10 Places to Enjoy Nightlife in Santa Clara

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Santa Clara, named after the Spanish mission that was established there over five decades ago, is a city strategically positioned in Santa Clara County.

It has its own thriving scene after dark as it offers exciting nightlife in the California’s Silicon Valley that includes a decent mix of dance music, live bands, good food, excellent service, and even a few laughs. There are plenty of sports bars where you can grab a bite to eat and watch the game with friends and also great restaurants that open up to late night.

1. Avalon Hollywood

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Avalon nightclub will overwhelm your senses with high energy audio by EAW in a stunning 10,000 square feet setting. It is located at an easily accessible place close to the intersection of Vine and Hollywood.

The Avalon is an ideal venue for Bachelorette, Corporate Parties, and Birthday; Avalon offers VIP bottle service, a palatable cocktail menu and stunning visuals. This is a perfect place to enjoy different sorts of live music from top bands although the audience favorites seem to be rock and alternative acts. Everyone is always welcome!


  • Name: Avalon Hollywood
  • Address: 1735 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
  • Capacity: 2,000
  • Opening hours: Mon: 10PM-12AM, Tue-Fri: 12AM-6PM, 10PM-12AM, Sat: 10PM-7AM, Sun: Closed.
  • Website: http://avalonhollywood.com/

2. AMF Moonlite Lanes

This crazy nightspot offers best-in-class bowling and awesome anytime fun with forty all-star lanes, bar billiards, and a classic arcade packed with exhilarating games! They have flat-screen TVs, an intriguing selection of beer and cocktails, and a demiurgic lineup of signature dishes, ideal for the big game to feel like a sporting event.

AMF Moonlite Lanes offers convenient lane side service, available private event rooms, and exclusive entertainment that’s always ready to roll and is perfect for casual outings, after-work gatherings, birthday parties, and corporate events.


  • Name: AMF Moonlite Lanes
  • Located in: Moonlite Shopping Center
  • Address: 2780 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Phone: +1 408-296-7200
  • Website: https://www.amf.com/location/amf-moonlite-lanes

3. Comedy Sportz

Comedy Sportz that’s ideal for the whole family, fun and fast-paced, is basically what the ‘digital generation’ refer to as the ‘Talk of the City.’

ComedySportz being the award-winning interactive comedy show where two teams compete for laughs and points, allows the audience always to be a part of the interactive show, and sometimes even winding up on stage! It’s entertainment clean enough for church, perfect for bachelor parties and business groups. It’s anything but boring.


  • Name: ComedySportz
  • Address: 288 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95113
  • Phone: +1 408-985-5233
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 9AM-3:30 PM, Weekends: 6-11:30 PM
  • Product and services: viewmenu.com
  • Website: http://comedysportzsanjose.com/

4. JJ’s Blues

This local favorite has over two decades of history and it’s the discotheque that has been driving locals as well passers-by nuts in Silicon Valley. Many blues legends past and present have played here. You can be given a chance to drown your sorrows in music before heading over to the bar. It is a live music venue devoted to the blues, from acoustic sets to jam nights.

Boasting live entertainment every night, it’s a cozy neighborhood blues dive with a full bar and excellent tunes. Don’t think twice; it’s the place to spend a smooth night out!


  • Name: JJ’s Blues
  • Address: 3439 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose, CA 95117
  • Phone: +1 408-386-1500
  • Happy Hours Mon-Fri: 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
  • Website: http://www.jjsblues.com/

5. C & J’s Sports Bar

While waiting to be served or to enjoy the game at C & J’s Sports Bar, you are likely to hear the locals spin favorite yarn. There are eight High Definition TVs, One HD Projector both with DIRECTV enough for you to catch all the major sporting events.

You will also enjoy College nights with the DJ, karaoke, and live music merited, full bar and dozens of beers, free Wi-Fi and importantly, Pool Table, Foosball and Internet Jukebox. You wouldn’t miss this for anything.


  • Name: C & J’s Sports Bar
  • Address: 1550 Lafayette St, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Phone: +1 408-423-9013
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 10AM-2AM, Sun: 9AM-2AM
  • Website: http://candjsportsbar.com/

6. Blinky’s Can’t Say

Here’s another great neighborhood bar in Santa Clara. At Blinky’s food and drinks are priced right and good. They play great yet smooth songs while you enjoy your meal and drinks. What’s not to love? Personally, I would dare complain.

Friday is the best night for karaoke if you are looking for a sport rationalise your deepest thoughts. It’s ideal for a romantic rendezvous, and the lighting is stunning. New in town? This is a definite place to be and everyone feels welcomed.


  • Name: Blinky’s Can’t Say
  • Address: 1031 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Phone: +1 408-985-7201
  • Opening hours: 8AM-2AM Everyday
  • Menu: locu.com
  • Website: http://www.blinkyssantaclara.com/

7. DaSilva’s Bronco

Da Silva’s Bronco is the bar to visit as it has gained quite a reputation all over the Silicon Valley. This winsome nightclub mostly has a young attractive female staff, and the senior parched regulars seem to like that about Da Silva’s Broncos Best prices, best bartenders and the wonderful owner who treats his clients correctly.

Great place to listen to music, sing karaoke and have a fabulous time. Superb ambiance, nice leather couches to rest on, and a very hospitable environment is what greets you upon entering this ‘chilling-spot’. Oh! And beer pong every Sunday and Monday. Sunday beer pong tournaments are so much fun, come and try it sometime!


  • Name: Broncos Cocktail Lounge
  • Address: 1251 Franklin St, Santa Clara, CA 95050
  • Phone: +1 408-248-4682
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 12PM-2AM, Sat-Sun: 10AM-2AM
  • Website: http://www.sanjose.com/da-silvas-broncos-b2654141

8. Poinciana Lounge

The Poinciana is the great neighborhood’s place found along the White Oak Lane. This Dive Lounge is also family like Sports Bar hosting pool tables, two dart machines, pinball, more than 7 plasma flat-screen  TV’s and a 254cm HD projection screen to watch all the games that you wouldn’t want to miss for anything!

You can watch your favorite team and fill your stomach with an elaborate spread of complimentary food cooked up. The Poinciana has several Beers on Draught that comes out brumal! You surely would want to swing by sometime and revel in the Poinciana!


  • Name: Poinciana Lounge
  • Address: 2041 White Oak Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Phone: +1 408-246-2420
  • Opening hours: 10AM-2AM Everyday.
  • Website: http://www.poincianalounge.com/

9. Homestead Cocktail Lounge

The place for an all-American cuisine, Homestead Cocktail Lounge has all favorite American dishes. Cheer on your favorite team at this local restaurant with TVs, suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.

On a weeknight, it’s best advised to make a reservation since the place can literally teem. Here, both drivers and bikers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door. Make your way over to the Homestead Cocktail Lounge with friends and family, and taste your way through some great American dishes.


  • Name: Homestead Cocktail Lounge
  • Address: 3557 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara, CA 95051
  • Phone: +1 408-241-9838
  • Website: http://www.sanjose.com/homestead-cocktail-lounge-b2536141

10. Motif Restaurant and Club

Motif Restaurant and Club features an elegant dining experience with creative takes on classic American dishes. Being one of the unique restaurants in Santa Clara catering for both a high-end dining experience as well as a more relaxed pub setting, it’s the place you’d want to chill-out after a long day’s work or perhaps to simply ‘Unwine’ for the weekend.

You can splurge on casual small plates and sumptuous lunch and dinner options predominantly meat and seafood.   Some mirrors transform into flat-screens for the game day throughout and an open kitchen facing the pub.


  • Name: Motif
  • Address: 389 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113
  • Phone: +1 408-521-3188
  • Menu: allmenus.com
  • Website: http://www.sanjose.com/motif-resturant-and-lounge-b24442671

The great affair is to move and wherever you happen to find yourself in, in this alluring city, literally becomes a part of you.

Have a good trip and travel!

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