Check out 5 of the best bars in Silicon Valley

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Bars are an integral part of any community’s nightlife and this is especially true in Silicon Valley with its lively, young high-tech crowd and innovative, fast-changing culture. Here are the top 5 bars to go to when you find yourself in the area.

Haberdasher
43 W San Salvador St., San Jose

If the charming, vintage look of this speakeasy does not draw you in, the artful craft cocktails will. Try the “House Fittings,” their signature craft cocktails or the “Draft Cocktail,” which are exactly what they sound like – cocktails on tap. For an additional $9, customers can bring home their mug for future visits and have it refilled at the taps.

The Tap Room
233 University Ave, Palo Alto

Come for the relaxed, cozy atmosphere of the quintessential American hangout, with board games, pinball machines, and a jukebox. Stay for the great beer and equally delicious food. The Tap Room offers new, experimental beers as well as a variety of collaboration beers. Adventurous beer enthusiasts can order the “Flight of the Day,” a sampling of five beers on tap.

Paper Plane
72 S 1st St., San Jose

This chic cocktail bar offers everything: artisan craft cocktails, barrel-aged drinks, draft punches, and both old-school and the latest staples. Not fond of cocktails? You can also order from their wine or beer menus. Paper Plane has a massive collection of spirits and everyone is sure to find something to their taste. Pair your drink with creative new American and fusion cuisine.

Calave
299 California Ave #115, Palo Alto

This wine bar along Palo Alto’s California Avenue offers a wide selection of wine, which you can order by the bottle, glass, or straight from the tap. Its wine selections range from nearby San Luis Obispo and all the way from Argentina, France, South Africa and New Zealand. Calave has a variety of sophisticated and unique flavors that can be paired with a variety of bar bites, including salads, paninis, and cheese and charcuterie plates. The wine bar stands on the former site of the Mayfield Brewery and channels some of its pre-prohibition aesthetic.

The Old Pro
541 Ramona St, Palo Alto

Established in 1964, The Old Pro is a sports bar that is proudly Californian. It uses only fresh, local ingredients in its cuisine and serves California wines, seasonal cocktails, and locally made craft beers. It’s been voted the best sports bar in Palo Alto several times over the years. The bar has 24 screens, making it the perfect venue to cheer for your favorite sports teams.

These are just a sampling of the many great bars you’ll find throughout Silicon Valley. You may also check out this in-depth article about the must-visit brunch spots in Palo Alto.

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