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Mission Ale House - 11 Reviews - 97 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112, San Jose, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (408) 292-4058

Mission Ale House

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97 E Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95112
San Jose, CA 95112
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(408) 292-4058
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Best

I have been going there with a group of friends after work for about 3 weeks and there is the nicest, cutest, and funniest bartender there named Kimi. So sweet in fact that I thou...

Worst

This used to be a great place to go but now it is over-crowded and I think they grew too fast. The service is suffering and I'd prefer to g...

Disappointing 2/28/2010

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
This used to be a great place to go but now it is over-crowded and I think they grew too fast. The service is suffering and I'd prefer to g... more

Disappointing 2/28/2010

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
This used to be a great place to go but now it is over-crowded and I think they grew too fast. The service is suffering and I'd prefer to g... more

Good Food Bad Service 3/5/2008

Bay Area Provided by Partner
The girls that serve drinks at the bar don't give service when you the only two broads at the bar. So we ended up at the dive bar across the st tha... more

Stay away from this place 10/16/2007

gosawx Provided by Partner
Desperate for a place to watch the baseball playoff game this past Saturday night, my wife and I ended up at Mission Ale House, our fourth or fifth choice. We hadn't been in a couple years, as it had progressively turned from decent place to get a drink into gross downtown-San-Jose-wannabe-club. And it worse it was. They used to have a great beer selection, particularly for downtown SJ, but they've trimmed it to seven or eight of the bland usual suspects. Service has always sucked, so that was no surprise. The game was on, but, without warning and with the game in extra innings, bouncers came over and told us to move so they could clear space for a dance floor. When we tried to argue with the 'manager' she accused us of being drunk (hardly) and belligerent (no), and of yelling at her - as if we had a choice, given how loud the nasty dance music was. The bouncers were nice about it, trying to get us a table near another TV, but the manager kicked us out anyway, not even letting us finish the final two beers that were part of the $120+ tab. I'm sure she'll get a good chunk of that tip, though. You're welcome. In short, if you want to go dancing, San Jose has better options. If you want to watch sports, this ain't the place, either. Even if you just want a drink, seriously, go somewhere else. San Francisco, maybe. A real city. Pros: Um, none, now that they've cut back on beer selection Cons: Poor service, poor beer selection, poor food, poor management more

Not a place to go have fun. 10/13/2007

bayareachick Provided by Partner
Me and a friend went here for the first and only time based on another friends recommendation of the good and bad that she has seen. We thought that we would try it out. It was a club that appealed to us, had a drink and went on the dance floor. The way the club is set up there is no reason you need to walk through the dance floor, but people do it anyway, as long as your not rude and pushing people out of your way and trying to give them dance space most are cool with it. My friend had a girl who intentionally shoved her out of the way to get through, so my friend shoved back. If it was a misinterpitation then they should have said so apologized & been on their way. Come on how old are we really? But they were the fighting type and we aren't. eventually they walk away and we notice them trying to stare daggers into us. The next thing that we know the chick that easily has 80lbs on my friend is pummeling her into other people almost to the ground. I tried to tell her friend that was uncalled for and see if she can handle her friend but she wanted to start something to. We let it go and continued to dance. We thought the bouncer saw what happened. The next thing we know her friend turns around and tries to pour her drink on us. The bouncer did see this came to us and said he wasn't sure what was going on but they were gone. We see this same chick walk by elbow my friend after they were supposed to be gone. We just let it go. Then she went directly to another bouncer and was kissing up on him, thought she was going to try to cause trouble that way. The next thing we know we are being led off the dance floor and out a door, not knowing why. The bouncer did come out and explained why he kicked us out, although he had no idea about the incident before. Although I did talked with Brandon a supervisor, and apologized and gave us another good place to go to, it wasn't handled right by kicking out the ones not trying to fight. Didn't keep you waiting for drinks & good music more

Best Bartender Ever! 5/1/2007

jiffypop123 Provided by Partner
I have been going there with a group of friends after work for about 3 weeks and there is the nicest, cutest, and funniest bartender there named Kimi. So sweet in fact that I thought I would let you all know! From woman to woman ladies can be kind of rude but she was so cool. She introduced us to a bunch of the regulars, who we have since become pals with and we have even gone out with them. She makes the best drinks and you have to try her kimikazi! Really good! She is super funny too, a real fun place to be when you get to sit in front of her well... that is if there is a free bar stool... her end is always busy with laughter and napkins (you have to go and see)! We have been having so much fun there with Kimi and the Mission patrons! We will be so sad to return home to Chicago in a few weeks, but we will be back to visit her and the bar! It's a great after work kind of place to be! Go visit her after work!!!! Pros: Bartender Kimi more

My 2nd home! 1/20/2006

I love Mission! My friends and I have been loyal patrons eversince we turned 21. It's the place to go when there are no specific plans for the weekend b/c you'll run into people you know and the weekend will roll on from there out! Bartenders are super friendly and prompt in their service .. they make the best drinks too! Try their Fusion line of infused vodkas .. pretty impressive for a college joint. You'll find the dancefloor full of buzzed patrons grooving giddily to whatever's the DJ's spinning. The outdoor patio is the best part! Open-air with a deck, full-bar, seats, tables, and lots of people. If you don't want pretentious, stuck-up, and over-priced drinks .. this is the place to be! Pros: the crowd, the bartenders, outdoor patio Cons: DJ's choice of tunes, can be questionable more

too much hype 8/3/2005

Mission Ale's was great when if first opened. A great crowd, good bartendars. Now it is over-packed. The drinks are watered down and I've... more

eh... 6/6/2005

Citysearch User Provided by Partner
I wasn't too impressed with Mission Ale House when I went: the drinks were very weak, the croud was mostly frat-boys, and it gets really, r... more

Mission Male House 5/15/2005

mnewman76 Provided by Partner
This place used to be known for the hot chicks that work there. USED TO BE. The security has 'roid rage about baseball hats. The employees are either "put out" to be working or generally in bad moods. Can't decide. Happy hour is the only time I'll go there now. What happened? Pros: Patio Cons: Sausage Fest more

My 21st was GREAT! 7/14/2002

21andsingle Provided by Partner
I spent my 21st b-day here! It was the best! The bartender was cool and the atmosphere was incredible! I went back that same weekend and will definately be back soon! more
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