Bars & Clubs 2011

South County

Station 55 HOSED: Gilroy's Station 55 is located in the town's old firehouse. Photograph by Annalisa Hackleman

The Claddagh

1300 First St., Gilroy; 408.848.5050. An Irish pub.

El Toro Brewing Co.

17605 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill; 408.782.2739. A boutique brew pub for South County.

Morgan Hill Cigar Company

17340 Monterey Road, Morgan Hill; 408.776.7667. A smoker's retreat with a wine bar.

9Lives

7430 Monterey St., Gilroy; 408.337.1799. A strong weekend schedule of local bands plus regular comedy nights where the old Gaslighter used to be.

Station 55

55 Fifth St., Gilroy; 408.840.2444. The converted brick firehouse has a restaurant downstairs and a honky-tonkish bar with stage upstairs, including a "Hook & Ladder Lounge"