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Located in San José's historic district amid art galleries and folk art shops, this
casual, friendly bar is a great spot to stop for a hearty beer and burger while sightseeing. The long bar in the cool dark interior serves as a refuge for non-shoppers awaiting their more enthusiastic friends as well as a comfortable place to please the kids with big burgers and lemonade. The pleasant brick-walled patio, with wood slatted roof and wood-burning oven, is more enjoyable as the sun disappears and air cools; some nights, the temps are low enough to make sitting beside the large fire pit enjoyable. The crowd tends to skew to 30 and older patrons who prefer conversation to the raucous scene in the dance bars and nightclubs. Wood-fired pizzas are the best accompaniments to the beers, which range from the original Cabotella to Burro Brown ale. Baja Brewing Company beers have made it on to the US market and are garnering a faithful following.