Original Gravity Public House
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Taps: 25 / Bottles: 20
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by willjschmidt:
4.11/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
A newish beer bar located in downtown San Jose.
Atmosphere: Located on 4th street in downtown San Jose, across the street from Good Karma. The inside space is pretty small. It gets very crowded on weekend evenings and it's difficult to move around and get to the bar. However, they have a large outdoor patio with picnic tables.
Quality: Beers are served in standard pint glasses or tulips.
Service: I've never had any issues with service here, it seems to be pretty good.
Selection: Selection is very good, especially for San Jose. They have 25 taps and are constantly rotating them. There is a video board above the board that displays the beers currently on-tap along with info such as ABV, serving size, price, and a type of beer. They also update their website in real time so you can check what they have on-tap before heading down.
Food: Food is limited but pretty good. They have about a dozen different types of gourmet sausages with toppings. They also have grilled cheese sandwiches. The best thing here are the duck fat fries, also served with a selection of dipping sauces.
Value: Pretty pricey. Also most beers are served in sizes smaller than a pint.
05-13-2013 17:24:47 | More by willjschmidt
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
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.
07-03-2014 00:20:30 | More by JesseLara
4.21/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$
There is a Beer Garden in the back patio area for anyone, and brick walls inside and wood barrels for that rustic vibe, yet very new and silicon-valley like with the clean metal tabletops and tap wall.
A large screen hangs down showing every beer on tap and every patron is cherished here. You have top notch beers to choose from if you want to spend $10 a beer, but No matter how much you want to spend you will have a great time here. They have a large selection of Bratwursts some are freshly delivered and have rare meats like rabbit, pheasant, buffalo, etc. Great fries and dips.
All the staff there are helpful and friendly cool people. You'll want to tip them.
04-26-2014 08:38:36 | More by Mattodon
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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.
01-25-2014 00:22:02 | More by NRo
3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
Original Gravity is the go-to beer bar for my group of friends. They pour a lot of interesting beers, they host fun beer events with various local breweries, and they have a nice, hip vibe.
Their food is limited to sausages, simple sandwiches, and fries. The fries are cooked in duck fat and are delicious. I'm not a huge fan of the sausages, but they do have many different sausage choices.
Their beer choices are excellent, probably the best in the South Bay. They get a lot of unique beers that you won't see elsewhere around San Jose. Their prices are a little high -- maybe $1-2 more than I would expect to pay for those beers.
10-26-2013 07:12:33 | More by Afty
Original Gravity Public House in San Jose, CA
92 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.