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Original Gravity Public House

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 13.49%
Taps: 25
Bottles: 20
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: 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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(Place added by: Philousa on 07-29-2012)
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Flyingvtard1

California

2.43/5  rDev -41.4%

This place is a joke. The people who work there have no idea how to pour beer, and actually poured the WRONG beer a couple of times for me. Not only that but they didn't have any beer knowledge when asking them about flavor profiles of different beers. They didn't even offer a sample! Everywhere else I go, if I inquire about a beer they are more than happy to give me a small 1-3oz sample. Not this place. The food was horrible, and I love sausage. The only good thing this place has going for them is they do have some good craft beer. But if your bartender cannot even tell you about the beer or pour it properly why go back?

VERY PRICEY! An 8oz pour of Dogfish Head 120 Minute was $10 at OG, where LITTERALY accross the street Good Karma Vegan Cafe had 10oz pour for $6 or $7 of the same beer.

The overall vibe was sterile. Boring decor, NO TAP HANDLES and the other customers consisted of college students who don't know any better than to waste their money on a place like this.

I will never return!

09-26-2012 00:20:25 | More by Flyingvtard1
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Afty

California

3.65/5  rDev -12%

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
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bayareahustla

California

3.7/5  rDev -10.8%

Beer is very pricey. Ambiance is cool. Nice location in downtown right in the middle of everything (half a block from Gordon Biershe) Not a ton of seating inside, but has a back patio with benches and tables which seems pretty cool. Also it allows smoking which is nice at times. Food is basically Sausages and grilled cheese sandwiches right now. The beer they had on tap was very nice, some hard to finds and some obvious choices. all around not bad, but again very pricey!!!

3 beers, total of 24 ounces, 30 bucks!!!

08-04-2012 01:08:39 | More by bayareahustla
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JesseLara

California

3.99/5  rDev -3.9%

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
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Millsh


4/5  rDev -3.6%

08-03-2014 00:45:03 | More by Millsh
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willjschmidt

California

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
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QuakeAttack

California

4.11/5  rDev -1%

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.

08-09-2013 23:12:30 | More by QuakeAttack
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Mattodon

California

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
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ironchefkook

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-29-2014 07:19:46 | More by ironchefkook
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NRo

California

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
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Original Gravity Public House in San Jose, CA
92 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.