Venues

Winter Fest programming will be presented at various venues near downtown San Jose. Find convenient parking on this interactive parking map.

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Art Boutiki

44 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126

The brainchild of comic book publisher Don Vado, Art Boutiki is one of the hippest "underground" music venues in San Jose. Pass through a comic book studio/store to find a 150-person capacity warehouse space with an eclectic, electric vibe. Art Boutiki is primarily a dancing venue, and seating is very limited. Food, beer and wine are available. artboutiki.com

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Cafe Stritch

374 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95113

With a full bar and a menu of classic dishes, Cafe Stritch satisfies all tastes and appetites. Its centerpiece is music, evidenced by the mural of legendary saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk near the cafe entrance. Called one of the best jazz clubs on the West Coast, Stritch is a destination for local jazz and indie performances, and features open cabaret seating. cafestritch.com

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Five Points

169 W Santa Clara St, San Jose, CA 95113

Five Points Cocktail Bar is one of downtown San Jose’s brightest spots for drinks and conversation. You’ll find delicious craft cocktails, distinctive local brews and limited menu of tasty bar bites, along with a jazz jam each Monday evening, curated by SJZ. fivepointssj.com

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Hammer Theatre

101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

With only 540 assigned seats, perfect sightlines and acoustics and a plush theater ambiance, the Hammer Theatre is the perfect place to enjoy live music. Amenities include a lobby bar furnishing cups that allow you to bring your drink to your seat. hammertheatre.com

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Hammer4

101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113

The location of the Summer Fest Music Lounge, Hammer4 is an intimate concert venue tucked inside the Hammer Theatre Center and just up the stairs from the main concert hub. With 4-top seating amongst a maximum capacity of 120 audience members, Hammer4 is a cozy Black Box theatre space showcasing today's hottest artists. hammertheatre.com

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Oshman Family JCC Palo Alto

Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

A premiere performing arts location on the Peninsula, the Albert & Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall is a spectacular venue with retractable theater seating, a raised stage and a glass-enclosed lobby space perfect for an post-concert refreshment from the lobby bar. Garage parking is free for OFJCC members and guests. Locked bicycle parking is also available. paloaltojcc.org

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Poor House Bistro Studio

91 South Autumn Street, San Jose, CA 95110

The Studio is a prime event and concert space adjacent to the Poor House Bistro, San Jose’s premier New Orleans joint. With greatest hits of New Orleans dining on hand—po’ boy’s, jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish and beignets—and live music every night of the week, a night at Poor House Bistro is a festive affair. Come early for dinner or bring food and drink into the Studio from Poor House Bistro next door. poorhousebistro.com