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Address: 43 West San Salvador Street, San Jose, CA
Phone Number: 408 792-7356
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5:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:30 am

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Superb drinks, awesome mixologists, pricey!

Great and best speak easy in the bay area hands down. The place is awesome all the way from the "single" barrel in front of the bar to the 50's style decor and attire in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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254 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great and best speak easy in the bay area hands down. The place is awesome all the way from the "single" barrel in front of the bar to the 50's style decor and attire in the inside. They make some of the best drinks I've had but they do come at a premium cost. The line can get long so... More 

Thank Brix510
Rahway, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Been around the world and I still rant and rave about this place and would recommend it to anyone. The service is unique and you feel as if you have a personal bartender, that knows your taste buds inside and out. They don't pack the place and it is laid back and chill. Because of that there is usually a... More 

Thank wmwagnon
Brasilia, DF
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is indeed a different experience. The line, although long, did not take more than 30 minutes. When you enter, they explain you a few rules of the place and direct you to a barman that you prepare a drink based on your tastes (he will ask you). The place is cozy, the music was really nice (jazz almost all... More 

Thank Henriquepdp
Los Gatos
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I have never experienced a bar quite like this. A true experience. Handmade, unique cocktails, friendly employees; quiet, dark ambiance. Unfortunately it can be a long wait, which is what makes it a select venue for an evening of cocktails, definitely not a divebar...

Thank 927EricB
San Jose, California
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114 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have gone three times with a couple that frequents the place. By the way I gave a two star cause of girl bartender. My fourth visit I decided to take my girlfriend which came to visit me with her friends from Mexico. I thought it would be a nice idea to take them to place like this and REGRET... More 

1 Thank joseadolfo74
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I came to SingleBarrel with three friends expecting that I would have a drink, enjoy some conversation and then move on. Immediately we were placed in a line to get in. The doorman read us the rules (turn your cell phones to vibrate, keep the noise level down, and never come with more than 6 people). Next he talks into... More 

4 Thank Marinjet
Johns Creek, Georgia
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My co-worker and I stopped here after a presentation. They have a nice man standing at the door who quietly explains the rules. A short walk down the stairs takes you to the bar where the nice bartenders try to find a neat old-style drink for you. They were entertaining, kind and we had a blast. I encourage you to... More 

Thank Christopher V
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69 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stopped here for a drink before a show at the Center for Performing Arts. It's within walking distance which is ideal. This place has an excellent atmosphere and ambiance. They really do the speakeasy theme justice. The bartenders know their stuff! I got an exceptional manhattan. This really is a classy joint. Will definitely be back!

1 Thank Hydrolagus
San Jose, California
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been a couple times now and taken new friends here. It is unique and fun and best of all, you can talk. It has some lounge seating as well to make you comfortable. The bar tenders are mixologists and they will ask you questions in order to customize your drink. Highly recommend going at least once.

Thank Carrie012
Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Please let me preface this review by stating that I was very much looking forward to an evening with old friends at a genuine speak easy replete with tasty hand crafted cocktails, and a sultry but convivial ambiance. Initially the evening looked quite promising. My old College friend was visiting on a business trip, and a group of us West... More 

4 Thank Julian S

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