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Original Gravity Public House

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13 Reviews
Reviews: 13
Visits: 31
Avg: 4.26
pDev: n/a
Taps: 25
Bottles: 20
Cask: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

66 S 1st St
San Jose, California, 95113-2406
United States
phone: (408) 915-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @origgravpub

Place added by: Philousa on 07-29-2012

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Reviews: 13 | Visits: 31
Reviews by QuakeAttack:
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4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3

I have been to OG Public House three times in the last six months. Great addition to the South Bay Beer Scene and downtown San Jose. Yes, San Jose is actually starting to have a downtown!

Atmosphere: It's small and has several TVs to watch sports. Good mix of ages between college, younger business, and old farts like myself. In the end, it's nice, but nothing special.

Quality: Both the beer selection (rotates quite often) and limited food is excellent. Some great breweries such as Stone, Firestone,and BallastPoint are available along with local breweries. Food is limited to sausages, fry's and a few other selections, but is very good. Loved the bread!

Service: Friendly, knowledgeable, and personable. You really can't ask for more.

Selection: 25 Taps with different styles which rotate often and appear both on their web site and a screen in the bar. I always find 2-3 beers that I try and often more. It would be nice to up the taps by 10-15 overtime...

Food: Limited, but quality is excellent.

Value: The cost of the beer is at least equal to those at Hofbrau House and better than Steins in Mountain View and anything in SF.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dbannister
4.9/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

I can't rate the food because its only German style meat, and I am not able to eat it....

Original Gravity is in downtown San Jose across from another popular establishment (Good Karma).

Vibe - The place has both indoor and outdoor seating. The front has most of the beers on tap and there is a middle section (dark) that has bottles you can purphase along with a couple of more taps. The back is where you can sit outside and its a very nice place to hangout on a warm San Jose day/night.

Quality - The beer selection is one of the best in San Jose. They generally have at least 2-3 barrel aged beers on tap, and they have beers across the spectrum. The quality is the biggest reason to visit.

Service - The people are very nice and they are constantly making rounds to clear out old glasses, to its always very clean.

Selection - There are usually 25+ beers on tap, and they also have bottles for purchase.

Overall, this is a great place to get quality beer that you can consume in a nice, clean location. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Rothobinide
4.18/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of mayorQuimby
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of chrisjws
3.96/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Cool place to get a beer. Great ambiance, decor, etc. The tap list is always turning over and all kinds of cool stuff comes through. The food is great as well. My only complaint is the staff can be rude at times and if you're not one of the people in there everyday they give you minimal attention. I get catering to regulars, but you shouldn't do that at the expense of other customers.

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Photo of brywhite
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of sjrodriguez
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of crspytoast
4.41/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JRod1965
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of LakerLeith
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of define333
4.09/5  rDev -4%

Photo of glf60
4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

We visited Original Gravity today as our last stop before leaving San Jose.
Beer: Awesome beer selection as well as bottled beer-I selected a Parabolo to take for later.
Food: The Duck Fat Fries did not disappoint.
Staff: Again, awesome !

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Photo of Millsh
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of hacksoncode
5/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of JesseLara
3.99/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I really want to like this place but it gets harder and harder to with the service at times and the prices.
Tap list is awesome
food is great, although some of it a bit pricey
staff is generally nice, although when they get busy they can be a bit standoffish
I will continue to visit on occasion hoping to find that one thing.

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Photo of ironchefkook
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Mattodon
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

There is a Beer Garden in the back patio area for anyone, and brick walls inside and wood barrels for that rustic vibe, yet very new and silicon-valley like with the clean metal tabletops and tap wall.
A large screen hangs down showing every beer on tap and every patron is cherished here. You have top notch beers to choose from if you want to spend $10 a beer, but No matter how much you want to spend you will have a great time here. They have a large selection of Bratwursts some are freshly delivered and have rare meats like rabbit, pheasant, buffalo, etc. Great fries and dips.
All the staff there are helpful and friendly cool people. You'll want to tip them.

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Photo of NRo
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I went for Santa Clara Valley Brewing's release of New Almaden Red.

The staff were friendly, even with a crowded bar. The courtyard in the back provided ample seating, and a nice, peaceful, outside atmosphere.

They have a very good selection of beer, and you can always check their website to see what's on tap. The food is good as well. They have a variety of sausages that go great with ale. I look forward to coming back with friends.

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Photo of wakeuptothesun
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

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Original Gravity Public House in San Jose, CA
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