Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where are you located? Answer: Our address is 87 N. San Pedro St, San Jose, Ca 95110
  • What are the hours of operation? Answer:  We open at 7:00 a.m. for coffee, and close between midnight and 2:00 a.m., depending on the day.  Each restaurant, retail location or other establishment is independently owned and operated.  Therefore, it depends on each locations hours.  Please check the website at www.sanpedroquaremarket.com, and click on the individual business’ page.
  • Do you offer validated parking? 
Answer: Yes, for the Market & San Pedro Garage only.  Starting July 1st, 2015 each vendor will be choosing whether or not to validate parking.  Currently, the following vendors are offering validation with purchase from their business:
  • Blush Ice Bar and Raw Kitchen
  • Crewners
  • Market Beer Co.
  • Pasta Fresca
  • Pizza Bocca Lupo
  • San Pedro Square Garage Bar
  • San Pedro Square Market Bar
  • Treatbot
  • Vino Vino Wine Bar
  • Phonomenal Noodle House
  • On A Roll
  • Loteria Taco Bar
  • Oni Mexicatessan
  • Robee's Falafel
  • Bray Butcher Block & Bistro
  • Konjoe Burger
Upon returning to the garage, insert the parking entry ticket into the yellow automated payment cashier machine in the lobby and entry areas. Then enter your validation ticket given to you by the participating business.  The machine will either return the ticket or ask you to pay a balance before returning the ticket. Use it within 10 minutes to exit the garage.
  • Should we clean our table once we have finished eating? Answer: Yes. We do expect each guest to buss their own table but in the instances that guests do not we have a cleaning staff of Market Ambassadors that can be waived over to clean any table that the previous guests did not buss themselves.  Note: The Market Ambassadors are not restaurant staff so they are not tipped by the restaurants.
  • What is your music schedule?  Answer: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday we have live music starting at 7pm; Sundays at 1pm.
  • I have a large group, can you accommodate us?  Answer: Yes.  While our seating is first come, first served, it is possible to come early and “stake out” a table or two.  In addition, we have event space available for meetings, celebrations and similar events.  For these organized events, please contact our Event Manager, Kendal Foster at Kendal@spsmarket.net 
  • Do you take reservations?  Answer: No.  Our seating is first come, first served.  It is possible to come early and “stake out” a table or two.   If you are interested in an event, group function or celebration, please contact our Event Manager, Kendal Foster at Kendal@spsmarket.net 
  • How late do you serve food?  Answer:  The majority of the restaurants close their shops at 9:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday at 10pm, however Blush and Treatbot are open later.
  • How late do you serve alcohol?  Answer: We stop serving alcohol Sunday-Wednesday at 10pm, Thursday at 12am, and Friday-Saturday at 1:15am.
  • Do you have a lost and found?  Answer: Yes, the San Pedro Square Market Managers (they are easy to spot in the bright yellow button up shirts) handle all of the lost and found items.  Simply inquire with any of the managers about your lost item (any time after 9:30am) and they will be glad to assist you.  The Market does not have a phone but can be reached via email through our website at http://www.sanpedrosquaremarket.com/contact-us
  • Are children always welcome at San Pedro Square Market or is there a time where they are not permitted?  Answer:  Yes.   We allow children every day at SPS Market from open to close.  
  • Can I bring in outside alcoholic beverages to consume inside the market or on the patio areas?  Answer: No.  It is illegal to bring in and open alcoholic beverages which are not purchased on private property covered by an ABC license.  Unfortunately, due to our liquor license requirements, outside alcohol in not allowed.
  • Can I bring my lunch from home or another location outside of San Pedro Square Market?  Answer: No.   Special permission may be given, in advance, for birthday cakes. The large dining, plaza and café areas at the Market are shared and maintained by each of the individual restaurants, shops and other establishments.  Therefore, patronage of the restaurants and shops is the only way to continue to provide and maintain a clean, friendly, safe and viable San Pedro Square Market. San Pedro Square Market offers a variety of great dining, shopping, event and social options for almost everybody.
  • Can I bring my dog to San Pedro Square Market?  Answer:  Maybe.  Due to the food-based nature of the Market, the Health Department does not allow dogs inside buildings unless they are service animals (service dogs and mini horses are approved by the Health Department).  As an alternative, dogs are allowed on the Plaza and Sidewalk Café outdoor areas as long as they are not bothering other guests with their behavior, and are on a leash.
  • What is your policy on bicycles?  Answer:  All bicyclists are welcome to ride their bikes to San Pedro Square Market.  We have ample parking to lock up bikes on the outside perimeter of the market and allow bikes to be on the Sidewalk Café and Plaza areas (As long as they are not on the historic Adobe House property).  We ask that cyclists refrain from entering the buildings with a bicycle, as well as from locking your bicycle in areas that affect the enjoyment of other guests, or the flow of traffic.  Otherwise, we welcome all bikes and even offer bike clinics (please check our calendar for upcoming dates for bike clinics and other events).
  • Why is a portion of the Plaza closed before noon Monday through Friday during the school year?  Answer:  History of San Jose has a field trip program with local schools and interaction with the general public during these field trips is prohibited.  We ask that you respect the long-standing tradition of this Adobe Days program.
  • Can I smoke or vape inside the property or on the patio areas?  Answer: No.  Per the health department you cannot smoke in front of any eating or drinking establishment, park, or residence in California.  Thus, we ask that all smoking of any kind (cigarettes, vaporizers, cigars, pipes, etc.) be conducted off the property (including patio and loading dock areas).
  • Is there a dress code at San Pedro Square Market?  Answer: We ask that attire be appropriate and within the guidelines as set by Department of Environmental Health.  Therefore, we do not allow bathing suits unless covered up by other clothing.  Shirts and shoes are required as per the Department of Environmental Health.
  • Can I tour the Adobe or Fallon House?  Answer: Yes.  You must contact History San Jose.  Therefore, please visit http://historysanjose.org/wp/plan-your-visit/peralta-fallon-historic-site/.  The Adobe and Fallon House are only to be accessed by appointment with the History of San Jose.  When not in use, both locations are gated off to preserve the historical property.  For more information and to book a tour.
  • Do you have a Happy Hour?  Answer:   Yes.  Each location is independently owned so it is up to each restaurant or bar if they want to offer Happy Hour.  Several restaruants and bars do offer Happy Hour and information can be found on their individual websites as well as by visiting the locations.
  • You have great trees in the Plaza and surrounding areas but do you allow climbing of the trees?  Answer: No.  With all the children (and those young at heart) who visit the Market, we realize the temptation to climb the trees.  However, not only is this a liability and risk of injury for the children, the trees have been entrusted to the San Pedro Square Market by the City of San Jose.  We must preserve and care for the trees.  Therefore, please do not climb or allow any children to climb on the trees.  
  • Can my kids play in the Plaza?  Answer:  Yes.  As with any open-air environment, children are welcome to play.  Please do not allow children to trample plants or climb into planters.
  • Do you show UFC, Boxing, or other fighting sports?  Answer: No.  As some of the content is not acceptable for all viewing audiences, we do not show fighting on our televisions.  In addition, we try to only show live sporting events so since it is a Public Market we typically do not have the televisions on unless a live game is happening.