Original Gravity Public House

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

15 Reviews
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

PLACE STATS
Score:
93
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
34
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
9.37%
 
 
Taps:
25
Bottles/Cans:
20
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 34
Reviews by Flyingvtard1:
Photo of Flyingvtard1
2.43/5  rDev -43.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

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!

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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.
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