Since 2001, Badfish has energetically replicated the ska-punk sounds of Sublime, regaling fans who were never able to see the band live after the untimely death of primary songwriter and lead singer Bradley Nowell. Badfish culls its accurate renditions from the California punk legends’ three-album catalog, including hits from its major-label debut, Sublime, deep cuts from lo-fi classic Robbin’ the Hood, and several reggae-rich versions of the Baywatch theme song. Openers Scotty Don’t and Just Chill warm up the crowd on Avalon’s standing-room dance floor with dubstep tunes and an incense-smelling contest.
Master beersmith Peter Catizone discovered his passion for brewing while making homebrewed batches of beer in the 1980s. Eventually, he developed his hobby into a craft and his do-it-yourself recipes into a microbrew powerhouse with a mantel full of awards. Today at Faultline Brewing Company’s lively taphouse, the staff pours samples from a smorgasbord of more than 20 beers, ranging from the clear, clean taste of a Rhineland-style kölsch to the malty richness of an inky-black irish stout. Offerings from the lunch and dinner bills of fare complement the local brews with Louisiana-style seafood gumbo, flatiron steak with swiss chard, and generously portioned Angus beef burgers. On Friday and Saturday nights, live musicians serenade guests as they enjoy beer flights and frosty pints on the open-air patio or in the lounge.
Cupertino's One and Only Authentic British Pub! The Duke of Edinburgh pub and restaurant was the dream of three Englishmen and one American who wished to build a pub and restaurant in California with the same atmosphere as the pubs in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Originally standing on Éire's shores, O'Flaherty's Irish Pub was shipped in pieces to San Jose, where it was reconstructed to create an authentic atmosphere where guests can savor tasty Irish spirits while enjoying nightly events. Tucked into a booth in the cozy brick pub, patrons can drink traditional Irish libations that warm their insides without having to swallow a parka. The pub's 16 taps fill up mugs to foamy perfection as the hubbub of nightly karaoke, music, or trivia entertains guests lounging amid antique Irish prints and dark-wood shelves teeming with Celtic spirits. During warmer weather, the outdoor patio beckons patrons for open-air revelry beneath the gaze of stars and low-flying Dutchmen jealous of Ireland’s celebratory traditions.
Agave52's monthly parties expose of-age taste buds to more than 33 tequilas and mezcales from distilleries such as el Jimador, Don Pilar, and Casa Noble. Sip samples of the south-of-the-border spirits and put out mouth fires with glasses of Honrama Cellars' gold-medal-winning cabernet sauvignon. Bodies sway amid the couches, lounge chairs, and lush greens of Myth Taverna's private open-air patio as DJ Martin Collins' turntables pump out beats that pulse as loudly as the heart of a terrified artichoke. Wander indoors to behold the glow of a vast interior bedecked with rows of tufted booths, wall-mounted waterfalls, and a backlit bar, or remain outdoors to uphold conversation in the close purview of nosy neighboring skylines.
This upscale bowling alley boasts 32 lanes of glow-in-the dark bowling and a full-service restaurant serving innovative American cuisine. The luxurious lanes feature swanky, wrap-around red leather couches and state-of-the-art, 12-foot flat-screen TVs beaming remarks about the handsomeness of each bowler. Dine on cuisine designed by celebrity chef David Burke or meander over to the sports bar to choose a beverage from a comprehensive beer, wine, and liquor lineup. Bowlmor Lanes can accommodate parties and bowler egos of any size, but groups of five or more will require an additional Groupon. Visit the website for more details and call ahead to check availability of lanes.