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Old 05-07-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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I'm in Santa Clara this week for work - dear sweet baby Jesus I need a beer. Where? Wheeeeeeeeere?

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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http://www.the-bistro.com/ is a good place in Hayward, just north of Santa Clara.
Tied house in Sunnyvale, west of S.C. http://tiedhouse.com/
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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http://tiedhouse.com/ - Mountain View
http://www.faultlinebrewing.com/ - Sunnyvale
http://www.gordonbiersch.com/ - San Jose - not a big fan myself but decent
http://www.teskes-germania.com/ - San Jose - decent food, also a decent place next door that has cask ales
http://www.rabbitsfootmeadery.com/

East Bay is really better for beer

Drakes is awesome: http://www.drinkdrakes.com/
California Craft Beer: Tasting Room and bottle shop http://www.yelp.com/biz/california-craft-beer-fremont
Mission Liquors - Fremont, tasting room and bottle shop
Mission Pizza - 32 taps, no bmc

THe last three places are within 5 minutes of each other.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:29 AM   #4
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Hit tied house tonight, pretty solid food and beers. A little let down they were out of their "citra" which I was looking forward to trying, but the ipa was pretty good. I think I'll head up to east bay to check those other ones out tomorrow.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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If you're heading up the east bay, go the The trappist and Beer Revolution in Oakland. Worth the drive.

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Had quite a few pints up at Faultline - not a bad spot. Pricey food, but i'm expensing meals and a beer (or two) to the company. The best Santa Fe Chicken Sandwich i've had in CA though. Beers are solid enough, if I was here for two weeks I would have picked up a mini-keg of their IPA for $25 so I could take advantage of a refill. Maybe their porter too, had a couple of those.

Joe the bartender was slick (got a couple shots on the house), we got along well watching my boys the Celtics. Stupid mistakes this game, step it up kids.

Worth a visit if you're in the area for sure.

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