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Good Karma Vegan House

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Taps: 15 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

14 Ratings
Ratings: 14
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.03%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

37 S 1st St
San Jose, California, 95113-2402
United States
phone: (408) 294-2694

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(Place added by: gardenhoseth on 07-08-2011)
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willjschmidt

California

3.95/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3 | $$

A small vegan cafe located in downtown San Jose. They have ready made vegan food in a case that they heat up when the order is placed. It was pretty good, but I'm not sure I would rush back here for the food. The taps were outstanding. They have 11 taps, when I stopped in they had:

-Ballast Point Sculpin
-Cuvée Van De Keizer
-Duchesse De Bourgogne
-DFH Palo Santo Marron
-Stone Cali-Belgique
-Lost Abbey Jugement Day
-Nectar Hemp Ale
-Lagunitas Gnarleywine
-Firestone Walker Solace
-Tripel Karmeliet

Most was served in the correct glassware. In the craft beer wasteland that is the Silicon Valley, this place has one of the better selections.

09-20-2011 23:40:27 | More by willjschmidt
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JesseLara

California

4.63/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

A true hidden gem. Solid beer selection, solid food selection, solid people working the bar. What more can you ask for? Maybe a little more room as it is smaller than expected for the crowds they can draw, but with a tap list like theirs, it's worth it!

07-02-2014 23:21:24 | More by JesseLara
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rowbow

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2014 20:53:53 | More by rowbow
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largadeer

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

06-03-2014 01:35:34 | More by largadeer
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Mattodon

California

4.1/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3 | $$

Friendly staff who do know some stuff about beer, they'll be glad to chat it up with you about whatever.
I've never had their food, but tons of people go in and out buying it and they all love it.
The beer selection here is very nice, they'll have whatever you're craving and you'll probably want to buy a bottle to take home also.

04-26-2014 08:46:32 | More by Mattodon
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NRo

California

4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$

I stopped in to pick up two bottles of Almanac FtB, and stayed for dinner.

The place is tiny inside, with some outdoor seating in front. Their beer selection was impressive. Besides what's on tap, they have a well-stocked variety of bottles.

I'm not a vegan, and you don't have to be to enjoy the food here. I had the stuffed bell pepper and the gluten-free mashed potatoes. Each came with their own sauce, and they were delicious.

The food is in a glass display and the server/bartender will heat your selection and bring it to your table.

I had a very pleasant weeknight dinner, but I imagine it gets crowded on weekends.

01-25-2014 00:30:51 | More by NRo
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wakeuptothesun

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

12-28-2013 04:12:46 | More by wakeuptothesun
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cjw333

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

12-07-2013 08:18:14 | More by cjw333
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-27-2013 21:15:16 | More by MasterSki
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Flyingvtard1

California

4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Great tap selection! Lots of local craft and belgian imports. Bottles too. They get tons of special releases that are hard to find too ie Lagunitas' Waldo, Drakes Aroma Prieta and Russian River's Pliny the Younger.

As for the food, it's the first time I've been turned onto vegan cuisine and i must say it is absolutely delish! The vegan pork buns, Jamaican Jerk and Pa Ram are all really good.

The vibe is kinda vegan artsy hippy/hipster. With indy music playing and art for sale on the wall from local artist.

Honestly the best place in San Jose area to get a fine beer!

09-26-2012 00:08:53 | More by Flyingvtard1
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Good Karma Vegan House in San Jose, CA
94 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.