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55 South

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Nice Bar/Lounge

After the first time I came here, it's one of my go-to spots if I go downtown. The bar/lounge has a... read more

Reviewed October 4, 2018
chris_young23
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San Jose, California
Unique, chill, relaxing

Great spot for a relaxing cocktail and great conversation... not run of the mill. Great service... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
QuebecAlpha
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Weddington, North Carolina
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4 Oct 2018
“Nice Bar/Lounge”
10 Jul 2018
“Unique, chill, relaxing ”
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Reviewed October 4, 2018

After the first time I came here, it's one of my go-to spots if I go downtown. The bar/lounge has a really nice atmosphere. It can get fairly loud when it gets crowded (but what bar doesn't). I highly recommend the Moscow Mule! It tastes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Great spot for a relaxing cocktail and great conversation... not run of the mill. Great service with a smile and unique appetizers small bites.... will be back

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Took my wife for a drink to 555 and we really enjoyed ourselves. The wine list was limited. The cocktails are excellent classic with clever, subtle twists. The staff was very polite.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CasaDoor
Reviewed February 25, 2018

Hipsters....hipsters everywhere.... I walked in an hour before closing and it was busy, small venue with maybe 50-75 people. Maybe a good spot for after work? I'm not sure if they have a happy hour probably won't come here for any weekend activities if I...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Matt H
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

I sought this bar out as they stick Scottish malt whisky bottles offering an opportunity to taste before you buy their unique offerings There was a great range of SMWS whisky together with an outstanding collection of whisky from around the world, bourbon and far...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

We stopped in for dinner and drinks, and we were not disappointed. It was pretty crowded for the small area, and we were still able to get sitting area. We did order dinner, and the quality of the food was excellent. Not your ordinary bar...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JenKacz456
Reviewed January 15, 2017

If you're looking for a good beer or craft cocktail in a bar with live music, this is your place. A lively atmosphere, big bar and plenty of tables, this is a great place to hangout with friends. They have live music some nights. Worth...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

My husband and I wandered into this bar to start our pub crawl. We basically ended up having more of a "pub sit," because we parked it here for awhile. We were there on a Friday, pretty early. Probably around 5:30 or 6, so it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 252erind
Reviewed September 15, 2016

Nice intimate cocktail bar in the heart of San Jose. Nice quiet bar you can have a conversation in? Good choice of cocktails that run 9 to 12 bucks along with a reasonable chice of beers. There are some comfy couches to hang with your...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed March 8, 2016

We get down to San Jose every few months and this is always one of our stops. The atmosphere is fun and you can't go wrong with handcrafted cocktails and being able to grab some appetizers or my favorite getting to grab a dessert!

Date of experience: December 2015
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