Thanks to a few drunk and disorderly Nevada Wolf Pack fans during last week's loss to Oregon, the University of Nevada has decided to shut down it's bus trip scheduled for Saturday's meeting in San Jose With the SJSU Spartans. And although the school didn't divulge any details, they went as far to say that students violated the student code of conduct, likely being intoxicated in public or what not, causing the school to save face and pull the plug on the bus program. But never fret my thirsty friends, for you can still get loose down in San Jose at a number of bars close to the stadium without consent or permission needed from a university!
There probably was a much smaller turnout for the SJSU bus trip than the one to Oregon, but nevertheless here are some places within walking distance of Spartan Stadium that you and your fellow Wolf Pack can eat, drink, and be merry before watching Nevada extend their win streak over San Jose:
In no particular order:
The Place: A bit of a hard place to find, The Place is the right spot if you want to drink without all the hullaballoo. Also is 'the longest bar in san jose' according to one reviewer, so I guess that's something...
SingleBarrell: This popular spot is right up the alley of any fan before heading to the game, although it's a little over a mile to the stadium to walk (which is good for burning off some booze before the game). Bring your significant other too, it's got a nice vibe for couples as well as groups of friends.
Alex's 49er Inn: $2 dollar wells and beers all day. Enough said.
Clubhouse Restaurant and Sports Lounge: Great bar foods to soak up all the grain alcohol in your system, and a bunch of TV's to watch other games going on. Down the street from Spartan Stadium, you will be getting some walk in for this place as well.
South First Billiards: A bit more of a classy establishment with higher priced drinks, this is for those classy fans that want to chill after the game. They also have live music most nights, which always is a plus for me.
Gordon Biersch: Ya, I know. This is a restaurant. But it's also a restaurant that brews and serves it's own delicious beer, and is really close to the stadium...oh yeah, and Garlic Fries.