Original Gravity Public House
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4.78/5 rDev +15.2%
A welcome addition to the South Bay craft scene. 25 taps feature a rotating selection, which can change day by day. You'll find some craft standards from Lagunitas, Green Flash, Firestone Walker, Ballast Point, Drakes, Heretic, Breury, and Lost Abbey, alongside a good variety of Belgians. You'll also find selections from outside of California, such as Oskar Blues, Victory, Ninkasi, Rogue, Deschutes, and Flying Dog. A recent visit included the Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA.
While food is still limited, the selection of sausages was top notch. Coming soon are Grilled Cheese sandwiches.
Service was energetic, with Lynn, the manager, coming over to introduce herself and inquire as to how everything was.
With the variety of dining establishments within walking distance in downtown San Jose, I'm sure that Original Gravity will solidly fill a niche for those looking for before/after dinner brews, as well as those who will camp out on the patio and make an evening of things right here!
08-10-2012 07:16:26 | More by InfernoBoss
4.4/5 rDev +6%
San Jose, America's tenth largest city, has been the Sahara of interesting craft beer for way too long. (As a dedicated Shark's fan, I have had to do my pre-game exercises in Palo Alto).
No longer. Here are 25 rotating taps in a smallish new pub on a reasonably happening block of South First, run by a couple of guys who understand good beer and the people who go out of their way to get them on tap. There were multiple IPAs, including one from Denmark (Evil Twin), along with 2 from Firestone, the excellent Drake's Aroma Coma, and Heretic Evil Cousin, Ninkasi, porters, stout, and saisons from Port and Ballast Point. Barleywine. Belgian on draught too, as well as in bottles.
Food was sausages and grilled cheese. No salads. No burgers. No pizza. No room for any of that. But...there is poutine. And duck fat fries. Oh yeah. Wash that down with something 9% and hoppy.
This place is clearly a labor of love for the operators, and I wish them success. Hopefully hockey season will not be locked out this year -- they have a beautiful screen and sound system. And patio.
08-27-2012 01:20:58 | More by easong
4.25/5 rDev +2.4%
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
4.21/5 rDev +1.4%
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
4.11/5 rDev -1%
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
Original Gravity Public House in San Jose, CA
92 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.