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Overview of San Jose

When you live in downtown San Jose, you aren't just living in the middle of California's third-largest city, you're living in the heart of Silicon Valley. Whether you're a cash-strapped programmer trying to work your way up to an office just to the north in Palo Alto or a recent graduate from San Jose State University trying to stay in the area, cheap apartments in downtown San Jose are a great place to live. With all the money you save from the low rent, you'll really get to enjoy the eclectic restaurant and nightlife scene that illuminates downtown San Jose every night. And with Napa and Sonoma to the north, it's no surprise that downtown San Jose attracts people from all over for its restaurants and wine bars. But there are still plenty of places that tailor to locals and college students. 

Exploring downtown after dark

Downtown San Jose isn't just a nightlife and entertainment destination for city residents, but also visitors from all over the Bay Area. From wine bars, pubs and microbreweries to comedy clubs, hookah and cigar lounges and movie theaters, everyone can find something fun to do until the wee hours. Apartments for rent in San Jose give renters a chance to experience all of the options that San Jose has to offer.

Spots like Studio 8, Tanq, Brix Nightclub and The Blank Club are great for people looking to dance. These are just some of the popular clubs in downtown San Jose that keep people dancing to the hottest DJs and hippest bands. If you're more interested in a bar that has a volume that you can talk over, try one of downtown San Jose's many wine bars, pubs and more relaxed bars. Unwined offers residents a spot to grab a glass and chat with their friends or learn more and develop your palate. Trials Pub and 55 South are great spots for conversation with friends and strangers. Whether you want to have a pint or split a bottle, these are more relaxed spots with great atmospheres. The Hedley Club and Singlebarrel give residents a chance to travel into the past. These clubs are old-school lounges with jazz, leather chairs and speakeasy-style cocktails. 

More than just drinks

Although San Jose has a rich bar scene, the downtown area has much more to offer residents. San Pedro Square Market surrounds the city's oldest building, Peralta Adobe. But the market is more than just a place for a 200-year-old home, it gives renters a place to dine and be entertained. With restaurants like Pizza Bocca Lupo, Blush Raw Bar and Lounge, Cre-Paris as well as coffee shops and craft beer bars there's a little something for everyone. The space also feature concerts. 

Other events in the downtown area include summer Music in the Park concert series as well as HER city, an after-work event series for professional women. Musical and theater events like this are common near San Jose apartments for rent. When you live in downtown San Jose, your hardest decision every night will be figuring out which place to go.