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Original Gravity Public House

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91
outstanding

13 Reviews
Reviews: 13
Visits: 31
rAvg: 4.1
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

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Reviews: 13 | Visits: 31
Reviews by willjschmidt:
Photo of willjschmidt
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A newish beer bar located in downtown San Jose.

Atmosphere: Located on 4th street in downtown San Jose, across the street from Good Karma. The inside space is pretty small. It gets very crowded on weekend evenings and it's difficult to move around and get to the bar. However, they have a large outdoor patio with picnic tables.

Quality: Beers are served in standard pint glasses or tulips.

Service: I've never had any issues with service here, it seems to be pretty good.

Selection: Selection is very good, especially for San Jose. They have 25 taps and are constantly rotating them. There is a video board above the board that displays the beers currently on-tap along with info such as ABV, serving size, price, and a type of beer. They also update their website in real time so you can check what they have on-tap before heading down.

Food: Food is limited but pretty good. They have about a dozen different types of gourmet sausages with toppings. They also have grilled cheese sandwiches. The best thing here are the duck fat fries, also served with a selection of dipping sauces.

Value: Pretty pricey. Also most beers are served in sizes smaller than a pint. (1,173 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of dbannister
4.9/5  rDev +19.5%
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. (1,042 characters)

Photo of Rothobinide
4.18/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of mayorQuimby
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of chrisjws
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (387 characters)

Photo of brywhite
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of sjrodriguez
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of crspytoast
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JRod1965
4.68/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of LakerLeith
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of define333
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of glf60
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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 ! (243 characters)

Photo of Millsh
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of hacksoncode
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of JesseLara
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
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. (329 characters)

Photo of ironchefkook
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of rowbow
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Mattodon
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
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. (669 characters)

Photo of NRo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
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. (439 characters)

Photo of wakeuptothesun
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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Original Gravity Public House in San Jose, CA
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