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Reviews by willjschmidt:
3.78/5 rDev -3.8%
Your standard chain brewpub. Not a lot to distinguish itself from Gordon Biersh, Tied House, Rock Bottom etc. The food is just ok, the beers are slightly better than average but nothing to write home about. They sometimes have a guest tap and that can sometimes be a good find (such as Sierra Nevada Harvest). The atmosphere is a clean and sterile with a Silicon Valley corporate feel due to the fact that it's located in Apple's parking lot. Worth going to watch a game or for happy hour with co-workers but I not a destination for a beer geek.
05-19-2008 18:04:01 | More by willjschmidt
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3.85/5 rDev -2%
One of many BJ's across the country. However, this is the only one right next to Apple's HQ. As such, parking is at an absolute premium. Don't mess with it....hand your keys to the valet and go inside and enjoy their selection of brews.
Beyond the BJ drafts, they have a good selection of micros (Prohibition Ale, Rogue, Sierra Bigfoot, various Belgians including Chimay and Duvel, Rochefort 10, IPA's, Hefe's, you name it). Match these with their pizza's, pastas, sandwiches, or other entrees and you've got a nice evening.
Top it off with a patio for summer dining and drinking, and BJ's Cupertino delivers.
11-30-2011 08:41:44 | More by InfernoBoss
4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
Out of all the BJ's locations I have been to this one has to be my favorite. Besides the great food (california chicken sandwich and a pizookie are musts) thier tap list is awesome. They have Petrus Oud Bruin on tap which is what I usually get, but they have id say probably close to 50 beers on tap. Im not a big fan of the beers they actually brew, but thier porter isnt bad. Overall just a great place to sit down and watch the game, have some good bar food, and have some not-so-usual beers on top.
05-09-2011 19:19:10 | More by Dobby
4.18/5 rDev +6.4%
Stopped off here recently for a quick beer and a bite. Located in Apple's parking lot which is reflected in the customers there when i was. Walking in the bar is to the left and dining straight ahead. There is some patio seating as well. This place has an upscale sports bar feel to it. They had about 10 beers on tap including a couple of guest taps (Alaskan Ale & a Rogue) and a house cider. I also notices a dozen Belgians in bottles including Scaldis and Chimay. Service was attentive and excellent. I had the Porter which was solid and a 1/2 sandwich and soup combo. Both of which were solid. They have a lunch special that gets you certain lunch items for $5.99 and a pint of a regular beer for $3.
I would stop by again in heart beat-IMO better than Gordon Biersch and Rock Bottom.
01-25-2009 18:41:51 | More by bradybeer
3.7/5 rDev -5.9%
This is not a bad restaurant and brewery; they have a good selection of beers that they brew themselves. The menu selection is quite diverse and everything is good. The beers are mediocre to good; there are defiantly better Breweries in Silicon Valley than BJ's. It can get very busy at times due to the fact that they are in Apple's parking lot. The atmosphere is nice and casual, but as others have said it can at times have a business atmosphere to it but that is due to the fact that they are in Silicon Valley near some high tech firms. The restaurant is large with a good size bar and several TVs thought the restaurant. It is a good place to go with family, friends, or just to rad a brew at the bar and watch the game.
02-26-2008 07:19:30 | More by monkeybeer
4.08/5 rDev +3.8%
Visited this place for lunch one day while I was out in California attending a wedding. I have to say, this is a great place...great food and a great beer selection. They have about a dozen taps with a number of bottles; mostly microbrews from the region. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful in selecting various beers for different courses. The one downside of this place is that it's a bit too 'business professional' with lots of suits having their power lunches and whatnot. Other than that, this is a great place to have a meal and a few beers.
11-03-2005 19:34:48 | More by jaluria
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
BJ's is one of the closest brewpubs to where I live, and I finally made it there. I enjoyed their beers quite a bit, especially their Imperial Stout. I was their for dinner with 3 of my buddies, and the food was served promptly and was quite delicious. Service was excellent.
This place is more of a restaurant than a pub, but there still is a good emphasis on their brews. The hostess introduced us to their beers and encouraged us to try at least their samplers. The stout, nutty brewnette, pale ale and irish red are all pretty decent.
Overall, a great place to have dinner and a few good brews.
08-15-2005 01:17:19 | More by baiser
4.1/5 rDev +4.3%
This is one of a bunch of BJ's around CA. I've been to three now, and this is the biggest, swankiest so far. It's clean and new and looks great. Huge, with large booths, outdoor tables, large screen TVs, and a decent bar area. This is definitely more of a restaurant though, and I wouldn't come here just for a beer at the bar. The place is always packed and the wait can be hours. They only serve BJ's beers, which are actually pretty good. Get the sampler. The red is their flagship. Food is pretty good, except I'd pass on the pizza. There's the obligatory cooked-with-beer dishes, but they aren't all that imaginative Prices are a little higher but reasonable. Parking can be a problem.
01-02-2005 06:34:36 | More by oggg
BJ's Restaurant in Cupertino, CA
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.