Local Dining – Near Hammer Theatre

As a culturally diverse community, San José 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 S 2nd St, San José, CA 95113

Hours: Wed & Thu 5pm-9pm, Fri & Sat 5pm-10pm

Phone: (408) 899-2762

Website: Élyse Restaurant

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Established in 1956 by the Rocca Family, Original Joe’s Restaurant in San José, California has been the cornerstone of an ever-changing downtown and the growth of Silicon Valley. Tuxedoed waiters dish up steaks & Italian eats at this historical spot with counter seating.

Descended from the first Original Joe’s  founded in 1937 in San Francisco, the San José Original Joe’s was the first San Francisco based restaurant to open in San Jose in the South San Francisco Bay Area now known world wide as the heart of Silicon Valley.

Original Joe’s

Address: 301 South First St, San José, CA 95113

Hours: Sun–Thu 4pm–10pm, Fri & Sat 4pm–11pm

Phone: (408) 292-7030

Website: Original Joe’s

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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: Brunch: Sat & Sun 10:30am-1:30om, Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:20am-1:30pm, Dinner: Tue-Thu 4:30-8:30pm, Fri & Sat 4:30-9:30pm, Sun 4:30-8:30pm

Phone: (408) 971-1700

Website: Scott’s Seafood

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Food & Beverages

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 9am-4pm, Tue & Wed 9am-8pm, Thu-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 8:30am-4pm

Phone: (408) 320-4121

Website: The FAB

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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: Tue-Sat 11am-9pm, Sun 12pm-8pm

Phone: (408) 294-2694

Website: Good Karma


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: Mon-Sun 11am-8pm

Phone: (408) 320-2607

Website: Spoonfish


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: Tue-Sun 12pm-8pm

Phone: (408) 283-9595

Website: Mezcal Mexican Restaurant

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

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 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.

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


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

Nirvana Soul

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

Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 7am-12pm

Phone: (408) 564-6617

Website: Nirvana Soul

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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-5pm, Sat & Sun 7am-5pm

Phone: (408) 971-4212

Website: Philz Coffee

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Located directly across from The Hammer Theatre, Circle-A Skateboards is one of the oldest continuously operating retail establishments in downtown San José.  In 2019 Circle-A Skateboards expanded its popular retail skate shop to include a café.  Since then it has become a regular meetup spot for locals including SJSU students, skate enthusiasts and the downtown workforce.  Circle-A offers oat milk and serves Wrecking Ball Coffee.

Circle-A Skateboards and Coffee

Address: 108 Paseo de San Antonio, San José, CA 95113

Hours: Mon-Sat 8:30am-6pm & Sun 9am-6pm

Phone: (408) 995-0677

Website: Circle-A Skateboards and Coffee

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