese BBQ – 3590 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
Chikara prides itself with its mouthwatering yakiniku (grilled meat) that is fresh and bursting with flavor. Their late night happy hour runs on every Monday to Friday from 10 pm to 1 am, a winner for those who want to satisfy their late-night munchies. You can enjoy a selection of BBQ meats starting at $5 and also enjoy draft pints at $4.50!
10. 4th St. Pizza – 150 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113
Late night happy hours at 4th St. Pizza are better known as “power hour”. They are available on every “Thirsty Thursday”, “Craft Friday”, and “Super Saturday” from 11 pm to 12 am. If you’re planning on having a fun night out in downtown San Jose, be sure to stop by 4th St. Pizza for power hour and treat yourself to pints, well drinks, and other specialty drinks starting at $2.50. 4th St. Pizza is not only walking distance to San Jose State University, but it is also the place to be for sports lovers who get to watch various games and matches on the 40 televisions surrounding the entire restaurant.