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Firehouse No.1

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69 N. San Pedro St., San Jose, CA 95113
408-287-6969
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4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Firehouse No. 1 Bar & Grill is a outstanding San Jose destination when...
Firehouse No. 1 Bar & Grill is a outstanding San Jose destination when you're looking for great food, delicious drinks, and friendly people. Gastro pub quality fare made from scratch in addition to impressive daily specials. A vast and well stocked bar that includes hand crafted cocktails in addition to draft and bottle beers, and select wines. Be sure to participate in the occasional whole bar sing-alongs, or cheer the bartenders on as they prepare exotic flaming drinks and smash bottles behind the bar. Lots of LCD screens when there is a sporting event or Sharks game - or just digital flames all around late at night. Open from 11AM until 2AM weekdays with happy hour from 3pm to 7pm. On weekends, open from 4PM until 2AM. We have full table service both inside and on the patio. Patio heaters when its cold.
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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a great find!

We stopped at the Firehouse after reading the reviews, and were not disappointed! There are a fair amount of beers on the menu and on tap, including a fabulous berry cider! The food was all great, with a huge focus on the warm spinach salad with porcini mushrooms and blue cheese, loved it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Crystal K
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Sonora, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Sonora, California
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped at the Firehouse after reading the reviews, and were not disappointed! There are a fair amount of beers on the menu and on tap, including a fabulous berry cider! The food was all great, with a huge focus on the warm spinach salad with porcini mushrooms and blue cheese, loved it! Apparently they are a hot spot though,... More 

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Carlstadt, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Business dinner for 2 had apps of pork belly lettuce wraps and wings, both were great! We had the pork chops and steak dinners, again stellar! By the way great beers and Kraft gin and tonic were on point! Dessert was some ginger cookie with marshmallows,chocolate and bourbon, absolutely fantastic.

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San Jose, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A great little bar with a good selection of craft beer and wine, but come for the food! They have a cowboy bone-in ribeye that is huge and amazing. Brussel sprouts when they are in season are great too. They have a nice outdoor seating area on San Pedro that I would recommend, the bar itself has an irish-pub sort... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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247 reviews 247 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The service was slow and the drinks took 15 minutes to reach our table, so that was certainly a bad start. But everything else after the slow service makes Firehouse No. 1 a spot well worth visiting. The macaroni and cheese was to die for and the main courses (particularly the steak) were cooked well and full of flavor. It's... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I'm from Singapore and in the area for work. Was really looking forward the famous pork belly sliders. Unfortunately, jerk of a bartender refuses to accept my Singapore driver's licence AND national ID! Tried to explain to him but he kept saying Cali laws only allow US and foreign passports. Said they only card folks who look below 30, but... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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167 reviews 167 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Firehouse No 1 was the first place my partner and I headed to after landing in San Jose for a week long holiday in March 2015. We did a little pre-planning and picked this place based on Trip Advisor reviews and their website. It was a beautiful day outside, so enjoyed lunch on their outdoor patio. It was our first... More 

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San Fran
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Ive been on a quest to find the perfect burger in downtown San Jose. Firehouse 1 under delivered. The service was poor (seemed over staffed and under serviced). Also the burger took a very long time even though I was the only patron at lunch. When it came out the bun was drippings soggy (which meant it had been sitting).... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The atmosphere at this restaurant was great. The food was okay, and same with the drinks. The waiter was hilarious and made the whole experience. I went with a large group, and it was hard for them to accommodate us with order accuracy.

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A nice "gastropubby" place around the corner from my hotel (the De Anza). I was quite surprised at the number of different eateries in this area that from the general appearances seems like a wasteland. I kind of stumbled into this little place by accident and was pleased with my choice. A high-quality burger is what I wanted and it... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The food was great, we had the angry prawns over polenta and a cheeseburger. Cocktails left a lot to be desired. Hard to get in so be sure to make a reservation.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 N. San Pedro St., San Jose, CA 95113
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-287-6969

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups

Description

Firehouse No. 1 Bar & Grill is a outstanding San Jose destination when you're looking for great food, delicious drinks, and friendly people. Gastro pub quality fare made from scratch in addition to impressive daily specials. A vast and well stocked bar that includes hand crafted cocktails in addition to draft and bottle beers, and select wines. Be sure to participate in the occasional whole bar sing-alongs, or cheer the bartenders on as they prepare exotic flaming drinks and smash bottles behind the bar. Lots of LCD screens when there is a sporting event or Sharks game - or just digital flames all around late at night. Open from 11AM until 2AM weekdays with happy hour from 3pm to 7pm. On weekends, open from 4PM until 2AM. We have full table service both inside and on the patio. Patio heaters when its cold.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?