El Sotano, San Jose

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  • Dining is from 11 until 8 and the food is good but the real attraction is the music. Blues jam on Mondays. Some really good players and a really friendly of blues fans. There's a room upstairs that is...  more »
  • At El Sótano you can find a very small place to listen live music form Jazz to Rock. They try always to have good musicians.  more »
  • In the small hidden basement you can experiment all kinds of intimate concerts. Check out the programme and go! El Sotano is placed in a very hip area of SJ (or, at least it was i 2014 when I was ther...  more »
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  • A very nice place with live music, great events and workshops. Offers a very good set of craft beers.
  • Lively place with great music. Hip atmosphere.
  • A second home for lots of great local musicians that became a second home for this traveling musician. After my third or fourth visit I felt like family. Cool repurchased old house with a bohemian feel. Quiet but comfortable on weeknights with a blues jam on Monday and a jazz jam on Tuesday. When a scheduled act plays it's usually overflowing. They get remarkably good global artists considering its size. Food is cheap and beer is fairly priced. Say hi to Jorge for me.
  • Music and performances are really good. The place is small and cozy, yet the location isn't too good and getting there by foot is strongly discouraged.
  • This is a small pub located in the heart of San Jose its a bit small but very cozy place they serve all kinds of local brew and commercial beer. Be careful and don't walk alone to it too late, best to take a Taxi cab or a UBER. This place is known for alternative culture. Tends to have many local bands and solo artist play at its venue. If your like me and like to get to know new music while having a beer and eating good food this might be a fun place for you. Parking is a bit difficult best to come by foot, Taxi or UBER. But you might get lucky and find a good spot in front on the side of the road. Cool small place good for date too.