This place is amazing! And that's all you need to know. But for explanation's sake, the food is superb and affordable, the beer selection is bar none the best in the Bay Area, the vibe is amazing, cool live music, no cover, great ambiance, good people, greater times. And with a rotating burger of the week (made of local grass-fed Niman Ranch beef), you cannot go wrong. Oh, and by the way, don't expect to waltz in to find yourself zoning out staring zombie-like into another rerun of Matlock on the tube. No, this is San Jose Sharks country. Hockey on TV...in the Bay Area....believe it...and love it. Noah and Mirjam know how to treat their customers right. 10 out of 10 people agree.....Barley And Hops is the cats pajamas, And by cats pajamas, we're talking onesies...with the footies attached. Dig it. You won't be disappointed.