The Best of Silicon Valley 2012
Best British Pub
Britannia Arms Almaden 5027 Almaden Expwy., San Jose. People come to the Britannia Arms for good old-fashioned pub food and brew: bangers, fish and chips, steak and kidney pie, mash, corned beef and cabbage as well as Guinness, Stella, Fuller and all the over-seas beer faves. But after hours, they put away the menus and turn into a late-night bar of choice for the South Bay, with DJs, bands and karaoke.
Trials Pub 265 N. First St., San Jose
Britannia Arms Downtown 173 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose
Best Irish Pub
25 N. San Pedro St., San Jose. Locals have been raving about the Irish coffee at O'Flaherty's for years. And with the cozy, friendly ambience and charming Irish atmosphere, it's the closest thing you'll get to an Irish pub in the land of the Googleplex. Plus live Irish music every Tuesday and Sunday.
Katie Blooms 369 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell
CB Hannegan's 208 Bachman Ave., Los Gatos