Our Story

When it comes to Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub  and the story behind it, it’s simple. Firehouse is simply the greatest place EVER to come for food and drinks on any occasion. The comfortable atmosphere, insanely delicious food, handcrafted cocktails and fine brews brings everything together ever so nicely.

Firehouse is all about showing their guests a great time. We want you to have an experience each time you walk in the door. Our comfortable and sophisticated atmosphere provides one type of experience. The extremely talented and good-looking bartenders give you another one. The drinks and food options will really blow your mind. Each time you come visit us, you will leave with a smile on your face. Promise.

It was pretty much a match made in heaven when owner Rick Onyon and general manager Chris Shaffer met. As soon as they locked eyes, it was a done deal. Firehouse No. 1 was brought to life. Over the years, familiar faces came and went, trends went out of style, and some came back. Along with all that, Firehouse grew and re-vamped into Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub. The one and only Gastropub in San Jose.

Firehouse is located at 69 N. San Pedro Square, right in the heart of downtown San Jose. With the feel of the city life, but casual and intriguing atmosphere of Firehouse Gastropub, there’s no better place to be.

We know, it’s a hard knock life out there trying to find a fabulous place to eat, especially from a bar. We’re all so used to the fried, battered, and fried again type of food. Firehouse offers you a fresh and breathtaking menu. We want your palate to burst with incredible flavors and be washed down with a dee-lish craft beer. Ahh! The awesome food and drink pairings we offer will leave you wanting more. And of course, we welcome you to come back time and time again.

We know what you’re thinking… what more could you ask for?!

Oh, we’ll be waiting for you.


Love, The Firehouse Staff