8 Best Nightclubs In San Jose, California

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Located in Silicon Valley and surrounded by rolling hills, San Jose is a big city that is also the technology center of California’s Bay area. A lot of people often visit this city for a lot of reason, whether for leisure or pleasure, you’ll surely enjoy its many landmarks, superb restaurants, rich culture, as well as the art scene. One of the must-visit attractions here includes the historic district, which boasts of architectural prowess like the Spanish Colonial Revival structures and 1883 Italianate-style Odd fellows building. Another tourist destination is the Tech Museum of Innovation, which focuses on science and technology. You can stay in one of the amazing Airstream rentals or hotels with pool available in the area. In case you don’t want your nights to be uneventful, we have compiled a list of the best nightclubs in San Jose that will make your heart happy.

1. Avery Lounge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Located in Downtown San Jose, Avery lounge is an upscale nightspot that is specially curated to take its guest to the next level of posh and class nightlife atmosphere. It has live performances from talented artists as well as residents DJs that will make you bop into their upbeat music. It is also proud of having the best bartenders in town concocting superb cocktails for its guests. Moreover, the place has friendly and accommodating staffs that will not let you without a drink. Drop by if you’re looking for fun things to do in Downtown San Jose.

Avery Lounge

Address: 399 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

Website: Avery Lounge

Opening hours: Thu - Sun: 10pm – 1:30am (closed from Mon - Wed)

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2. The Ritz

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Source: Photo by Flickr user Miles Gehm used under CC BY 2.0

If you’re the kind of person who loves live performances more than DJ hits, then The Ritz is a must-try nightclub in San Jose for you. Every night is a different live show here, but they’re all equally entertaining. Though this is only a small night club, the music, live acoustically, and the dance floor compensates for its small space, making you enjoy everything it has to offer.

The Ritz

Address: 400 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

Website: The Ritz

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 8pm - 2am (closed on Sun & Mon)

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3. JJ's Lounge

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

For over two decades, JJ’s Blue Lounge has been serving the locals of San Jose with quality service and quality drinks made by their resident “intoxicologist.” If you want a chilled out night and good old fun with your good friends, then this is the place to be. The entertainment every night varies from live performances from local artist, famous entertainers, jam sessions, and more. Moreover, the place has a fully stocked bar and a casual vibe, making you feel more comfortable than ever.

JJ's Lounge

Address: 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117, USA

Website: JJ’s Lounge

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

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4. Club Caribe

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Club Caribe De San Jose on Saturday, June 26, 2021

Are you looking for some good time in San Jose? Why not hit the popping’ Club Caribe and dance to some beat? If this looks fun for you, then head to this local favorites and bop to some music with Latin roots. This establishment is one of the oldest clubs in the area, which often frequented by many people from different walks of life. It also has two dance floors, so you don’t have to worry if it gets crowded. As for the menu, they serve Mexican and Caribbean dishes that will make you forget your name.

Club Caribe

Address: 1001 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95110, USA

Website: Club Caribe

Opening hours: Fri - Sun: 9pm – 1:30am (closed from Mon - Thu)

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5. ENSO Bar & Nightclub

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Come enjoys some good drinks and food in our patio tonight. Doors open at 5pm. Don’t forget to make your reservation. See y’all later!

Posted by Enso Nightclub • Bar on Saturday, August 1, 2020

A posh nightclub in San Jose, ENSO Bar & Nightclub features two dancing areas that cater to all kinds of party-goers. The first dance floor is a more chilled out and spacious spot with comfortable seating and a DJ that plays throwback music. The second caters to more enthusiastic party-goers looking for upbeat music. The music here is rather loud, and it is where the main bar is located. Furthermore, since it is a classy nightclub, it has a dress code. Make sure to dress appropriately to be allowed entry.

ENSO Bar & Nightclub

Address: 97 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

Website: ENSO Bar & Nightclub

Opening hours: Wed - Fri, Sun: 6pm - 2am; Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed on Mon & Tue)

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6. Miami Beach Club

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Miami Beach Club, San Jose, CA on Sunday, March 6, 2022

If you plan to experience San Jose’s night scene, then you have to visit Miami Beach Club for more than a night. For every night this place has different offerings, it has a rotating schedule of its acts: it could have DJs tonight, then bands the next night, or it could have a theme party the next day. So, keep yourself posted, with their schedules. It is the perfect place to chill, with friends, with an ice-cold beer on hand while listening to good music. Just a fair reminder, the place is costly, so make sure you’re loaded before going.

Miami Beach Club

Address: 417 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

Website: Miami Beach Club

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Tue)

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7. LVL 44

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Wash those hands

Posted by LVL 44 on Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A favorite of younger crowds, LVL 44 is one of the most sought-after a nightclub in San Jose that features hip decors and radiates party-on vibes. It is famous for its strong drinks, live music, and DJ nights. So, what are you waiting for? Come and visit with your friends and dance to cool music if you’re looking for fun things to do at night.

LVL 44

Address: 44 S Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA 95113, USA

Website: LVL 44

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 10pm - 1:30am (closed from Sun - Wed)

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8. Club Rodeo Rio

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by Club Rodeo Rio on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Rodeo Club is a treat for Latin music lovers. It is a huge nightclub that offers Latin flares performances, live music, DJ sounds, country music, and more that will make it hard for you to leave the dance floor. Another exciting feature that is perfect for thrill-seekers is the mechanical bull. And when you get hungry, don’t forget to order their street tacos, for it is to die for.

Club Rodeo Rio

Address: 610 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110, USA

Website: Club Rodeo Rio

Opening hours: Sat: 9pm - 2am (closed from Sun - Fri)

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Night time at San Jose

San Jose has plenty to offer, including cafes and skateparks. However, don’t make yourself too tired in the morning that you don’t have the energy to go out and party at night. San Jose has the most exciting nightlife in Silicon Valley with its amazing array of bars, clubs, lounges, and more. Don’t forget to check out our list of the best nightclubs in San Jose, California, for your guide.

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