Top 3 Best Rap / Hip-Hop Nightclubs in Downtown, San Jose, CA [2020 GUIDE]

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Here's the list of the best clubs in Downtown, San Jose that you should definitely check out.

LVL 44

Best Rap / Hip-Hop nightclub in Downtown, San Jose!
LVL 44

Located in Downtown San Jose is LVL 44. An ultimate nightclub that is open from 10 PM - 1:30 AM Thursday through Sunday. It hosts famous electronic DJs and plays top 40 hits through most nights.

  • 44 S Almaden Ave San Jose, CA 95113 United States
  • Downtown
  • 10 PM - 1:30 AM Thu - Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Enso

Enso

Located in a historical building in the heart of Silicon Valley, is the newly renovated ENSO Bar & Lounge. One of Downtown San Jose’s oldest bars, ENSO presents a striking juxtaposition between its plush modern furnishings and historical attributes.

  • 97 E Santa Clara St San Jose, CA 95113 United States
  • Downtown
  • 10 PM - 1:30 AM Thu - Sat
  • Dress Code: Strict
  • $$

Liquid

Liquid

Liquid doubles as a restaurant and lounge. It serves up a sophisticated, exotic blend of Asian Fusion dishes with a wide selection of appetizers, entrees, and side orders in its lunch and dinner menus. The dishes draw inspiration from the traditional cooking styles of the Far East and classical western cuisine. The wine and sake list is thoughtful and solid with wines and sakes by the glass. Liquid also features hot DJ's and dancing in a cool, ambient setting that is open late.

  • 32 S 3rd St San Jose, CA 95113 United States
  • Downtown
  • 9 AM - 5 PM Mon, 11 AM - 10 PM Tue - Wed, 11 AM - 2 AM Thu - Fri, 5 PM - 2 AM Sat, 9 AM - 5 PM Sun
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

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San Jose Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in San Jose clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in San Jose?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at San Jose Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into San Jose Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs for free?

Some San Jose Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many San Jose Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for San Jose Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the San Jose page.

How much is bottle service at San Jose clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs can get pretty expensive in San Jose, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into San Jose Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many Rap / Hip-Hop nightclubs in San Jose are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which San Jose nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in San Jose.

Which San Jose nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in San Jose.