Original Gravity Public House

YOUR RATING = None |
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

15 Reviews
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
34
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

66 S 1st St
San Jose, California, 95113-2406
United States

(408) 915-2337 | map
www.originalgravitypub.com

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Added by Philousa on 07-29-2012

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 34
Reviews by willjschmidt:
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4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of cherche
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

awesome place. lots of space, nice and clean, few different areas to choose from (outdoor, back bar, front bar). great selection of beers on tap - good variety and quality. beers have always tasted fresh and crisp out of the tap so i assume they do a good job of cleaning the lines. food is solid but menu is limited (pretty much just a bunch of different sausages) so if you are picky you might want to grab food elsewhere :)

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Photo of SunDevilBeer
3.91/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Bar itself is a bit small, only 5 seats or so. Weird setup with order-at-the-counter beer and food with tables around like a Subway sandwich joint.

Electronic real-time tap listing, nice variety of beers. Barkeeps efficient and friendly.

Pricing was OK, better than some of the other beer places in downtown SJ, and they had a Happy Hour and some other pricing specials too.

Worth a visit if you're downtown, not a destination per se.

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Photo of Claytonis
5/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of dbannister
4.9/5  rDev +14.8%
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 -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.5

Photo of Leftofthedial
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of mayorQuimby
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of chrisjws
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
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 -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of sjrodriguez
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of crspytoast
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JRod1965
4.68/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of LakerLeith
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of HopsAholic79
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of define333
4.09/5  rDev -4.2%

Photo of glf60
4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

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 -6.3%

Photo of hacksoncode
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of JesseLara
3.99/5  rDev -6.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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Original Gravity Public House in San Jose, CA
93 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.