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Local Dining – Near Hammer Theatre

As a culturally diverse community, San Jose offers many great cuisines.

Take a look at what is around the Hammer for you to enjoy in the Downtown Area!


ÉLYSE is a new modern French-Vietnamese fusion restaurant located in Downtown San José, CA. We are an upscale bistro that provides an enticing combination of exquisite French & Vietnamese dishes with cultivated mixology and an eclectic wine list with sophisticated service in a cozy and chic dining setting.

Hammer Promotions: Free appetizer with proof of ticket (eticket or confirmation email) in the last 24 hrs.


Address: 151 South 2nd st Suite 151 San Jose, California 95113

Hours: Wed -Sat 5PM-9PM, Sun-Tue available for private parties

Phone: (408) 899-2762

Website: Élyse Restaurant

Elyse Restaurant
Elyse Restaurant Food
LOFT- bar and bistro

With plenty of space to dine and relax indoor and out, Loft Bar and Grill certainly cater to the masses. As an event venue, they accommodate up to 250 people for banquets, weddings, corporate events and most any party. With options from standing meet-and-greets and full-service sit-down lunches and dinners, to custom-made buffets and passed hors d’oeuvres, Loft can tailor an experience for any occasion. Party planners can also choose between a full hosted bar or a full cash bar. Opened in 2005, Loft is proud to be Downtown San Jose’s place to eat, drink and be merry. Cheers!

Hammer Promotions:  15% discount  with proof of ticket (eticket or confirmation email) 

Loft Bar and Bistro

Address: 90 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95113

Hours: Dinner served 5PM-10PM, Drinks and DJs 10PM-1:30AM every FRI and SAT. OPEN 7 days a week for Private Events.

Phone: (408) 203-1664

Website: LoftSJ.com

Dining patio.
Hamburger and fries on a plate.
Crowd of people mingling inside in a bar.
Scott's Seafood San Jose restaurant logo

Scott’s Seafood has been a tradition in Downtown San José since 1986, with an emphasis on sustainable, healthy food options.  Scott’s Seafood in San José has won the People’s Choice Award for its Boston Style Clam Chowder several years running, reaffirming the consideration that goes in to crafting each meal. Come see what we sea!

With that award-winning chowder in mind, Scott’s Seafood in San José recently expanded its footprint by opening a series of fast casual restaurants named Scott’s Chowder House which offers not only its chowders, but also lobster rolls and a variety of other new menu choices not found within its Scotts Seafood sibling.

Hammer Promotions:  15% discount on food items (non-alcohol) with proof of ticket (eticket or confirmation email) and purchase of one entree per person

Scott’s Seafood

Address: 200 S. First St, Suite 10,  San José, CA 95113

Hours: Tue-Fri 11:30AM-1:30PM, 5-9PM; Sat 5PM-9PM; Sun 4:30PM-8PM

Phone: (408) 971-1700

Website: Scott’s Seafood

outside of Scott's Seafood San Jose restaurant
Scott's Seafood San Jose restaurant inside of bar
outdoor dining patio of Scott's Seafood San Jose restaurant
Food & Beverages Restaurant logo

The FAB is centered in the heart of downtown San José. Tucked away from the rest of the city, we truly are a hidden gem. Nonetheless, our restaurant isn’t too hard to find – so be sure to come in and try some of the most delicious authentic recipes we have to offer.

Besides our unique menu, our bar features a wide selection of draft beer and a fine selection of wines and mixed drinks for the most discernable palates. We are sure to satisfy the pickiest of appetites. Our Mexican fusion-style dishes are Mexican food at its best. Everything is cooked fresh to order with the finest selection of ingredients.

Hammer Promotions: 10% off your meal with proof of same day ticket (eticket or confirmation email).


Address: 110 Paseo de San Antonio, San José, CA 95112

Hours:  Mon-Wed 11AM-9PM, Thu-Fri 11AM-11PM, Sat 10AM-11PM, Sun 10AM-9PM

Phone: (408) 320-4121

Website: The FAB

plate of chicken burger and fries with a drink from Food & Beverages Restaurant
3 hard shelled tacos on a plate from Food & Beverages Restaurant
Plate of wings, celery, carrots, and ranch from Food & Beverages Restaurant
good karma artisan ales & cafe logo

A casual spot for craft beers, organic juices & vegan cooking, plus live music on Thursdays.

Good Karma Café

Address: 37 S 1st St, San José, CA 95113

Hours: Tu-Thu 11:30AM-10PM; Fri 11:30AM-12PM; Sat 11:30AM-10PM, 12PM-9PM. Live Jazz 7PM-9PM every Sun, Mon CLOSED.

Phone: (408) 294-2694

Website: Good Karma

2 tacos on plate from good karma artisan ales & cafe
Front of good karma artisan ales & cafe with small dining patio
inside of good karma artisan ales & cafe with people sitting, ordering, and talking.
Spoonish logo with 3 illustrated fishes

We created Spoonfish Poke to share our love for fresh seafood and healthy ingredients. Our mission is to provide the highest quality food offerings and an exceptional customer service experience to every guest. Each bowl is carefully crafted with the freshest and most sustainable ingredients we can locally source.


Address: 111 Paseo de San Antonio, San José, CA 95112

Hours: Everyday 11:30AM-7:30PM

Phone: (408) 320-2607

Website: Spoonfish

Hand holding up Poke Bowl in front of Spoonfish Poke
Spoonfish Poke Restaurant
Mango soft serve in a cup with tiny umbrella with Spoonfish Poke logo
Mezcal Mexican Cuisine and Mezcal Bar logo

Oaxacan food is one of Mexico’s most celebrated and complex cuisines. Mezcal Owner and Oaxacan native Adolfo Gomez moved to San José from Oaxaca, Mexico, 20 years ago. Gomez served as the Operations Manager at the Silicon Valley Capital Club restaurant for 10 years and also worked on opening Mezcal for five years. Longing for Oaxacan food and the tastes of home, Gomez’s vision of Mezcal Restaurant was realized in November 2008 and was voted one of the “2009 Best New Restaurants” by Metro Newspaper.

Mezcal Mexican Restaurant

Address: 25 W San Fernando St, San José, CA 95113

Hours: Mon closed; Tu-Fri LUNCH 11:30AM-1:30PM, DINNER 5-9PM; Sat 12-9:30PM; Sun 12-8PM

Email (for private events): mezcalrestaurantsj@gmail.com

Phone: (408) 283-9595

Website: Mezcal Mexican Restaurant

Front of Mezcal Mexican Cuisine and Mezcal Bar restaurant
bowl of carne asada nachos from Mezcal Mexican Cuisine and Mezcal Bar
Inside of Mezcal Mexican Cuisine and Mezcal Bar- bar with people sitting inside
La Lune Sucree

The Hammer Theater is excited to announce our new partnership with La Lune Sucrée!


La Lune Sucrée is a bakery, located in Downtown San José and a neighbor to the Hammer. It’s a casual, airy spot with outdoor seating dispensing European café fare, pastries, and coffee. They work with local suppliers to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients that we are sure our community will enjoy.


Hammer Promotions: If you come to a performance at the Hammer, La Lune Sucrée is offering a 10% discount to anyone who brings in their ticket on the same day of the show.

La Lune Sucree

Address: 116 Paseo De San Antonio, San José, CA 95112

Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30AM-3PM

Phone: (408) 292-2070

Website: La Lune Sucree

Outdoor dining table
Chicken sandwich on plate from La Lunes Sucree
5 fruit tarts on rectangle plate from La Lunes Sucree
Nirvana Soul Coffee Purveyors logo

Using the power of coffee & tea to bring people together.

Nirvana Soul

Address: 315 1st St, San José, CA 95113

Hours: Mon-Sat 7AM-7PM, Sun 7AM-12PM

Phone: (408) 564-6617

Website: Nirvana Soul

Nirvana Soul cup with coffee inside
Illustration of Nirvana Soul with people inside restaurant posing for the viewer.
Inside of Nirvana Soul coffee shop with people sitting, eating, and ordering food.
Philz Coffee- One cup at a time logo

We are dedicated to the future of the coffee industry, coffee farming communities, and our upstream supply chain partners. From the stores we build to the products we serve, Philz guarantees that responsible sourcing is at the heart of every decision we make.

Philz Coffee

Address: 118 Paseo de San Antonio, San José, CA 95112

Hours: Mon-Fri 6:30AM-8:30PM, Sat & Sun 7AM-6PM

Phone: (408) 971-4212

Website: Philz Coffee

Inside of Philz coffee shop with menu
Iced coffee with mint leaf as garnish
3 cups of philz coffee with mint garnish on top
Circle A

Formerly located directly across from The Hammer Theatre, Circle-A Skateboards is one of the oldest continuously operating retail establishments in downtown San José. Circle – A has moved from the glass building, and is now at 380 South 1st Street, San Jose. The new hours are 11am – 6pm everyday. The cafe is temporarily closed as they plan and construct a new one.

Circle-A Skateboards and Coffee

Address: 380 S 1st St, San José, CA 95113

Hours: Everyday 11AM- 6PM

Phone: (408) 995-0677

Website: Circle-A Skateboards and Coffee

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