One thing I forgot to mention was that 35-50 was my MAX worst case scenario. It will be way lower. When I call places asking if they can handle a decent sized crowd, I am always told that I need to make a reservation, and there will be a HUGE gratuity included in the bill...I don't mind tipping for good service, but it shouldn't be included, nor expected EVER. They basically, they have told me, that weather the service is good or not, the gratuity was included in the bill. No exceptions.
Decided a few things...
Going to try for Trial's Pub in SJ
I am looking for place in either Campbell, of SJ that can hold anywhere from 30-50 people. Full bar, & food. It's been 17 years since I have been back to SJ, and I'm trying to organize a quick get together for Thursday the 23rd. Preferably a bar with a food menu, that won't mind people just showing up that night. I don't want to make reservations, have to agree to a bar guarantee, or have to set up a group rate for anything. I just want to hang out with my friends that I haven't seen since 1995, and have 2, maybe 3 cocktails, a little food, and then go crash out....Please help. I don't want to to end up at Britannia Arms on DJ night...
The bartenders/servers will be compensated accordingly.