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