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“update of previous review”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Original Gravity

Original Gravity
Ranked #98 of 2,152 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
San Jose, California
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“update of previous review”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

we visited Original Gravity soon after it opened, and we had a feeling that the place had promise.
Well, they've fulfilled our expectations completely. Their menu has rounded out real well with a good selection of sandwiches. They've integrated themselves into the community by holding tastings and participating in SF Beer Week. We talked to two bartenders and both of them were friendly and knew beer. Their beer menu was always terrific, and they've kept it up. Also, I think their good attitude gets into the crowd, which was friendly.
We highly recommend the place. it's a must for Downtown San Jose, and worth traveling to visit.
All we can say is go. You won't be disappointed

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
San Jose, California
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Excellent craft brew/sausage place in downtown SJ”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Original Gravity is a craft beer public house in downtown San Jose. They have 25 rotating taps, so every time you visit you'll find something new. It's not at all pretentious; the staff are very knowledgeable and even if you aren't, will make recommendations based on your own tastes and preferences.

They also offer several bottle beers as well.

They offer sausages & fries -- great beer food!

  • Visited January 2013
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Raleigh, NC
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“not a sports bar”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

yelp had one categorization for this place as a sports bar; so, I went there to watch the AFC playoff's. This isn't a sports bar (I really don't know WHAT to classify this place as.) They DO have a huge TV above the "bar" (the "bar" seats maybe 5 people?) but the place is tiny (maybe 30 feet by 30 feet...and that's generous) and it was SRO. The light streaming in from outside made it such that the TV picture was barely visible.

Beer selection is good if you're looking to try craft beers from established, well know breweries like Stone, Yeti, Boulder Beer, etc. I would have liked to try the sausages but wasn't in the mood to eat standing up while being jostled about.

  • Visited January 2013
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San Jose, California
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Giving it a 3 based on potential. I'd go back in a minute.”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

The beer selection in this new bar in downtown San Jose is terrific, one of the best I've ever seen. The reasons I gave it a three:
the layout is weird. it has a front room and a back patio separated by a loooong hallway. The seating in the front room is somewhat limited and the bar is a little small. The back patio is very nice, but a fair distance away from the bar with no waitstaff that I could see. The place hasn't been discovered by the downtown crowd just yet, but it can get very crowded, which becomes SRO pretty quickly. The food menu is limited now, but still good.
Despite these factors, I HIGHLY recommend the place for the beer selection and the back patio. I expect that they will get their menu together soon.

  • Visited October 2012
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