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Address: 43 West San Salvador Street, San Jose, CA
Phone Number:
+1 408-792-7356
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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Lost piece of authenticity over time

I've been here some years ago when the style was definite speakeasy with very authentic throughout starting from the doorman and the big muscle bouncers that we're the first ones... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2016
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Livonia, Michigan
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2016

What a charming place to sip a cocktail and sit in comfort with old world charm and excellent service!!!

Thank Vernita S
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107 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

I've been here some years ago when the style was definite speakeasy with very authentic throughout starting from the doorman and the big muscle bouncers that we're the first ones you ran into when reaching downstairs. Still worth 4 stars although this was earlier 5 star experience. Bartenders are still top notch and tuning the drinks to the customer taste.... More 

Thank Jarpi
Northern California
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

a new take on old speakeasy bars. great drinks. ok atmosphere. they keep the flow of people so it doesn't feel crowded.

Thank SJAH
San Jose, California
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358 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Brix510
Washington Township, New Jersey
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 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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66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
210 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

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
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
Level Contributor
34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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