March 31, 2019 - Jack Rose has closed permanently to make way for a housing development. We'll all miss the bands in the back in the summer and Sunday brunch. Sad to see you go!
Jack Rose Bar, AKA Jack Rose Libation House resides in the prior location (well, in the parking lot of the prior location) of the old La Hacienda restaurant in Los Gatos, CA. The place looks a bit odd to the locals who grew up with the posh La Hacienda given the new spot is located not within the old restaurant but in the parking lot of the old restaurant.
The space has reinvented itself into far more than a local watering hole. Although they've become known for their classic and innovative cocktails, they offer a reasonable menu as well. Offerings include a very nice charcuterie plate, meatballs, hummus and even a decent (albeit rectangular) pizza.
On Friday's Jack Rose hosts a live band in the back. TIP: There is a happy hour* starting at 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the bar with discounted wine and house cocktails. Friday's are really fun with lots of adults and children eating the grilled fare and enjoying the band.
In addition to cocktails, live bands they host a truly awesome Sunday Brunch. You can sit inside or out, sip mimosas and enjoy the simple menu.
Although we were a little skeptical at first, given the location, we have become major fans.
*Happy Hour is Monday-Thursday *from 4:00-6:00pm. This includes half price on our house wine, beer and well drinks.
*Jack Rose no longer has Happy Hour on Friday Nights.
As we walked downtown this weekend we see that the Pastaria staff is making progress on their new location. Tables are in and it appears wine (and perhaps food) is being tested out. Please note the current location on Main Street is still open for now.
I have a feeling it will be a packed-house once they open. The new restaurant will be located at 27 N Santa Cruz Ave (previously OPA).